Pawmos Blog

Do you talk to your Dog?

 I do. Actually I do it quite a lot. I love doing it because I know that Ralphie is never gonna argue with me. He is the best listener! His answer is always a cute face with that look saying: ¨I know, I get it.¨ It´s amazing how much this little he can take on. It...

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How To Teach Your Dog Come When Called, Gravity. Part II

When Amy called me she was desperate. ¨Hey Gabe, Daisy loves going to the park, but the minute I take her off leash she runs to the water, which as you know is pretty far¨  She told me. “What do you do when that happens?” I asked her. “Well, I call her, but she...

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How To Teach Your Dog Come When Called. Part I

There are two approaches which you can use to teach your dog to ¨come¨ when called. You can also combine them. The first one is Conditioning and Training and the second one is Gravity. Let’s talk about the first one. Conditioning and training means to condition your...

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How To Introduce The Leash To Your Puppy For The First Time

¨… So suddenly I hear a very weird noise, like a tornado galloping on four legs in my living room. I walk in and ¨Simba¨ is going crazy. She is running like a maniac and possessed like a poltergeist. What’s going on?! At first I thought my puppy was going crazy and I...

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How To Teach Your Dog Any Command

There are different ways to teach your dog commands. My preferred method is positive reinforcement or reward based techniques. Usually using food or toys. This technique is under what I refer as conditioning and training. As I explained in previous blogs this is...

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 Leadership and Dogs

I will first start defining what I mean by leadership. Leadership  means practicing awareness, self control, decision making and accountability when you have to. By that order! I see leadership as a responsability, a service and a privilege, not an entitlement. This...

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What is your dog thinking?

As a professional dog trainer and behaviorist I get a lot of very interesting stories from dog parents. For example:  ¨my dog knows what’s right,  but decides not to do it.¨ Or ¨My Dog is annoying me on purpose because I left him or her alone all morning in the crate....

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How To Calm Your Dog Down

This is a big one!! There are many different ways to calm your dog down. In my sessions I show different techniques and ways to calm dogs down, but no technique will work if you either overuse it or you are not in control of the energy behind it. On this blog I´ll...

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Letting Go: What Dogs Can Teach Us

In this blog I´m going to expose a little bit myself. I might get a little emotional. But bare with me, it´s worth it. 😉 As some of you know I´m a musician. More specifically a professional guitar player, or at least I used to be for over 18 years of my life. As a...

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