What is Priming the Clicker?

In positive reinforcement dog training, the use of a marker is common and very effective.  A marker is a way we indicate to the animal that what they just did is desirable. It can be a word such as “Yes!” or a sound. The sound can be generated in a variety of ways. ...

What is a therapy dog?

Have you ever heard of a therapy dog before?  Ever wonder what exactly a therapy dog is and what they do? As a certified Therapy Dog Evaluator in the Toms River area, I am fortunate enough to work with pet parents and their dogs who want to become therapy dog teams....

Why Does My Dog Submissive Pee?

As a dog trainer in the Toms River area, I speak with dog owners every day.  While each dog is unique and has their own personality and traits, the behavior people observe in their dogs and question is usually the same. One of the most common questions asked is,...