OffLEASH Training Blog

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

...

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

...

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

...

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

...

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

...

Why Positive Reinforcement Only Does Not Work | Off Leash K9 Training | Santa Cruz

The Problem With ‘Fad’ Training I do not know one person that likes to hear that they are not succeeding or failing someone they care about. It does not matter whether it is children, pets or ourselves.  The thought, or even just belief,  that we are teaching self-destructive habits to anybody is truly heart breaking.

...

Natural Remedies for Dog Diarrhea

source: petmd.com Let’s face it: as a pet parent you are going to have to deal with more than a few messes in your time. When it comes to diarrhea nobody wants it smeared over their carpet or even in their kennel. It’s one mess that we would all rather live without! Fortunately for those

...

Dog Training Tips

Dog training is very important, but we often make mistakes because we are unaware of the error of our ways. Most of the times, these mistakes are not critical, but they do tend to slow down the process of the dog’s training. This causes frustration for the owner and confuses the pet. Here are some

...