• The Next Pup-Lab Adore

    The Journey of a Lifetime with Dogs: Insights from Rick Pedersen Dogs have been part of my life for over 30 years, bringing immense joy and, at times, sadness. My experiences span owning dogs, training hundreds at a kennel, and working with breeders and trainers across the Driftless Area. This blog shares my knowledge to help you make informed decisions and overcome challenges. My Background Extensive Experience: Over 30 years with dogs, including training at a kennel. Collaborations: Worked wit…

  • DRIFTLESS PAWS AND TAILS - Training and Exploring during Summer: A Dog-Friendly Guide to La Crosse, WI

    DRIFTLESS PAWS AND TAILS - Training and Exploring during Summer: A Dog-Friendly Guide to La Crosse, WI As we bask in the post-April bloom, let’s turn our attention to the charming city of La Crosse, Wisconsin. Nestled along the mighty Mississippi River, this gem is a haven for dog lovers, boasting an array of activities that cater to our furry friends. Our guide is brimming with training insights for outdoor and indoor fun with your pup, and this time, we’re highlighting twenty dog-friendly sp…

  • Proper Way to Socialize Your Dog

    Blog Post: Proper Way to Socialize Your Dog By Rick Pedersen, Rising Starr K9 Proper socialization is crucial for your dog's development and behavior. Using the methodologies of renowned trainers Larry Krohn and Robert Cabral, here’s an engaging guide on how to socialize your dog effectively. Why Socialization Matters Socialization helps your dog develop confidence and adaptability. It reduces fear and anxiety, making your dog well-behaved and comfortable in various environments. Start Early and…

  • Proper Way to Socialize Your Dog

    Blog Post: Proper Way to Socialize Your Dog By Rick Pedersen, Rising Starr K9 Proper socialization is crucial for your dog's development and behavior. Using the methodologies of renowned trainers Larry Krohn and Robert Cabral, here’s an engaging guide on how to socialize your dog effectively. Why Socialization Matters Socialization helps your dog develop confidence and adaptability. It reduces fear and anxiety, making your dog well-behaved and comfortable in various environments. Start Early and…

  • 5 Essential Commands Every Dog Should Know

    Blog Entry: 5 Essential Commands Every Dog Should Know Posted on: Monday, June 24, 2024 Welcome to Rising Starr K9! As a dog trainer, I believe that teaching your dog essential commands can significantly enhance their obedience and your overall relationship. Here are the five essential commands every dog should know: 1. Sit Teaching your dog to sit is fundamental. It helps establish control and is a great starting point for other commands. Training Tip: Use a treat to guide your dog’s nose upwar…