1. The Best Of All Methods Part 2

    When it comes to obedience training for dogs, The Dog Wizard is at Defcon: Expert. We have trained countless canines (and their families!). Our certified professional dog trainers are the authorities when it comes to dog training in Cincinnati. Last week we dove into training methods and their strengths and drawbacks. There are literally dozens of approaches when it comes to training man’s best friend. For the sake of t…Read More

  2. The Best Of All Methods Part 1

    When discussing the best way to train a dog, everyone has an opinion. Obedience training for dogs comes in all shapes, sizes, and philosophies. Each style has its own merits and drawbacks. One style can be suitable for a certain situation but those situations can often change. In such cases, the dog may be unable to adapt and behave accordingly. The Dog Wizard tackles this issue in a unique way that has shown great result…Read More

  3. Get Your Dog Moving!

    You’ve seen the dog agility competitions on TV: Canines tackling a variety of obstacles while their owner guides them through the timed course. These contests require concentration, teamwork, and conditioning. Being able to maneuver your dog over an A-frame or through a tunnel may seem like a lofty goal, but it is entirely possible! The Dog Wizard is your home base for dog training in the Cincinnati area. Our certified …Read More

  4. Travel Safety For Your Canine Companion

    How did June get here so quickly!?!? The weather has definitely been nice here in Cincinnati the past couple weeks. For a lot of canine companions, going on a car ride is a lot of fun, especially when the weather is nice! Some get to stick their faces/heads out the window and feel the breeze. Some get to roam around the car just waiting in anticipation of their destination. Some sit on the lap of the driver and relax. Des…Read More

  5. Choosing the right dog food for your best friend!

    If you are like me when I first got a 4-legged best friend many ages ago, you have a hard time choosing the right food.  As dog owners, we often go with whatever is the cheapest or whatever we can find at the local grocery store.  A lot of us have the mentality of "all dog food is the same."  This can't be farther from the truth.  Would you eat McDonalds every day for every meal?  It can be VERY overwhelming as there…Read More

  6. Holiday Puppies!

    It's holiday puppy time!  With so many people participating in this classic family tradition, we thought we’d address some do’s and don’t of getting a puppy during the holidays. First and foremost, the biggest issue is that a good majority of holiday puppies are going to end up at shelters and rescues. Shelters and rescues are already stretched to capacity, and there always seems to be a surge of incoming pets befo…Read More

  7. Keeping Dog Boarding Easy

    If you’re like me, your dog goes with you lots of places. But there’s times when your pup needs to stay behind. Boarding your dog can be a good option and a fun adventure, and we’ve been through it, too. As your premiere place for dog trainers in Cincinnati, we’ve got a few tips to keep stress low for everyone. First, tour the boarding kennel before the trip. The majority of facilities out there are solid, but tak…Read More

  8. Spotlight On Jagger (Aggression)

    Jagger came to us with severe dog and human aggression. Watch and witness his transformation from an insecure, reactive dog with no confidence... to a happy, confident, obedient pet!…Read More

  9. No Jumping!

    If you’re a pet guardian, you know it’s critical to teach your dog good manners. A dog with bad manners is annoying, embarrassing, and can create a feeling of unease. As your local source for Cincinnati dog training, one of the first things we recommend is to teach your dog not to jump on visitors. But why does it happen, and how do you stop it? First, it’s natural for dogs to jump up on people when they say hello. …Read More

  10. Spotlight on Cooper (Food Aggression)

    Cooper, 5 1/2 months old, starts our Freedom program in a couple weeks, but his owners were VERY concerned about his food aggression and needed help before the program started two weeks later. Cooper had actually bit both of his owners pretty badly when they got close to his food as he was eating. This video shows the proper way to help a dog realize that there is a much better option than to act on aggressive impulse. Wi…Read More