Dog Training Tips & Tricks

Getting help if your dog has separation anxiety

Can Dog Training Help with Separation Anxiety?

If your dog act distressed or gets destructive when everyone leaves the house, they’re probably suffering from separation anxiety – and dog training can help your furry friend learn how to cope. When training a dog with separation anxiety, the goal is to help them gain confidence and feel secure enough to better tolerate being left alone. With moderate to…

Choosing the best puppy training

Brining Your Puppy In For Training? Here’s What to Expect

If your family just got a puppy, professional puppy training can help your new furry friend become a well-behaved and well-adjusted companion. Working directly with a professional dog trainer is quite beneficial for your pet – and for you. Here, we explain the ins and outs of puppy training. Preparing for Puppy Training Before you bring your new pup in…

How to get your dog to stop pulling on the leash

Dog Training Guide to Using a Leash

Dog training is one of the best – and most effective – ways to ensure that walks on the leash are stress-free for you and your pet. Whether you have a new puppy who’s new to the concept of using a leash or an older pooch who never learned how to walk nicely instead of pulling you along, getting your…

Dog training classes in Long Beach

Private Dog Training Sessions or Group Classes – Which is better?

If you need expert assistance with dog training, are private sessions the right choice? Or should you sign your furry family member up for group classes? What about board and train programs? Private sessions – with just you, your pooch and a professional trainer – are more expensive than group classes, but for some pets, they’re the better solution. That…

Long Beach Dog Trainer Tips

Dog Trainer Advice on Adding a Second Furry Friend to Your Family

Getting ready to adopt a second pooch? As professional dog trainers, we definitely understand why people love having more than one furry family member – and we also know that successfully adding another dog to your current pack can sometimes pose a challenge. With that in mind, the experienced team at The Driven Dog would like to share our best…

What’s the Right Age to Start Training Your Puppy?

Bringing home a new little furry friend is exciting, and those first days are often filled with a lot of snuggles and laughing as your puppy starts exploring the world. As you and your puppy settle into daily life the next step is to decide when to start training. Many new and first-time owners don’t realize just how soon you…

Keeping it Real about Board and Trains.

My most popular requests these days, are typically Long Beach CGC (AKC Canine Good Citizen) training or evaluation, or Long Beach dog aggression cases. I have always enjoyed training for the CGC, and especially after AKC decided that it would be an official title a dog could come away with, it has been especially fun for pet owners to set…

Malinois. True Talk.

This is one of those touchy subjects where a small percentage of folks respond with, “AMEN!” While another group of folks respond with, “she’s just being elitest and on a soap box about her breed.” I have belgian malinois. They are one of my favorite breeds, but I struggle to say that they are MY breed. I have a lot…

How SoCal got it’s PSA back

PSA. Protection Sports Association. “Founded in 2001, PSA is the premiere surprise scenario protection sport in North America, and is quickly growing in popularity and participation worldwide. PSA combines precision obedience tests under decoy distraction, found nowhere else in dog sports, with high pressure surprise scenario based protection to test the nerve and clarity of protection dogs as well as…

Dog Training, Dog Aggression

Blame it on age, diet, stress, whatever… I started getting acid reflux recently. For those of you that don’t know, let this humble Long Beach dog trainer tell you what this hell is like… It feels like I vomit pure stomach acid. As a matter of fact, I think medically speaking, that’s exactly what happened. It came up into my…