The Leash Is Your Tool

HAPPY DOGS = HAPPY HOMES | The Leash Is Your Tool

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In this video, you are going to learn the importance of the leash. The leash is your tool.

Think of it like this, if the leash is off, then the dog knows it can do whatever they want. You’re in control when the leash is on, okay? 

For the training, it’s extremely important. I have a six-foot leash, the six-foot is better than the four-foot leash. At the training, you have control. You have control of what you’re doing and what you want the dog to do. Whatever you’re thinking and feeling goes through you, through the leash, and to the dogs.

Dogs have a sixth sense, they know exactly what’s going on, and they can feel your energy in one split second. For example, if as soon as you open up your front door [for someone], if that person is not a good person, that dog knows whether that person is good or bad.

If the person is 10 to 20 feet away, then they know.  They just have that sixth sense, which is absolutely amazing.

With the leash, as long as you have calm energy when you’re holding on to the leash and you’re not tight and like totally freak out.. because of whatever situation is that’s going on, then your dog is going to be calm because they can feel your energy.. so you are in control.

It sounds funny but the leash can also be used for housebreaking a puppy, so that puppy is not peeing and pooping all over your house, then keeping the dog on a watch on the leash inside the house. They can’t go and sneak off and have an accident or chew on something, then you’re in control.

The leash is extremely important. It is not a bad thing, don’t see it as a negative because YOU are creating that bond with your dog. They don’t mind being with you and you’re saving your things in your house and not having to clean up the messes. So the leash is your tool. Thank you very much. See you soon!

A Collar or Harness, Which Is Better

A Collar or Harness, Which Is Better?

HAPPY DOGS = HAPPY HOMES | A Collar or Harness, Which Is Better?

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Within this video, you’re gonna find out whether to use a harness or to use a collar. Just like the leashes, there are so many choices out there. Which one do you use? Every dog trainer has their preference, but personally, I don’t like to use the harness. First off, it’s hard to get it on and your dog is wiggling all over the place. You have to try and get it on and wrestle with the dog to get it on, and it’s kind of annoying. So that’s one reason, I don’t like harnesses. But also think of a sled dog. When they’re pulling on the sled, as soon as they feel that pull against their chest, it gives them that dominance, like “Yeah, I’m big and bad, haha.”, you know, and they start pulling even more. So it doesn’t matter what size your dog is, it could be a small little chihuahua, or Maltese, that two pounds. As soon as they feel the pull against their chest, then they’re going to start pulling even more. It’s like the Napoleon Complex, like, “Yeah! Big, bad. Haha! We’re just going to keep on pulling.”

I don’t like the halter but just the collars are great because it’s not going to hurt their trachea, not inhumane or unsafe. So just make sure when you’re choosing the collar– if it’s a bigger dog, you want a thicker collar than this. Because if it gets too loose, and it’s not around the neck here and it goes to here, where like Adam’s apple is, right there then they’ll start coughing. And the problem with that is then you’re thinking that you’re hurting the dog’s trachea and it’s not true. You have more control with the collar than you do with the halter. So you’re not moving the body around, you’re actually moving the head where you want the dog to be, okay?

This is for a tiny little, dog or a tiny puppy. The thicker the nylon leashes/collar is, the better because the thicker that it is, then it’s not going to get loose and it’s not going to move. As long as you can get your fingers underneath the collar then it’s not too tight. You don’t want it too loose because it can slip over the head. Once the dog knows that they can slip the collar off of their head then they’re going to try and do it as many times as possible, and they’re extremely smart. If they know they can get away with something, they’re going to push it for everything that they can no matter what.

For a thicker collar, making sure that it’s not too tight but not too loose is extremely important. And the class on this is you don’t want to get a flimsy plastic clasp you want to make sure that it buckles on nice and tight. There are so many different brands out there, but the coastal collars are really good because it either has a plastic clasp that works very well or they actually have like a metal clasp.

Metal clasps are great because you know for a fact that it’s not sliding off. The problem with plastic is sometimes it can wear and tear. And with puppies biting and biting and biting on the plastic then it can slide off. So a metal clasp is better than plastic. And the thicker the collar is the better. And of course, you can do nylon or you can do leather. So it’s your preference and there are so many different collars and designs and everything. So that is my preference for collars better than a halter. Thank you very much and I’ll see you soon.


Is Garlic Safe For Dogs?

Garlic contains compounds that can cause anemia if ingested in extra large amounts. Anything that is in excess is not good for the body, whether it is a human or an animal

Small amounts of garlic per body weight is good for the dogs. It actually helps with fleas, mosquitoes, and ticks. It’s supposedly gives the bugs a nasty taste to deter them.

Garlic also builds the immune system. It detoxifies the liver, helps fight infections, and is good for cardiovascular health.

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I Am Grateful For YOU!

I am so grateful to be living my dream and working with dogs!  I loved animals since birth.  It is so important to do what you love.  

I am so grateful for my life, I am grateful for my health, and

I AM Grateful for you!  I am grateful to have you taking a look at my website, learning from me, met you and either helped you with your dog, showed gratitude for helping animals, or giving any advice to you to bring Peace to your home!

My mission is to keep dogs in their Forever home and to help as many animals and people as possible!  

Thank you for sharing!  I wish you nothing but the best as we wrap up the 2021 year!  Blessings to you and your family!

I am so grateful to be living my dream and I love working with dogs and Keeping Them In Their Forever Home or getting them to the point that they Find and Stay in their Forever Home!  I knew that I wanted to work with animals and I know that it is so important to FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS NO MATTER WHAT!!  YOU CAN DO ANYTHING YOU PUT YOUR MIND TO!

However, and here’s the BUT. .

Do I want to RELY on only Dog Training as the means by which I pay the rent, save for a house, save for my son’s education, allow my son to do whatever brings him joy, allow myself to do whatever brings me joy, afford organic food and supplements, eating amazing food, traveling, and living my BEST LIFE?

NO, I Don’t!!

I have been learning ways to make passive income and that has been my focus for over 10 years.  I think it’s important to always have multiple sources of income.   It is hard doing it by myself!

Don’t get me wrong, I love my students (dogs) and I am so blessed to have met the most amazing families!  I have so many amazing stories and I have saved many lives! This has been such an awesome journey.

I want to help families worldwide. Please take a look at my courses to train in the comfort of your home! PLEASE SHARE!

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Do You Think Obesity Is At An All Time High With Our Pets?

Unfortunately obesity is it at all time high for people but it’s also affecting our pets.

Our pets do not live as long as we do so let’s start feeding them nutritious food, stop feeding them people food because the seasoning and sodium is not good for their body, and they need exercise just like we do.

No matter what, if we are eating the same thing every single day of course we’re going to get bored so you have to add some nutritious things to the food just too give more flavor.

You can add: chicken, vegetable, beef, or bone broth, 100% canned pumpkin, sweet potatoes, or any vegetables they like.

Please take a look at the ingredients in the bag of food that you are feeding your dog. If the first ingredients are corn and a meat by product, IT IS NOT HEALTHY! If you feed your dog Pedigree, it is like feeding your dog McDonald’s every single day.

Just remember that exercise and dog training is mental and physical stimulation for your dog. It keeps us all healthy and creates a lasting bond with your dog!

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Why Are Grapes & Raisins Toxic To Dogs?

Has a grape ever fallen on the floor and you rush to pick it up so your dog does not get it before you?

I know I have. I always wondered why grapes are so dangerous to dogs. Well, the ASPCA Poison Control Center discovered why grapes and raisins are toxic.

The Tartaric Acid in grapes cause: *Vomiting *Diarrhea *Excessive Thirst *Kidney Damage or Failure. Unfortunately, even one grape/raisin toxicity can even be fatal.

You can induce vomiting by using a baby medicine syringe and squeeze a small amount of hydrogen peroxide in the dogs mouth. Keep the dogs face straight and DO NOT LIFT THE DOG’S HEAD TO THE SKY BECAUSE THEY CAN CHOKE! Close the mouth and rub the throat so the dog automatically swallows the peroxide. Once they throw up then take them to the vet if you notice any symptoms!

Please pick up a grape as soon as it falls so the dogs don’t eat it. Be aware and remember Watch or Confine!


Why Is Xylitol Dangerous For Dogs?

Xylitol causes the dog’s pancreas to raise the insulin in the body to unsafe levels.

The glucose goes to the muscle and fat cells and leaves all the other organs totally drained. The sugar is needed for the brain to function properly and without it the brain cells start dying, which can KILL your dog! Wow that is scary! Especially for small dogs, they will be affected quicker then larger dogs.

When a dog has low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), the dogs go into shock first. They stand in one spot and are off balance, then they become limp and go into a seizure.

Put some honey on your finger and rub it in their mouth and on the tongue to stabilize the body and gives you time to rush to the vet!!

Please read the ingredients before giving your dog peanut butter and any other human snacks.

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Why is Chocolate Dangerous To Dogs?

When dogs have toxicity to chocolate, it’s the chemicals in the chocolate that they are reacting to.

Chocolate contains a chemical component called theobromine, which is similar to caffeine.

Since eating chocolate essentially causes a “caffeine overdose” in dogs, you can expect to see symptoms that mirror this.

Common symptoms of chocolate toxicity in dogs include:





Rapid heartbeat




If these symptoms arise please take your dog to the vet, especially small dogs. My dog Saphire, growing up, ate a whole chocolate cake but she was a 100 pound Rottweiler! Every dog is different and their bodies are all different. Small dogs do not have as much tolerance as a big dog.

You can induce vomiting by using a baby medicine syringe and squeeze a small amount of hydrogen peroxide in the dogs mouth. Keep the dogs face straight and DO NOT LIFT THE DOG’S HEAD TO THE SKY BECAUSE THEY CAN CHOKE! Close the mouth and rub the throat so the dog automatically swallows the peroxide. Once they throw up then take them to the vet if you notice any symptoms!


Do You Know The Safe Way To Stop A Dog Fight?

Within my many years of dog training, trust me I have gotten in the middle of plenty of dog fights and I have gotten bitten.

It is just a knee-jerk reaction to try and pull the dogs apart but you have to realize that they are in a full red zone and they’re hyper focused on fighting the other dog so if you do get bit they don’t realize it. Your hands have so many tendons and ligaments and if you get bit bad enough, it will never heal correctly.

While this is going on, you scream for help if you are on the street alone and no one is with the other dog. As hard as it is, try to take a deep breath so you can analyze which dog is on top.

Once you figure it out, then the dog that is on top, you grab their back legs and pull back towards the middle of your chest just like you would be lifting the handles of a wheelbarrow. Once you pull the legs back you have to be ready to jump back because most likely the dog will tried to turn around and bite you because you’re interrupting them from winning the fight. If your dog is on top then you are able to grab their leash or their collar and say, “No” firmly and pull back with a snap and release.

Once you pull the dogs apart that will give you enough time to either grab a stick or anything that makes a lot of noise and start banging the ground and stand your ground so you are able to show the other dog that you are not afraid of them.

If you walk around a neighborhood that has a lot of stray dogs then please walk with an airhorn or a Pet Corrector for your own safety!

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The Heat Can Burn Your Dog’s Paw Pads

When the temperature outside is over 80 degrees it’s causes the pavement to become very hot.

Please take the time to put your hands on the black pavements to see. If it is too hot for you then it will definitely be too hot for your dogs paw pads. If your male dog does not want to sit down because it is to hot for their testicles then it is unsafe for the walk.

It can cause burns on their paw pads and then they will be limping around. Also, the dogs do not sweat out of their body, they regulate their body temperature from panting and you can cool them off by dipping their paws in cold water.

Walk them on the sidewalk or the grass or just wait until it gets cooler.