Help, My Dog Ate Rat Poison

This is a helpful video to assist you in case you think your dog may have gotten into some rat poison.  Barb Levenson Dog Training is not only about obedience and agility training, but we care about the general health of your dog.  When you need help with your dog, we provide obedience and agility […]

Can Dogs Get Concussions?

At Barb Levenson Dog Training, we are always searching for interesting articles that provide pertinent information for our clients. When you are looking for Obedience training for you dog, in the Pittsburgh area, Barb Levenson Dog Training should be your choice.   Can Dogs Get Concussions? If dogs can get concussions, how do they happen […]

Canine Stress Signs

CANINE STRESS SIGNS Lisa Mullinax, ACDBC Obviously, I did not write this article.  However, it is too important and must be included.  I found it on Facebook, and it was public.  I hope it provides information you can use. Barb Stress is a normal part of life for any animal. Hunger is a form of […]

Effects of Training in the Dog’s Brain

The Effects of Training in the Dog’s Brain can view viewed in a full size image or opened in a readable or downloadable pdf document.   If you prefer to view the above image as a .pdf file or even download the article, feel free to click on the following link.  Effect of Training in […]

Why I don’t walk my dogs for exercise

My training facility is in what I refer to as a “cottage community” – an upper income residential area with a well-designed retail area meeting the needs of the community.  Along the main street is a walking path that is frequently used by joggers, older residents out for a stroll and the locals out walking […]

Does Yelling Work?

Soft tone of voice or loud commands—Which works better with our dogs? By Barb Levenson   Are you shouting commands or asking your dog for behaviors with a soft tone of voice? In a beginner rally class one night, I had an opportunity to show the difference between using a soft tone of voice to […]

Safety First!!!

We all love our dogs!!  They find their way into our hearts and wrap themselves around it.  We want them to love us as we love them.  However, sometimes all that love can have dire consequences.  Take driving with us in our cars…. I cannot tell you how many times I have been driving and […]

Thoughts about training…

SOME THOUGHTS ON TRAINING: I had a great training session with Stephanie Kessel yesterday morning. So what constitutes a great training session? I believe a short, goal oriented session, one in which my dog is successful with the goal I set out and/or a session that gives me valuable information about something my dog is […]

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