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. 

CCSD School Calendar 2018-2019

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School is back in session and there are some dates you should have on your calendar!


Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Before you add to your family think about the time of year.

This may or may NOT be the right time to add a four-legged friend to the family mix.  Right now, you have a full house.  The kids are home for a bit longer from school and vacation time may be over, but give some thought to the notion of adopting a new furry addition to your household.  In a few weeks things will return to normal, so who will train this new puppy?

That subject (if not addressed first) could haunt you for the next 15 years.  The proper training of your new puppy is as important as the breed and compatibility that you consider when adopting.  It should NEVER, NEVER be taken lightly.  I recommend moving forward in the month of August with one important caveat.

Please call me for a FREE, no obligation, in-home evaluation of your new addition.  My name is Dennis Danskin.  Please see my credentials by visiting  I have been training puppies and grown dogs for over fifty years with success and compassion in the Las Vegas area.  Give me call and we’ll schedule a visit at (702) 327-4744.

51's Announce Deposits for 2019 Season Tickets at the Las Vegas Ballpark!

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Secure your deposit now for 2019 Season Ticket and purchase tickets for upcoming games in 2018!

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Look What they are Saying about our Las Vegas “Dog Whisperer”

A dog is a commitment.  It is not supposed to be an impulse purchase like a pair of shoes.  It IS a decade + dedication to an additional member of your family.  If you think of it in any other way we urge you to reconsider the adoption of a new best friend.  A dog is not a place holder, or a baby sitter, or a security system…it is another family member!

People who have hired Las Vegas area dog trainer Dennis Danskin say things like this…”he was incredibly thorough and knowledgeable”.  “Dennis has done wonders with my two little monsters”.  “It was incredible to see the results after the first visit”.  And, this one, "Dennis to the rescue!”.

Yes indeed, Dennis to the rescue sums it up pretty well.  He takes a daunting situation that you would never want to tackle alone and makes it fairly routine.  And, he does it ALL within the comfort and familiarity of your own home.  You cannot do better than to call humane Las Vegas area dog trainer Dennis Danskin at (702) 327-4744.

Las Vegas Summer Fun Attractions, Activities and More!

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"If you’re planning a visit and looking for things to do in Las Vegas in the summer, check out our list of the top attractions and activities going on this year."

Monday, July 2, 2018

Are you Going Out There with a Fur Coat On?

You wouldn’t consider doing that this time of year in Vegas.  Yet, your dog has to do it every day!  Maybe we don’t think enough about that.  And, leave it to puppies…they love to sunbathe even if it is over a hundred degrees outside.  The first real heat waves each year are many times the most dangerous.

The first thing that I would like you to remember is to make sure your dog has had a good grooming to pull all or any extra hair/undercoat that has not shed away.  For dogs that will be going outside, it’s critical to have ventilated shade, that means an area that provides a lot of shade where the sun is not heating up the ground or concrete. 

Now to the subject of training in the midst of a hot Las Vegas summer.  I feature humane in-home dog training for a reason.  Familiar surroundings reap successful rewards.  That is true 12 months a year, but especially now.  Please give me a call for a free evaluation in the air- conditioned comfort of your home.  I am Dennis Danskin at (702) 327-4744.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

4th of July in Vegas 2018

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Make you plans for 4th of July in Las Vegas!  Don't Miss Out!

Friday, June 15, 2018

Let’s Do an Evaluation.

If you wanted to remodel your kitchen wouldn’t you call someone in to give you an estimate?  If you needed landscaping done you would do the same.  Free estimates are all part and parcel of the job.  So, why would you not have a professional dog trainer (and, by the way, the best in the area) come to your home and do the same?

It just makes sense for Dennis to come to your home and evaluate the task ahead.  That is the job of integrating your new four-legged addition to your household to make them a welcome and loving adjunct to your daily life.  The commitment you have made in adopting your beautiful new dog comes with an obligation to your family to make a compatible transition.

When Dennis Danskin meets your new best friend, he will be able to quickly assess what is necessary in the training process.  No two dogs are alike and no one knows it better than Las Vegas’ humane dog trainer.  You will love the way Dennis is able to mold your dog into the perfect companion for your household.  Call him today for a FREE evaluation at (702) 327-4744.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018


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Make plans for Father's Day in Las Vegas!  Here are some ideas!

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Penny Wise and Pound Foolish.

How many times in your life have you been guilty of this?  We all have made that mistake at various times.  Sometimes that error in judgement can cost you for well over a decade.  Just such an example is professional dog training.  How often have we heard of an adult saying…okay I bought you a dog, now take care of it. 

Really, what does that even mean?  Folks, they don’t come with instruction manuals.  Each and every magical addition to your home is truly a gift that will keep on giving for perhaps 15 years or more.  That is NOT to be taken lightly.  A well-trained dog will put a smile on everyone’s face for years to come.

Please DO NOT be penny wise and pound foolish when it comes to dog training.  If you are serious about adding someone to your family, then you need to be serious about what that addition will mean to your household.  If you get a new puppy this summer call me.  I am Dennis Danskin an in-home humane dog trainer in Las Vegas.  Please keep my number (702) 327-4744.

Las Vegas Guide to June 2018

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Vegas offers plenty of activities to keep you cool during the longest days of the year.


Thursday, May 24, 2018

We are all Unique in our own Wonderful Way.

How many kids have you met or have in your household under the age of seven?  One thing is absolutely certain…they are all exceptional and unique, aren’t they?  Until a puppy reaches the age of one they, too are under the age of 7 in their world.  Personalities, energy levels, and health issues in general are all different for them too.

That begs the question…why would you use exactly the same training methods on each puppy?  It simply does not make sense!  When they interacted with their siblings they played hard and nibbled to the point of even biting whether out of anger or not.  Just like a kid, how in the world would they know where you want them to go potty?

That is why professional Las Vegas dog trainer Dennis Danskin treats four-legged kids just like two-legged ones.  Each is unique in its own amazing personality.  The training methods used by Dennis are always tailored to your individual situation creating the desired results!  Call him today for a FREE in-home evaluation at (702) 327-4744.

POOL PARTY - Memorial Day Weekend - 5/26

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Drais Beach Club - Las Vegas Pool Party

Doors Open @ 11am
Early Arrival is Strongly Suggested!!!




Tuesday, May 8, 2018

The Health of Your Best Friend.

Usually I devote this space to humane dog training in the Las Vegas area.  That is my job, to make sure that your companion is the best it can be.  I want to spend a couple of minutes talking about the current and future health of your four-legged friend.  We just recently saw a canine flu epidemic ravage the Vegas area.

There are always illnesses and other events that can shorten your time with your best friend.  Please, please have regular check-ups scheduled with your favorite vet.  Whether you have one dog or a few, they are all so precious and they deserve every fighting chance of living a long and active life.

My name is Dennis Danskin.  I am that guy that Las Vegas area residents know as the “humane dog trainer”.  Please visit my website at to read more about what that really means.  A healthy, well-trained dog is truly one of God’s greatest gifts.  Give me a call and I will take care of the latter at (702) 327-4744.

2018 Best Mother's Day Brunch Restaurants in Las Vegas

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"Mom has fed you so many times, so this Mother's Day, treat her to a special brunch. The whole family can enjoy everything from strawberry waffles with a cappuccino to a succulent plate of crabs' legs paired with a Mimosa."


Monday, April 16, 2018

Train Them at Home.

Where should proper dog training begin?  It seems logical to assume that it should occur where they live, not at some remote area where they will never return as adults.  Real dog training takes place under the roof where they will spend their lives.  Even if you are doing it for the humans because of your busy schedule it is simply the most sensible thing to do!

Adding outside distractions to the training process merely creates an environment that is set-up to fail.  The object here is to have your new family member acclimate themselves to their forever home.  Unlike human children, they are most troublesome in the first year or so.  If you have raised a kid to adulthood you know what I am talking about!

I am a professional Las Vegas area in home trainer of puppies and adult dogs.  My name is Dennis Danskin.  I want you to know that my love for these incredible creatures is in my DNA.  I also want you to know that my first in-home visit and assessment is absolutely free!  Please give me a call at (702) 327-4744.

Things to Do in Las Vegas in Spring 2018 – April to June Activities & More

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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Why are you Misbehaving?

Who among us has not wondered that out loud to their dog (or their human kid for that matter)?  There is an interesting trend in America.  We, as humans repeat the same mistakes when training our dogs after failing on one or more previous occasions.  Let me present a hypothetical…if you made the same mistake repeatedly wouldn’t you consult a professional?

Here are some things to remember-

1.  Poorly socialized pups turn out to be badly behaved adults.
2.  Negative experiences leave long-lasting emotional scars.
3.  Old-fashioned dominance-based training is outdated and does not work!
4.  An untrained canine cannot learn how to be well-behaved.

Your family has made a decade plus commitment to enhance (not disrupt) your environment.  Get a handle on the proper method of dog training immediately with in-home Las Vegas dog trainer Dennis Danskin.  Dennis will visit your home without a fee or obligation.  Please make an appointment today by calling (702) 327-4744.

NAB Show - Las Vegas Convention Center, Apr 7-12

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"The ultimate event for the media, entertainment and technology industry, showcasing ground-breaking innovation and powerful solutions for professionals looking to create, manage, deliver and monetize content on any platform."

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Show them what Pleases You.

So much of dog training has become “catch them and scold them”.  I guess that could even be said for how we handle our human children.  The prevailing thought is that if you try to train your four-legged friend by yelling and intimidating them AFTER the fact that somehow it will be ingrained in their psyche. 

How about the reverse?  Praising and teaching without raising your voice to a level where it sounds like you are screaming at them!  They need to understand what YOU want and YOU expect.  Where do you want them to do their business?  When is it appropriate to give hugs without jumping on and disrupting everyone in the household?  What is okay to chew on?

These traits start when they are in their formative months, then they last a lifetime.  That is where professional Las Vegas area dog trainer Dennis Danskin comes in.  He has virtually seen it all in over a half-century of training dogs both large and small.  His first in-home visit is FREE…so why not give him a call at (702) 327-4744.

Golden Egg Hunt & Picnic

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Golden Egg Hunt & Picnic (ages 50+ with grandchildren under age 10)
Wednesday, March 28, 11 a.m.
Cost: $5 per child under 10 years old.
Centennial Hills Active Adult Center, 6601 N. Buffalo Drive, 702-229-1702.



Thursday, March 1, 2018

Come, Heel, Sit, Stay.

What is the first thing that you think of when you hear those three words?  Why, dog training, of course!  The truth is that is all that some of us think it takes to properly train your beloved four-legged companion.  The problem with that type of thinking is that come, heel, sit, and stay do NOT address the issue of behavior.

If you stick with only those three basics, then you may end up with a companion who is great at rote memory, but terrible when it comes to day-in and day-out life.  Remember these words…earned respect.  It works with humans as well.  Once you have achieved that you are well on your way to having the best BEST friend you have ever had!

There is someone in Las Vegas and the surrounding area that believes earned respect is tantamount to successful dog training.  His name is Dennis Danskin.  It must be working, because his story goes back more than half a century and Yelp reviews sing his praises.  Call Dennis for a free in-home evaluation at (702) 327-4744.

2018 Nascar Weekend - Las Vegas Motor Speedway

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Friday, March 2nd - Sunday, March 4th

Friday, February 16, 2018

We’re Sending your Kid to Boarding School.

Say what?  I don’t want my child to leave the household to go to school!  Well, if you wouldn’t do that to your flesh and blood then why would you do it to your four-legged child?  I do not see the benefit of taking your dog to a remote location to be trained and then bringing it back to its forever home.

When a licensed professional dog trainer comes into your home for training it creates an environment that everyone is more comfortable with.  When you remove your beloved pet from the home you are almost immediately set up for failure.  Stay home, stay familiar, and produce winning results!

I am Dennis Danskin.  I believe ONLY in the art of in-home dog training in the Las Vegas area.  It has been my mantra and my success story for half a century.  Best of all, I will come to your home for a FREE evaluation before we decide on the next step in the training process.  Give me a call for that complimentary visit at (702) 327-4744.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Don't Miss Diana Ross - The Original Diva

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"Armed with a catalogue which stretches back some 60 years, from her work with The Supremes (Baby Love, Where Did Our Love Go?) to her solo material (I'm Coming Out, Ain't No Mountain High Enough) Ross will be touring across America."

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Introducing a New Edition to Your Family.

So, you’ve made the decision.  You have been a one-dog family and you would like to introduce a new four-legged child into your home.  The first question to ask is this…is first dog well trained and will model good dog-manners to the new one?  Understand that adding a new canine to the household will require SOME more time and expense.

Here are a few helpful tips to start –

1.  Is your dog ready for a playmate, or has it displayed behavioral issues?
2.  Select the right dog.  A pit bull and a bichon may not be a good mix!
3.  Try to have some interaction between the two before you adopt.
4.  In the beginning, separate them in cages or with gates when you leave the house.
5.  Try to keep those early departures short if you can.

Above all else, get the proper training for BOTH of your forever friends.  Integrating multiple dogs into a household has been one of my specialties for decades.  My name is Dennis Danskin.  Please call me anywhere in the Las Vegas area for a FREE in-home dog training consultation.  My phone number is (702) 327-4744.