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Head Trainer Mike Jones visits Top Dog Barkery!

When Primal Canine first started one of the very first places to invite us to do a meet and greet was Top Dog Barkery. Over the past few years we have grown and so have they, with two new branches in the Southern California area we decided it would be good to reunite and invite some of our friends and clients to do another meet and greet as well as a Basics group class. Thank you to Top Dog and to everyone who came out despite the little weather issues we had. Enjoy!!

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An Open Letter From Dogs Who Hate You Because You Bought Them Shoes LOL!

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Found this on Buzzfeed.com and thought it was hilarious, enjoy.

Dear human,

Are you kidding me?

An Open Letter From Dogs Who Hate You Because You Bought Them Shoes

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Like, are you actually serious with this?

An Open Letter From Dogs Who Hate You Because You Bought Them Shoes

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WHAT AM I SUPPOSED TO DO WITH THESE?

An Open Letter From Dogs Who Hate You Because You Bought Them Shoes

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AM I EXPECTED TO WEAR THESE?

An Open Letter From Dogs Who Hate You Because You Bought Them Shoes

Is this a sick joke?

LOOK AT MY ASS. LOOK AT MY ASS YOU ASSHOLE.

An Open Letter From Dogs Who Hate You Because You Bought Them Shoes

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What the hell are these things.

An Open Letter From Dogs Who Hate You Because You Bought Them Shoes

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YOU MADE ME MARCH. YOU DID THIS TO ME.

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I DON’T WANT THEM.

An Open Letter From Dogs Who Hate You Because You Bought Them Shoes

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JESUS PEANUTS THIS IS A MEAN PRANK.

An Open Letter From Dogs Who Hate You Because You Bought Them Shoes

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Damn you. DAMN YOU TO HELL.

An Open Letter From Dogs Who Hate You Because You Bought Them Shoes

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LOOK WHAT YOU HAVE DONE TO ME.

An Open Letter From Dogs Who Hate You Because You Bought Them Shoes

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LOOK WHAT I’VE BECOME.

An Open Letter From Dogs Who Hate You Because You Bought Them Shoes

MY LIFE IS OVER.

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I HATE YOU.

An Open Letter From Dogs Who Hate You Because You Bought Them Shoes

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I’m no longer what I was born to be.

An Open Letter From Dogs Who Hate You Because You Bought Them Shoes

13 Things Our Dogs Probably Dream About

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-VIA buzzfeed.com

When I caught the frisbee at the park today, my Best Buddy called me a good boy. That was awesome. Tomorrow I’m gonna be a best boy.

When I caught the frisbee at the park today, my Best Buddy called me a good boy. That was awesome. Tomorrow I'm gonna be a best boy.

Christian Schnettelker / Via Flickr: 96913861@N04

What if there were no doors? I could go ANYWHERE. To the dog food store. To the dog park. To the tennis ball store. To the place where all the squirrels live.

What if there were no doors? I could go ANYWHERE. To the dog food store. To the dog park. To the tennis ball store. To the place where all the squirrels live.

Massimo Ricci / Via Flickr: maxymax85

Oh, my God. I actually caught my tail. Oh my God. This is great. What do I do with it.

Oh, my God. I actually caught my tail. Oh my God. This is great. What do I do with it.

Katie Brady / Via Flickr: cliche

THERE ARE A MILLION TENNIS BALLS HERE. THEY’RE EVERYWHERE. THEY THROW THEMSELVES. AM I IN HEAVEN.

THERE ARE A MILLION TENNIS BALLS HERE. THEY'RE EVERYWHERE. THEY THROW THEMSELVES. AM I IN HEAVEN.

Dean Souglass / Via Flickr: deansouglass

Thank you for walking me, Best Buddy! What’s that, you say? You want to walk for another eight hours? Wonderful!

Thank you for walking me, Best Buddy! What's that, you say? You want to walk for another eight hours? Wonderful!

timlewisnm / Via Flickr: gozalewis

Wanna go to the park? YES. Wanna go to the park? YES. Wanna go to the park? YES. Wanna go to the park? YES. Wanna go to the park? YES.

Wanna go to the park? YES. Wanna go to the park? YES. Wanna go to the park? YES. Wanna go to the park? YES. Wanna go to the park? YES.

Matthew Rutledge / Via Flickr: rutlo

Look at all these windows!! I’m going to stick my head out of ALL OF THEM!!

Look at all these windows!! I'm going to stick my head out of ALL OF THEM!!

Tony Alter / Via Flickr: 78428166@N00

I’m inventing a game called RACE MY BEST BUDDY. You run and run and run until you can’t run anymore. Loser gets his face licked. Winner gets his face licked, too.

I'm inventing a game called RACE MY BEST BUDDY. You run and run and run until you can't run anymore. Loser gets his face licked. Winner gets his face licked, too.

Peter Hellberg / Via Flickr: 75489014@N00

Everything squeaks when I chew on it. It’s a miracle.

Everything squeaks when I chew on it. It's a miracle.

Rennett Stowe / Via Flickr: 10393601@N08

The park is so beautiful at dusk! Such a colorful sunset! Black…white…gray………little red in there…

The park is so beautiful at dusk! Such a colorful sunset! Black…white…gray………little red in there…

Marianne Perdomo / Via Flickr: marianneperdomo

I know how to spell “treat.” Best Buddy thinks that when he says “T-R-E-A-T,” I don’t know what he’s talking about. But I do. Boy, do I love treats.

I know how to spell "treat." Best Buddy thinks that when he says "T-R-E-A-T," I don't know what he's talking about. But I do. Boy, do I love treats.

J P / Via Flickr: nuskyn

Where do humans come from? Humans are great.

Where do humans come from? Humans are great.

Mike McCune / Via Flickr: mccun934

What if the dog park is the real world and everywhere else is just a people park??

What if the dog park is the real world and everywhere else is just a people park??

Roberto Severo / Via Flickr: rsevero

10 DIY Ways To Spoil Your Dog

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We came across this article on Buzzfeed.com and thought we'd share it with you, let us know what you think comment below!

1. “Dog Collar”

"Dog Collar"

2. Knitted Doggy Tutu

Knitted Doggy Tutu

3. Doggy Kimono

Doggy Kimono

4. Ombré Dog Leash

Ombré Dog Leash

5. Suitcase Dog Bed

Suitcase Dog Bed

6. Tennis Ball Toy

Tennis Ball Toy

Use an old shirt to make this little octopus toy. As a bonus, it’ll drive your pup crazy because it smells like you!

7. Easy Dog Biscuits

Easy Dog Biscuits

8. Metal Stamped Dog tags

Metal Stamped Dog tags

9. Little Leg Warmers

Little Leg Warmers

10. DIY Dog Wall Art

The sweetest piece of artwork you’ll ever own. Get the DIY here.

GoPro Video: Quick Tour of Our Agility Course by Bear [Bonus Video]

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This is just a quick video of part of our agility course at Primal Canine, we switch things around and add new obstacles on a monthly basis. Thanks for watch, Enjoy.

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How To: Build Proper Pack Structure [Basic Tips]

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In Households with multiple dogs it is extremely important to build proper pack structure to decrease the amount of dog fights over ranking. The dogs that get more "privileges" are going to be known as a higher ranking pack member, for lower ranking dogs this presents a challenge and being that dogs are pack animals they will test the higher ranking dogs if not properly trained. This video is one of many videos we will be releasing about pack structure.

For more information visit www.PrimalCanine.com

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32 Dogs That Are Clearly up to no Good

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We came across this funny post by Buzzfeed.com and thought we'd share it with you guys. Enjoy,

1. This dog who hopes if he stares at you long enough, you won’t notice the mistake to his left.

This dog who hopes if he stares at you long enough, you won't notice the mistake to his left.

2. These very lovely ladies.

These very lovely ladies.

3. This asshole trying to start a fight.

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4. This whole family who broke into your house to steal your crepes.

This whole family who broke into your house to steal your crepes.

5. This punk who has too high of an opinion of youths.

32 Dogs Who Are Up To No Good

6. This dog clearly trying to sell these innocent children drugs.

This dog clearly trying to sell these innocent children drugs.

7. This guy who is super good at stealing because he knows to act calm and casual.

This guy who is super good at stealing because he knows to act calm and casual.

8. This dog clearly out to steal your job.

This dog clearly out to steal your job.

9. This dog trying to sneak out after midnight.

This dog trying to sneak out after midnight.

10. This pug who will not allow anyone into his Kingdom or onto his slide.

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11. This dog who plans to make the call from inside the house.

This dog who plans to make the call from inside the house.

12. This dog who just sharted. And loved it.

This dog who just sharted. And loved it.

13. This dog who is plotting her revenge on the red-framed one.

This dog who is plotting her revenge on the red-framed one.

14. This dog dressed up as a snake to scare you.

This dog dressed up as a snake to scare you.

15. This snaggletoothed lobster who clearly wants to fight you at any chance given.

This snaggletoothed lobster who clearly wants to fight you at any chance given.

16. This pug who wanted to steal some snacks from the kitchen but you were there and had to ruin it.

32 Dogs Who Are Up To No Good

17. This dog who will blame all of her farts on you.

This dog who will blame all of her farts on you.

18. This pug who is just waiting for you to leave so he can catch the last pokemon and claim all the glory.

This pug who is just waiting for you to leave so he can catch the last pokemon and claim all the glory.

19. This expert spy.

This expert spy.

20. This dog who is upping his anti-bath revolutionary tactics.

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21. This super sleuth, distracting you so he can steal your wallet.

32 Dogs Who Are Up To No Good

22. Never trust a man in a Speedo.

Never trust a man in a Speedo.

23. This dachshund who employs a “sneak attack” method to get his damn money back.

32 Dogs Who Are Up To No Good

24. This warrior.

This warrior.

25. This thief who believes slow and steady wins the race/pizza.

32 Dogs Who Are Up To No Good

26. This dog who will peer into your soul, seeing things that cannot be unseen.

This dog who will peer into your soul, seeing things that cannot be unseen.

27. This chihuahua who will mess.you.up.

This chihuahua who will mess.you.up.

28. This underage dog who is drunk as hell.

This underage dog who is drunk as hell.

29. This dog who plans to steal this tortoise’s shell, fully aware of “Squatter’s Rights”.

This dog who plans to steal this tortoise's shell, fully aware of "Squatter's Rights".

30. This dog who just put saran wrap on your toilet seat.

This dog who just put saran wrap on your toilet seat.

31. This dog who overheard you saying you plan to “eat healthier”, so he raided the fridge for all the steaks before you threw them out, you monster.

This dog who overheard you saying you plan to "eat healthier", so he raided the fridge for all the steaks before you threw them out, you monster.

32. Finally, this Frenchie who will sled at all costs.

32 Dogs Who Are Up To No Good