My dog is “protective” of me!

We hear the words, “My dog is protective of me and I think that is why he/she is aggressive.” Or some variation of this, a lot at Off Leash K9. Here is what most people simply don’t understand… most of these dogs aren’t actually aggressive. They are worried! That’s...

Socializing a new Puppy

Why Is Socializing A New Puppy So Important? What is socialization and why is it so important? At our puppy class, we get asked about socializing a new puppy over and over, again. Here is the bottom line: Socialization is getting your puppy acquainted with as many...

Dog Skin Allergies and Ailments – How to Deal

Dealing with dog skin allergies and ailments can be extremely frustrating. You can’t ask your pet how she/he feels; you can only observe his/her behavior and treat the outward symptoms. As a pet owner we want our pup feeling great even when suffering with allergies....

Pack Leadership

As trainers, we consistently give people pointers and information on how to be the pack leader. Appropriate pack leadership is the key to a healthy, happy relationship between your dog and you. First, some background. What does it mean when we hear, “Dogs are pack...