Separation Anxiety: It CAN Be Fixed!

Separation Anxiety: It CAN Be Fixed! People don’t always realize that a dog can have complications like separation anxiety, or anxiety in general. We think of this as a very human condition, but you’ve probably seen dogs with separation anxiety. If you’ve noticed that your pet reacts oddly to you leaving – this could be … Continued

Why Dogs Need A Leader and Why It Needs to Be YOU!

Why Dogs Need A Leader and Why It Needs to Be YOU! Everyone’s heard about dogs being in a pack, and the phrase “alpha dog” or “top dog” is used very commonly. But is it true that dogs use social ranking and hierarchies? Just like the phrasing goes, it’s true that even domesticated dogs will … Continued

Benefits of Real World Dog Training

Benefits of Real World Dog Training  As an owner, you might be intimidated by the idea of training your dog by yourself. You may have found your way to The Dog Squad Dog Training with worries about how effective training will be, how long it will take, or uncertainty about addressing specific behavioral problems – … Continued

Aggressive Dogs Can Be Helped in the Bay Area

Aggressive Dogs Can Be Helped in the Bay Area Aggression is the first thing people worry about when someone says the word “dog”. Aggressive dogs are often assumed to be hopeless or inherently flawed and not suited to be pets or around children. It can be stressful and dangerous to take an aggressive dog out … Continued

Is Socialization Always The Answer?

Is Socialization Always The Answer? As an Oakland dog trainer I know for dogs, especially puppies, the idea of socialization is a big deal. Once a puppy is taken away from its mother and goes into their new home with their adoptive family, it’s important for that puppy to become socialized with their new environment and … Continued

Puppy Training – Prevent Behavior Problems Now!

Puppy Training – Prevent Behavior Problems Now! Getting a new puppy is an exciting and fun experience. This new canine addition to your family is going to be with you a very long time so it’s very important to establish a healthy relationship with them that is in harmony with your family and living situation. … Continued

Dog Training is Owner Training

Dog Training is Owner Training Dog training isn’t just about teaching your dog to sit or roll over. It’s not just about getting your dog to stop making messes in the house or to stop jumping on people when they walk through the door. It’s about establishing boundaries and expectations, creating a consistent routine and … Continued