Tuesday, December 25, 2018

New Year's Eve in Las Vegas!

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Gather your friends and family and make your plans to bring in 2019 together!  There's something for everyone!

Thursday, December 13, 2018

10+ Things to Do in Las Vegas in Winter

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Check out this list of events and activities going on in Las Vegas and the surrounding areas in the winter, from seasonal attractions to day trips worth checking out, so you’ll have no problem keeping busy.



Dogs and Ice Hockey…Two Las Vegas Passions.

Rescuing a new best friend for the holiday has long been a pastime of many Las Vegas residents.  With the inception of the Golden Knights, hockey has become a new local passion.  Now, the two have combined to captivate us here in the valley.  Meet Benny, a 5 year old Golden Retriever rescue who loves to ice skate!

You can Google Las Vegas rescue dog learns to ice skate to see Benny do his thing on the frozen pond.  The warmth you will feel in watching this video might well melt the ice itself.  It is just another of the thousands of stories on how rescue canines have been given a forever home by Las Vegas residents and become a family’s best friend.

If it is your plan to add a new addition to your Las Vegas area home by visiting one of our local animal shelters I hope that you will make me your next call.  I am Dennis Danskin.  Using my half-century of humane dog training methods, I will turn your new companion into a valued member of the household.  Just give me a call, Dennis Danskin at (702) 327-4744.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

The Health Benefits of Owning a Well-Trained Dog.

You have heard of the studies that show a well-behaved four-legged child in your home decreases stress, increases fitness (for both parties), and just puts a smile on your face in general (don’t believe anyone who says that your dog DOES NOT smile).  There is even a direct result in lower blood pressure and cholesterol in the two-legged family members!

Now the converse.  A dog that bites strangers, does not properly socialize with family members in the home and has an aversion to other pets is a hazard to your overall health.  That bond between you and your beloved best friend is sacrosanct and you want to do whatever you can to promote harmony in the house.

Enter Dennis Danskin.  It must be working for him.  He has trained dogs in the Las Vegas area for over 50 years and he seems to be holding up very well, thank you!  The truth is, Dennis will turn your terrified new addition to your family into the best component of the household.  Call him today for a FREE in-home consultation at (702) 327-4744.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Celebrate WinterFest 2018 Henderson Style! Dec 7-8, 2018

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"This spectacular Henderson WinterFest celebration will be fun for the entire family with continuous entertainment, games, art show, gingerbread houses, festival of trees, craft vendors, food vendors, children's activities and a new Saturday evening light parade."

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Start ‘Em Young!

Oh, how true that is.  If you start training a puppy from the get-go you will not only ensure greater success, but you will get the maximum joy out of the next dozen plus years.  That does NOT mean that an old dog can’t be taught new tricks…look at Tiger Woods!  The truth is, if you have a puppy under 6 months old let’s get to it.

Just weeks ago, your new four-legged child was jumping and playing with its peers.  You know that’s true…puppies come with same-age siblings and the behavior that they displayed just weeks ago is simply no longer acceptable.  They were born to live in your forever home.  You will be doing them an enormous favor by teaching them the ways of your household.

To achieve that beautiful balance, it is important to seek the advice and methods of a professional puppy trainer.  If you live in the Las Vegas Valley you should know the name Dennis Danskin.  He has been training our area’s dogs and puppies for over five decades.  Please call him for a free in-home visit at (702) 327-4744.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Celebrate Thanksgiving at Las Vegas restaurants

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"Dozens of Las Vegas restaurants are planning special dishes and prix fixe menus for Thanksgiving, and most buffets will add dishes especially for the holiday."

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Accentuating the Positive.

NO, NO, and NO.  How many times have we used that word in our lifetimes?  Chances are, we have uttered it more often than YES.  Positive reinforcement vs. negative reinforcement.  It is an ongoing discussion in the workplace, child rearing, personal growth, and in the world of dog training as well.

One example of negative reinforcement is when the dog’s bottom is pushed to force it into the sitting position.  Another example of negative reinforcement is often used when working with a dog that is afraid of things such as other dogs.  Negative reinforcement comes with risk.  One 2014 study shows that dogs trained in this manner are 3 times more likely to display aggression among family members!

Come on now, you really don’t want that for the next dozen years or so, do you?  Dennis Danskin, a nationally renowned humane dog trainer right here in Las Vegas practices positive NOT negative reinforcement.  Please visit his website at  Then give him a call for a complimentary in-home visit at (702) 327-4744.  

Find free and discounted Veterans Day offers and events in Las Vegas

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In an effort to support our troops, numerous Las Vegas-area businesses are rallying to offer military personnel free and discounted access to events and attractions.


Monday, October 15, 2018

What a Shock!

Did you ever want to shock your toddler to get their attention?  Of course, you would not do that.  So many people however, think that it is okay when training your four-legged child.  Therefore, they think that buying a shock collar, or e-collar, or remote training collar is the correct way to get your dog to do what you want it to.

Go ahead, put that collar on your own neck and see how it feels…I didn’t think so!  Shock collars have a history.  They were first used more than 50 years ago for the specific purpose of training hunting dogs.  Today, they are used as a deterrent to train away negative or unsafe behavior.  Don’t let a retailer tell you that they are humane!

Training humane is an art and Dennis Danskin has mastered that art.  He is the Las Vegas area’s humane dog trainer.  You can find out more about Dennis and his half-century of dedication to canines by visiting  Please reconsider that shock collar until you have called Dennis Danskin at (702) 327-4744.

Haunted Houses & Halloween Attractions in Las Vegas

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"Halloween is just around the corner, and if you're looking for some spooky fun then you've come to the right place."

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Why Train at Home.

This could apply to humans as well as dogs.  Why should our four-legged children be trained by a professional in our own homes?  First things first, if your dog is trained away from home he or she may come to you “seemingly” fully trained only to regress when the surroundings change.  What good does that do?

Training at home with the guiding hand of a fifty-year professional is simply the right choice for Las Vegas residents.  Your new family addition becomes comfortable with its surroundings and you learn valuable techniques from the very best humane dog trainer in our area on what to do and NOT to do.

The right choice over and over again continues to be Dennis Danskin.  His website says it all at  Set up an environment that ensures your dog’s success by having them trained at home.  Please make an appointment to have Dennis come into your home anywhere in the Las Vegas Valley by giving him a call at (702) 327-4744.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Behavior 101.

In dogs, just as with humans, there are 4 major factors that determine behavior.  Genetics (what is in mom and dads genes), exposure (what have they been exposed or hidden from?), the environment (what has been going on around them), and education (learning better behavior patterns are what humans and dogs should always do).

How many of these do you control when you invite a new four-legged addition to your home?  The obvious answer is three.  What mom, dad, and the grandparents had in their DNA is probably beyond your control.  This is why you give maximum effort to the other 3 and give your new best friend to best chance to succeed.

This comes with practice.  Unfortunately, in our lives we don’t “practice” dog training.  We may be faced with the opportunity once every decade and a half.  Dennis Danskin deals with this every day of his life and believes that personal, humane dog training in YOUR environment is essential.  Please call him for a free in-home visit at (702) 327-4744.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Training a Pit Bull.

When you see those gut-wrenching scenes from the animal shelters what do you see more than anything else?  You probably notice an inordinate number of Pit Bulls who are ready for adoption.  So many people love this breed, and far too often they are neglected by former owners and now are in need of a loving home in the Las Vegas area.

Here are some things that I have noted over decades of training Pit Bulls and other breeds that have been perceived to be aggressive.  For one thing, teach them to relax.  I always try to train them in a calm environment.  Obedience becomes a lifestyle.  I teach them to look me in the eye.  DO NOT use choke chains, shock collars, or clickers.

Pit Bulls have wonderful personalities and make amazing companions for your entire family.  In Las Vegas, there are thousands of beautiful Pits ready for a forever-home.  Let me help you integrate this amazing breed into your home environment.  I have trained dogs both great and small for over fifty years.  Call me to come to your Las Vegas area home.  My phone number is (702) 327-4744.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Monday, August 20, 2018

Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks.

That old adage has gone out with the horse and buggy.  Yes, you CAN teach an older four-legged addition to your household new behavioral patterns.  As a matter of fact, it may be absolutely essential when you adopt a new dog (new to your family) from somewhere that does not know their “story”.

There is the obvious…potty training.  Your new furry friend may be afraid of everything.  Then there is crate training of a dog that may have never experienced such things.  Of course, loud noises can trigger erratic behavior including barking which you may want to discourage in your household.  Also, how does the new addition get along with kids?

There are a myriad of things that your new (not so much a puppy any more) may need to learn or re-learn.  That is why you call on the half-century of expertise that Las Vegas humane dog trainer Dennis Danskin brings.  He has trained young and old, large and small breeds since the 60’s (Not 1860’s…it just seems like it!) Call Dennis for a free in-home visit at (702) 327-4744.