Group Classes for January & February 2017

Group Class Schedule – Beginning January 2017

Tuesdays:

10am – Puppy Class (beginning January 10th – 6 week class)
11am – Level 1 Class
6pm – Level 1 Class
7pm – Level 2 Class
8pm – Agility for Fun

Thursdays:

10am – Level 2 Class
11am – Level 3 Class
6pm – Level 3 Class
7pm – Level 4 Class
8pm – […]

FREE Canine Good Citizen Testing

FREE Canine Good Citizen testing will be held Wednesday, January 29th 2014 from 4pm – 7pm. The test will be held at our training facility – 4465 Posterity Court, Suite 100, Gastonia, NC 28056. Please call or email to reserve your spot or for more information – 803-210-9380 or info@perfectpetdog.com.

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Canine Good Citizen Workshop

Wednesday, December 4th at 6pm
Cost: $35

This is a workshop (not a test) for those who want to work toward getting their dog’s Canine Good Citizen certificate from the AKC. Any dog can work toward a CGC, even dogs not registered with the AKC. This workshop will last approximately 1.5 to 2 hours and will […]

Just A Dog

I recently came across the poem below and wanted to share. I too have had people tell me “it’s just a dog”. That phrase used to upset me, but from now on I’m just going to smile.

From time to time people tell me, “Lighten up. It’s just a dog.” or “That’s a lot of […]

Train Your Dog

As a professional trainer I am reminded every day of how important it is for people to start training their dog the day they bring the dog home. If we don’t train our dogs they do not know right from wrong, and often hear the word “no” over and over again but are never […]

Stopping Your Dog From Counter Surfing

Counter surfing can be an annoying and frustrating habit for your dog to develop. It can also be dangerous for your dog if they get into something that can be poisonous, or knock a sharp or hot object off of your counter or stove. However, we have to keep in mind that dogs are […]

Why Do Dog Trainers Use Treats?

Training pet dog behavior is for two general purposes—“do” and “don’t”: First is training basic manners, or “do”—to perform desired behaviors on cue such as “sit,” “down,” “come,” “stay,” and walk politely on leash. The other purpose of pet dog training is “don’t do”—don’t jump, pull on leash, run away, take candy from the […]

Training The “Watch Me” Command

The “watch me” command is a basic command that can be used to get your dog’s attention in different situations. I often use the “watch me” command for dogs that bark, lunge and become overly excited on the leash when they see other dogs. If your dog is looking at you, they are not […]

FREE Canine Good Citizen Evaluations

FREE Canine Good Citizen testing will be held Saturday, January 12th from 10am-12pm. The test will be held at the Good Samaritan United Methodist Church in Lake Wylie. Please call or email to reserve your spot or for more information – 803-210-9380 or info@perfectpetdog.com.

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What Is A Therapy Dog?

Therapy dogs are household pets whose owners take them to visit nursing homes, schools, hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, libraries and other facilities where people would benefit from interactions with the dogs. A therapy dog can be any breed or mix of breeds. Therapy dogs must have a friendly, patient temperament with people of all ages. […]