Category: Dog training

Bella’s Story

We have decided to share the personal story of the dog that inspired Backcountry K-9 Training, Bella, in hopes that it inspires others. Bella came into my life at one of the most pivotal times of my life, and my initial intention was just…

Optimizing Your Health to Keep Up With Your Dog

By: Sammy Szura   About Me Hello! My name is Sammy Szura and I graduated college with a degree in Nutrition and Dietetics. I am currently enrolled in the required ten-month long dietetic internship to become a Registered Dietitian (RD). Once I complete the…

Why We All Need to Accept Muzzles

Muzzles Are Extremely Important For Any Dog Why do I think muzzles are so important for your dog that I decided to write a whole entire article about them? Having your dog get used to wearing a muzzle has so many benefits even for…

The Humanization Of Dogs

While our dogs are our best companions, there a major problems with humanizing your dog. Lets face it, we all love our dogs and want to treat them like family. We live in a much more dog-centric time then we ever have in the…

3 Ways To Improve Your Relationship With Your Dog Today

The first step in any dog training program is to work to improve your relationship with your dog, How can we do that? Everyone strives to have the best relationship possible with their dogs. Some trainers even use that to scare people into one…

5 Basic Commands Every Dog Should Know(Not What Your Thinking Of)

With So Many Different Commands We Can Teach Our Dogs, Which Are the Most Important For Your Dog Training Needs Lets face it there a ton of commands you can teach your dog like rollover, spin, sit, down, come, shake, paw, the list goes…

The Importance Of Building Off Your Dog Training

One Crucial Mistake Dog Owners Make Is Stopping Training Their Dog Once They Are Done With A Training Program The Best thing you can do for your dog is hire a professional dog trainer to help guide you through the ins and outs of…

Is Your Dog Friendly?

Bella Sleeping in her muzzle 1 year ago What may seem like a harmless question creates a multitude of insecurities and reactions for other dog owners. This is the situation, your walking with your reactive dog in a park trying to work on them…

Getting Yourself and Your Home Ready for New Dog

So You Have Decided To Bring In A New Dog, Now What? This is an exciting time for you and your family. You get to add a new furry family member, whether it is your first dog or you have had them your whole…

Busting The Myths Around Adult Shelter Dog Adoption

There Are Many Myths About Adopting Adult Shelter Animals That Are Untrue and Hurtful To Those Wonderful Dogs Shelter animals are a topic that is near and dear to my heart. Shelter animals are one of the backbones of Backcountry K-9 Training, LLC. I…