About Us

Caring for your pets

Spot On! Dog Training is a full-service canine training company, owned and operated by professional trainer Michael Joseph.  Mike boasts over 15 years of experience in the industry and has traveled the globe to study and master his techniques. His love of dogs and keen observation of canine behavior has led him to develop a highly effective training regimen proven to make your dog a well-balanced and happy pooch!

Pet Tech CPR.

  • Serving Northeast Ohio including Cuyahoga, Lake, Portage, Summit and Geauga counties
  • Staff members are fully trained in CPR and emergency first aid
  • We always offer a Free in-home demonstration and work with your dog to show you results

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Certificate of Excellence
Winner — 2018/19

Mike's Vision

Mike started off with a goal: to save any troubled dog or canine relationship that would have otherwise ended in a shelter, or something worse. This underlying mission is what drove him to open Spot On! in August 2015.

Boasting 15 years of experience, Mike is well equipped to give your dog the best approach to success and obedience. His expertise allows him to connect with dog owners, explaining how to train their dogs in a logical and sensible way. This method thereby equips each dog owner with the skills and tools needed to maintain training with their dog after Mike’s work is done.

Mike’s method of training produces effective results all while keeping your dog’s tail waggin’! With no shortage of positive stories resulting from Mike’s training, you’ll know that your pup is in good hands while also getting the training he or she needs. Mike is also the proud owner of two Belgian Malinois named Zeus and Ziva.

What Our Clients Say

🦃 𝙷𝚊𝚙𝚙𝚢 𝚃𝚑𝚊𝚗𝚔𝚜𝚐𝚒𝚟𝚒𝚗𝚐! 🦃

🍂 Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving from our team! In honor of the Thanksgiving, here are a few holiday tips for keeping your pups safe! 🍂

🍁 Use the place command while guests enter/exit to prevent any escapees. You can also keep a leash on your pup just in case!

🍁 Use the place command during dinner to keep table scraps out of reach. 

🍁 Be careful with table scraps and keep your trash out of reach! Cooked bones splinter much easier than raw bones which is very dangerous to our pups. Yeast dough can cause gas, bloating, and diarrhea, unfortunately that includes pumpkin pie.. 

🍁 Watch what plants are within your dogs reach! Some of our favorite holiday plants are actually toxic to dogs and cats such as; Holly, Poinsettias, Mistletoe, Lilies, Azaleas, and more. 

🍁 If you have a pup that is uneasy around large groups, consider crating them in a quiet part of the house until your guests leave. 

#dogtips #thanksgiving #dogsafety #dogtraining #dogs #dogtricks #dogtrainers
❗️4 𝓑𝓪𝓼𝓲𝓬 𝓒𝓸𝓶𝓶𝓪𝓷𝓭𝓼 𝓔𝓿𝓮𝓻𝔂 𝓓𝓸𝓰 𝓢𝓱𝓸𝓾𝓵𝓭 𝓚𝓷𝓸𝔀 ❗️

🐾 Come
🐾 Sit
🐾 Place
🐾 Off 

🦴 Knox, a 7 month old American Pitbull Terrier, demonstrating each command with distractions! 🦴

☎️ Call today for your FREE in-home demo! (440) 972-3647 ☎️
✅ 𝚃𝚑𝚎 𝚃𝚁𝚄𝚃𝙷 𝙰𝚋𝚘𝚞𝚝 𝙳𝚘𝚐 𝚃𝚛𝚊𝚒𝚗𝚒𝚗𝚐 ✅

🦴 Many owners believe that once you take your dog to a dog trainer, they will be fully trained upon their return home. This is in fact, not true. Dog trainers set a foundation for your pup to be the best version of themself. The truth is, dog training is for life. Just as we are always learning and enhancing our skills, so are our dogs! The best way to set you and your dog up for success in your home is to practice at least 15-20 minutes a day! Training your dog can be incorporated into your day! Below are some easy ways to add a few training sessions into your daily routine. 🦴

🐾 Train during meal times, using meal(s) as rewards

🐾 Holding place while entering/exiting a door (Impulse Control) 

🐾 Structured daily walks (Focus more on training rather than distance)

🐾 Waiting before eating (Impulse Control)

🐾 Practice commands during commercials on TV

🐾 Holding a sit/down outside of the kitchen while you cook

🐕 Rocco, 5 mo Golden Retriever practicing impulse control at the door! 🐕

☎️ Call today for your FREE in-home demo (440) 972-3647 ☎️
👀 𝔹𝕦𝕚𝕝𝕕𝕚𝕟𝕘 𝔼𝕟𝕘𝕒𝕘𝕖𝕞𝕖𝕟𝕥 👀

🐾 Building engagement while working with your pup is another extremely important part of training. If there is no engagement from the dog towards you, the dog will choose to do anything and everything except what you ask. Without engaging with you, the dog will instead choose to engage with the distractions in their surroundings. By making yourself more rewarding than the distractions at hand, overtime your dog will learn to seek attention from you rather than the surroundings. In the video example, our trainer (Brenna) is working the FIRST session with Rocco. Rocco is a 5 month old, Golden Retriever. As a puppy, focusing can be a challenge! Always remember that patience is key when working with puppies! 🐾

☎️ Call today for your FREE in-home demo (440) 972-3647 ☎️

#dogtraining #dogtrainingtips #dog #dogs #dogtips #dogtrainingtips #engagement #dogobedience #obedience #obediencetraining #goldenretriever #puppy #puppies #boardandtrain #spotondogtrainingcle #minieducator #ecollar
🐶 𝙵𝚘𝚛𝚖𝚜 𝚘𝚏 𝙳𝚘𝚐 𝙴𝚡𝚎𝚛𝚌𝚒𝚜𝚎 🐶

🐾 There are different ways to exercise your pup! Listed below are different forms and examples of exercise and stimulation for your furry kiddos. Every pup has different exercise needs. These needs vary breed to breed and dog to dog. To figure out what your dog truly needs, take a closer look into how they act on a daily basis. For example, if you take your dog on multiple walks a day and your dog still has endless energy, try adding some mental enrichment into your dogs routine. When we see energetic dogs, we are used to thinking that they need to physically release their energy, but this isn’t always the case. Adding a good mix of mental and physical exercise into your dogs routine can help to reduce anxious destructive behaviors as well as help your dog to relax. Pent up energy in dogs can lead to behaviors such as, but not limited to; excessive panting without exercise, jumping, excessive vocalization, mouthy, teeth chattering, spinning/chasing tail, and pacing. Physically over exercising a dog can also lead to these behaviors by causing the dog to be in a constant state of arousal, unable to calm their mental state. A highly aroused dog will have an elevated heart rate, blood pressure and breathing pattern. A highly aroused dog may also excessively drool, have poor impulse control, as well as display dilated pupils. Teaching your pup how to calm themselves and decompress after exercise is just as important to your dogs health as the exercise itself. 🐾

✅ Mental Exercise
- Food Puzzles
- Stuffed/Frozen Kongs 
- Training Exercises 
- Chew Toys
- Lick Mats
- Snuffle Mats
- Scent Games
- Structured Walk 
- Socialization in Public 

✅ Physical Exercise 
- Walks/Runs/Hikes
- Dog Treadmill
- Agility Course
- Fetch
- Climbing and Descending Stairs
- Swimming
- Flirt Pole

#dogtrainingtips #dogexercise #mentalstimulation #dogsofinstagram #dogtips #runningdogs #fetch #mixedbreed #germanshepherd #puppies #playtime #puppylove
🎃 𝓗𝓪𝓹𝓹𝔂 𝓗𝓞𝓦𝓛-𝔀𝓮𝓮𝓷 🎃

🦴Happy Halloween from the spot on team! Please remember to keep your cuddly werewolves safe on the sweet and scary holiday! Keep your sweet treasures out of your furry companions reach as chocolate is toxic to dogs. If your pup isn’t a fan of strangers, consider crating them out of sight or in another room from the ghouls, goblins, witches, and more that creep during the night. Stay safe and have and fun, happy night! 🦴

#dogtraining #dogtips #halloween #dogs
🐶 Sit Stay 🐶
🦴One of the things we teach here at Spot On is a sit with an implied stay. The video below shows our lead trainer, Maria, working Louie a Doberman, on a sit stay. Not only does a sit stay teach your dog to stay seated until released, but it also teaches them impulse control. Impulse control can be incredibly helpful in situations where it may be harder to control your dog; over excitement, dropped food, open doors/gates, etc. 🦴
 ☎️ Call today for your FREE in-home demo (440)
972-3647 ☎️
#dogs #doberman #sit #stay #place #dogtraining #dogtrainers
🐾 Reading your dogs body language/Fearful and Anxious dogs 🐾

🐶 Click on the picture below for more information! 🐶

🦴 Call today for your free in-home demo! (440) 972-3647 🦴
🐕 Heel 🐕

🐾 One of the obedience commands we teach at Spot On! is Heel! The heel command consists of the dog being able to walk with a loose leash at your side without pulling in front of, or behind you. Having your pup know a heel not only provides you with more control over your dog, but also provides mental exercise for your dog! Keeping your dog in a heel, by your side, while on a walk will help keep him/her out of harms way. Each dog receives 2 field trips, outdoors to the local parks or pet stores, to help solidify their heel around distractions. The heel command requires a lot of impulse control and focus to keep them next to you, in the heel position. The physical position of the dog reflects the mental position, meaning that if your dog is next to you, they are more likely to pay attention to you rather than their surroundings. Having your dog heel next to you, ignoring distractions, will also have a positive impact on your relationship! A heel will help give your dog the direction and communication they need while in a world full of distractions. 🐾

🦴 Video: Our trainers, Kenya and Bryan, practicing a heel with two of our students this week, Finn and Phoebe! 🦴

#dog #pets #impulsecontrol #heel #sit #down #place #stay #dogtraining #puppytraining #dogtrainingtips #obediencetraining #dogtrainers #minieducator #offleash #balancedtraining #trainyourdog #dogobedience #chagrinfalls #ohiodogtrainers #boardandtrain #doglove #roughcollie #dogtruth #doglife #dogtrainingtips #heel #dogproblems #dogtraining101 #puppylove
🐕🦴Dog Confidence!🦴🐕

Dogs build confidence by experiencing things they aren’t used to. One of the many ways we help our student pups build confidence is by using the treadmill! Not only does this help burn excess energy, it helps build their confidence. The “ground” moving underneath their feet is scary for most dogs because they have never experienced that before. Once they begin walking, they realize it isn’t so bad and are able to relax. Some dogs take longer and more sessions and socialization to the treadmill than others. This also goes for unstable and higher objects you may place your dog on. There are opportunities to build your dogs confidence everywhere you go!
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Call today to schedule your free in-home demo (440) 972-3647
🐾
#dog #pets #impulsecontrol #heel #sit #down #place #stay #dogtraining #puppytraining #dogtrainingtips #obediencetraining #dogtrainers #minieducator #offleash #balancedtraining #trainyourdog #dogobedience #chagrinfalls #ohiodogtrainers #boardandtrain #doglove #confidence #dogtruth #confidencetraining #dogtrainingtips #dogtrainertips #dogproblems #dogtraining101 #puppylove
Can your pup hold a down and leave the treats in front of them? Can your dog leave food alone when your drop it? 

The answer is yes! Call Spot On! Dog Training today for a free in-home demo! (440) 972-3647
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🐾
#dog #pets #impulsecontrol #heel #sit #down #place #stay #dogtraining #puppytraining #dogtrainingtips #obediencetraining #dogtrainers #minieducator #offleash #balancedtraining #trainyourdog #dogobedience #chagrinfalls #ohiodogtrainers #boardandtrain #doglove #216 #dogtruth #doglife #dogtrainingtips #dogtrainertips #dogproblems #dogtraining101 #puppylove
Huge congratulations to Duncan the standard poodle from Chagrin Falls on his recent graduation. Duncan spent a week with us for training and couldn’t have done better. He was such a great dog to work with and so was his owners. Great job Duncan!! 👏👏

Mike's Vision

Mike started off with a goal: to save any troubled dog or canine relationship that would have otherwise ended in a shelter, or something worse. This underlying mission is what drove him to open Spot On! in August 2015.

Boasting 15 years of experience, Mike is well equipped to give your dog the best approach to success and obedience. His expertise allows him to connect with dog owners, explaining how to train their dogs in a logical and sensible way. This method thereby equips each dog owner with the skills and tools needed to maintain training with their dog after Mike’s work is done.

Mike’s method of training produces effective results all while keeping your dog’s tail waggin’! With no shortage of positive stories resulting from Mike’s training, you’ll know that your pup is in good hands while also getting the training he or she needs. Mike is also the proud owner of two Belgian Malinois named Zeus and Ziva.

What Our Clients Say

🦃 𝙷𝚊𝚙𝚙𝚢 𝚃𝚑𝚊𝚗𝚔𝚜𝚐𝚒𝚟𝚒𝚗𝚐! 🦃

🍂 Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving from our team! In honor of the Thanksgiving, here are a few holiday tips for keeping your pups safe! 🍂

🍁 Use the place command while guests enter/exit to prevent any escapees. You can also keep a leash on your pup just in case!

🍁 Use the place command during dinner to keep table scraps out of reach. 

🍁 Be careful with table scraps and keep your trash out of reach! Cooked bones splinter much easier than raw bones which is very dangerous to our pups. Yeast dough can cause gas, bloating, and diarrhea, unfortunately that includes pumpkin pie.. 

🍁 Watch what plants are within your dogs reach! Some of our favorite holiday plants are actually toxic to dogs and cats such as; Holly, Poinsettias, Mistletoe, Lilies, Azaleas, and more. 

🍁 If you have a pup that is uneasy around large groups, consider crating them in a quiet part of the house until your guests leave. 

#dogtips #thanksgiving #dogsafety #dogtraining #dogs #dogtricks #dogtrainers
❗️4 𝓑𝓪𝓼𝓲𝓬 𝓒𝓸𝓶𝓶𝓪𝓷𝓭𝓼 𝓔𝓿𝓮𝓻𝔂 𝓓𝓸𝓰 𝓢𝓱𝓸𝓾𝓵𝓭 𝓚𝓷𝓸𝔀 ❗️

🐾 Come
🐾 Sit
🐾 Place
🐾 Off 

🦴 Knox, a 7 month old American Pitbull Terrier, demonstrating each command with distractions! 🦴

☎️ Call today for your FREE in-home demo! (440) 972-3647 ☎️
✅ 𝚃𝚑𝚎 𝚃𝚁𝚄𝚃𝙷 𝙰𝚋𝚘𝚞𝚝 𝙳𝚘𝚐 𝚃𝚛𝚊𝚒𝚗𝚒𝚗𝚐 ✅

🦴 Many owners believe that once you take your dog to a dog trainer, they will be fully trained upon their return home. This is in fact, not true. Dog trainers set a foundation for your pup to be the best version of themself. The truth is, dog training is for life. Just as we are always learning and enhancing our skills, so are our dogs! The best way to set you and your dog up for success in your home is to practice at least 15-20 minutes a day! Training your dog can be incorporated into your day! Below are some easy ways to add a few training sessions into your daily routine. 🦴

🐾 Train during meal times, using meal(s) as rewards

🐾 Holding place while entering/exiting a door (Impulse Control) 

🐾 Structured daily walks (Focus more on training rather than distance)

🐾 Waiting before eating (Impulse Control)

🐾 Practice commands during commercials on TV

🐾 Holding a sit/down outside of the kitchen while you cook

🐕 Rocco, 5 mo Golden Retriever practicing impulse control at the door! 🐕

☎️ Call today for your FREE in-home demo (440) 972-3647 ☎️
👀 𝔹𝕦𝕚𝕝𝕕𝕚𝕟𝕘 𝔼𝕟𝕘𝕒𝕘𝕖𝕞𝕖𝕟𝕥 👀

🐾 Building engagement while working with your pup is another extremely important part of training. If there is no engagement from the dog towards you, the dog will choose to do anything and everything except what you ask. Without engaging with you, the dog will instead choose to engage with the distractions in their surroundings. By making yourself more rewarding than the distractions at hand, overtime your dog will learn to seek attention from you rather than the surroundings. In the video example, our trainer (Brenna) is working the FIRST session with Rocco. Rocco is a 5 month old, Golden Retriever. As a puppy, focusing can be a challenge! Always remember that patience is key when working with puppies! 🐾

☎️ Call today for your FREE in-home demo (440) 972-3647 ☎️

#dogtraining #dogtrainingtips #dog #dogs #dogtips #dogtrainingtips #engagement #dogobedience #obedience #obediencetraining #goldenretriever #puppy #puppies #boardandtrain #spotondogtrainingcle #minieducator #ecollar
🐶 𝙵𝚘𝚛𝚖𝚜 𝚘𝚏 𝙳𝚘𝚐 𝙴𝚡𝚎𝚛𝚌𝚒𝚜𝚎 🐶

🐾 There are different ways to exercise your pup! Listed below are different forms and examples of exercise and stimulation for your furry kiddos. Every pup has different exercise needs. These needs vary breed to breed and dog to dog. To figure out what your dog truly needs, take a closer look into how they act on a daily basis. For example, if you take your dog on multiple walks a day and your dog still has endless energy, try adding some mental enrichment into your dogs routine. When we see energetic dogs, we are used to thinking that they need to physically release their energy, but this isn’t always the case. Adding a good mix of mental and physical exercise into your dogs routine can help to reduce anxious destructive behaviors as well as help your dog to relax. Pent up energy in dogs can lead to behaviors such as, but not limited to; excessive panting without exercise, jumping, excessive vocalization, mouthy, teeth chattering, spinning/chasing tail, and pacing. Physically over exercising a dog can also lead to these behaviors by causing the dog to be in a constant state of arousal, unable to calm their mental state. A highly aroused dog will have an elevated heart rate, blood pressure and breathing pattern. A highly aroused dog may also excessively drool, have poor impulse control, as well as display dilated pupils. Teaching your pup how to calm themselves and decompress after exercise is just as important to your dogs health as the exercise itself. 🐾

✅ Mental Exercise
- Food Puzzles
- Stuffed/Frozen Kongs 
- Training Exercises 
- Chew Toys
- Lick Mats
- Snuffle Mats
- Scent Games
- Structured Walk 
- Socialization in Public 

✅ Physical Exercise 
- Walks/Runs/Hikes
- Dog Treadmill
- Agility Course
- Fetch
- Climbing and Descending Stairs
- Swimming
- Flirt Pole

#dogtrainingtips #dogexercise #mentalstimulation #dogsofinstagram #dogtips #runningdogs #fetch #mixedbreed #germanshepherd #puppies #playtime #puppylove
🎃 𝓗𝓪𝓹𝓹𝔂 𝓗𝓞𝓦𝓛-𝔀𝓮𝓮𝓷 🎃

🦴Happy Halloween from the spot on team! Please remember to keep your cuddly werewolves safe on the sweet and scary holiday! Keep your sweet treasures out of your furry companions reach as chocolate is toxic to dogs. If your pup isn’t a fan of strangers, consider crating them out of sight or in another room from the ghouls, goblins, witches, and more that creep during the night. Stay safe and have and fun, happy night! 🦴

#dogtraining #dogtips #halloween #dogs
🐶 Sit Stay 🐶
🦴One of the things we teach here at Spot On is a sit with an implied stay. The video below shows our lead trainer, Maria, working Louie a Doberman, on a sit stay. Not only does a sit stay teach your dog to stay seated until released, but it also teaches them impulse control. Impulse control can be incredibly helpful in situations where it may be harder to control your dog; over excitement, dropped food, open doors/gates, etc. 🦴
 ☎️ Call today for your FREE in-home demo (440)
972-3647 ☎️
#dogs #doberman #sit #stay #place #dogtraining #dogtrainers
🐾 Reading your dogs body language/Fearful and Anxious dogs 🐾

🐶 Click on the picture below for more information! 🐶

🦴 Call today for your free in-home demo! (440) 972-3647 🦴
🐕 Heel 🐕

🐾 One of the obedience commands we teach at Spot On! is Heel! The heel command consists of the dog being able to walk with a loose leash at your side without pulling in front of, or behind you. Having your pup know a heel not only provides you with more control over your dog, but also provides mental exercise for your dog! Keeping your dog in a heel, by your side, while on a walk will help keep him/her out of harms way. Each dog receives 2 field trips, outdoors to the local parks or pet stores, to help solidify their heel around distractions. The heel command requires a lot of impulse control and focus to keep them next to you, in the heel position. The physical position of the dog reflects the mental position, meaning that if your dog is next to you, they are more likely to pay attention to you rather than their surroundings. Having your dog heel next to you, ignoring distractions, will also have a positive impact on your relationship! A heel will help give your dog the direction and communication they need while in a world full of distractions. 🐾

🦴 Video: Our trainers, Kenya and Bryan, practicing a heel with two of our students this week, Finn and Phoebe! 🦴

#dog #pets #impulsecontrol #heel #sit #down #place #stay #dogtraining #puppytraining #dogtrainingtips #obediencetraining #dogtrainers #minieducator #offleash #balancedtraining #trainyourdog #dogobedience #chagrinfalls #ohiodogtrainers #boardandtrain #doglove #roughcollie #dogtruth #doglife #dogtrainingtips #heel #dogproblems #dogtraining101 #puppylove
🐕🦴Dog Confidence!🦴🐕

Dogs build confidence by experiencing things they aren’t used to. One of the many ways we help our student pups build confidence is by using the treadmill! Not only does this help burn excess energy, it helps build their confidence. The “ground” moving underneath their feet is scary for most dogs because they have never experienced that before. Once they begin walking, they realize it isn’t so bad and are able to relax. Some dogs take longer and more sessions and socialization to the treadmill than others. This also goes for unstable and higher objects you may place your dog on. There are opportunities to build your dogs confidence everywhere you go!
🐾
Call today to schedule your free in-home demo (440) 972-3647
🐾
#dog #pets #impulsecontrol #heel #sit #down #place #stay #dogtraining #puppytraining #dogtrainingtips #obediencetraining #dogtrainers #minieducator #offleash #balancedtraining #trainyourdog #dogobedience #chagrinfalls #ohiodogtrainers #boardandtrain #doglove #confidence #dogtruth #confidencetraining #dogtrainingtips #dogtrainertips #dogproblems #dogtraining101 #puppylove
Can your pup hold a down and leave the treats in front of them? Can your dog leave food alone when your drop it? 

The answer is yes! Call Spot On! Dog Training today for a free in-home demo! (440) 972-3647
🐾
🐾
#dog #pets #impulsecontrol #heel #sit #down #place #stay #dogtraining #puppytraining #dogtrainingtips #obediencetraining #dogtrainers #minieducator #offleash #balancedtraining #trainyourdog #dogobedience #chagrinfalls #ohiodogtrainers #boardandtrain #doglove #216 #dogtruth #doglife #dogtrainingtips #dogtrainertips #dogproblems #dogtraining101 #puppylove
Huge congratulations to Duncan the standard poodle from Chagrin Falls on his recent graduation. Duncan spent a week with us for training and couldn’t have done better. He was such a great dog to work with and so was his owners. Great job Duncan!! 👏👏

Certificate of Excellence
Winner — 2018/19

Mike's Vision

Mike started off with a goal: to save any troubled dog or canine relationship that would have otherwise ended in a shelter, or something worse. This underlying mission is what drove him to open Spot On! in August 2015.

Boasting 15 years of experience, Mike is well equipped to give your dog the best approach to success and obedience. His expertise allows him to connect with dog owners, explaining how to train their dogs in a logical and sensible way. This method thereby equips each dog owner with the skills and tools needed to maintain training with their dog after Mike’s work is done.

Mike’s method of training produces effective results all while keeping your dog’s tail waggin’! With no shortage of positive stories resulting from Mike’s training, you’ll know that your pup is in good hands while also getting the training he or she needs. Mike is also the proud owner of two Belgian Malinois named Zeus and Ziva.

🦃 𝙷𝚊𝚙𝚙𝚢 𝚃𝚑𝚊𝚗𝚔𝚜𝚐𝚒𝚟𝚒𝚗𝚐! 🦃

🍂 Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving from our team! In honor of the Thanksgiving, here are a few holiday tips for keeping your pups safe! 🍂

🍁 Use the place command while guests enter/exit to prevent any escapees. You can also keep a leash on your pup just in case!

🍁 Use the place command during dinner to keep table scraps out of reach. 

🍁 Be careful with table scraps and keep your trash out of reach! Cooked bones splinter much easier than raw bones which is very dangerous to our pups. Yeast dough can cause gas, bloating, and diarrhea, unfortunately that includes pumpkin pie.. 

🍁 Watch what plants are within your dogs reach! Some of our favorite holiday plants are actually toxic to dogs and cats such as; Holly, Poinsettias, Mistletoe, Lilies, Azaleas, and more. 

🍁 If you have a pup that is uneasy around large groups, consider crating them in a quiet part of the house until your guests leave. 

#dogtips #thanksgiving #dogsafety #dogtraining #dogs #dogtricks #dogtrainers
❗️4 𝓑𝓪𝓼𝓲𝓬 𝓒𝓸𝓶𝓶𝓪𝓷𝓭𝓼 𝓔𝓿𝓮𝓻𝔂 𝓓𝓸𝓰 𝓢𝓱𝓸𝓾𝓵𝓭 𝓚𝓷𝓸𝔀 ❗️

🐾 Come
🐾 Sit
🐾 Place
🐾 Off 

🦴 Knox, a 7 month old American Pitbull Terrier, demonstrating each command with distractions! 🦴

☎️ Call today for your FREE in-home demo! (440) 972-3647 ☎️
✅ 𝚃𝚑𝚎 𝚃𝚁𝚄𝚃𝙷 𝙰𝚋𝚘𝚞𝚝 𝙳𝚘𝚐 𝚃𝚛𝚊𝚒𝚗𝚒𝚗𝚐 ✅

🦴 Many owners believe that once you take your dog to a dog trainer, they will be fully trained upon their return home. This is in fact, not true. Dog trainers set a foundation for your pup to be the best version of themself. The truth is, dog training is for life. Just as we are always learning and enhancing our skills, so are our dogs! The best way to set you and your dog up for success in your home is to practice at least 15-20 minutes a day! Training your dog can be incorporated into your day! Below are some easy ways to add a few training sessions into your daily routine. 🦴

🐾 Train during meal times, using meal(s) as rewards

🐾 Holding place while entering/exiting a door (Impulse Control) 

🐾 Structured daily walks (Focus more on training rather than distance)

🐾 Waiting before eating (Impulse Control)

🐾 Practice commands during commercials on TV

🐾 Holding a sit/down outside of the kitchen while you cook

🐕 Rocco, 5 mo Golden Retriever practicing impulse control at the door! 🐕

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🐾 Building engagement while working with your pup is another extremely important part of training. If there is no engagement from the dog towards you, the dog will choose to do anything and everything except what you ask. Without engaging with you, the dog will instead choose to engage with the distractions in their surroundings. By making yourself more rewarding than the distractions at hand, overtime your dog will learn to seek attention from you rather than the surroundings. In the video example, our trainer (Brenna) is working the FIRST session with Rocco. Rocco is a 5 month old, Golden Retriever. As a puppy, focusing can be a challenge! Always remember that patience is key when working with puppies! 🐾

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🐶 𝙵𝚘𝚛𝚖𝚜 𝚘𝚏 𝙳𝚘𝚐 𝙴𝚡𝚎𝚛𝚌𝚒𝚜𝚎 🐶

🐾 There are different ways to exercise your pup! Listed below are different forms and examples of exercise and stimulation for your furry kiddos. Every pup has different exercise needs. These needs vary breed to breed and dog to dog. To figure out what your dog truly needs, take a closer look into how they act on a daily basis. For example, if you take your dog on multiple walks a day and your dog still has endless energy, try adding some mental enrichment into your dogs routine. When we see energetic dogs, we are used to thinking that they need to physically release their energy, but this isn’t always the case. Adding a good mix of mental and physical exercise into your dogs routine can help to reduce anxious destructive behaviors as well as help your dog to relax. Pent up energy in dogs can lead to behaviors such as, but not limited to; excessive panting without exercise, jumping, excessive vocalization, mouthy, teeth chattering, spinning/chasing tail, and pacing. Physically over exercising a dog can also lead to these behaviors by causing the dog to be in a constant state of arousal, unable to calm their mental state. A highly aroused dog will have an elevated heart rate, blood pressure and breathing pattern. A highly aroused dog may also excessively drool, have poor impulse control, as well as display dilated pupils. Teaching your pup how to calm themselves and decompress after exercise is just as important to your dogs health as the exercise itself. 🐾

✅ Mental Exercise
- Food Puzzles
- Stuffed/Frozen Kongs 
- Training Exercises 
- Chew Toys
- Lick Mats
- Snuffle Mats
- Scent Games
- Structured Walk 
- Socialization in Public 

✅ Physical Exercise 
- Walks/Runs/Hikes
- Dog Treadmill
- Agility Course
- Fetch
- Climbing and Descending Stairs
- Swimming
- Flirt Pole

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🎃 𝓗𝓪𝓹𝓹𝔂 𝓗𝓞𝓦𝓛-𝔀𝓮𝓮𝓷 🎃

🦴Happy Halloween from the spot on team! Please remember to keep your cuddly werewolves safe on the sweet and scary holiday! Keep your sweet treasures out of your furry companions reach as chocolate is toxic to dogs. If your pup isn’t a fan of strangers, consider crating them out of sight or in another room from the ghouls, goblins, witches, and more that creep during the night. Stay safe and have and fun, happy night! 🦴

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🐶 Sit Stay 🐶
🦴One of the things we teach here at Spot On is a sit with an implied stay. The video below shows our lead trainer, Maria, working Louie a Doberman, on a sit stay. Not only does a sit stay teach your dog to stay seated until released, but it also teaches them impulse control. Impulse control can be incredibly helpful in situations where it may be harder to control your dog; over excitement, dropped food, open doors/gates, etc. 🦴
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🐾 Reading your dogs body language/Fearful and Anxious dogs 🐾

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🐕 Heel 🐕

🐾 One of the obedience commands we teach at Spot On! is Heel! The heel command consists of the dog being able to walk with a loose leash at your side without pulling in front of, or behind you. Having your pup know a heel not only provides you with more control over your dog, but also provides mental exercise for your dog! Keeping your dog in a heel, by your side, while on a walk will help keep him/her out of harms way. Each dog receives 2 field trips, outdoors to the local parks or pet stores, to help solidify their heel around distractions. The heel command requires a lot of impulse control and focus to keep them next to you, in the heel position. The physical position of the dog reflects the mental position, meaning that if your dog is next to you, they are more likely to pay attention to you rather than their surroundings. Having your dog heel next to you, ignoring distractions, will also have a positive impact on your relationship! A heel will help give your dog the direction and communication they need while in a world full of distractions. 🐾

🦴 Video: Our trainers, Kenya and Bryan, practicing a heel with two of our students this week, Finn and Phoebe! 🦴

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🐕🦴Dog Confidence!🦴🐕

Dogs build confidence by experiencing things they aren’t used to. One of the many ways we help our student pups build confidence is by using the treadmill! Not only does this help burn excess energy, it helps build their confidence. The “ground” moving underneath their feet is scary for most dogs because they have never experienced that before. Once they begin walking, they realize it isn’t so bad and are able to relax. Some dogs take longer and more sessions and socialization to the treadmill than others. This also goes for unstable and higher objects you may place your dog on. There are opportunities to build your dogs confidence everywhere you go!
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Can your pup hold a down and leave the treats in front of them? Can your dog leave food alone when your drop it? 

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Huge congratulations to Duncan the standard poodle from Chagrin Falls on his recent graduation. Duncan spent a week with us for training and couldn’t have done better. He was such a great dog to work with and so was his owners. Great job Duncan!! 👏👏