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

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

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

“It’s Almost Like Raising a Baby!” – Pittsburgh Puppy Training

“It’s Almost Like Raising a Baby!” – Pittsburgh Puppy Training – Pittsburgh Dog Trainer – Three Rivers Dog Training Last week, I had a new client named Keri say this to me as we were progressing through her puppy’s first lesson. Apart from growing up with the family dog, Keri had never had a dog … Continued

Resource Guarding Case Study – Pittsburgh Dog Trainer

Resource Guarding Case Study – Pittsburgh Dog Trainer Resource guarding is a fairly common canine issue. Some guard certain items, some guard toys, some guard food, some guard space, and some guard all of the above. What are some signs of resource guarding? If your dog snaps or growls when you touch a toy, food, … Continued

Dogs Need A Leader….Here’s Why – Dog Training Pittsburgh

Dogs Need A Leader….Here’s Why – Dog Training Pittsburgh Dogs, by nature, respond best to a pack structure. They feel most comfortable in a team with a clear leader and consistent rules/responsibilities. In my training programs, I stress the importance of making sure the “leader of the pack” is the owner. However, if the owner … Continued