NADOI logoThe National Association of Dog Obedience Instructors ( is a certifying organization for instructors of dog obedience. NADOI was founded in 1965 to promote the profession of dog obedience instructing and assist its members with educational and networking opportunities.

NADOI certification is not a first step for someone in our profession, but rather a goal for those who have been in the business for a time and demonstrated an outstanding ability to teach people to train dogs. Our members include some of the most experienced and best-known instructors in our field. NADOI is a non-profit organization and has members world-wide. We are always glad to provide resources to dog obedience trainers, instructors, and pet owners.

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Keeping Your Dog Safe During the Holidays

With the holidays just around the corner, there are many things to consider in order to keeping your dog healthy, safe, and happy.

Alcoholic beverages – Drunken dogs are very sick dogs. An ounce of a beverage that is 20 to 40 proof can cause alcohol poisoning or coma in a small dog.

Angel hair – This […]

By |November 28th, 2017|Blog, NADOI Tips, Pats Desk|0 Comments

Puppy Behavior

We get some great tips from our friends at National Association of Dog Obedience Instructors, Inc. (NADOI), Pair this advice with the New Puppy Daily Checklist on our website and it’s a recipe for success! #welovedogs#adoptdontshop

By |October 19th, 2017|NADOI Tips, Pats Desk|0 Comments

What do you do if your dogs goes missing?

Now that summer is here, it seems like we are seeing more lost dogs in our neigborhoods.  Even when owners take great care to watch over their pets, dogs can get out and wander off.  We can train our dogs to wait at doors and gates, keep them inside, and keep our fences in repair, […]

By |June 16th, 2017|NADOI Tips, Pats Desk|0 Comments

Through the Eyes of a Dog – the Dog Park

Don’t misinterpret BULLY behavior for friendly greeting

“Oh boy! We are going for a ride in the car! That always means something fun! I love running and playing! I especially like the river!

“Oh boy! Here we are! Look at this big space for me to run! I hope mom brought treats, too! It’s so fun to […]

By |April 26th, 2017|NADOI Tips, Pats Desk|0 Comments

Desensitizing your dog to people at the door

Repeat each step at least 10 times in rapid succession in a session. This helps teach the dog that the doorbell (or knock) is no big deal.

Do at least 3 sessions at each level before progressing. But do not progress until the dog is non reactive at the previous level. It is all right to […]

By |March 21st, 2017|NADOI Tips, Pats Desk|0 Comments

Teaching a reliable “Come when called” Part 2

Here is the continuation of our previous article about teaching a reliable come when called for your dog.


A game played by multiple family member households. You can use a long line if necessary. Children get the best treats. Adult stands behind the child in the beginning if necessary. Make a circle or […]

By |March 2nd, 2017|Blog, NADOI Tips, Pats Desk|0 Comments

Teaching a reliable “Come when called”

Teaching a reliable recall is necessary for your dog’s safety. Unless a dog has a reliable recall it will never be able to enjoy off leash play.
A reliable recall can be taught to any dog no matter breed or age. I teach from the outline below over a six week class.  Here are the first […]

By |February 19th, 2017|Blog, NADOI Tips|0 Comments

More winter tips from NADOI

Here are some great winter tips from a California transplant who is living through Idaho’s worst winter in 35 years. Check out these great ideas from Anita Crafton #463 Idaho.

1. You may love your first snowfall, but your dog may not. This can cause some dogs to come “un-housebroken”. Male dogs are usually less bothered by […]

By |February 7th, 2017|Blog, NADOI Tips, Pats Desk|0 Comments

A few new NADOI Tips

Well, in the land of white endless vistas, one problem here is that now the snow is reaching the top of my 6 foot privacy fence.  The question is, how do you keep 7 German Shepherds INSIDE when the snow is 1 foot or LESS from the top of the fence? One can use a snow […]

By |February 1st, 2017|Blog, NADOI Tips, Pats Desk|0 Comments

New Puppy Daily Checklist

Here is a great list of daily checkpoints for bringing home a new puppy. 

Tripp’s Dog Training Puppy Foundation Daily Checklist:

1. Until six months of age your puppy should be on a schedule of two hours in to every one hour out or one hour in to every one hour out of the crate throughout the […]

By |January 12th, 2017|NADOI Tips, Pats Desk|0 Comments