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What is puppy socialization?
Your friends and veterinarian have probably told you the importance of puppy socialization. The reason dog experts promote early socialization is because a lack of good experiences in a puppy’s early development can lead to big problems such as aggression toward...
Best of the Best: South Florida’s Best Dog Training Company
The Florida Villager Magazine had its Reader’s Choice Awards and voted Applause Your Paws Dog Training as the best dog training company of 2022.
Three dog training cues to get you started
Overwhelmed by all the dog training behaviors you want to teach your dog? How do you choose? Here are three great training behaviors to start with to teach manners.
Neighborhood Favorite for 2021 & 2022
AYP has received so many recommendations that we earned the award of Neighborhood Favorites for dog training services two years in a row! Thank you!
Different types of walks and why they’re important for your dog/puppies development
As a dog trainer, I’m commonly asked, “should I let my dog sniff on walks?” Learn about why you should and shouldn’t allow them to sniff around!
Tool Highlight: The Sidekick Leash
If you’ve been at our facility or seen our social media lately, you’ll see how much we love this tool! Not only is it simple to use as a slip lead but it also works as a head halter. While no tool will cause a 100% change in dog behavior once it's on, the sidekick...
Applause Your Paws Founder Dee Hoult featured on CanvasRebel
We're excited to have our very own Dee Hoult, featured on the popular CanvasRebel portal. Dee shares her story about how her first boss, back when she was 14, shaped her own way as the owner of a thriving business helping dogs, their families, and the entire...
Therapy Dogs: The Therapy of a Wagging Tail
Affection, comfort, and support are the three words that best describe a Therapy Dog. But what exactly is a therapy dog? A therapy dog and their handler are volunteers who comfort individuals in schools, hospitals, and nursing homes. Therapy dogs are not Service...
What does it mean for your dog to be a Canine Good Citizen?
Your dog knows some basic obedience and you're always telling your friends and family how well behaved your dog is... did you know you can certify your dog and have them prove they're a good boy/girl by earning their Canine Good Citizen (CGC) credential? The exam is...
Why Puppy Owners are Underutilizing the Crate for Effective Dog Training – Dog Trainer Miami
I recently hosted an online live course for puppy problem solving where I talked to Miami puppy parents about how to stop unwanted biting, nipping, chewing, and attention-seeking behaviors. I let them in on a dog training secret that the crate can be used for...
Do you Talk too Much?
I got to thinking this morning about how, like clockwork, any dog that lives with me (boarding and training in Miami, Florida) for more than few days starts to become very, very responsive whenever I call it. I'm a strong believer through experience that its because:...
Yes, you can pet my puppy!
My dog-savvy four year old son is sitting next to me on a park bench finishing his ice cream cone when he notices a couple walking towards us. The man is walking a well mannered, calm leashed black and white adult dog, the woman carrying what looks to be a three to...
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