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Socialize Your Dog at Adopt & Shop’s Pack Play

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Socialize Your Dog at Adopt & Shop’s Pack Play

Written by Chelsea B., Dog Trainer at Adopt & Shop
We all want our dogs to be able to socialize in a fun, positive way. Dog parks can vary greatly on the socialization a dog gets based on the time of day, the pet parents’ attentiveness, the dogs within the park, and even the weather. That’s why Adopt & Shop developed “Pack Play.” Pack Play is a great way to socialize your dog in a positive way while learning about your dog’s body language, play styles and how to encourage positive interactions. Pack play is supervised by a trainer and…

Meet Our Trainer: Chelsea

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Huck Finn, Phoenix and Marley!

In honor of January being National Train Your Dog Month, we want to introduce you to our resident trainer and expert, Chelsea. We sat down with Chelsea for a little Q & A session so you can get to know her better.
Q: How did you become a dog trainer?
A: While attending Illinois State University, I took behavior modification classes.  In those classes I actually got to use my dog, Marley, as a test subject.  It reignited a passion that had begun when I was a child.  My grandfather encouraged my love of dogs by watching dog shows with…

Bringing Your New Dog Home: Training Seminar Recap

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Our trainer, Chelsea, gave a seminar at Adopt & Shop last week and outlined some basic training tips for bringing a new dog into your home. If you couldn’t make it in person, fear not, we recap them here to get you started:

When bringing a new dog home, the most important thing to remember is to go at the dog’s pace.
Each dog takes time to adjust to a new environment, and we can make it easier on him by giving him a safe space all his own.  This space can be a crate, a dog bed, or a…

2 January is Train Your Dog Month

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It’s January and you know what that means! It’s time to break your bad habits, but what about your dog’s?  Here at the Found Animals Foundation, it’s time for our pups to break their bad habits as well.  In honor of National Train Your Dog Month, we are answering some of the questions that are most frequently asked of our Adopt & Shop Culver City Trainer, Chelsea.
Do your dogs exhibit any of these bad behaviors?
 
1. My dog loves walks so much she can become over excited and uncontrollable – What should I do?
To begin, make sure every…

National Walk Your Dog Week: Tips & 15% Off Dog Walking Gear

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adopt & shop dog trainer with volunteers

National Walk Your Dog Week kicks off TODAY and we have a special video to share from our Adopt & Shop trainer extraordinaire Chelsea!  A daily walk or two is one of the most important things you can do for your dog.  Why?

  • A tired dog is less likely to indulge in destructive (but normal) behaviors like chewing, digging and barking.
  • Wanderlust is in your dog’s DNA and the desire to move, sniff, explore and mark is all part of natural pack behavior.
  • Walking reinforces a dog’s sense of well-being, which helps fulfill their emotional needs and keeps them happy.

12 Breaking Bad Habits: Predatory Chase Drive (AKA Prey Drive)

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2 dogs chasing a squirrel

This is the fifth blog in our dog training series written by Adopt & Shop trainer and pet safety coordinator Jessica J.  In case you missed them, be sure to check out the first blog, Breaking Bad Habits in Dogs, the second blog on how to curb leash pulling, the third blog on how to stop your dog from jumping up, and the fourth blog, solving the problem of excessive barking.

I am the proud owner of an Alaskan Malamute mix named Cindy.  If you ask anyone who has ever owned a Malamute or read a book about the breed,…

2 Breaking Bad Habits: Excessive Barking

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white dog barking

This is the fourth blog in a series that we have posted each week in January for Train Your Dog Month.  In case you missed it, be sure to check out the first blog, Breaking Bad Habits in Dogs, the second blog on how to curb leash pulling, and the third blog on how to stop your dog from jumping up.

Working as the trainer for Adopt & Shop, I am no stranger to barking dogs.  I work around dogs barking in the shop throughout the day, then I come home to my own dogs barking when I get home. …

2 Breaking Bad Habits: Jumping

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dog jumping on little girl

This is the third blog in a series of four that we will be posting each week in January for Train Your Dog Month.  In case you missed it, be sure to check out the first blog, Breaking Bad Habits in Dogs, and the second blog on how to curb leash pulling.  Read through to see what other behaviors Adopt & Shop trainer and pet safety coordinator, Jessica J., will be covering this month!
Why do dogs jump? In short, a jumping dog is a dog who is looking for attention, and it doesn’t matter whether that attention is positive…

21 Breaking Bad Habits: Leash Pulling

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This is the second blog in a series of four that we will be posting each week in January for Train Your Dog Month.  In case you missed it, be sure to check out the first blog, Breaking Bad Habits in Dogs.  Read through to see what other behaviors Adopt & Shop trainer and pet safety coordinator Jessica J. will be covering this month!
There are many reasons why dogs pull on leashes, with the biggest reason being that they are simply excited!  Dogs need to get out of the house on a regular basis in order to get exercise…

103 Breaking Bad Habits in Dogs

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woman walking dog pack

This is the first blog in a series of four that we will be posting each week in January for Train Your Dog Month.  Read through to see what other behaviors Adopt & Shop trainer and pet safety coordinator Jessica J. will be covering!
No dog is born perfect, and they certainly do not arrive in our homes naturally knowing how to co-exist with us in a human world. Therefore, as pet parents, it is up to us to teach our dogs what is expected of them and to guide them into making good choices.

When I first adopted my…