Make Dog Training Fun! – Pivotal Dog Training Pittsburgh Blog

Make Dog Training Fun! – Pivotal Dog Training Pittsburgh Blog When we train our clients and their dogs, we not only provide results, but we also aim to make training an enjoyable, engaging experience where both owner and dog can succeed and bond together. There’s a misconception that dog training can be “mean”, “hard on the … Continued

Where Do Behavior Problems Come From? – Pittsburgh Dog Training Blog

Where Do Behavior Problems Come From? – Pittsburgh Dog Training Blog Many dog owners wait until a dog’s behavioral issues progress into something more severe before opting to get their dog professionally trained. Your dog may be showing signs of an existing behavior that can grow into something more problematic in the future. For example, … Continued

The Role of a Leader

The Role of a Leader  Recently, I had an in-home consultation with a young woman that was trying to get her aggressive Australian Shepherd trained and under control. The dog had bitten her boyfriend and was becoming more territorial over the owner. As we were talking about her dog’s background history and behavioral issues, the … Continued

The Necessity of Distraction Training – Dog Training Pittsburgh

The Necessity of Distraction Training – Dog Training Pittsburgh Does your dog only listen to you only when inside the house? Will you only get consistent recall and response from your dog, provided that there are no distractions in your dog’s environment at the time? This is a constant issue that many people face with their … Continued

Dogs Thrive In Structure and Consistency – Pittsburgh Dog Trainer Blog

Dogs Thrive In Structure and Consistency – Pittsburgh Dog Trainer Blog As a Pittsburgh dog trainer, naturally I am going to preach about getting your dog trained and giving them some structure to learn in. However, there are a lot of dog owners out there that believe training is not a necessity for their pups. … Continued

We Can Correct Leash Reactivity – Dog Training Pittsburgh Blog

We Can Correct Leash Reactivity – Dog Training Pittsburgh Blog You have a really well-behaved dog…until you take him or her for a walk! If your dog manages to stay calm in the security of his or her home, but taking them for a walk has become an embarrassing and stressful hassle, your dog may … Continued

No Dog is Too Old for Training – Dog Training Pittsburgh

No Dog is Too Old for Training – Dog Training Pittsburgh Changing an older dog’s environment can throw them for a loop. Does this mean you avoid doing so? Not at all. You should simply work with a certified in-home trainer to help prepare them and guide them through the transition. There is the saying … Continued

The Importance of Crate Training – Pittsburgh Dog Training Blog

The Importance of Crate Training – Pittsburgh Dog Training Blog Some people are lucky enough to have a dog that doesn’t mind being left alone during the day. With a puppy pad or a doggy door, they’re able to relieve themselves without any human assistance, and their humans can go to work or out for … Continued

MY Dog Training Methods – Dog Training Pittsburgh Blog

MY Dog Training Methods – Dog Training Pittsburgh Blog When owners are reluctant to hire a dog trainer, it’s usually because they want to be sure they aren’t wasting time or money. There are so many stories out there about owners who have spent thousands of dollars on training, only to never have the problem … Continued