Category Archives: Dog Training Kailua Kona Hawaii

Itching, Scratching, Biting Dog Madness

“My dog seems to scratch all the time.”  “My dogs licks and licks and licks. To the point it drives me crazy.”  “My dog has hotspots from itching and licking.”  “My dog wakes me up every night itching and licking, poor thing, and poor me with not enough sleep.” These are statements I hear almost…

Pumpkin Dog Food + Treats + Recipes and Carrageenan

All natural, organic, wholesome. All words we are looking to find in our dog food and treats these days. Especially after the big dog food recalls of late. Now we start hearing words like carrageenan. What is carrageenan and what does it have to do with dog food? *May 2012 – the National Organic Standards…

Dog Food Recall | How To Make Healthy Dog Food Choices

It’s happened again. A huge dog food recall due to salmonella. Dog owners left wondering what should I feed my dog? It seems as though there were some “good” dog foods included in this recent dog food recall list? What dog food manufacturer can I trust? Difficult questions considering most have some sort of vague…

Urban Agility Big Island Style

What is Urban Agility | K9 Cross Fitness? Urban agility is done outdoors in parks, by the beach, on trails and roads and open areas on the Big Island. We use everyday things you would find while out and about, as well a few home made props as our official agility equipment. Mental stimulation is…

Things To Do With Your Dog in Kona

Dogs in Kailua Kona have limited options for things to do. It’s a real bummer if you are a dog owner and want to get out and enjoy time with your dog as well as for those who want to find some good training options and don’t want to be limited to a basic obedience…

Walking, Running and Sitting as Yoga for Dogs with Anxiety

Yoga is highly recommended for anyone who suffers from anxiety. Much of the reason is to work with quieting the mind but another benefit is the focus on breathing. Which in turn brings a quieting of the mind. So in the case of the dog who suffers anxiety why wouldn’t this be the same? And…

What If My Dog Doesn’t Like Running with Me?

One of the wonderful things about Habits Coaching and writing a book about running for dogs has been the interaction I get with people and their dogs.  Here is a question I recently receive about a Labrador and the habit of running: HI Jt … I have a question for you … I have been…

Training Your Dog to Come To You as A Habit

Training your dog to come to you every single time is nothing more than changing habit. Just like anything if you never practice the fundamentals and go straight to the big time, failure is sure to be found. In the case of making recall a habit, your dog must be able to do it from…

Hey McDonalds Hawaii Loves Pit Bulls

America’s Bark Off to McDonald’s from BADRAP.org on Vimeo. Way to go dog owners. You spoke up quickly and prompted McDonalds to take down their ridiculous advertising suggesting Chicken McNuggets are safer then petting a Pit Bull. Hawaii has limited number of McDonalds and a large population of Pit Bulls. More good than bad once…

Puppy Training the Sit Stay Trick

The greatest thing ever about training a puppy is it makes the best friend you could ever imagine early on in your relationship. In Hawaii it’s called puppy training of the best kine! The rest of you can go with kind, which is a good word as well. I love it when people start right…