1. The Cost of Not Training Your Puppy

    If you recently got, or are planning to get, a new puppy you may find yourself overwhelmed with all the things you need. A new leash, collar, bed, toys, treats, vet visits ... the list goes on. Having a puppy can be a large financial investment and it's no wonder so many new puppy owners think putting training on hold is an option. But fact is, NOT training your new puppy can cost you a lot more -…Read More

  2. Why to Avoid Pee Pads & Other House Breaking Tips

    Puppies are sweet and adorable, but there is no doubt that bringing a new furry friend into your house comes with a lot of work. Housebreaking a new puppy can be one of the most challenging aspects of dog ownership. Potty pads (or pee pads) are marketed as a one-and-done solution for housebreaking a dog. They are a quick way to encourage your dog to do his business. Many potty pads on the market h…Read More

  3. Why Not to Get Someone a Puppy for Christmas

    ‘Tis the season to be jolly! We’re busy crossing items off of our shopping lists as we anxiously await Christmas morning with our family and friends. One thing we definitely won’t be getting for our loved ones this year is a puppy. While that may shock you at first, hear us out! As cute as it might be to surprise someone you love with a furry friend for Christmas, it’s important to rememb…Read More

  4. To Crate Train Or Not To Crate Train

    One of the most common questions we get asked is whether or not to crate train a dog. There are many opinions about this method of training and we love to educate our clients on the benefits of proper crate training, as it can be an extremely impactful way to introduce boundaries and instill obedience when done correctly. Opponents may argue that crate training is sad, or that dogs don’t like t…Read More

  5. 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