There are so many amazing dogs out there, and of course, many owners would like to share the joy their dogs bring them by certifying them to be therapy dogs.  Imagine taking your dog to hospitals, schools, and community events all with the goal of making others happy.  The power of a dog’s love andRead More
Now that the weather is warming up in New York, pet owners are hitting the streets with their canine friends.   Studies indicate that a walk is not only good for your physical health; it also boosts your mood.  Therefore, you grab your ear pods and off you go on a relaxing walk with your dog.Read More
There are different forms of dog-on-dog aggression. The type we’re discussing this month is aggression between dogs living within the same household. Anyone who has witnessed a fight between his or her dogs knows how disturbing the situation can be. Not only do dog fights upset the happy balance in the home, it can leadRead More
I recently read an article where a dog attacked his owner because she placed a sweater on him. The author claimed the attack was unprovoked and came out of nowhere.  I have a problem with this claim.  It is rare that a dog attacks without warning.  Owners simply don’t recognize the warning signs, choose toRead More
Potential adopters often overlook special-needs dogs because they fear the disability deems the dog untrainable or they feel the dog requires considerably more time and money than a dog without disabilities. Honestly, all dogs require time and money.  Unless an ongoing medical problem caused the disability, special-needs dogs do not require any additional medical careRead More
Sublime K9 Dog Training’s most recent dog training graduates seen here.  Some of them are puppy graduates (no hat), which means they have finished our puppy preschool program for dogs under the age of 4 months, and the ones with the hats are from our more advanced programs.  To read their stories, click here Sublime K9 DogRead More

Training the Impulsive Dog

Posted by Jessica Freedman on September 14, 2016
Does your dog jump on you and your guests? Has she pushed past you on the staircase or on your way out the door? On your stroll around the neighborhood, does Fido pull and lunge at other dogs in an excited manner? You just might have an impulsive dog. The impulsive dog seeks immediate gratification. He acts onRead More
Earlier today, we came across a social-media post from a dog owner who opted to outfit her reactive dog with a muzzle.  It pleased us to learn that most of the responders supported the dog mom’s decision to use a muzzle. The sight of a dog wearing a muzzle may be upsetting or cause alarm,Read More
What is the first thing that pops into your head when you pass a dog wearing a muzzle?  Most people suspect a dangerous animal.  Contrary to popular belief, muzzles are not limited to aggressive behavior.  Pet owners are introducing muzzles to their dogs and cats for various reasons.  Below are a few scenarios for muzzleRead More
Imagine you settle into bed after a long day and drift to sleep. Moments later, a loud shriek awakens you. You bolt from bed and investigate the ghastly sound.  In the corner of the room, something thrashes beneath a blanket. Frozen in place, you decide, fight or flee? In real life, this scenario would causeRead More
A complaint we frequently hear from clients is their inability to entertain without their dog ruining the evening.  Whether dogs jump on guests, steal food, stretch out across the couch or beg during dinner, there is no denying our four-legged friends lack dinner-party etiquette. Therefore, we teach our canine clients the “place” command. The “place”Read More

Marker Training 101

Posted by Jessica Freedman on October 23, 2015
Teaching your dog new tricks and commands should be fun for you and your pup.  Training should begin as young as possible and will continue throughout the life of your dog.  When a puppy is young, it is best to use a system of training called marker training. Marker training is a form of clickerRead More

Achieving A Reliable Recall

Posted by Jessica Freedman on September 23, 2015
Will your dog always “come” when called? If not, your dog could be in potential danger. Long Island, known for its awful traffic, is crowded and most people live near a busy street. If your dog was to get out the front door, it is imperative that he comes back in the house when youRead More
Every year on the 4th of July, as all of America celebrates our independence, our four-legged family members experience one of the most stress inducing days of the year.Read More
New puppy owners will benefit from specialized training as they welcome new family members. Sublime K9, a dog training school based in Wantagh, NY, is pleased to offer their new ‘Long Island Puppy Pre-school’ for new dog owners in the Nassau and Suffolk regions.Read More
Many issues that arise when dogs live with humans stem from one thing….coddling!  Read on to find out why coddling your dog can actually hurt instead of heal.Read More
It is that time of year when kids are dreaming of a long summer vacation playing in the yard or swimming in the pool. Read More

Crating Philosophies

Posted by Jessica Freedman on March 1, 2014
Dog crates are an essential necessity for a number of reasons, especially for potty training. However, there is so much more behind the philosophy and psychology of crating a dog, than one would think.Read More

What Is Socialization?

Posted by Jessica Freedman on February 11, 2014
You have just added a new puppy to the family and want to be sure that you start off on the right paw.  People will often tell you to socialize your puppy as soon as possible.  Many people think that means to bring your dog around other dogs.Read More
Does this sound familiar…. “My dog steals socks and runs around the house with them in his mouth.  He knows hes not supposed to have it, but looks at me because he loves when I chase him.”Read More
It is overwhelming and there are so many conflicting opinions and strategies that it ends up confusing people (and the dog) more! We try one thing for a day or two and don’t have success, so we try a different method and keep changing it, hoping for one or more of them to combine andRead More

How Old To Train A Dog?

Posted by Jessica Freedman on July 29, 2013
This is such a common question that we get at Sublime K9 dog training company.  People may get a puppy as early as 8 or 9 weeks old and are looking for guidance.Read More
Typically people will get a puppy at 8 weeks of age and will think they need to wait to begin training.  In actuality, the younger you begin working with them the better.Read More

Top 7 Puppy Tips

Posted by Jessica Freedman on July 10, 2013
Sublime K9’s Top Seven Puppy TipsRead More
Some breeds are bred to be high energy such as German Shepherds or Jack Russell terriers.  Before you go out and get a dog make sure you do some research on the breed you are choosing to see that your energy level meets theirs.  A little research will prevent a mismatch like high energy dogsRead More
He was 30 pounds (at 1 year old), freezing, dehydrated and could barely move.  Tupper was brought into Wantagh Animal Hospital by a good samaritan, and the wonderful staff at Wantagh Animal Hospital nursed him back to health.Read More
Tupper was found behind Wantagh Animal Hospital two years ago in a small Tupperware container.Read More

Dog Shaming

Posted by Jessica Freedman on May 30, 2013
Where dog owners post a picture of their dog with a sign stating a confessional of what the dogs bad behavior was.  They are very funny and entertaining.  If you Google dog shaming, you will find a number of these pictures.  They are too funny and very cute, but I cant help but think ofRead More
The program takes about 30-45 minutes and is educational and fun.Read More

Preventing Fear Aggression

Posted by Jessica Freedman on March 20, 2013
Signs to look for are hair standing up, growling, avoiding, shaking, etc. How we handle this in the beginning can determine how it will progress or not progress. Often, the natural human way to deal with this is to pet them, coddle them and say “it’s ok”. We are looking to comfort them.Read More
Chubs is an adorable, sweet puppy that has a big personality.  Sublime will be working with Chubs on basic commands such as sit, stay, come, heel and down as well as basic manners such as no biting, jumping, and pulling on leash.Read More

The Key to Dog Training

Posted by Jessica Freedman on March 1, 2013
Then you have the people you know in your life that all have an opinion on how to train your dog. It can be overwhelming to say the least.Read More

House Training Help

Posted by Jessica Freedman on February 18, 2013
The four parts are: 1)  Crate training and supervision 2)  Regular schedule 3)  Feedback and discipline 4)  Cleaning up accidentsRead More
Dogs are social animals and many of them love people just as much as we love them.  One of the major concerns we come across at Sublime K9 is that dogs get so excited to see new people that they jump all over them.Read More

Does your dog respect you?

Posted by Jessica Freedman on January 30, 2013
Your dog may absolutely love you but may also look at you as a playmate or buddy and not a leader.  Dogs are born with the need to be in a pack.  Since humans live with dogs we are now part of their pack.Read More
Sublime K9 Dog Training would like to welcome Chubs a 4 month old English Bulldog to our training program.  Chubs is an adorable, sweet puppy that has a big personality.  We will be working with Chubs on basic commands such as sit, stay, come, heel and down as well as basic manners such as noRead More
The symptoms of this common problem may include whining, excessive salivation, barking, destroying items, scratching walls, floors and doors and trying to escape.Read More

Choosing the right dog

Posted by Jessica Freedman on December 29, 2012
Go online and look at all the different breeds that you are interested in and see what the good and not so good qualities are that are common with the breed.Read More

Crying in the crate

Posted by Jessica Freedman on August 23, 2012
Congrats on your new puppy!  You are probably feeling all kinds of emotions like joy, love, happiness and PANIC!  Its a lot of work having a new puppy.Read More

My Dog Is Afraid of Thunder!

Posted by Jessica Freedman on August 16, 2012
This is so common.  Ive heard many stories from my clients of how their dog runs and hides in the bath tub when they are having a thunder storm.Read More