Articles and Videos

Beyond the Food Bowl

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On a scale of 1-10, how excited does your dog get when it comes to feeding time? 11? That sounds about right. You pull the lid off of the food container to the wafting smell of Salmon and brown rice…or some other delicious ingredients. Your pup looks up at you with eyes that say It’s about time, I can’t even remember my last meal! As the kibble dings the stainless steel, Fido drools, and nearly runs you over to get …
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The Science and Art of Dog Training

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When I was an up and coming dog trainer, the psychology of training animals absolutely fascinated me. We are two different species yet we need to communicate on a daily basis! How do we get there if we don’t speak the same language? By touch? By food? There were so many questions and an overwhelming amount of information to be found. I’d spend hours researching and reading theory. In this article, I’ll explain B.F. Skinner’s Operant Conditioning Theory and how …
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Advanced Scent Work with Molly the Labradoodle

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  Here is a video of our trainer MJ working with Molly the Labradoodle on advanced, recreational scent work. Shortly into Molly’s 2 week Board and Train, MJ discovered Molly had an insatiable amount of drive and that her basic obedience was learned very quickly. As the video shows, MJ hides a lavender scented tennis ball under one of three cones. From the Down – Stay command, MJ releases Molly to find the ball. Molly is not allowed to manipulate …
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Calling a German Shepherd past a Labrador

Calling a German Shepherd past a Labrador

  This video shows a German Shepherd and a Chocolate Lab that are both staying with Suburban K9 for our “doggie bootcamp.” The German Shepherd is learning how to be more social with dogs and people. He has been staying with us for a week and is now able to play with dogs and meet new people. In this video the trainers are working on both dogs’ ability to behave when they see a new dog in public.

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Luca the German Shepherd Training With Suburban K9 in Milwaukee

Luca the German Shepherd Training With Suburban K9 in Milwaukee

  Luca is a young German Shepherd that is staying with Suburban K9 to participate in our “doggie boot camp”. Luca is staying with our trainer in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and has already learned the majority of his commands.

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Which training route is right for your dog?

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Picking a training route for your dog should be based on three variables; Your budget, your goals and your schedule. There are many different training options available with Suburban K9, but most of our clients are best served by either classes, in home training, or doggie boot camp. Obedience Classes Obedience classes are generally the least expensive dog training option. The cost of the trainer’s time is spread out over roughly eight clients. This allows each client one on one time with the …
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Hunter the terrier mix practicing his obedience training

Hunter the terrier mix practicing his obedience training.  Suburban K9 (Milwaukee)

  Hunter is a six month old terrier mix that is staying with Suburban K9 for our doggie bootcamp. He is staying with our Milwaukee trainer. The trainer is working with Hunter around the neighborhood, including in the street. It is important to train a dog in every conceivable environment so that you can trust them to listen, no matter what!

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Sheba the German Shepherd Puppy in Training

Sheba the German Shepherd Puppy in Training.  Suburban K9 (Milwaukee)

  This video shows Sheba the German Shepherd training at the park. She was six months old at the time of the video. This video was taken one week into a two week board and train with Suburban K9. Our trainers make an effort to train their dogs in as many locations as possible. We train at the park, at the store, in the home, and everywhere in between. The trainer is working on heel, sit, down, stay, and come.

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