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Hillary's Hound House Mission and Training Philosophy
Our Mission is to train the companion of a lifetime, and to support that training with superb care and programs that enrich the lives of dogs and the people who love them.
Our Training Philosophy is grounded in state-of-the-art, research-based, non-aversive training techniques. These we combine with affection and gentle regard for each dog’s unique temperament and needs for exercise, interaction and mental stimulation. We believe that every puppy needs a trained human, so all of our classes and training programs include activities and instructional experiences that create informed, confident dog and puppy owners.
What is it and do I need to be concerned? What is Giardia? Giardiasis is an intestinal infection in people and animals. It is caused by a protozoan parasite Giardia intestinalis (also known as Giardia lamblia). Most dogs become infected by drinking water contaminated...read more
Every year in the United States there are between 350,000 and 400,000 dog bites. Of those bitten each year roughly 60% are reported to be children under the age of 15, two thirds of whom are boys. A recent study published in the Journal of Nursing, Social Studies and...read more
By Hillary Alexander and Kasey Nash Dog daycares are becoming increasingly popular as more people realize the benefits of exercise and companionship rather than home alone. As dog owners we all want our dogs to enjoy the day, get exercise - even learn some new skills....read more
Puppy Training with Games Here is Wallace, a 4 month old King Charles Spaniel as he learns the, "Make the Right Choice," Game. You can teach this game several ways; with your hand and with a bowl of food. Either way, your puppy will learn to solve challenges by...read more
Puppy Training Games - Make the Right Choice! Use games to train your puppy to be less impulsive and solve problems by waiting and being polite. In the following 3 videos you'll learn how to train your puppy to make good choices. Puppy Training Games – Make...read more
When it comes to training a puppy things probably haven’t changed in 32,100 years. That's our best guess for how long humans have cohabited with dogs. Whether you live in a cave, a tent, the arctic or high desert the basics remain the same; sit, down, potty outside,...read more