Treat or No Treat?

Certified Obedience Trainer, Jamie, shows us how to get our pups to respond to commands even without a treat present.

Foxtails and Burrs; Hazards for your Dog

After the rains, and once we get into summer time here in Southern California, all of our weeds and grass that have grown in nice and thick, begin to dry out. Which brings out one of our main concerns; foxtails. A foxtail is a spikelet or cluster of grass that serves to disperse its seeds […]

Tips from an Obedience Trainer: Consistency Rule

Certified Obedience Trainer, Jamie, Shows us how to implement the Consistency Rule.

Tips from an Obedience Trainer: Ask it Once Rule

“Sit, Buddy! Sit! Siiiit…. SIT!!!” Sound familiar? How do you get your dog to respond the first time? When training your pup, avoid repeating commands. Ask one time and wait a moment. If your dog doesn’t respond, turn away for a few seconds, then repeat the exercise.

Tips from a Dog Walker: Pick up that Poop!

Did you know there is actually a law about picking up your dog’s poop in Orange County? Sec. 4-1-50. – Dogs to be curbed. A person having custody of any dog shall not permit, either willfully or through failure to exercise due care or control, any such dog to defecate or urinate upon: (a) A […]

Tips from a Dog Walker: Microchipping

Part of being a responsible pet owner is making sure you can always have access to your dog should they ever escape or go wandering. The first and foremost easiest way to aide in getting your pet back, is to make sure that they have current tags attached to their collar. That is an affordable […]

Tips from a Dog Walker: Keep Calm & Carry On

When a human is stressed out, anxious, or angry, dogs pick up on that. They know what we are feeling. They know when we are anxious, or angry, or excited. They know when we are sad. I bet all you dog owners out there already know this about your dogs because you have had the […]

Get to know us: Featuring Meghan

I have lived nowhere else but Costa Mesa California, and I wouldn’t change my home town for the world. California is the place to be! I am the 3rd child of 4 and I come from a big family, which is very important to me. My younger sister is my best friend, my older siblings […]

Get to Know us: Featuring Steph

Hi y’all! If you haven’t met me in person yet, I’m the loud one in the group. I’ve been working for Shar for almost a year and have truly found a passion in working with dogs. Before Sea Spot Walk I was with Starbucks for nine years. I finally decided it was time for a […]

Get to Know us: Featuring Amy

I’m sure you could have guessed this, but I am a major animal lover! I was always that young child bringing home stray animals to my mother and leaving out fresh food and water for the homeless babies in our neighborhood. My most recent rescue is my cat Tiny who is the apple of my […]