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.

What Are Some Great Crate Training Tips?

What Are Some Great Crate Training Tips?

Dog owners are often split over the use of a crate for their dogs.  Some Dog owners will tell us that the crate is the best thing possible for their dogs.  They tell us that it keeps them calm and provides a great level of safety and protection.  Other dog owners...

Do You Train Guard Dogs?

Do You Train Guard Dogs?

Robin and I were in Acworth last Wednesday working with a new Home Dog Training client and his two year old Boxer Mix named Hogan.  The biggest problem that our client was experiencing with Hogan was pulling on the leash and jumping on guests when they cam into the...

How Do I Keep My Newborn Baby Safe Around My Dogs?

How Do I Keep My Newborn Baby Safe Around My Dogs?

We were in Acworth last week working with a new Home Dog Training client and his two year old Cocker Spaniel.  He also had a Boston Terrier, but he told me the Boston was just fine.  The Cocker was the problem boy.  He never listened, would pull on a walk, jumped on...

How Do I Properly Correct My Dog?

How Do I Properly Correct My Dog?

Many of our clients tell us that they are never quite sure when and how to correct their dog.  If they see he is about to do something, should they correct him?  If they come home and he has destroyed something, should they correct him? The timing of your dog's...

How Do I Safely Walk My Dog in the Woods?

How Do I Safely Walk My Dog in the Woods?

I was talking with one of our Home Dog Training clients in Atlanta the other day.  He had recently bought a cabin near Blairsville. He said that he loved taking his dog for walks in the hills.  It was great to have his dog off leash and let him have a great time with...

How Do I Get My Dog Ready for the Start of School?

How Do I Get My Dog Ready for the Start of School?

This part of the year is normally a very happy and wonderful time for parents with school-age children.  It means that the kids are going back to school and the house will be quiet once more.  Well, this isn't quite the same as a "normal year".  The COVID-19 lock...

How Can I Avoid Dog Bites?

How Can I Avoid Dog Bites?

Many of our clients have either been bitten or put in a situation where they might have been bitten at least once in their lives. This can be a scary thing and often makes people afraid of dogs for as long as they live.  This is very unfortunate because it doesn't...

What Toys Are Bad for My Dog or Puppy?

What Toys Are Bad for My Dog or Puppy?

When it comes to doggie toys, it is important to understand that the type of toy and how you interact with your dog with the toy can have a large and lasting impact on your dog's behavior.  This came to light last week when we were in Lawrenceville working with a new...

Can I Play With My Dog Outside in the Summer Heat?

Can I Play With My Dog Outside in the Summer Heat?

We were in Roswell last Tuesday working with a new Home Dog Training client and her two-year old Lab.  Our client was experiencing the regular "Labrador issues" such as not listening, being nuts when people come to the door, pulling on the leash, etc.  We love...

How Do I Get My Dog to Like His Dog House?

How Do I Get My Dog to Like His Dog House?

I just finished talking to a client in Dahlonega who purchased a cool dog house for his two year old Pointer named Danny.  The problem is that Danny seems to be ignoring it.  The sales clerk who sold it to my client told him that all he had to do was put it in the...

What’s the Difference Between a Dog Bite and Dog Nip?

What’s the Difference Between a Dog Bite and Dog Nip?

I often discuss my dogs in my posts, but today's topic is something that, thankfully, my dogs have never done.  Over 50% of all my clients who have said that their dog bit them was because of the scenario I am going to discuss here. The thing that we must remember is...

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.

What Are Some Great Crate Training Tips?

What Are Some Great Crate Training Tips?

Dog owners are often split over the use of a crate for their dogs.  Some Dog owners will tell us that the crate is the best thing possible for their dogs.  They tell us that it keeps them calm and provides a great level of safety and protection.  Other dog owners...

Do You Train Guard Dogs?

Do You Train Guard Dogs?

Robin and I were in Acworth last Wednesday working with a new Home Dog Training client and his two year old Boxer Mix named Hogan.  The biggest problem that our client was experiencing with Hogan was pulling on the leash and jumping on guests when they cam into the...

How Do I Keep My Newborn Baby Safe Around My Dogs?

How Do I Keep My Newborn Baby Safe Around My Dogs?

We were in Acworth last week working with a new Home Dog Training client and his two year old Cocker Spaniel.  He also had a Boston Terrier, but he told me the Boston was just fine.  The Cocker was the problem boy.  He never listened, would pull on a walk, jumped on...

How Do I Properly Correct My Dog?

How Do I Properly Correct My Dog?

Many of our clients tell us that they are never quite sure when and how to correct their dog.  If they see he is about to do something, should they correct him?  If they come home and he has destroyed something, should they correct him? The timing of your dog's...

How Do I Safely Walk My Dog in the Woods?

How Do I Safely Walk My Dog in the Woods?

I was talking with one of our Home Dog Training clients in Atlanta the other day.  He had recently bought a cabin near Blairsville. He said that he loved taking his dog for walks in the hills.  It was great to have his dog off leash and let him have a great time with...

How Do I Get My Dog Ready for the Start of School?

How Do I Get My Dog Ready for the Start of School?

This part of the year is normally a very happy and wonderful time for parents with school-age children.  It means that the kids are going back to school and the house will be quiet once more.  Well, this isn't quite the same as a "normal year".  The COVID-19 lock...

How Can I Avoid Dog Bites?

How Can I Avoid Dog Bites?

Many of our clients have either been bitten or put in a situation where they might have been bitten at least once in their lives. This can be a scary thing and often makes people afraid of dogs for as long as they live.  This is very unfortunate because it doesn't...

What Toys Are Bad for My Dog or Puppy?

What Toys Are Bad for My Dog or Puppy?

When it comes to doggie toys, it is important to understand that the type of toy and how you interact with your dog with the toy can have a large and lasting impact on your dog's behavior.  This came to light last week when we were in Lawrenceville working with a new...

Can I Play With My Dog Outside in the Summer Heat?

Can I Play With My Dog Outside in the Summer Heat?

We were in Roswell last Tuesday working with a new Home Dog Training client and her two-year old Lab.  Our client was experiencing the regular "Labrador issues" such as not listening, being nuts when people come to the door, pulling on the leash, etc.  We love...

How Do I Get My Dog to Like His Dog House?

How Do I Get My Dog to Like His Dog House?

I just finished talking to a client in Dahlonega who purchased a cool dog house for his two year old Pointer named Danny.  The problem is that Danny seems to be ignoring it.  The sales clerk who sold it to my client told him that all he had to do was put it in the...

What’s the Difference Between a Dog Bite and Dog Nip?

What’s the Difference Between a Dog Bite and Dog Nip?

I often discuss my dogs in my posts, but today's topic is something that, thankfully, my dogs have never done.  Over 50% of all my clients who have said that their dog bit them was because of the scenario I am going to discuss here. The thing that we must remember is...