Entries by Pet University

Dog Park Watchouts: When To Walk Away

People ask us all the time what we think about dog parks.  The response is tricky, because we love that these parks offer great areas for dogs to run and get exercise, but there are risks to be aware of if you choose to bring your dog(s) to a dog park. Here are 4 things […]

4 Classic Kids Games To Play With Your Dog

Don’t have time to practice training your dog? We know what a significant difference consistent practice makes in dog training, so here are a few quick, fun games to play with your dog to help playtime double as “work” time! These simple games reinforce basic dog training and obedience skills. When you make training fun, […]

A Shout Out For Dog Health & Safety This Spring

Just a few quick reminders for dog health & safety to make sure we have a group of happy, healthy dogs this spring! As the weather heats up, be sure your dog has plenty of water, but when he or she gets hot it’s important to offer water in controlled amounts every 15 minutes versus […]

Board & Train

Dear Dennis, We love our dog but she is causing major problems for our family and we need help. She is confident and happy much of the time, but when she meets new people she is so scared that she either has an accident or looks like she’s going to attack them. I’m afraid of […]

3 Ways You May Be Sabotaging Your Training Efforts

1. Inconsistency in expectations and follow through Like people, dogs need to know what is expected of them in order to deliver on your expectations. It takes some patience and repetition to teach your dogs the behaviors you expect. Start with one or two things to work on. For example, if you want your dog […]

Join us on January 30th for the 2016 Great Lakes Pet Expo!

The Great Lakes Pet Expo is the largest non-profit pet expo in Wisconsin, and takes place at the Wisconsin Exposition Center at State Fair Park on January 30th from 10am to 5pm. All proceeds from ticket sales* are given back to the community to help shelters and rescues. In 2015, the Great Lakes Pet Expo […]

New Specialty Training Courses at PetU Starting Monday 1/4!

The PetU crew is excited to announce that on Monday, January 4th, we will be offering several new specialty classes to further strengthen your bond as a training team! Here’s your chance to try out some specialty courses including Tricks, Disc Dog, Agility, Nose Work, Reactive Dog and Therapy Dog Training. Choose from the following […]

5 Hazards to Avoid In Your (Dog’s) Home This Holiday

Many times well meaning family members and friends think they are giving your dog a special treat, but what they don’t know CAN harm your dog. Here are 5 things to keep your dog away from this holiday season: Grapes, raisins and fruitcake can all lead to kidney failure. Fatty meat scraps can inflame your […]

Dog Training Without Treats: A Myth Revealed

“I don’t use treats to train my dog because I won’t always have treats on me”. We hear it all the time. And we understand why people believe this, but let’s look at the psychology behind dog training to bust this myth. The saying goes that variety is the spice of life, right? When we […]