1. Aggression In Dogs

    The most common and serious behavior problem in dogs is aggression. It is also the number one reason why pet owners seek Sarasota dog training. Aggression refers to a wide variety of behaviors that occur for many reasons in different circumstances. Aggression embodies a range of behaviors that usually begin with warning signs and result in an attack. A dog that shows aggression towards people or o…Read More

  2. Housebreaking Your Dog

    Try This Easy Trick To Housebreak Your Dog Housebreaking a stubborn dog can be a challenge.  It is beneficial to begin training while a dog is still a puppy; however, contrary to popular belief, there is hope for owners who are dealing with a more mature dog that just can’t seem to get it right. The professional dog trainers of the Sarasota Dog Wizard meet frustrated dog owners everyday that ar…Read More

  3. The Place Command. Your best friend for any occasion.

    If you have had your dog trained with Sarasota Dog Wizard then your four-legged baby already knows the Place command well. Place is probably your most powerful command and can give you piece of mind in almost any location from around the house, at the park or simply walking through your neighborhood. Place can be defined by anything that is easily observed as having defined boundaries from a dog…Read More

  4. Overcoming Your Dog’s Firework Fears­­ – Sarasota Dog Wizard

    It’s almost time to celebrate our nation’s independence; though not all dogs are as excited about the 4th of July festivities as we humans are. While gearing up for a day of summertime fun and fireworks, there’s another thing dog owners should consider: nearly 20% of all dogs have severe adverse reactions to fireworks. Anxiety manifests itself in numerous ways. Ordinarily calm dogs might exc…Read More

  5. Sarsota Dog Obedience Training

    Herding, hunting, retrieving or protecting– all dogs were bred to perform a job. Genetically, dogs feel a pull to do that job. Dogs that do not have the opportunity to use their brains for their instinctive purpose often behave in a way that humans consider “acting out” or “disobedience,” as they try to create their own behavioral métier. Obedience means compliance; obeying a request or…Read More

  6. Understanding Dog Aggression

    Dog aggression is frightening. It puts a pet owner in a serious predicament, challenged with the possibility that their beloved pet could cause harm. Aggression is the most common reason pet owners seek the professional help of the Sarasota Dog Trainer team at Sarasota Dog Wizard. Aggressive behavior can result in a dog having to wear a muzzle or remain solitarily confined. It is an emotional expe…Read More

  7. New Year’s Eve Dog Anxiety

    It’s almost time to ring in the New Year; though not all dogs are as excited about the festivities as humans are. While gearing up for a day of celebratory fireworks, music and camaraderie, there’s another thing dog owners should consider: nearly 20% of all dogs have anxiety-based reactions to loud, startling noises and fireworks. Anxiety manifests itself in numerous ways. Ordinarily calm dogs…Read More

  8. Guarding Food and Territorial Aggression

    Animals instinctively protect their resources from humans and other animals as a way to survive in the wild. When a domesticated dog exudes territorial aggression, it is critical that the owner seeks the help of a professional dog trainer. The guarding behavior must be rehabilitated to ensure a healthy and safe relationship with humans and other animals. Resource guarding is expressed differently …Read More

  9. Dog Aggression Sarasota Dog Trainer

    Dog aggression can be extremely frightening. It puts a pet owner in a serious predicament, challenged with the possibility that their beloved pet could cause harm to another human being or animal. Aggressive behavior can result in a dog having to wear a muzzle or remain in solitary confinement. These are ‘band-aids’ that do not treat the issue and makes it an emotional experience for the pet o…Read More

  10. The Importance of Puppy Training

    A good parent would not wait until later in life to begin teaching their child right from wrong. There would obviously be negative effects on the child’s behavior and development that could be difficult to correct later in life. Sarasota Dog Wizard urges that the same holds true for dogs. Puppy training is critical for a happy, healthy pet and successful lifelong partnership between human and do…Read More