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Common Mistakes in Dog Training

What are the common mistakes in dog training? The majority of mistakes owners make are not critical, but can slow the training process. Below is a quick list of mistakes people make and what you can do to avoid them. Training for Long Periods Training for long periods of time will not produce better results. Both owners and dogs can

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Playing Tug With Your Dog

Playing tug with your dog is a great way to build confidence in your dog or puppy. This is an important step in confidence building. Building confidence in dogs is something we focus on at Off Leash K9 Training Central Coast. Some dogs will not have any interest in playing tug or with a ball. That is okay and there is nothing

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Building Confidence In Dogs

Building confidence in dogs is a key ingredient to a happy dog. Independent of the age when you welcome a dog into your home, building confidence should be a top priority. Confidence building is one of the most important, yet underrated tenants of dog training. We include confidence building into all of our programs at Central Coast Off Leash K9 Training.

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How do I keep my dog from escaping the crate?

“How do I keep my dog from escaping the crate?” Many dogs who are escape artists and constantly escaping their crate most likely have some form of separation anxiety. We want to share with you two tricks that could help keep your dog in his or her crate. There are a couple things you can do in order to keep

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COVID-19
COVID-19
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Can Dogs Contract COVID-19?

COVID-19? The #1 topic on every pet owners mind: can my dog contract the novel coronavirus aka COVID-19? At this point, there are no known cases. Keep in mind, pets can carry the virus on their fur, leashes or apparatus. It would be prudent to bathe your dog and wipe down their equipment more frequently. This is especially important if

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Why Is My Dog Aggressive At Dog Parks?

“Why is my dog aggressive at dog parks?” This is a question we are asked often at Off Leash K9 Training Central Coast. People incorrectly assume dog parks are excellent ways to socialize your dog. Meeting other owners, seeing other dogs and letting their dog play. What could be better? In reality, we receive weekly calls from dog owners indicating their

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Healthy, Happy, and Energetic Dogs

Many people ask “How can I have a healthy, happy, and energetic dog?” At our dog training lessons in Monterey, Gilroy and Santa Cruz, we answer this question often. Everyone knows that special feeling you get when your dog welcomes you at the front door. Dogs give their unconditional love with you whether you’ve been gone for five minutes or five

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Stop Your Dog From Mouthing, Play Biting or Nipping

At our Puppy Training Classes in Monterey, Gilroy, and Capitola, we often address mouthing, play biting and nipping. Puppies have these natural tendencies to nip at your heels, shoes or hands. New dog owners accidentally confuse this behavior for aggression. Even though your puppy does not mean any harm, puppy teeth are quite sharp! It is important to address mouthing,

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Avoid Group Dog Training Classes

We are often asked about group dog training or puppy training classes at Central Coast: Off Leash K9 Training. We observed several different styles of training programs and believe personalized training is the most effective. What attracts people to groups classes is typically a lower price point. A group lessons trainer charges multiple people per hour versus one person. Saving money

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Dog Training
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Board and Train or Lessons With My Dog?

Board and Train or Lessons – which is the best one to pick? We often are asked, “Is it better for me to do lessons with my dog or the 2-Week Board and Train program?” Our answer: “it depends.” It depends on what is most beneficial based on your life, specifically with time and availability. When we do lessons in Monterey,

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How Do I Train My Dog To Listen When Distractions Are Present?

Most people say, “My dog listens great inside our home, but outside is a completely different story. How can you help me?” At Central Coast: Off Leash K9 Training, we ensure your dog listens, regardless of the surroundings. We train with the “3 D’s” – distance, duration and distractions. Simply put: how far, how long and with what other things

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Dog Training From America’s Top Dog Host | Nick White | Monterey, CA

Central Coast: Off Leash K9 Training was created by world-renowned trainer Nick White. Nick is the founder of Off Leash K9 Training and host of A&E’s new show, “America’s Top Dog!”  He is a former US Marine and Secret Service Agent who holds two world records in obedience. Nick has trained with some of the best trainers in the world and specifically developed

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