An Intro Guide to Loose Leash Dog Walking
Applause Your Paws - Miami's Dog and Puppy Training Blog
by Elise Lorenzo
7M ago
South Florida has stunning beaches and year-round sunshine, making it a pet paradise and the perfect place for enjoyable walks with your furry companion. However, many pet owners struggle with loose leash dog walking, leading to frustration for both pet and owner. Check out our written tips along with our quick Instagram starter tutorial below on how to work on your walking skills. Setting the Stage for Success: Miami’s Pet-Friendly Venues Begin your training in your home, then in your neighborhood, before going out and exploring pet-friendly parks and outdoor spaces. A helpful place to tra ..read more
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Building Relationships – Relationship Based Dog Training
Applause Your Paws - Miami's Dog and Puppy Training Blog
by Elise Lorenzo
7M ago
 Want to get the most out of your training?  It is important to start with a trusting relationship.  Trust cannot be built overnight and building a relationship with your pet is a dynamic process that takes time, but I can assure you that you will reap what you sow. To start off, it is vital to understand canine behavior.  The more you know and understand about dogs, and your specific breed, the stronger bonds you can build.  When you are first getting to know your pet, it is important to make time to observe them. It is important to note your dog’s pr ..read more
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The third year in a row winning Nextdoor’s Neighborhood Favorites for 2023
Applause Your Paws - Miami's Dog and Puppy Training Blog
by Applause Your Paws
8M ago
We are truly humbled and immensely grateful to each and every one of you who took the time to vote for us and helped us secure this incredible award. Your unwavering support and belief in our team have touched our hearts deeply. Winning this award would not have been possible without your encouragement, votes, and kind words of support. Your belief in our abilities motivates us to keep striving for excellence in everything we do. We want to express our sincere gratitude to all our family, friends, colleagues, and all those who rallied behind us, believing in our vision and dedication. Your su ..read more
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Have No Fear, Dog Park Attendants Are Here
Applause Your Paws - Miami's Dog and Puppy Training Blog
by Dee Hoult
9M ago
You may have heard the term “park attendant” get used as you’ve looked at day care or boarding facilities in Miami for your dog. The term is quite over simplified. It’s just someone who watches dogs play all day, right? Oh! I know, its the person who gets to cuddle the dogs all day, what an easy and rewarding job! The role of Park Attendant is often perceived as a low-skill job for those outside of the professional animal care industry, and is often the invisible position to the customers who interact day to day with dog trainers and other front of house staff. Yet, park attendants are literal ..read more
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Training Your Dog Around Distractions
Applause Your Paws - Miami's Dog and Puppy Training Blog
by Dee Hoult
10M ago
Training your dog around distractions is one of the most important things you can do to ensure a well-behaved and obedient pup! Dogs are naturally curious creatures, and they can easily become distracted by new sights, sounds, and smells. Without regular training in NEW environments, your dog will likely struggle to focus on your commands and may even become anxious or reactive in new environments – which ultimately causes YOU frustration (and your dog too). When your dog is comfortable and relaxed around new sights and sounds, they are more likely to be friendly and outgoing with other dogs ..read more
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Why train your dog?
Applause Your Paws - Miami's Dog and Puppy Training Blog
by Applause Your Paws
10M ago
Every day, your dog is learning, with each interaction, you are training them, whether you intend to or not.  The simplest way of explaining what training is, is that training = teaching.  Regardless of your intentions, your pets are learning from you and your responses to their behavior each and every day.  In 1905, Edward L. Thorndike, a well known psychologist, discovered the Law of Effect: behavior is determined by its consequences.  His work, along with that of B.F Skinner allows us to better understand the process of how your pet learns and allows you to modify thei ..read more
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Help us win Best of Florida 2023 – Dog Trainers!
Applause Your Paws - Miami's Dog and Puppy Training Blog
by Elise Lorenzo
11M ago
We’re excited to announce that we’ve been nominated as Best of Florida – Dog Trainers for 2023! In order to win, we need your help! The winner is based on votes on the website – you can vote once a day for us! You can vote here. It’s quick and easy! Voting ends on August 31st!   There are 3 different tiers for each category to win – we are hopping to bring home ‘Best of Florida’!  Best of Florida: This is the highest designation given to the businesses that rake in the greatest number of votes for their category.    Regional Winner: Since Florida is a ..read more
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How to successfully train puppies that try to bite you during training sessions
Applause Your Paws - Miami's Dog and Puppy Training Blog
by Elise Lorenzo
1y ago
‘ In this post I’m going to share with you why its beneficial to use a barrier (baby gate, play pen, etc) during the early stages of puppy obedience training, especially when you’re dealing with a puppy that gets over excited or too aroused as soon as you bring the food out to train.  Keeps your fingers from getting bitten by razor-sharp puppy teeth No one likes getting their fingers bitten up by super sharp puppy teeth. It’s bad enough when a gentle and dainty puppy accidentally nips you during play or hand-feeding, but try being a professional dog trainer working with a high-drive pupp ..read more
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Top 5 Questions New Puppy Owners Have
Applause Your Paws - Miami's Dog and Puppy Training Blog
by Applause Your Paws
1y ago
You did all the research before bringing your new puppy home, and now the puppy is here, and you feel overwhelmed. You’re not the only one! Many first-time or even experienced owners can feel like caring for a new puppy is exhausting. Puppies are a lot of work, things are ever-changing, and you will have more questions as they grow! Let us help you address some of the most common questions we get as puppy professionals. 1. Why is my puppy biting everything? Biting and chewing is normal behavior for puppies as part of their development. Aside from normal dog biting, puppies bite more often to ..read more
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New Year Resolutions for You and Your Dog
Applause Your Paws - Miami's Dog and Puppy Training Blog
by Applause Your Paws
1y ago
The new year is upon us which means everyone is setting their New Year’s resolutions. A great way to stick to your resolutions is to include someone else, maybe someone with four legs? Here are some New Year’s resolutions you can do with your dog. 1. Eat Healthier Fruits and vegetables are great for us and our dogs. A lot of people will stock the fridge with fresh fruits and veggies at the beginning of the year in an attempt to eat healthier. Consider using fruits, like berries or apples, as replacements for start by treats. You can also add steamed veggies like broccoli, beans, or carrots ..read more
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