Training Tips and News

Therapy Dogs and Service Dogs Are Not The Same: A Helpful Guide

Posted on May 21, 2018September 15, 2020Categories Assistance Dog Skills, FeaturedTags , , , , ,

One of the more difficult aspects of our job is trying to identify what people mean when they call us and say they want their dog “certified as a PADS dog”. Pacific Assistance Dogs Society is a Burnaby-based service dog charity recognized by Assistance Dogs International. They specialize in dogs for the Deaf and disabled, and they also provide facility therapy dogs for organizations like the RCMP, Canuck’s Place Children’s Hospice, and local schools. Wag the Dog cannot get your … Continue reading “Therapy Dogs and Service Dogs Are Not The Same: A Helpful Guide”

Wag The Dog Welcomes Human Puppy!

Posted on February 17, 2018April 11, 2018Categories Dogs

Training in the Fraser Valley will have to be put on hold for a short while because trainer Amelia has given birth! This is Amelia’s 1st child, so we can’t predict how long her maternity leave might last, but we do apologize for not being there to help out with your new puppies and your older doggies who need training.

Want your dog to stop jumping up on people?

Posted on July 14, 2017December 7, 2020Categories Dogs

You must be consistent. You must use your leash. You must fall back on your dog’s basic obedience training. You can’t just do nothing, or expect the person being jumped on to do something. You need to make sure that your dog knows exactly what to do the next time they meet someone. Set them up for success, and prepare for the inevitable challenges that will arise. If you are reading this article hoping to find out how to punish your … Continue reading “Want your dog to stop jumping up on people?”

Ask The Trainer: “Pack Attack”

Posted on May 16, 2017April 11, 2018Categories Ask The Trainer, DogsTags , ,

Does your dog act differently when walking with another dog? This submission to Ask The Trainer addresses an unusual example of a common problem: The Dog: Sadie: A four-year old Australian Cattle Dog, adopted as a rescue when she was 1. Very loyal, intelligent, full of energy, and personality. The Human: Claire: 26 year old gal trying her best to use positive reinforcement and tons of exercise to work with Sadie on issues of separation anxiety and reactivity. The Situation: … Continue reading “Ask The Trainer: “Pack Attack””

Canine Superstars Starts Soon!

Posted on January 14, 2017Categories Dogs

It’s your dog’s last chance to sign up for Canine Superstars, Wag The Dog’s trick dog training class coming to Agassiz, BC this Thursday the 18th of January!   Canine Superstars! January 18th to February 22nd, Class will be held in the Agricultural Hall. 604-796-8891 Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30pm Wouldn’t it be cool to watch the Superdogs at the PNE and say, “My dog can do that!” Certified Trick Dog Instructor Amelia Kellum, CPDT-KA, CTDI will get you and your dog started on the … Continue reading “Canine Superstars Starts Soon!”

Unleashed Obedience Games!

Posted on January 12, 2017Categories Dogs

It’s your dog’s last chance to learn some cool new tricks and play fun games with friends at Unleashed Obedience Games dog training class in Hope, BC! Class starts Saturday the 14th of January at 1pm! Is your dog a good retriever? Maybe they “almost” bring the ball back? Have you ever wondered what your dog might be capable of?  Learn how to turn your dog’s favourite game into cool and useful skills like helping with the laundry, and taking … Continue reading “Unleashed Obedience Games!”

Puppy Play School Starts Jan 12th!

Posted on January 2, 2017Categories Dogs

Calling all puppies! Puppy Play School starts soon in Hope, BC! Puppy Play School Puppy Play School:  Runs for six Thursdays at 7:30 PM, starting on January 12th 2017. BOOK NOW! Contact the Recreation centre: 604-869-2304 Socialize with friends and turn your puppy into the dog you have always dreamed of having. Good habits are easy to set up, while bad habits are so hard to break! Wag The Dog’s Puppy School with trainer Amelia Kellum, CPDT-KA, CTDI will help your puppy learn to … Continue reading “Puppy Play School Starts Jan 12th!”

Happy New Trick!

Posted on January 1, 2017December 4, 2020Categories Dogs

Happy New Year! New Year, New Dog Trick! This New Year, why not resolve to spend more time having fun with your loved ones? Why not teach your dog a new trick? The days are so short and dark, and you and your dog are just staring at one another, or worse they are staring at you while you are staring at your phone, bored, year in, year out, same old kibble. Teaching fun tricks is a great way to spend … Continue reading “Happy New Trick!”

Agassiz Canine Superstars Class Starts January 18!

Posted on December 31, 2016Categories Dogs

‘Canine Superstars’ trick dog training class is coming soon to the Agricultural Hall in Agassiz, BC! Canine Superstars! Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30pm, January 18th to February 22nd Wouldn’t it be cool to watch the Superdogs at the PNE and say, “My dog can do that!” Certified Trick Dog Instructor Amelia Kellum, CPDT-KA, CTDI will get you and your dog started on the road to stardom, with this Novice Dog Tricks class.  The sport of Dog Tricks is a non-competitive, all-breed inclusive sport that combines … Continue reading “Agassiz Canine Superstars Class Starts January 18!”