How to Train

How to Raise a Happy, Healthy German Shepherd [Video]

How to Raise a Happy, Healthy German Shepherd [Video]

“The most amazing thing about training a German Shepherd is they are smart. The most annoying thing about training a German Shephard is they are smart,” says Trainer Kyle Kittleson. Most likely you are not going to be enrolling your German Shepherd into the police academy, but they still need a job to be fully engaged and happy in your family life. Kyle will teach you how to raise a happy German Shepherd.

Tully’s Training Presents: Retriever History [Video]

Tully’s Training Presents: Retriever History [Video]

Mary Tully teaches about the fascinating past of these sporting dogs – from retrieving game for hunters to current jobs like working in airports. Mary dive into history provides dog owners some insight into your retrievers present behaviors, that could be rooted from their past.

Tully’s Training Live – Pitbull Dog Park Training and Exercise [video]

Tully’s Training Live – Pitbull Dog Park Training and Exercise [video]

Head Trainer, Mary Tully, explains the importance of play to a Pitbull’s healthy development, and introduces a stellar strategy for taking you Pit Bull to the dog park.

Training Your Doodle: Strategies for Golden Doodles and Labradoodles [Video]

Training Your Doodle: Strategies for Golden Doodles and Labradoodles [Video]

Live training for Doodles! Are you thinking about buying a Doodle for your family? Today we’ll cover what to consider when introducing a new Golden Doodle or Labradoodle into your home.

Pitbull History: Are Pitbulls More Dangerous Than Other Dog Breeds? [Video]

Pitbull History: Are Pitbulls More Dangerous Than Other Dog Breeds? [Video]

Mary Tully shares a brief history of the Pitbull: where they came from, and what they were used for. She also talks about the future of Pitbulls in America and what is true and false about this misunderstood dog breed.

How to Train Your Pit Bull [Video]

How to Train Your Pit Bull [Video]

Head Trainer, Mary Tully, teaches the in’s and out’s of Pit Bull temperament and how to choose the best dog for your family. Pit Bulls are an outgoing, fun breed of dog and Mary will explain her perspective on Pit Bull ownership.

5 Common Pit Bull Myths & Misconceptions Debunked

5 Common Pit Bull Myths & Misconceptions Debunked

Montreal recently passed a breed-based ban on the Pit Bull breed, and sadly, they aren't alone: over the last three decades, several hundred U.S. cities and towns have passed breed-based laws like Montreal’s. Are Pit Bulls dangerous? Are they unpredictable? It's time to discuss and debunk these myths once and for all.

How to Prevent Puppies From Biting [Video]

How to Prevent Puppies From Biting [Video]

Mary Tully explains why puppies bite and what you can do to help them learn what is ok to bite on and what is not ok to chew up. Puppies do three things really well: eat, sleep and bite! She’ll go over some tips for how to deal with your growing puppy.

How to Train Your Pit Bull

How to Train Your Pit Bull

Pit Bulls are some of the most fun-loving and enthusiastic dogs I have ever met and could warm even the coldest of hearts. They can be excitable and vocal in their play with other dogs and sweet, gentle giants with children. Sadly, Pit Bulls have been unfairly demonized which has caused all kinds of problems, but times are a-changin and I think/hope pitties will once again be “America’s favorite dog.”

How to Train an Anxious Dog: What Dolphin Training Taught Me About My Fearful Dog

How to Train an Anxious Dog: What Dolphin Training Taught Me About My Fearful Dog

What do a six year old Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin and a five year old Sharpei Mix have in common? Everything. Both are adorably schmoopy (aka super cute), both are the loves of my life, and both are afraid of everything—or at least they used to be...

What's In a (Dog's) Name? How to Pick the Right Name for Your Dog

What's In a (Dog's) Name? How to Pick the Right Name for Your Dog

Dog owners in Los Angeles and San Diego call Tully's Training for a variety of reasons; their dog barks too much, jumps on guests, pulls on the leash, etc. They ask us for help on potty training, nipping and biting, or how to keep their dog from chewing up their brand new pillows. The point is, we get asked about everything—except, how to properly name a dog.

Naming your dog is a crucial part of training and can sometimes mean the difference between a well trained dog and a confused dog...

How to Train Your Goldendoodle or Labradoodle

How to Train Your Goldendoodle or Labradoodle

Half the battle of having a well-behaved dog is finding the right type of dog for you and your family. As trainers who provide professional dog training in Los Angeles (and now San Diego!), we cannot stress the importance of knowing your breeds and doing your research!

Figuring out what you want from your dog is important: Every breed of dog was engineered for a different purpose! If you hate physical exercise and you bring home a husky, you might have a few problems…

How to Train Your German Shepherd

How to Train Your German Shepherd

German Shepherd training, in my experience, can either be very difficult or a breeze, it all depends on how well they were socialized as puppies. Socializing a German Shepherd is extremely important and if done properly, these dogs typically do well in most situations. A lack of early socialization can cause German Shepherds to suffer from serious and crippling anxiety and some issues that could develop include leash aggression, aggression with strangers, separation anxiety, and resource guarding.