Life on Aly’s Acres

A Complete Guide to Buying a Trained Dog

A Complete Guide to Buying a Trained Dog

Having a new dog join your family can be one of the most joyful and wonderful experiences a family can have.  Everyone dreams of getting a pup that fits right into their family and is a treasured friend of everyone. Sometimes, though having a dog join the family is...

Everything you need to know about dog collars

Everything you need to know about dog collars

Every dog needs a collar. Dog collars are important for several reasons. They are necessary for walking your dog and identifying him. If your pup doesn't wear a collar, people may think the dog is a stray.  Dog collars also carry important information about rabies, ...

Tricks for Treats: Twinkle Toes

Tricks for Treats: Twinkle Toes

In the spirit of HALLOWEEN FUN, we have a series of fun tricks for you to teach your pooch!  This week we are teaching TWINKLE TOES.  We have made a little video of how to train this trick which you can access by joining our Aly’s Insider Club where we produce monthly...

Treats for Tricks: The Hop Over Progression

Treats for Tricks: The Hop Over Progression

In the spirit of HALLOWEEN FUN, we have a series of fun tricks for you to teach your dog. This week we are teaching THE HOP OVER PROGRESSION. If you missed last weeks, we taught one of our favorite tricks, the Leg Weave.  We have made a little video of how to train...

Treats for Tricks: The Leg Weave

Treats for Tricks: The Leg Weave

In the spirit of Halloween, we have a series of fun tricks for you to teach your dog!  This week we are teaching THE LEG WEAVE.  We have made a little video of how to train this trick which you can access by joining our Aly’s Insider Club where we produce monthly...

Emergency Dog Kit: Tips for Creating a Pet Disaster Kit

Emergency Dog Kit: Tips for Creating a Pet Disaster Kit

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. If you don't have an emergency pet kit and plan and don't know where to start, keep reading! In this post, I am going to share what I have in a Grab-n-Go Emergency Dog Kit. I grab it in case we need to leave in a hurry...

Is there such a thing as too much praise?

Is there such a thing as too much praise?

As a trainer of both dogs and their humans, I’m always striving to find the right words to express to my fellow humans –methods that can help with the touch, tone and timing aspects of training and learning to ‘read a dog’s’ response to those things.  Professional dog...

3 Ways to Walk your Dog that will Engage their Mind and Heart

3 Ways to Walk your Dog that will Engage their Mind and Heart

If the daily walk for your dog is on the same route, with the same sights, for the same amount of time, with the same smells, then your dog is likely very bored. I mean, I can feel my brain drifting away as I type! Let me share 3 of my favorite innovative types of...

Boost Your Dogs Confidence with the 3D’s

Boost Your Dogs Confidence with the 3D’s

We grow in life by trying things, setting our sights on a new activity , stretching for new goals, sometimes not making it, then figuring out what happened when we didn’t achieve that goal, and then we try again. Once we accomplish the goal, we savor the success! One...

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