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Maureen Keene is a certified full-time dog trainer who has been working professionally on the South Shore of Long Island, NY since 2011. Maureen, who dog trained as a child uses only positive reinforcement and reward-based training techniques. Her focus is to set the dog AND the owner up to succeed helping them reach their training goals and structuring the training so that it is fun and rewarding for all.

Stop Canine Cabin Fever

During these hard times, even man's best friend could easily develop emotional distress. Thankfully, there is something you could do to help your dog cope with isolation and quarantine situations. Rosie Paterson talks to a dog expert to help you figure out how you can keep your dog from developing canine cabin fever. As it [...]

By | May 18th, 2020|Categories: Pet Tips, Tips & Tricks|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Stop Canine Cabin Fever

Keep Up With Your Dog’s Training While Stuck at Home

We are at a time where almost every government in the world has either announced a lockdown or is seriously considering the prospect. Loneliness, loss of income, and general despair are some of the major problems most people will face during this pandemic.  If you’re a pet owner, being confined for months will not only [...]

By | April 8th, 2020|Categories: Pet Tips|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Keep Up With Your Dog’s Training While Stuck at Home

Get Rid of Your Retractable Dog Leash 

When going out with your dog in public, it's not only a legal requirement to leash him up, but also a protective measure for both him and the public. There are numerous ways you can leash your dog. These include the use of a harness, slop lead, headcollar, and retractable leashes. Each of these options [...]

By | March 12th, 2020|Categories: Pet Tips, Tips & Tricks|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Get Rid of Your Retractable Dog Leash 

How To Teach Your Dog To Shake Hands

Teaching your dog how to shake hands will not only amuse and impress your friends, but also provides the foundation for teaching your pet other tricks, and consequently deepening your bond. The goal is to have them offering their little paw up for shaking without any physical manipulation from you, except for a verbal cue. [...]

By | February 11th, 2020|Categories: Pet Tips, Tips & Tricks|Tags: , |Comments Off on How To Teach Your Dog To Shake Hands

Tips to Make the Holidays Less Stressful for Dogs

The festive season can be a very overwhelming time for your dog. This is especially true if you intend to travel or host your friends and relatives. As a responsible pet parent, you need to ensure that your canine companion is comfortable and at ease during this period so that they can enjoy the holidays [...]

By | January 12th, 2020|Categories: Pet Tips, Tips & Tricks|Tags: , |Comments Off on Tips to Make the Holidays Less Stressful for Dogs

Tips For Lure and Reward Training

Teaching your dog to behave requires a lot of practice, patience and most importantly, knowing the right buttons to push. Without the right techniques, training a dog to behave can be very frustrating and time-consuming.  One of the strategies often employed by pet owners is the lure-and-reward technique, which is very useful when teaching your [...]

By | December 8th, 2019|Categories: Tips & Tricks|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Tips For Lure and Reward Training

Teach your Dog to Ride in the Car

If you are a pet owner who enjoys the company of your dogs, you obviously want to take them with you wherever you go. However, while most dogs enjoy going for drives with their owners, some dread the thought of riding in the car.   If your dog experiences difficulty with riding in the car with [...]

By | November 9th, 2019|Categories: Pet Tips|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Teach your Dog to Ride in the Car

How to Stop a Dog from Barking

Barking is not unusual behavior for dogs and other canines - it is something they have naturally evolved to do. In fact, barking is the primary mode of communication among dogs.    However, dogs may become a nuisance, especially if they bark uncontrollably in a residential neighborhood. To make matters worse, most dog owners are not [...]

By | October 3rd, 2019|Categories: Pet Tips|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on How to Stop a Dog from Barking

Blue-Green Algae Causing Hundreds of Dog Deaths

If you are a pet owner, you better start monitoring your pet’s movement before it gets in contact with the toxic blue-green algae. In a recent announcement, scientists have warned that the blue-green algae could be the cause of increased deaths among dogs.  One documented incident occurred in Wilmington, California, when 3 dog owners reported [...]

By | September 7th, 2019|Categories: Pet Tips|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Blue-Green Algae Causing Hundreds of Dog Deaths

How to Teach a Puppy to Walk on a Leash

Contrary to popular belief, puppies don't just learn how to walk on a leash naturally. It's something they need to be taught over time. Fortunately, dogs are quick learners, and you don't have to be an expert to train your dog how to walk on a leash. Below is a simple dog leash training program [...]

By | August 5th, 2019|Categories: Pet Tips, Tips & Tricks|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on How to Teach a Puppy to Walk on a Leash