No time to go to the gym and walk your dog?
Copyright Brad Pattison

Season VI's opener, 'Cajun's Last Hope' won AMPIA's (Alberta Motion Picture Industry Awards) Best Lifestyle Series for 2010.

Copyright Brad Pattison
The Hustle Up™ School for Dog Trainers is based in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. It is here where we plan out and organize future Brad Pattison Certified Trainer Educator and 6Legs to Fitness™ Instructor courses.

May 24th, 2011

May 24th, 2011

This weekend....

May 28th, 2011 Global Pet Foods Grande Prairie, AB

Come out to Global Pet Foods Grande Prairie for Customer Appreciation Day
and meet Brad and Rudy!

Street Safety Training class #1 from 9:00am – 11:00am
Street Safety Training class #2 from 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Photograph session with Rudy #1 from 10:00am -11:00am
 Photograph session with Rudy #2 from 2:30pm – 3:00pm

Sit Down Seminar from 6:00pm – 9:00pm

For further details, please contact Barry or Sandra at (780) 357-2100 or e-mail

Hoops of Hope

Hoops of Hope was such a great experience.  Just knowing how the community is coming together to better the world for children and being a part of such a fantastic event was an honour... and of course, playing basketball against the Toronto Police Service was a definite highlite. Congratulations to Latonya Bentley and her team of helpers who brought so many people together in the reaching out to their community. How exciting for me to be part of something great!

Question from Viewer:

Hi Brad,

I have a soon to be 8 month old Standard Poodle.  From watching your show I know I have to take the role as Alpha; however, I'm not quite sure I have done that.  I was able to train him to go outside to do his business, sit, lay down and shake a paw.  Do you have a book or could you explain how to get him to stay on command; not eat off the table or counter when I leave the room and not to eat out of the garbage (He sneaks in the kitchen when he thinks I'm not paying attention).  We don't give him treats when we're teaching him new commands but on occasion we do give him treats.  He did have 3 toys until he chewed the tennis balls off his one toy so we're down to two. Oh and how would I properly introduce him to other dogs.. I want to take him to the dog park so he can have some four legged friends other then my 2 cats he likes to chase.  They don't like it so I'm sure they'd like me to ask how we can curb that behavour as well.

Thank you for your time,

Hi Diana,  

Yes I do have a book one is "Synergy between Man and Dog" The other one is Brad Pattison UNLEASHED.

It sounds like your dog is having one heck of a party and needs structure, rules and a lot of stimulation. First do not offer your dog any more tennis balls. They are very dangerous for your dogs teeth because they are equivalent to your dog fetching or chewing a nail file. The fabric on the tennis ball is abrasive, in addition to that some dogs have had infections caused by tennis balls in their throat, which has caused death.
Your puppy is young and energitic, view this as something exciting. Get out there with your dog introducing a variety of exciting day trips. Take your dog shopping, to the park, when you run errands, expose your dog to living and you will see a huge change. Start with training basics from my books and keep smiling with every success you have with your puppy. Watch PUPPY SOS Wednesday nights for many more additional tips.
Cheers, Brad


plane from Vancouver-Toronto

Hi Brad:
How ironic that most of us on your flight were watching your show. Yes, I agree that our border collie needs more than just play and the outdoors. My brother takes her to work with him and she does a lot of helping for him. I was happy to hear that you had one that lived to be 22. With our Honey, we just hope she has a long and active life though she has severe epilepsy. It's hard to watch your pet go through such things. But we love her and treat her like any other dog. Love the show.