A Lesson In Off-Leash Dog Walking
For most dogs, being off a leash is associated with fun and freedom. A well trained dog can enjoy the rewards of walking leash-free while still relishing in the love and safety of a family and home. Our expert dog trainers at Alpha Paws are experienced in this more advanced stage of dog training.
Here is some professional advice on off-leash dog ... Read More >
The Foundation Of Dog Agility Training
It’s difficult to tell if dog agility training is more fun for the dog or the trainer. A relatively recent sport, thanks to television coverage, the internet and the need for events at dog shows, agility training is as popular with spectators as it is with participants.
The Sport Of Dog Agility
In dog agility, dogs compete against each other by running ... Read More >
The Importance Of Leash Handling
Your leash is a vital tool in dog training and knowing how to use it properly is crucial to success with your dog.
Leash Handling is the ability to connect with and direct your dog to anywhere you want it to go using your leash. Operating your leash is as important to leading your dog as a rein on a horse. When people ... Read More >
Finding The Right Dog Obedience Classes In Toronto
Trying to find good dog obedience classes in Toronto and the GTA is sometimes like trying to find a needle in a haystack. The haystack is the number of obedience training options you will find, which are plentiful in Toronto, and the needle is the number of good dog obedience schools, which are relatively few.
And the absolutely right one ... Read More >
…'Til You See The Whites Of Their Eyes
An Argument For A Change In Dog Grooming
Hello, my name is David Morrissey, and I am a new recruit here at Alpha Paws. Some of you may already have met me while I was sitting in on an Evaluation or Lesson that Peter was conducting.
I am also responsible for the majority of the let-outs during the day. It ... Read More >
Tips For Training Aggressive Dogs During Feeding Time
Every species in the canine world has some degree of innate possessiveness towards food or toys. It begins the very day they are born and are fighting with their littermates over who gets the best milk-producing nipple from Mother. As pets in our homes this behaviour is most frequently exhibited at mealtime and can include growling, showing teeth and even ... Read More >
Why Dog Training Is So Important
If you have a new dog, whether it’s a puppy or full-grown, an effective dog training program will help you both. It will help set the rules and reinforce that you are the leader of the pack.
Perhaps best of all for both of you, when it’s done right, dog training can be a lot of fun and a source of bonding ... Read More >