Guide to Puppy Board and Train in Colorado 
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by redegg
1M ago
Your Complete Guide to Puppy Board and Train in Colorado  Looking for a solution to your rambunctious puppy’s behavior? You’re not alone! According to a recent study, nearly half (47.2%) of Colorado residents own dogs, and many new puppy owners face challenges with training. A puppy board and train program can be a lifesaver, providing professional guidance and a jumpstart on good behavior.  What Is a Puppy Board and Train?  A puppy board and train program is a structured training program designed to teach your young pup essential obedience skills and proper socialization. These ..read more
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The Top 10 Dog-Friendly Hikes in Colorado for You and Your Adventure Pup
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by redegg
2M ago
The Top 10 Dog-Friendly Hikes in Colorado for You and Your Adventure Pup Colorado boasts over 40,000 miles of hiking trails, winding through stunning landscapes of majestic mountains, vibrant wildflowers, and sparkling lakes. With 42 state parks and 4 national parks to explore, there’s an adventure waiting for every outdoor enthusiast – and that includes your furry best friend! This guide showcases the top 10 dog-friendly hikes in Colorado, offering trails for all abilities and showing off the diverse beauty of the state. So, pack your pup’s essentials, lace up your boots, and get ready to hit ..read more
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Bringing Home a Rescue Dog 
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by Bernadette Pflug, CPDT
3M ago
Congratulations! You’re thinking of bringing home a rescue dog. Adopting a four-legged friend is so rewarding, and we commend you for it. Being prepared before bringing home your newest fluffy family member is a step that should not be skipped over. Here are some ways to prepare for your new rescue dog.  4 More Tips on Bringing Home a Rescue Dog  The above infographic gives you nine different ways to prepare for a rescue dog, but let’s dive into a few more.  Potty Training a Rescue Dog  Let’s start with the basics: potty training your rescue dog. If you’re bringing home a r ..read more
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3 Behavior Issues Solved at Dog Training Camp
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by Bernadette Pflug, CPDT
3M ago
Every dog has a heart of gold, but behavior issues can sometimes overshadow this inner sweetheart. You love your pup and want to help, but trying to solve these issues on your own often leads to frustration without results. Whether it’s excessive barking, fighting other dogs, anxiety, or any other unwanted behavior, sending your pup to a dog training camp might be just the fix you’re looking for. Behavior issues are often rooted in psychological maladjustment. Many dogs exhibit troublesome behavior due to underlying feelings of fear. Other dogs may have missed out on their key socialization wi ..read more
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Why Use a Board and Train Facility?
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by Bernadette Pflug, CPDT
5M ago
Bernadette Pflug, CPDT Why Use a Board and Train Facility? Every dog owner imagines that their four-footed family member will be perfectly behaved. Unfortunately, this is rarely the case. Rambunctious puppies can grow into unruly adults, and rescues with traumatic pasts can develop problematic behaviors. For dog parents looking for a reliable and convenient method to correct behavior issues, board and train programs in Boulder stand out as a top choice.  A board and train dog trainer is different from a traditional trainer for several reasons, but the most significant is the progr ..read more
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Kayaking with Your Dog: A Guide
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by Bernadette Pflug, CPDT
10M ago
Bernadette Pflug, CPDT Kayaking with Your Dog: A Guide For several years, I have wanted to get into kayaking with my pups. We love to get out and hike but kayaking allows us to see places we wouldn’t see otherwise, get out of the summer heat, and enjoy the tranquility of being on the water alone. But before you hit the water, there are a few things you need to do to make sure it’s a safe and enjoyable experience for both of you. I have German Shepherds weighing between 65 and 85 pounds. That is a lot of weight to add to a kayak but also a lot to make you unstable if they move suddenly ..read more
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Fire Evacuation Tips
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by Bernadette Pflug, CPDT
10M ago
Bernadette Pflug, CPDT Fire Evacuation Tips It’s been a year now since the Marshall Fire devastated our hometown of Louisville, Colorado. It’s the town we chose when we first moved to Colorado in 1996 because of the warm people and sweet small town feel. Louisville is where our daughter was born, and attended pre-school through eight grade. She was fortunate to have the best teachers I could have hoped for and to make some dear friends. Louisville is a very special town. It can be hard to explain the depth of connection. The people here look out for each other and really are part of an ..read more
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Why You Should Never Get Two Puppies
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by Bernadette Pflug, CPDT
10M ago
Bernadette Pflug, CPDT Why You Should Never Get Two Puppies Getting a puppy is always an exciting time! Meeting a group of roly poly little furballs can be intoxicating and trying to pick just one, almost impossible. But when you’re selecting your new family member, avoid the temptation to bring home two sibling puppies from the same litter, at the same time. Many people who opt to get two puppies from the same litter, mistakenly think their new pups will have a built-in best friend. Sometimes that’s the case, but more often than not, what we see as trainers, are problems cropping up bet ..read more
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The Difference Between Management and Training
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by Bernadette Pflug, CPDT
10M ago
Bernadette Pflug, CPDT The Difference Between Management and Training We often hear from clients who are having issues with their dog getting into the trash when they’re not home, chewing the baseboards, chewing sofa cushions or pillows, chewing up socks and underwear, getting into the dirty laundry or stealing children’s toys. The list usually attributed to bad qualities of a dog goes on. The catch here is, they’re not trying to be bad when they do these things, they’re just being animals. For example, your dog isn’t trying to be bad when he gets into the trash. He just smells the del ..read more
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The Beauty of Crating
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by Bernadette Pflug, CPDT
10M ago
Bernadette Pflug, CPDT The Beauty of Crating Whenever we meet with a new client or send a dog home from our boarding school program, we usually recommend that owner crate the dog in the car. Most times they say, “I have a crate but it’s in the house.” That’s great. We are big proponents of the crate as a management tool in the house, but many people don’t realize the benefits of crating the dog while in the car as well. Here are our 3 insights on the beauty of  car crate training for your dog. 1) Prevent Them From Eating People Food Everyone knows puppies like to chew things but ..read more
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