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Positive Reinforcement Training for Dogs

Positive Reinforcement Training for Dogs

Positive reinforcement training is the best way to train your dog, whether a puppy or an older dog. It’s a great way to strengthen your bond with your dog and ensure your dog understands what you want from them. What is positive reinforcement training?  Positive...

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Train an Older Dog – Is it Ever Too Late?

Train an Older Dog – Is it Ever Too Late?

Whether you’re adopting an older dog or realizing a long-time family pet needs training, you may be asking yourself, “Is it ever too late to train an older dog?” Some may think that dogs have a limited timeframe to learn tricks or habits and that, once that window of...

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Make the Crate a Safe Space

Make the Crate a Safe Space

Crates are a useful training tool and a great way to create a safe place for any dog.  Making the crate a safe space helps protect your dog. And it provides a comfortable space for them. Like many aspects of training, the earlier you start, the easier it will be for...

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Dog Language: How to Communicate with Your Dog

Dog Language: How to Communicate with Your Dog

Dog Language: How to Communicate with Your Dog Sometimes it can be hard to figure out how to communicate with your dog since we don’t speak the same language. But that doesn’t mean we can’t communicate with them! Dogs are incredibly smart animals and when you learn...

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Caring for Aging Dogs

Caring for Aging Dogs

Dogs really are man’s best friend, and dog owners want to do everything they can to care for aging dogs. After all, they give us love and loyalty while expecting nothing in return, except perhaps the occasional treat and a game of fetch.  Here are some ways you can...

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Is Crate Training Scary for Your New Puppy

Is Crate Training Scary for Your New Puppy

Are you worried crate training will be scary for your puppy? We understand, and we get this question a lot. So, you have a new dog, and you want to be a responsible, supportive friend, so you bought all the books, bookmarked all the websites, and looked for advice in...

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Do Dogs Need Sunscreen?

Do Dogs Need Sunscreen?

Do Dogs Need Sunscreen? Soaking up late summer sunshine while enjoying your time outdoors is something many people crave. Dogs also love to get outside with us on hikes, beach visits, walks to the park, and other outdoor activities they can safely participate in. ...

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Hiking With Your Dog – 5 Essential Safely Tips

Hiking With Your Dog – 5 Essential Safely Tips

Safely hiking with your dog is one of the better activities you and your dog can share. Exercising in a scent-rich environment engages a dog's mental acuity as much as their physical prowess. These outdoor adventures inevitably lead to encounters with wildlife. Before...

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Why Choose a “Board and Train” Dog Training Program?

Why Choose a “Board and Train” Dog Training Program?

People choose Board and Train programs when other options aren't a good fit, and they need more support. The number of solutions available for your dog's behavior issues may feel daunting. How do you choose the right one? Can you learn to train your dog yourself by...

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How to help your dog when they are frightened

How to help your dog when they are frightened

For many dogs the sound of thunder or fireworks is terrifying. A dog’s hearing is much more sensitive than our own, and often times they will hear thunder long before we do. It is natural for them to fear loud noises, although not all of them do. We can be startled or...

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Benefits of Dog Training

Benefits of Dog Training

In Fredericksburg and Virginia Beach we provide the best family dog training classes. There are so many benefits associated with expert dog training, but the key to success is knowledge and experience coupled with a true love of dogs, an understanding of the various...

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5 Benefits of Private Dog Training

5 Benefits of Private Dog Training

Are you considering private dog training? Have you had enough of your dog’s disobedient behavior? Maybe you have tried to put a stop to it by training your dog yourself, but you just don’t seem to get anywhere. And as time passes, the more frustrating and expensive...

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Dog Training in Virginia, Beach

Dog Training in Virginia, Beach

We are growing and will now be in the Virginia Beach area! For many people, dog training can be a must if you have a furry best friend, and Virginia Beach is no exception. Meet Our Newest Dog Trainer, Paul! Paul is our newest trainer at our new Virginia Beach...

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What is my dog thinking?

What is my dog thinking?

Ever wonder what is going on inside your pup’s head? What are they thinking? Let’s explore some of the thought processes of man’s best friend. At Wag Ur Tail Dog Training, we know that understanding how your dog thinks is important to developing a stronger bond...

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Positive Training for Dogs

Positive Training for Dogs

At Wag Ur Tail Dog Training, we utilize positive training. What does that mean exactly? Positive training simply means that you can train your dog without violence or anger or fear. It means rewards are used rather than punishments. Dogs don’t think like we do. They...

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OBESITY IN DOGS

OBESITY IN DOGS

Dogs love to eat and we love to feed them. Not always a good combination, but forever an enjoyable one for both parties. Every treat is like the first and best thing that has ever happened to them, and it never grows old no matter how many treats they consume....

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How to Make Your Dog Happy

How to Make Your Dog Happy

If your dog seems unhappy, what can you do? First of all, make sure your dog is healthy and that you are feeding a quality dog food. Any dog that is ill or in pain or feeling bad in some way will be unhappy, just like us. Once you...

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When and How Often Should You Feed Your Dog

When and How Often Should You Feed Your Dog

As you might expect, when and how often you should feed your dog depends on the dog. Your dog’s age, breed, weight, activity and health are all factors that help determine your dog’s needs. Metabolism and energy levels can vary up to thirty percent, so it can be a...

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Thumbtack Reviews

  The staff at Wag Ur Tail has been so friendly this far. I haven’t started my training sessions but I am looking forward to a more well behaved dog.

Amber F.
3/05/2020

  Wag Ur Tail was prompt and professional with my complicated dog training needs. I appreciated the thoroughness of their questions and their ability to use multiple modalities to assure excellent and consistent dog training. Thank You!!!

Laura W.
2/13/2019

  It was so helpful working with Mike for help with our Sasha. She progressed rapidly and very well with his assistance. All of his suggestions and directions helped to change our dogs guardedness and shyness and House, leash training very nicely and pretty rapidly. She is so much more fun when we can now do things confidently with her. Mike was patient , kind and very professional. It was a very positive experience for our pet as well as us. Thank you again Mike. I will keep you in mind when friends ask about Sasha’s good behaviors. I wouldn’t hesitate to make a referral.

Judy M.
6/21/2018

If you consider your dog to have a behavioral issue, the best course of action is to contact us and let a professional, like Mike Morrison help you to identify and solve the problem.

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