WOOFS! Dog Training Center congratulates trainer Joelle Cuprak on achieving the Fear Free Trainer Certification by the Fear Free® initiative. The Fear Free mission is “to prevent and alleviate fear, anxiety and stress in pets by inspiring and educating the people who care for them.” The initial program was launched in 2016 to certify veterinary professionals and… Read more »
Jennifer Thomas, Lauren Arona certified by CCPDT
We are pleased to announce that WOOFS! trainers Jennifer Thomas and Lauren Arona have been awarded CPDT-KA certification through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers. CPDT-KA stands for Certified Professional Dog Trainer – Knowledge Assessed. Applicants must complete 300 hours of client training before trainers are eligible for an extensive semi-annual test. Certificants must demonstrate… Read more »
July 1, 2020: Operating Status and Policies
The following is our current operating status of of July 1st, 2020: DAYCARE: Daycare remains open. We continue to practice increased disinfection and social distancing. Please continue to the Boarding section for current safety policies. BOARDING: Boarding is reopened as of June 22, 2020. Please note the following policy updates: We will no longer have… Read more »
Updates, new services and more at WOOFS! Dog Training Center
Hello everyone, As we all adapt to the daily changes in our current world, we will continue to update you on changes to what have to offer for you: DAYCARE: Daycare is still open. Per Directive 6 of the Governor’s Executive Order 53, we have plenty of physical distancing, lots and lots of disinfecting, and… Read more »
Joelle Cuprak Earns Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner
WOOFS! Dog Training Center would like to congratulate trainer Joelle Cuprak, who has graduated with distinction and been named Certified Training Partner by the Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training and Behavior. Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training and Behavior is an innovative institution committed to educating, certifying, and promoting the next generation of animal… Read more »
Suzanne Heenan Earns Fear Free® Certification
WOOFS! Dog Training Center congratulates trainer Suzanne Heenan on achieving the Fear Free Trainer Certification by the Fear Free® initiative. The Fear Free mission is “to prevent and alleviate fear, anxiety and stress in pets by inspiring and educating the people who care for them.” The initial program was launched in 2016 to certify veterinary professionals… Read more »
Why teach tricks?
Teaching tricks is great for dogs. It provides them with both mental and physical stimulation and helps create a stronger working relationship between the dog and the handler. To start: want better basic obedience skills? Teach some tricks. The more things you teach your dog, the better he gets at learning. The more often you… Read more »
Earn Stunt Dog Titles from Do More With Your Dog!
Do you like to teaching your dog some tricks? Want ideas for what to do next? Starting in March 2018, you and your dog can earn Stunt Dog titles! What is the Stunt Dog title program? Stunt Dog is a new titling program brought to us by Do More With Your Dog. Titles are awarded… Read more »
Fenzi TEAM Titles for Advanced Obedience Training
Ready for advanced obedience training and want ideas for what to do next? Let’s look at one option: Fenzi TEAM Titles (http://fenziteamtitles.com). TEAM stands for Training Excellence Assessment Modules, and is made up of 6 levels of video “tests” for foundation through advanced obedience training skills. Levels 1 – 3 are Sport Foundation, and build… Read more »
Marti Friedman Earns Level 1 TAGteach Certification
WOOFS! Dog Training Center congratulates trainer Marti Friedman on achieving the TAGteach Level 1 Certification through TAGteach International. TAGteach is a method of teaching human learners that uses the same positive reinforcement principles that we use with dogs. It is a way to hone and streamline communication between teacher and learner, and has been used… Read more »
Fetch my slippers, not eat them!
“Now what do you have”!?! Despite the fact that we puppy proofed the house, this comment kept coming out of our mouths. The puppy had yet another item of contraband. A shoe, a sock, a bag of chips. The items just kept coming. It was time to play “Whatcha Got”? Young puppies explore the world… Read more »
Race to Your Space!
Does your puppy go to his crate at nap time? When visitors arrive? When you need to leave for work, or when it’s time for bed? The crate provides a safe, quiet space for your puppy. But does he run into the crate with wild abandon, at your request? If he doesn’t, why not? Here’s… Read more »