Mountain Home, Idaho


Bark To School Sale!

Life is crazy and quickly gets away from us. The end of summer is always bitter sweet and this year is no different for us here at Training Spot. We have grown, changed and are super excited to offer two new immersion board and train programs: Spot’s Life for on-leash […]

Emma: My Best Defense is a Good Offense

Emma’s story starts in rural Idaho. She was dumped by her previous owners and was left to her own devices for an undetermined time frame (2-8 weeks). During this time, Emma became progressively more fearful of strangers, dogs and anything unknown. She likely scavenged for food, caught small animals, and did the […]

Grieving Van and Lou

Very early on Monday, February 27th I said goodbye to my best friend and companion Van Wilder, after losing his sister Lucy Lou five months earlier. I don’t think I can adequately put into words how it feels to be living without these two… they were my soul and spirit […]

Organic Dog Training

The first time I was presented with the concept it was from Kathy Sdao at Clicker Expo in 2007 and it was eye opening.  To better explain what Organic Dog Training is, let’s start first start with what organic farming is. Organic farming is defined as an “…integrated farming system that strives for sustainability, the […]

Training Treats – Size Matters!

One of the most frequent questions I’m asked is what type of training treats I use. My answer? ALL OF THEM. Every dog has different tastes and different preferences. These preferences matter when it comes to the treats you choose for your pup. The best thing to do is have […]

Tips on Surviving the Idaho Snowpocalypse

I hope you and all your pups are staying warm during the insanely cold temperatures we’ve been having! Also, I feel its important to send you all a few dos and don’ts to keep your dogs safe through the impending snowpocalypse. Do feed more calories and consider a skin supplement […]

Frightened to Fearless!

Dee McFarland called me very concerned about Lily, her 15 week old Yorkshire Terrier. Dee described multiple concerns, but at the top of the list was Lily’s fear of almost everything. She was afraid of the harness, leash, and of most people. Lily had zero interest in interacting with her […]