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Vacation Dog Training In The Triad

Are you planning to go away for a trip or a vacation? If you have a dog, you are probably looking at some sort of dog boarding or dog kennel place to leave your dog.  I have an alternative. Why not get your dog trained instead of paying a doggie boarding kennel to keep your [...]

By | January 18th, 2011|Jim Hodges Training Programs|Comments Off on Vacation Dog Training In The Triad

Bringing A New Puppy Home

Bringing a new puppy home means dealing with new responsibilities.  You are responsible for her care, well-being and her manners.  After all, you are the leader of her pack. It is important that you are ready to help your puppy become accustomed to her new home as quickly as possible.  By doing this, stress is [...]

By | November 27th, 2010|Puppy Information|Comments Off on Bringing A New Puppy Home

Labradoodle Dogs

What Are Labradoodle Dogs? Labradoodle Dogs are a cross between a Labrador Retriever and a Poodle. It was the most popular breed of " designer dog" in the United States until the Puggle burst onto the hybrid dog scene in 2005. The goal of the breed mix is to retain the intelligence, aloofness, and non-shedding [...]

By | November 27th, 2010|Designer Dogs, Dog Breeds|Comments Off on Labradoodle Dogs

Puppy Training – Teaching Your Puppy To Come

One of the very first things you can do in puppy training is to start teaching your puppy the come command.  This should start as early as 8 weeks of age (the ideal time for you to bring a pup home from the breeder). First, never call your puppy to you unless you know he [...]

By | July 31st, 2010|Puppy Information|0 Comments

Dog Seeing Owner Return From Aghanistan

Do dogs forget?  No.  And here is proof in this nice little dog video of a dog greeting his "Dad" soldier returning home from Afghanistan. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZq4P6ajTfs Just click on the title "Dog Seeing Owner Return From Afghanistan" to get the video.

By | November 23rd, 2009|Dogs Videos|0 Comments

Smart Dogs: Is Your Dog Smart?

Smart Dogs ... Is your dog smartгардероби?  I ran across this interesting article online the other day and thought I would share it with you. http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/pets/detail?entry_id=51503&tsp=1 There is no debating that a dog has varied levels of intelligence.  It depends on his breeding (genetics), his environment, social interaction and its owner - especially in the [...]

By | November 12th, 2009|Dog Behavior|0 Comments

Stop Play Biting – How To Train A Puppy Not To Play Bite

Stop play biting.  I will teach you how to stop your puppy play biting.  Please read on ... Puppies use their mouths much like we use our hands. They feel. They touch. They learn about things from this contact. I usually allow puppies to mouth until it is about 10 weeks of age. If it [...]

By | October 14th, 2009|Puppy Information|0 Comments

Basset Hound Information

Bassett Hound Information History: The Basset Hounds are a down line of St. Hubert’s Hound, which is a French lineage. Friars of the medieval France desired a type of dog that can follow a scent and hunt a classic sport. Originally they were used to hunt hare and rabbits and were later taken in as [...]

By | October 30th, 2008|Hound Group|0 Comments

I Want My Country Back

Here it is Thursday October 2, 2008 and I have just heard the Senate has passed the bail out for all of their crooked friends and associates that have been stealing our money and taking advantage of the system. Next, the House gets to do the same. As much as I hate it, the bail [...]

By | October 2nd, 2008|Dog Information|0 Comments

Leader of The Pack Dog Training: Feeding Your Dog

As you probably know by now, I feel it is essential that your dog sees you as the leader of the pack. This should take place by structured obedience training, by real life dog training and by everyday real life living. One subtle method of becoming the leader in your pack occurs everyday at feeding [...]

By | August 2nd, 2008|Dog Behavior, Dog Food, Dog Information, Dog Training|0 Comments