Dog Training Articles

Welcome to our Blog.  Home Dog Training of Georgia has designed this site to provide our friends and neighbors in Georgia with valuable training and safety information for their dogs.  We hope you find the information contained here helpful and informative.  As you are aware, our goal is maintaining the safety and well being of your dog.

Also, you can visit our Dog Safety Material section for additional information and handouts.

Should My Dog Be Outside Without a Leash?

Our clients often mention that they see other people walking their dogs on the street without a leash.  We always tell them to have their dog on a leash and they just wonder why... The reason that I am on my soap box about this is because of a conversation I had with...

How Do I Teach My Dog to Fetch?

Most people think that all dogs love to play fetch.  They throw the ball or a Frisbee for their dog and he just looks at them.  They yell "Fetch!  Fetch!" and their dog just lays at their feet.  Is their dog dumb?  We had a new Home Dog Training Client in Cumming ask...

Why Is My Dog So Crazy at the Start of the Walk?

Many of our clients tell us that when they take their dog out for a walk, he is already going nuts because their other dogs that aren't going out are barking and running all over the house. They have a hard time controlling him just to open the door.  He then yanks...

How Should You Pet a Dog?

Many of our clients are a little pensive when people come up and want to pet their dog. Sometimes their dog is fine with people petting him and other times he gets a little bothered and sometimes slightly aggressive.  What could be going on? Humans are just stupid and...

Who is the Boss? Is That Important to Your Dog?

Many of our clients think they are doing the right thing to train their dog.  They work on the commands like come, sit, and stay, keep them off the furniture, don't let them jump, etc. They still feel like there is something missing and that their dog still feels that...

What Should I Know Before I Start Training My Dog?

A prospective client called us the other day and told Robin that he was trying to teach his dog commands and to be a good dog, but nothing seems to be working.  The dog wasn't staying when commanded  and the "come" command didn't work.  The dog wouldn't pay attention,...

What Can I Do If My Dog Doesn’t Eat His Food?

One of our Home Dog Training clients from Suwanee called up the other day and said he was in a quandary.  He spends more money on his dog's "holistic/good for you food" than he spends at Public's on his family's groceries. (I didn't really believe that, but it...

How Do I Train My Puppy to Follow Me Around the House?

I was in Alpharetta last week with a new Home Dog Training client and her puppy named Dandy.  We covered all the standard socialization topics, worked on basic obedience, corrected bad behavior, and enforced the potty training process.  Our client was very happy with...

What Do I Do with a Food Aggressive Dog?

A friend of ours from Woodstock called us the other day to talk about an ongoing problem with his dog.  He said that Pappy, his Bull Terrier, was normally a great dog. The problem was that he would sometimes become protective and even aggressive over his food....

What Do I Do When My Dogs Experience Sibling Rivalry?

A prior Home Dog Training Client from Canton recently called us and told us that his two Catahoula Leopard Dogs had been fine for several years. All of a sudden they have become aggressive and possessive between each other.  Over the last week he had read a lot of...

What Should I Know About My Dog and Poisons?

I was in Decatur several weeks ago with a new Home Dog Training client and his two year old Brittany Spaniel named Margaret.  Margaret was experiencing some bad behavior issues that were beginning to escalate and cause issues with my client and his family.  We took...

Dog Training Articles

Welcome to our Blog.  Home Dog Training of Georgia has designed this site to provide our friends and neighbors in Georgia with valuable training and safety information for their dogs.  We hope you find the information contained here helpful and informative.  As you are aware, our goal is maintaining the safety and well being of your dog.

Also, you can visit our Dog Safety Material section for additional information and handouts.

Should My Dog Be Outside Without a Leash?

Our clients often mention that they see other people walking their dogs on the street without a leash.  We always tell them to have their dog on a leash and they just wonder why... The reason that I am on my soap box about this is because of a conversation I had with...

How Do I Teach My Dog to Fetch?

Most people think that all dogs love to play fetch.  They throw the ball or a Frisbee for their dog and he just looks at them.  They yell "Fetch!  Fetch!" and their dog just lays at their feet.  Is their dog dumb?  We had a new Home Dog Training Client in Cumming ask...

Why Is My Dog So Crazy at the Start of the Walk?

Many of our clients tell us that when they take their dog out for a walk, he is already going nuts because their other dogs that aren't going out are barking and running all over the house. They have a hard time controlling him just to open the door.  He then yanks...

How Should You Pet a Dog?

Many of our clients are a little pensive when people come up and want to pet their dog. Sometimes their dog is fine with people petting him and other times he gets a little bothered and sometimes slightly aggressive.  What could be going on? Humans are just stupid and...

Who is the Boss? Is That Important to Your Dog?

Many of our clients think they are doing the right thing to train their dog.  They work on the commands like come, sit, and stay, keep them off the furniture, don't let them jump, etc. They still feel like there is something missing and that their dog still feels that...

What Should I Know Before I Start Training My Dog?

A prospective client called us the other day and told Robin that he was trying to teach his dog commands and to be a good dog, but nothing seems to be working.  The dog wasn't staying when commanded  and the "come" command didn't work.  The dog wouldn't pay attention,...

What Can I Do If My Dog Doesn’t Eat His Food?

One of our Home Dog Training clients from Suwanee called up the other day and said he was in a quandary.  He spends more money on his dog's "holistic/good for you food" than he spends at Public's on his family's groceries. (I didn't really believe that, but it...

How Do I Train My Puppy to Follow Me Around the House?

I was in Alpharetta last week with a new Home Dog Training client and her puppy named Dandy.  We covered all the standard socialization topics, worked on basic obedience, corrected bad behavior, and enforced the potty training process.  Our client was very happy with...

What Do I Do with a Food Aggressive Dog?

A friend of ours from Woodstock called us the other day to talk about an ongoing problem with his dog.  He said that Pappy, his Bull Terrier, was normally a great dog. The problem was that he would sometimes become protective and even aggressive over his food....

What Do I Do When My Dogs Experience Sibling Rivalry?

A prior Home Dog Training Client from Canton recently called us and told us that his two Catahoula Leopard Dogs had been fine for several years. All of a sudden they have become aggressive and possessive between each other.  Over the last week he had read a lot of...

What Should I Know About My Dog and Poisons?

I was in Decatur several weeks ago with a new Home Dog Training client and his two year old Brittany Spaniel named Margaret.  Margaret was experiencing some bad behavior issues that were beginning to escalate and cause issues with my client and his family.  We took...