Smiling Black Labrador Harness Can Help Your Dog

Properly training your dog not to pull, jump or nip can be hard, especially if you’re using equipment that isn’t ideal.  Let’s review some of the ways a dog harness can help you and how the MerryWalker Dog Harness was designed with these issues in mind. Walk the Dog When you are using a neck…

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Is a Dog Harness Better Than a Collar

Twenty-five years ago, when I started my professional training career, the only choices for collars were either a choke collar, prong/pinch type collar or nylon/cotton/leather collar. The old-style choke or prong collars used the “pop-n-jerk” method of training, which operated on a negative leash/collar correction when the dog did not respond appropriately. A flat collar…

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Cute german shepherd puppy being leash trained

When should you leash train your puppy? One of the most common questions I get when a family adopts a new dog or puppy into their home is: When should I leash train my puppy? Shouldn’t I wait a little while and let them get comfortable in their new home? I recommend getting your puppy…

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I recently did an interview with VoyageATL magazine. Below is the link to the article. http://voyageatl.com/interview/meet-tina-mccain-of-merrymac-dog-training-in-was-in-the-east-cobb-area-for-17-years-and-now-i-am-located-in-woodstock/

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Q. I have a dog that about goes through the door when someone walks by,comes to the porch, etc. He stops barking if I say “no bark” but how can I get him to not have such a reaction? I see other dogs that just lie quietly by the door and watch us walk by,…

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Q. Most people don’t believe in feeding their dogs table scraps, but if I have left over fish skin (non seasoned) or roasted veggies, then I do put these into the dog’s bowl? Is that terrible? A. Contrary to what we were all taught, table food can be a great way to add variety to…

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Q. How do I know if my dog is sensitive to certain things like wheat and corn? If he seems fine, do I need to pay attention to that or can I get dog food and treats that are cheaper? Also, does organic matter when it comes to feeding my dog? A. The most common…

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Q. My yellow lab’s barking is too much! How do I train her to alert us to activity with a bark, but not an ongoing one? A. While we all want our dogs to bark to alert us of someone or something, as you indicated, that is one reason why we might have a dog…

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Q. I don’t mind the dog jumping on me when I walk in the door, but my wife says if I let the dog jump on me then it is hard to teach her to not jump on anyone else. Do we have to be consistent either “no jump” or just let her jump on…

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