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

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

Fear Aggression: Common Behavior Problem by Pittsburgh Dog Training Blog

Fear Aggression: Common Behavior Problem by Pittsburgh Dog Training Blog While working with a dog trainer in East Bay, California we had the opportunity to discuss a very common behavior issue, fear aggression. Fear aggression is a particularly interesting canine behavior problem because it’s one of the few we humans can empathize with. All living … 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

Hexe and Xel two Child Aggressive Dachshunds – Pittsburgh Dog Training

Hexe and Xel two Child Aggressive Dachshunds – Pittsburgh Dog Training Sibling aggression is a common problem, during which two dogs that are either biological or adoptive siblings show aggressive behavior toward one another. Typically, this is because they’re competing for dominance within the household. However, sometimes this aggression takes a turn and instead of … Continued

Multiple Dog Aggression Case Study

Multiple Dog Aggression Case Study – Pittsburgh Dog Training Biting isn’t always a sign of pure aggression in dogs. Dogs may bite because they’re scared or because they’re trying to establish dominance. The urge to establish dominance generally occurs when a dog is not provided with enough structure in his or her home.