Posts Tagged ‘St. Louis Dog trainer’

St. Louis Dog Trainer questions helping or hindering?

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

A good friend, along with being a well known dog trainer, Robin MacFarlane of That’s My Dog! Inc. was off teaching other dog trainers how to use the remote collar at Jackson County Humane Society when she was approached by a woman calling herself a representative of PETA. I will let you read Robin’s account of the story here: After you read Robin’s story and the volunteer at the shelter response, the rest of my post will make more sense.

One of the first things that popped into my mind while reading Robin’s story was how the woman was there at least once a week to look around, yet not once during that time actually volunteered to help at the shelter or bothered to bring in any food or medication for any of the animals. All this individual was doing was looking for problems instead of helping or resolving any problems.

As my past clients know, The Dawg Trainer looks for methods that helps to solve the problems that an individual is having with their dog. In other words, The Dawg Trainer wish to find solutions. If members of organizations like PETA were to work as hard at solving problems instead looking for more problems – just think how many problems they could actually solve.

With that thought in mind, I believe it would be a good thing to help Jackson County Humane Society with their current problem. Most of their problem can be solved with money. With money they could buy kitten food they need for the spring batch of kittens dropped off or medication for the cat that has allergies. I know times are tough for everyone these days. If you can afford to, please write out a check for whatever amount you can afford. In the memo section of that check, write “TMD thanks you” and mail it too:

Jackson County Humane Society

If there is a local shelter in the area that would like to learn more about what we do here at The Dawg Trainer, please contact me. The staff at The Dawg Trainer would be more than willing to show you what we do, how we do it, and help you with any dogs you currently are having behavioral problems with.

St. Louis Dog Trainer – The Dawg Trainer’s June 2009 Where’s Karlie?

Friday, June 5th, 2009

Where’s Karlie?

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

Karlie is new in town. Can you help her learn her way around the area?

First off, figure out where Karlie is. Take your dog to that location and take a picture of your dog doing what Karlie is doing. Email you picture to along with the location of where you took the picture. The first correct picture PJ receives will win a prize! Keep an eye on the blog at the end of this month to see where Karlie was located and to see the pictures of that owners took of their dogs at the same location as Karlie. Always follow leash laws and safety precautions.

Look on the Dawg Blog at the first of every month to see a new picture of Karlie at a new location!

Download a .pdf flyer here.

New dog food arrives at The Dawg Trainer

Friday, November 21st, 2008

The Dawg Trainer is proud to announce finding a food that will not break the bank but will also supply your favorite pet’s daily nutritional needs. What is the name of this food you ask? Life’s Abundance! Life’s Abundance is made by Healthy Pet Net/Trilogy and can not be found in stores and can only be found online. This keeps your pet’s food fresh. The company does not keep food on the shelves for more than 6 weeks so there are not the preservatives in this food that you find in food at the stores. Food at the stores tests the quality of their products about once a year; Trilogy test the quality of their products with every delivery. This way they know the contents of their pet food line does not change. This also keeps the company from needing to recall any of their food.

One of the first things you notice when you start checking into Life’s Abundance is the ingredient list. When you look at the ingredient list of any food, look at the first 5 listed ingredients – 3 in the list of 5 should be a protien. Those items are the majority of your dog food. You can check how your food rates with Life’s Abundance by clicking here.

Also check the recommend amount to feed. I know when I started feeding it that I was able to cut the amount that my dogs ate almost in half.

Since most of the ingredients are absorbed during digestion; that also mean less to clean up in the back yard.

You can also set up your order to auto ship. No more trips to the store after getting home from work to pick up dog food because you forgot Fido was out. Your food will be delivered to your front door.

Healthy Pet Net also carries a line supplements, skin care sprays, grooming supplies.

If you would like to learn more about Life’s Abundance, please email or call me. I’ll be happy to talk to you about it. You can also click here to look at the website to order free samples or for more information.

St. Louis Dog Trainer, The Dawg Trainer, is pleased to announce Luke has a new home!

Friday, November 21st, 2008

Here is a picture of Luke with his new owner, Chris in their back yard. Chris contacted The Dawg Trainer a few weeks ago after seeing Luke on PetFinder. Chris and his family set an appointment to come out and meet Luke. Luke liked the family as much as the family liked Luke. They looked like the perfect match. Luke now has his own family to love and watch over him and I’m sure he will do the same for them.

St. Louis Dog Trainer, The Dawg Trainer helps Moses pass!

Monday, October 20th, 2008

The Dawg Trainer is pleased to announce Moses passing his AKC WC. Moses preformed well just like PJ thought he would. Congrats Moses and Moses’ owner, Karen!

St. Louis Dog Trainer, The Dawg Trainer to be speaking at Delta Waterfowl Fundraiser at Gateway Outfitters!

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

This Saturday, Oct. 11th, 2008, will be the annual Delta Waterfowl fundraiser at Gateway Outfitters. The Dawg Trainer has always been a big supporter of Delta Waterfowl and is looking forward to supporting them again this year with raffles and speaking on How to Train Your Retriever at 2 PM. Group Pet Class will take place at the same location at 4 PM so we can work with your dogs in a public setting. I will be on site with Kane, Hunter and Force! Come help raise funds and awareness for Delta Waterfowl at Gateway Outfitters!

St. Louis Dog Trainer – The Dawg Trainer – teaching Force to fetch

Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

Most of you already know from my previous post about my new Labrador Retriever puppy named Force. Force turned 10 weeks old on Monday. I have been playing fetch with Force since the day I picked him up from the breeder at 7 weeks. We played every day even when in WI on a dog training seminar. We used toys, sticks or anything we could find to throw. Look at Force now with a regular sized canvas bumper! I’m very proud of him.

Importance of Socialization While Young.

Saturday, September 27th, 2008

Socialization during puppy hood is very important. For a well balanced, happy and social adult dog, socialization needs to start as soon as you get your new puppy. You have seen me posting about Force since I got him 12 days ago. I picked Force up when he was 49 days old exactly. In the last 12 days, Force has visited the vet to make sure he was healthy; rode on a ferry boat; has been to PetsMart; training evaluations and demos; training lessons, both private training and group lessons. And he has even been to Wisconsin. The slide show below is of Force in WI at a dog trainer’s seminar: Ecollarpallooza. Force was never in danger and was able to be socialized with adults, children and dogs. Some of the top dog trainers in the USA along with a trainer from Greece were in attendance with their dogs at this conference. If you have been watching The Dawg Trainer Twitter account, you have seen pictures of Force playing with other dogs during training sessions and with a group of children. Allow your dog to walk around and explore his environment in a safe manner. Force has been able to explore the world with my guidance. This well help him to become a well rounded, balanced and confident adult. Enjoy the slide show.

Twitter and TwitPics

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

While at E-collarpolooza this weekend, JT Cough talked about networking on the web. Twitter and TwitPics were 2 areas in which she talked about. I can post from my iphone a quick comment or a picture and it will show up at I know the picture part I will use often. Thanks JT!

Force meets Tessa on TwitPic

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