Training Resources

Maryland Dog Trainer Speaks About Exercise

March 2015 - By: Maryland Dog Trainer Andrew Fraser Length of exercise should be around 30 minutes to 2 hours depending on your dogs age, breed and overall health. Always start small and build up over time. 2 types of exercise Physical – aerobic activity will keep your dogs body healthy Walk, Jog, Run Fetch, Tug of War […]
Categories: Articles, Dog Videos, Free Training Tips, Health and Nutrition, Video

Winter Pet Care Hints and Tips

December 2014 - The MD/DC/VA area experiences all manner of conditions from extreme low temperatures to heavy snows during the winter. New and different hazards present themselves for pet owners on a daily basis but that doesn’t mean that you and your dog can’t enjoy the season. By taking a few precautions and preparing ahead of time you […]
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Dog of the Month – December 2014

December 2014 - Please say hello to Zoe! Zoe first began training with Marty when she came in for a Board & Train this past August. At the time she was very shy so a lot of work was put into building her trust before focusing on commands. Unfortunately she then came down with awful seasonal allergies that […]
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Dog of the Month – November 2014

November 2014 -   Please say hello to Sophie, our November 2014 Dog of the Month!   Sophie is a COU superstar having completed not only the STAR Puppy class, but also the Intermediate Obedience class, and more recently a ten-day board and train. At only ten months old her obedience is above and beyond many young dogs […]
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Thanksgiving Dinner: Sharing with your Dog this Holiday Season

November 2014 -   The holiday season is quickly approaching and that means good company, lots of delicious food, and an increase in serious cases of puppy dog eyes. As we sit down for our Thanksgiving dinner the temptation to share with our furry friends is strong – it can be difficult to say ‘no’ to those oh so […]
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Dog of the Month – October 2014

October 2014 - Please say hello to Boyd, our October 2014 dog of the month!! Boyd recently joined us for a 10 day Board and Train, and quickly became a COU favorite. Always eager to work he picked up commands quickly with almost no need for correction, and learned the entire agility course in under a half hour! […]
Categories: Boot Camp, Dog of the Month

Halloween Dog Safety Tips

October 2014 - Halloween is a fun-filled holiday for both kids and adults, but can be a frightening time for even the most confident dogs. Avoid unnecessary stress and dangers this year by following these 7 easy Halloween dog safety tips:   Halloween treats are for people only! All forms of chocolate — especially baking or dark chocolate — […]
Categories: Articles, Bite Prevention, First Aid and Safety, Health and Nutrition

The “Bark in the Park” Event Arrives in May

January 2014 - Although it is the dead of winter and arctic weather covers the majority of the United States, Spring is only a little over two months away. This means better weather and more beautiful days to spend outdoors with your pets! One of the more exciting events to look forward to is the Bark In The […]
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Why Your Dog Isn’t Listening To You

January 2014 - We have done it before; as a dog owner, training and raising a canine can often be compared to raising your own child. Just like any human, they need to learn what they can and cannot do, what is acceptable behavior and the basics of everyday life. The key aspect that individuals sometimes overlook, however, […]
Categories: Aggression, Articles, At Home Dog Training, Behavior Modification, Group Obedience Class, Obedience Training

Mark Your Calendar: National Train Your Dog Month

November 2013 - It’s time to mark your January calendar as National Train Your Dog Month. Although people should make dog training a part of everyday life, it’s a great opportunity to put a focus on an important part of responsible canine ownership. Some dog owners are looking for answers to the question: what are the benefits of […]
Categories: Puppy Training