Entries by Pet University

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 […]

Fromm Petfest

Calling All Dog Stars PetU is rolling out the red carpet for you and your furry stars! That’s right, on Saturday, August 29th you are invited to join us at Fromm Pet Fest at Henry Maier Festival Park for a red carpet photo shoot with your dog. Meet the star-studded cast of PetU, take pictures […]

Why No Behavior is the Best Behavior

When you are with your dog, what are the moments that he gets the most attention from you? Most likely when you two are playing (high energy) or he has done something naughty (negative energy). But how about when he is laying down quietly chewing on a toy? Last week we talked about desensitization, a […]