Monday, February 1, 2021

How Long Should I Wait Before I Adopt my New Best Friend?

Obviously, there is no “one answer fits all.” The standard answer is right away, but is that the right one for you and your family? Have you taken time to grieve the loss of a previous pet? The other school of thought is “I will never own another dog…it is just too painful to say good-bye."  Dog ownership is a conflicted mix of unbridled joy and some grief.

For some, the loneliness of an empty house makes the grieving process even more difficult and a new pet can surely help. For others, they may feel resentful toward a pet obtained too soon. The time to obtain a new pet is when you have worked completely through your grief and are confident that you can look forward to a relationship with a new best friend.

That brings us to Las Vegas humane dog trainer, Dennis Danskin. Have you heard of him? Well, when it comes to training your new canine buddy into the type of companion you have hoped for, he is the answer anywhere in the Valley. See his methodology and read his testimonials at Call him for a complimentary visit at (702) 327-4744.

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Choke Chains, Shock Collars, and Clickers…Oh My!

It sounds painful…doesn’t it? Imagine how it feels to your dog. Yes, there are actually dog trainers in this world who still practice those archaic techniques to train YOUR best friend. Have you ever heard the expression “I would not subject my dog to that?!” It is an expression used with disdain to express something you would never do to anyone you cared about.

Using shock collars or choke chains, etc. to train a dog are what is known as “negative reinforcement.” Many humans have been the victim of such rearing as children and it rarely turns out well. Believe me, it won’t work on your dog either! You want a best friend who wants to go out of its way to please you…not FEAR you.

When I train your puppy or grown dog I never, never use negative reinforcement. I train humane. It rolls off the tongue as an expression, but it is much more…it is a mantra of mine. Check it out, visit and discover more about me, Dennis Danskin. Please call me for a complimentary meet-and-greet at (702) 327-4744.

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Now for the Positives About Holiday Adoption.

Earlier, I addressed the several reasons why you might want to wait into the New Year to adopt a new best friend. Now, the opposite of that…adopting a puppy as a gift right now to put a huge smile on the face(s) of your children. You will suddenly become the greatest mom or dad in the history of parenthood!

Here are some other reasons to adopt NOW –


1.  With everyone home there is extra time to interact with your new puppy.

2.  You just rescued a life and made a space for someone else’s new best friend.

3.  A study showed that 86% of pets adopted during the holidays remain at home.

Now, for the training. Oh yes, your new puppy does not come with an instruction manual. I am a phone call away, and if you are comfortable, I will train your new addition in the familiar surroundings of your own home. Please visit my website at to see my methodology and call me for a complimentary in-home visit at (702) 327-4744.

Monday, December 14, 2020

Stop and Think Before You Adopt.

Normally, I would not be issuing this warning…except during holiday season! If you are considering a new best friend to add to your family JUST because it is Christmas, I would like for you to think very carefully about (perhaps) waiting until 2021 to make that important family decision.

Here are some reasons why –


1.  A new dog will require time and care…do you have that time right now?

2.  Is the person who will be responsible fully onboard with the decision?

3.  Puppy mills will push hard during this time of year.

4.  They will almost certainly require proper training.

To that last point, I am here for you. My name is Dennis Danskin, a renowned dog trainer in the Las Vegas Valley for decades. When (not if) you make this important decision please give me a call at (702) 327-4744. And from me, Dennis Danskin to all of you in your soon to be extended family have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Monday, November 30, 2020

A Few Words about the Challenges Animal Shelters Face During Covid-19.

I am a Las Vegas professional dog trainer…I would like to think the best there is in the Las Vegas area, but I want you to know what Lied and Dewey have gone through in 2020. First of all, animal rescues not just in The Valley, but across the country saw a spike in adoptions and foster applications at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Vaccines, spay and neuter programs and nonessential vet visits have been restricted and that makes rescue operations so very challenging as they try to save more and more dogs and other four-legged creatures. In addition, attempting to continue animal rescue efforts and adoptions has been even harder in the wake of social distancing restrictions.

I want you to know that as I enter the new year my commitment to helping you build and maintain a harmonious household is stronger than ever. I would love to meet you and your new best friend. My name is Dennis Danskin. The basics of dog training have NOT changed. See how I approach the challenge at then call me at (702) 327-4744.

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

All Dogs May Have Good in Them, But All are not Well-Trained.

There is no reason to believe that your best friend can NOT be trained just because your efforts have failed thus far. Some pet owners chalk up their pets’ behavior to mere doggy antics, but sometimes bad behavior requires professional help. Have you been trying to do this job on your own all along?

Finding the correct dog trainer can be as important as hiring the right auto mechanic or the right plumber. It may be invaluable for dogs of different ages with different issues, from fear to aggression to problems mastering basic commands. And hiring one shouldn’t be considered a reflection of an owner’s personal inability to master a skill that may take decades to perfect.

One mistake in dog training can easily lead to another. That is why Dennis Danskin is here in Las Vegas. If you live anywhere in The Valley he may well be your SECOND best friend. Dennis is a fifty-year veteran of humane dog training. Google his website at and read his methods. He will visit your family for a free evaluation. Just call (702) 327-4744.

Monday, November 2, 2020

It Was Getting Lonely Around Here.

Are you one of the many people who have adopted a new dog (puppy, or adult…whatever) during the coronavirus pandemic? If so, congrats! You are an amazing and loving Las Vegas area resident! Maybe you’re just thinking about getting a new puppy? After all, 2020 has been a long, lonely year that is almost behind us.

As responsible pet parents (or PAWRENTS), there are certain things you need to do to ensure your new additions are happy and healthy. For example, they need vaccinations, proper socialization, and training. Ah yes, training. That is as important as having a healthy dog within your household.

When it comes to the latter, I would like to offer my services. I am Dennis Danskin…a Las Vegas humane dog trainer for more than five decades. Even though 2020 is like no other year, when it comes to humane dog training the principles are the same. Just visit then give me a call for a free in-home visit and assessment at (702) 327-4744.