Posts tagged dog trainer
Through The Love of Dogs...How Life's Purpose Revealed Itself Late In Life

VivaPaws Training & Behavior was born out of passion, love, and heartache.

Aimlessly searching for a purpose in life for most of my 49 years, the fact that love brought me to the United States late in life, was a blessing from the universe for sure. But having to give up a life I loved in my home country of Denmark, leaving behind family, friends, all my ‘things’, and not least my two beloved schnauzers was a major heartache. It is a known fact for most of us who don’t have kids, that our pets are our kids. Rufus and Balou, my two dogs in Denmark, were my kids. They brought me love, joy, comfort, and companionship while enduring a long-distance relationship for five years. And yet, I left them! Do I deserve dogs?

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National Train Your Dog Month….How to get your new puppy off to a great start and 5 reasons why punishment doesn’t work

January is the month for new beginnings. As the new year unravels its pages, there is something exciting each new year to stand at the crossroads, or the iron gate to a whole new year…. A chance to write a new chapter in your life. Whatever your new year resolutions may be, January is where it all starts and where the motivation is at the highest point. Sure, it may fade as the days go by, but the new dawn brings a promise of something better out there on the horizon…

This January is also the eighth year since APDT (Association of Professional Dog Trainers) introduced National Train Your Dog Month with the slogan, ‘Train them, don’t blame them’.

At VivaPaws, we naturally encourage you to train your dog every day of the year, but if you just got a new puppy, there is no better time to start than right now!

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