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Welcome to pranaDOGS

prana – refers to the energy that flows through our bodies at pranaDOGS we believe Dogs Rock! So we celebrate the energy that makes Dogs…dogs. To do this, we provide… Group Classes for basic and advanced manners and environmental proofing for service dogs Private in-home consultations for problem solving, post-adoption issues and service dog task training Free Workshops on Leash Manners, Dog Reactivity, Coming when Called and Service Dog Training And Resources…..we can’t help everyone, and many of you want to do it yourself, so check out our Resources for loads of info for you and your best friend!        

Top 10 behaviors dogs need to know

Top 10 Behaviors Dogs Need to Know

Wondering what your dog needs to know to get by? pranaDOGS Top 10 Behaviors are what we train before passing our dogs through the Canine Good Citizen Test and evaluating them for Service Dog work. Remember training the dog what the word or cue means is only step 1 in the training process. Once they understand what the cue means it’s then up to you to generalize (or practice) it in different areas, different time periods, with different people around, in different weather conditions etc. Add one new thing each time; first work leave it at home, then in public then with amazing smells around then in the wind, etc; then do two at once, practice leave it in public at the local bakery or in a warehouse store on a Saturday afternoon. More Information


Taking Dogs Personality into Account

When solving problems that involve your pup, it’s important to factor in your dogs personality and any environmental impacts. All dogs are different – and taking those differences into account is one of the things pranaDOGS does best. We provide private training on all Core Competencies but unlike other trainers, we gear our training based on your dogs individual needs and your lifestyle. Shy, reserved and fearful dogs, or dogs who didn’t receive positive socialization can often require a softer touch when training. Building trust, improving self-confidence and holding the space for these guys is key to positive training experiences and helping the dog become more balanced. On the other end of the spectrum are the dogs who are full of energy, react to every sound or movement and who are often called high-spirited or high-strung. These dogs can be very frustrating to train and often require a calm, cool […]

Professionally Trained Service Dogs

Advanced Manners BEFORE Service Dog practice….please

It seems like so many of our ‘dog issues’ we’re currently experiencing with untrained and unprepared Service Dogs could be alleviated by ensuring dogs have perfected their Advanced Manners before expecting them to do well in challenging settings. Everyday at the Humane Society someone says they want to adopt a dog to be a Service Dog. That’s terrific for both the person and the dog….as long as both are equipped for the job…. The person – needs to have a prescription from a doctor stating that they need a Service Dog; they also need to be able to handle the dog or have a third-party who can handle him or her. The dog – needs to behave 100% of the time while in public; they need to ignore everything except what affects their person; and they need to perform tasks for their disabled person. Note: If your dog needs an […]