Author Archives: Michelle Mullins

Let’s Celebrate Independence!

By Michelle Mullins, CPDT-KA, KPA-CTP “Oh say can you see….me?” Hello? Helloooo! Ever have a dog that seems aloof, selective in their hearing, just not so into you? An independent type of dog who doesn’t follow you from room to … Continue reading

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How to Socialize for the Dog Park

By Michelle Mullins, CPDT-KA, KPA-CTP Dog parks can be a wonderful place to allow your dog to play and explore off-leash in a safe environment. Once you have established the few important things below, you will be ready to begin … Continue reading

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Important Skills to Train Your Dog

By Michelle Mullins, CPDT-KA, KPA-CTP As a professional dog trainer I get asked one question more than any other, “What is the most important thing to train a dog to do?” My answer is usually, “It depends,” because what you … Continue reading

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Our Customers are My Passion

By Michelle Mullins, CPDT-KA, KPA-CTP As a professional dog trainer most of my clients have some training issues they are working through with their pet. I love being able to teach them foundation behaviors, like sit, touch a target and … Continue reading

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Household Items to Keep Away From Pets

By Michelle Mullins, CPDT-KA, KPA-CTP One of the most important things we do for our beloved pets is to keep them safe. While there are many dangers both outside and inside the home, one of the most dangerous is household … Continue reading

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Indoor Training Tips for Winter

By Michelle Mullins, CPDT-KA, KPA-CTP Brrrrr! It’s winter here in Virginia, and the coldest one we have had in quite some time. If you’re like us, you are in a deep freeze that keeps everyone stuck indoors watching movies, playing … Continue reading

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Healthy Winter Walking

By Michelle Mullins, CPDT-KA, KPA-CTP So yet again I have made a health related New Year’s resolution. Considering 80% of resolutions are history by January 31st, I decided to try a different approach this year. My resolution involves the health … Continue reading

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Make the Holidays Rewarding

By Michelle Mullins, CPDT-KA, KPA-CTP Once again the time has flown by and the holiday season is upon us. I always look forward to spending time with special friends and family, including my wonderful pets. I’ve written many holiday blogs … Continue reading

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Fright Night for Fido

By Michelle Mullins, CPDT-KA  Like about 70% of Americans, my family will celebrate Halloween this year. We love the treats, the decorations and the costumes! We dress up and hand out candy to all the trick-or-treaters and there is usually … Continue reading

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Surviving the Fireworks

By Michelle Mullins, CPDT-KA, PetSafe Training & Behavior Education Manager The sky is falling! No, it’s just Independence Day. I love fireworks! It doesn’t matter when or why I will be instantly transfixed on the splash of colors and sparkle … Continue reading

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