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Got Sit Kenneling

Kenneling Got Sit Style

Kennels are a standard piece of dog-owning equipment. Most dog owners understand using a kennel satisfies their dog’s den-dwelling instinct and their canine security needs. Unfortunately, after our initial dog-owning enthusiasm dims, kennels tend to be where we put our dogs when we don’t want to deal with them: during dinner time, when company’s over, […]

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Step Outside Routine – Mix it Up!

Does this sound familiar? You’re attending group classes and are committed to practicing with your dog during the week. You schedule time after work to go in your backyard and run through the skills. However, your dog knows the drill. He sits on place, waits, comes, heels… You don’t have to cajole, you don’t have […]

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Got Sit Spotlight: Marvin Versteeg

It starts with a knock on the door. Outside, dressed in Converse tennis shoes, a red Got Sit t-shirt and a 100-watt smile, is Marvin Versteeg. We welcome him in, introduce him to our dogs. He proceeds with our in-home consultation while magically (it seems) getting our wayward dogs to follow directions before our very […]

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Group Class Essentials

Show Our Trainers Some Love: Help Them, Help You It’s warm, it’s sunny, it’s deliciously summer. At Got Sit, this translates into larger group classes. We LOVE this. There’s nothing more satisfying than seeing everyone together having fun and rocking the Got Sit training. We’re truly blessed to have such an awesome community of owners […]

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Do You Got Sit?

Got Sit owners and dogs stand out in a crowd. Well-behaved dogs are noteworthy, it’s true. But that’s the just tip of the iceberg. If you’ve Got Sit, you’re grooving to a different beat. Wondering if you’ve got it? See if any of the following ring true. You know you’ve Got Sit when… … you […]

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Think Outside the Leash: A Change in Perspective

By Marvin Versteeg Edited By Rebecca Hoch “Think outside the leash!” Have you ever considered what this Got Sit tag line really means? On the surface, it’s about training dogs. How else do you get leash-free? However, there’s that word “outside.” It hints at something bigger. Something beyond simple behavior modification and crowd-pleasing tricks. It […]