Welcome to the Pawsitive Steps Dog Training blog! I am Gayle Ballinger, a Certified Pet Dog Trainer in Seattle and my puppy is Dancer, a 12 week old Golden Retriever. I hope you enjoy being a part of the fun activities, training exercises and adventures we have!
Your dog is very similar to you, in that you both can feel stress or anxiety, illness or pain, loneliness or frustration. But, unlike you, it can be difficult for your pup to let you know he is in distress.
I’m sure you’re like me when I say that I can’t stand the thought of my dog being lost! I would be in a panic and my heart would be broken.
If you’re reading this blog post, then it’s safe to assume that you have a dog. You probably also have dog hair on your furniture and floors, periodic dog odors, puppy nose marks on your windows, along with dog kibble, dribble and toys on the floors. Tips for keeping a clean house while owning a […]
So you want to adopt a puppy? I don’t blame you…there is nothing cuter than a puppy! They’re sweet, their cuddly and so much fun to have around. But deciding to adopt a puppy isn’t something you should just do on the spur of the moment, it’s a big decision, puppies need to be…
Socializing your puppy is not only important to him/her, but it’s important to you, your family, other dogs or animals, and to other people. It’s important because it ensures your puppy can become a confident and friendly adult.
Tips To Help You Puppy-Proof Your Home Do you have, or are you getting ready to adopt a new puppy? If so, new puppies are so much fun, cute, loving, cuddly and sweet. But…they are also curious, energetic, and unintentionally destructive. Once that cute little guy or gal is home, keeping him and his surroundings […]