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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.

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

How To Make Your Camping Trip a Dog-Friendly Experience

Your dog is part of your family. As such, it's only fair to tag him along to all your family outings, including camping trips. Unfortunately, most camping sites are not designed with dogs, or pets, in mind. So, if you are planning to go camping with your dog, here are some tips on how to [...]

By | July 16th, 2019|Categories: Pet Tips, Tips & Tricks|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on How To Make Your Camping Trip a Dog-Friendly Experience

How to Teach A Dog to Roll Over

Do you have a dog? Is your dog well trained, but you want to teach your dog to roll over? The good news is that it is very easy to do! Teaching your dog how to roll over is a cute trick that they will think is fun (especially if they get a treat afterwards). [...]

By | June 23rd, 2019|Categories: Pet Tips|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on How to Teach A Dog to Roll Over

How to Socialize a Dog That’s Shy

Is your dog shy? Some dogs have very outgoing personalities while others are naturally more timid of humans. Certain breeds do come with certain personality traits. Pet owners may be trying to socialize their dogs to get them to move past this, but will it really work? If it doesn't work for you on your [...]

By | May 23rd, 2019|Categories: Pet Tips, Tips & Tricks|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on How to Socialize a Dog That’s Shy

That Hurts: How to Teach Your Puppy Bite Inhibition

Getting a puppy can be really exciting! While these little adorable doggies certainly are guaranteed to steal your heart, being a dog owner comes with a lot of learning and responsibility. Taking care of a puppy requires more out of you because not only do those puppies have a ton of energy, but you've got [...]

By | June 6th, 2018|Categories: Pet Tips|Tags: , , |Comments Off on That Hurts: How to Teach Your Puppy Bite Inhibition

Is Premium Pet Food Worth Buying?

How premium is premium pet food? If you've been in the grocery store or pet store lately, you may have noticed that the variety of pet foods available has expanded, and premium or special foods are the name of the game. With all of these brands trying to get your attention, you may be seeking [...]

By | May 8th, 2018|Categories: Pet Tips|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Is Premium Pet Food Worth Buying?