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When you are unable to supervise your dog

The single most important investment you will make for your dog is the purchase of a crate. No pet owner should try to live without one. This “canine condo” is the ultimate piece of training equipment. It allows you to breathe a sigh of relief, knowing that your dog is …

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Holiday Pet Safety

My name is Robert Forto and I am the training director of Alaska Dog Works. I am asked all the time about holiday do’s and don’ts from pet owners. While I always offer an article right around Christmas about training Christmas puppies I thought it would be wise to offer some tips to …

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Training Your Dog for the Holidays

The packages tied with ribbon and bows, the tinsel and stockings, and the roast beast are all but a faint memory.  The sweet little bundle of joy that was nestled beneath the tree Christmas morning is by now a barking menacing terror! What to do?  Surely we cannot allow Max …

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A Christmas Puppy? Maybe Not.

  Events of this Christmas will have a profound impact on the dog training industry in April. All those cute puppy-in-a-stocking photos prompt unsuspecting people to give dogs as gifts, inevitably resulting in a high rate of premium business for me and my colleagues. A Christmas Puppy? Maybe Not “Christmas …

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Game on!

In our private basic obedience classes at Alaska Dog Works we address commands such as; sit, come, stay, down, wait, and loose leash walking.  These commands are outlined for you on homework sheets and you are shown how to teach your dog these commands. It’s a simple concept.  After about eight …

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Dog Training in Seattle

Starting in September we will be offering our award winning dog training in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest. We are in negotiations with a training center in the Seattle area that will allow us to use their space to meet with clients and offer our training services. We will be …

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Online Coaching

Here at Alaska Dog Works we work with clients along the road system and in the rural communities from Nome to Sitka and beyond. We have found a way to deliver exceptional service to all of our clients by offering dog training on demand. Now you can get individual, fully …

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