Playcare Success Story: Ricky

"It was about two months ago that Jesse and I adopted Ricky, a 40 pound hound/pit mix from the SPCA in Queensbury. All of the other dogs were going bonkers in their crates, doing back flips, barking and generally acting anxious. I was beginning to feel overwhelmed and unsure of my decision to adopt a [...]

2016-11-02T19:57:31-04:00June 7th, 2016|

Brigg’s Best Friend

When Briggs first came to us he chased our cats. We had to separate them for a long time. When I started playing The Name Game with Briggs I became more interesting than the cat. Now they are best friends.

2016-11-02T19:57:31-04:00May 4th, 2016|

Why Doesn’t My Dog Listen To Me?

Question: How can I get my dog to listen to me? - Jen, Clifton Park, NY Answer: Speak the same language that your dog understands. They are very happy to do what it is that you ask of them if they understand what you are asking.

2016-11-02T19:57:31-04:00April 19th, 2016|

What is the Best Way to Use the Crate?

Question: What is the best way to use the crate to shape behavior while keeping it as a place of comfort and security for my dog. - Pam, Gansevoort NY Answer: The crate can be one of the most valuable tools for keeping your dog calm and relaxed.  First, we want to make sure that your [...]

2016-11-02T19:57:31-04:00February 8th, 2016|

How Can I Get My Dog To Stop Barking?

Question: I don't know how to stop my dog from barking. How do you teach them not to bark at every little sound? - Lori, Greenfield Center Answer: What a great question! So often we get annoyed when our dogs are barking. It does not matter what the reason is. Redirecting their behavior is a [...]

2016-11-02T19:57:31-04:00February 3rd, 2016|

Playcare Success Story: Bailey

I recently adopted a dog from the shelter in Corinth and 2-year-old Bailey is a wonderful addition to my home.   Bailey was very tentative and submissive and it became clear pretty much right away that I would need help with training her to become a more confident version of herself. This is where Jody Cracco, [...]

2016-11-02T19:57:31-04:00January 27th, 2016|

Playcare Success Story: Duke

While Duke has always been a playful and loving young dog, he often did not listen to simple commands such as stay and come. After only five private lessons with Jody the transformation in Duke's behavior was miraculous. Duke now comes when called in all situations, will sit quietly until released and no longer jumps [...]

2016-11-02T19:57:31-04:00January 23rd, 2016|

It’s Been A While….

Oh my gosh…it’ been a while!  I’m not sure about yours, but the past two months were crazy in my house! Let me tell you about it.  My dad has been home with me and I LOVE HIM!  Before Thanksgiving my house was so quiet.  It was just me and my dad walks and doing projects [...]

2016-11-02T19:57:31-04:00January 23rd, 2016|

Playcare Success Story: Hawk

PLEASE READ if you love your dog but Doggy behavior has made home/family life stressful. I have had dogs all my life. For forty years I have trained my dogs to be highly compatible within our home successfully teaching the expectations of a balanced household. Consistency, positive reinforcement, crate training, exercise and occasional verbal reprimand [...]

2016-11-02T19:57:31-04:00January 21st, 2016|
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