North to Alaska—- to train dogs?

Last week Modi, my 3-year-old Malinois and I returned to Anchorage Alaska to help some dogs and their owners become better companions. Some of the dogs that we worked with were previous friends/clients that just needed some refresher training, others, we had never worked with before.   Modi and I cheered on 2  On The Ball K9 Training LLC clients that took their AKC Canine Good Citizen test...
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It’s getting hot out there. Keep your dog safe and enjoy the Summer!

The weather is warming up, school is coming to an end & Summer time is almost here. Time to go out and enjoy your dog. Here are some tips to make your Summer more enjoyable with your dog. Avoid overheating your dog. If your dog is slowing down, looking for a cool place to rest, or is reluctant to engage in activities, this could be a sign that they are getting too hot. If your dog gets over...
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May 16-22 2010 is Dog Bite Prevention Week! Don’t become a statistic.

Did you know that 4.5 million Americans are bitten by dogs each year. Among adults, males are more likely to be bitten than females. Adults with 2 or more dogs living in the household are 5 times more likely to bitten then those living with out dogs. The ASPCA  states that 50 percent of all children in the United States will be bitten by a dog before their 12th birthday? Did you know that...
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May 2 2010 is Fit Dog Fit Nation Day- What are you doing with your dog?

Fit Dog Fit Nation Day is Sunday, May 2nd, 2010 . Celebrate by taking your dog for a walk, a run, or some tail-wagging time in the sun. Healthy dogs are happy pets and regular exercise is key to every fitness plan. Exercise is so important for our four-legged friends that “Pets and People — Healthy Together” is the theme of this year’s National Pet week, May 2-8, 2010, jointly founded by...
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Happy Clients!

“Before we started training with Summer and On the Ball, we had a wonderful yet rambunctious 75lb Golden Retriever. On the Ball training was not our first training program. We tried two other programs with unsuccessful results. Though it takes a lot of work keeping up with the training (as in any training program) we noticed a change in our dog’s behavior fairly quickly. He’s still the...
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