Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Is Therapy Your Long-Term Goal?

Therapy dogs are different than service dogs and emotional support animals.  There’s nothing better than the feeling of helping other people.  Training your dog as a therapy dog is a wonderful way to give back to your community.  You get to bond with your best friend and others are allowed to experience that love and joy.

Typically, therapy dogs remain with their owners for life, so don’t worry about having to give up your best friend as is often the case with service dogs.  What is the make-up of a therapy dog?  Young, well-socialized, friendly dogs in good health are the best candidates to become therapy dogs.  Just begin with that premise.

Training your best friend, no matter what the long-term goals may be is my purview.  I am Las Vegas dog trainer Dennis Danskin.  Let’s talk about your hopes and dreams for the next 10-15 years.  I will come to your home at no charge without obligation and discuss your puppy’s initial training needs.  Check out my website at then give me a call at (702) 327-4744.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Getting to Know Me.

If you are going to trust someone to train YOUR best friend to become a beloved member of your household then you should get to know them (me).  My name is Dennis Danskin.  I have spent nearly a half-century of my life understanding canines and training them in a humane manner that makes them great companions.

While my methods are positive reinforcement, here are some of my no’s –

1.  No…I won’t try to sell you merchandise.
2.  No…I am not a part of some national chain.
3.  No…there will not be kennel training.
4.  No…shock collars will ever be used.
5.  No…neither will “choke chains”.
6.  No…treats. I will train them, not fatten them up.

That should add up to YES meaning that you can trust me to make your four-legged child a valued part of your household for the next 10-15 years!  I believe in humane training.  See for yourself by visiting my website at  Next, give me a call for a complimentary in-home visit at (702) 327-4744.   

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

What if your Home was one Big Toilet?

That sounds harsh doesn’t it?  But to your new puppy that you are introducing to your home this summer that is pretty much what it is.  How is that new pup supposed to know where to go potty?  It is important to show them what pleases (and displeases) you in a calm and supportive manner to achieve the greatest success.

For example, many dogs trained to toilet on pads never quite get the idea of relieving themselves outside and become unreliable for the rest of their lives.  By teaching them to toilet on pads you are saying it is okay to go inside the house and there are dogs that don't even get the idea that they need to use the pads so continue to toilet all over the house…pads or no pads.

The idea is to achieve the desired result as smoothly and quickly as possible without a lot of mess and destruction of furniture.  Don’t blame your dog!  He does not know better.  Call on the services of professional dog trainer, Dennis Danskin.  He has been helping to toilet train your four-legged kids for decades in the Las Vegas area.  Call him today at (702) 327-4744.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Why I Don’t Believe in Clicker Training.

If you Google dog training, you are likely to see some well-meaning dog trainer using that annoying clicker.  Those who believe in clicker training are likely to believe in something called operant conditioning.  It goes back 80 years to B.F. Skinner and is based on rewards and punishments for a particular behavior.

I believe that –

1.  You must acknowledge love, joy, and sadness…they are not machines.
2.  We are not all simply controlled by our environment.
3.  Dogs are not just animals who respond only to yelling, poking, and prodding.
4.  Operant conditioning is cruel and ineffective.

You want a four-legged companion who loves to please you…NOT being terrified if he or she does not!  That is my goal.  I am Las Vegas dog trainer Dennis Danskin.  When you call me for a complimentary in-home visit, I will begin the bonding process that will turn your wild child into a valued member of your family.  Call me anytime at (702) 327-4744.   

Monday, May 13, 2019

Are Two Dogs Better than One?

It is a complicated question.  Depending on whom you ask you may get a different response.  You could start with one basic premise.  Two females are often (but not always) a bad mix.  Believe it or not, two females will tend to fight viciously with each other even more than two males.  Now there’s a hierarchy with which humans may not be familiar!

Adding a new puppy to the household with a dog that may have established its territory for a decade or more can be tricky.  Here are some steps you can take immediately –

1.  Put away the older dog’s chew toys
2.  Have places in your home where the two can get away from each other for a minute
3.  Have separate food dishes
4.  Make sure that all of your furry friends are up-to-date with their shots

Next, call Dennis Danskin.  That’s right, The Las Vegas area’s premier dog and puppy trainer.  He has seen every possible canine combination in his half century of dog training.  If you have more than one dog in your household make sure that you call in Dennis for a seamless transition.  Anywhere in the Las Vegas NV area just call (702) 327-4744.      

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Don’t Criticize…Embrace!

You might be fascinated with an online survey by Kelton Research, involving about 1000 people.  It indicates that the status of dogs as family members is changing.  It appears that in the minds of the Americans who responded to the survey, dogs are becoming more important as family members, particularly as children.

For example, more than four out of five of those surveyed consider their dogs to be true family members, equal in status to children.  It appears that dogs have become such an important part of the family that 54% of Americans now consider themselves to be “parents” rather than “owners”.  It seems to occur the moment that the dog joins the family.

Here is what COULD happen in your household.  You adopt a four-legged child, then you let it rule the household by not having him or her properly trained.  They don’t come with an instruction manual, but there is Dennis Danskin.  Dennis is one of the nation’s premier dog trainers and he is right here in Las Vegas.  Call him today for a free no-obligation in-home visit at (702) 327-4744.      

Las Vegas May 2019

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May is your last chance to enjoy some easy weather before the triple-digit heat of summer fully kicks in. The month is full of culinary festivals and big events.