Puppy Socialization
| May 1st, 2010

Early puppy socialization is critical. Research clearly demonstrates that puppies that grow up in isolation – both from other dogs as well as from a wide variety of humans – have a greater tendency to develop behavior problems later in life such as fear-based aggression. But for many years, dog owners have been advised to keep puppies safe at home for the first four months of their lives, in order to avoid infectious diseases. This puts the owner of a new puppy in a terrible predicament: keep your dog at home and risk psychological and behavioral complications, or take your dog out into the world and risk disease.

Get him off of me!
| Oct 3rd, 2009

Jumping is one of the most common behavior problems seen by dog trainers, and it can be an irritating habit to break. While cute – or at least seemingly innocuous when your dog is small – once your 80-pound Labrador leaps upon the house guests while you scream, “Don’t worry! He’s friendly!” things can get quickly out of hand.

Clicker Training
| Oct 1st, 2009

Just what is clicker training? Many dogs owners are hearing about this “new” style of positive-reinforcement training, and it’s become the training style of choice for most puppy classes, but few really know what it’s all about.

Introducing a New Dog
| Sep 28th, 2009

Bringing home a new dog can be exciting for you, but your resident dog may have a differing view on the new arrival. Just as human babies can disrupt the balance at home and create behavioral issues for younger children dealing with a new sibling, a new puppy or dog can wreck havoc on your home’s serenity. Introducing a new dog into the household appropriately can go a long way toward making sure the transition is a smooth one.

Therapy Dog Training
| Sep 11th, 2009

Therapy Dog Training is the most rewarding work you can do with your dog, as it affords both of you an opportunity to share your love with the people in the community who need it most.

Canine Good Citizen Test Grads
| Jul 26th, 2009

Congratulations to all members in our Obedience 2 class! Yesterday, all dogs went through Canine Good Citizen testing and every single pup passed the test in flying colors! We love to see a 100% success rate.

Canine Good Citizen Test
| Apr 4th, 2009

Get your dog’s skills tested with our certified American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen test. Testing begins promptly at 2 pm on Saturday April 25th. Advanced registration is required.

It’s Me or the Dog – Animal Planet
| Feb 28th, 2009

The Zoom Room will be featured as the training locale for the hit series It’s Me or the Dog on Animal Planet, a training show in which dog trainer Victoria Stilwell helps out hapless dog owners.