Recent Blog Posts
This is a wonderful way to teach a dog that is overly friendly, sensitive, shy or cautious of strangers. It gives them something to do while a judge in doing the Stand for Exam in Novice and Utility. It makes the action of the approach predictable and reliable....
Using props to teach fronts is a wonderful way to help your dog understand exactly what they need to do. Use the props than fade them is the key to success.
How to make and use a Scratch Board to maintain your dog's nails. This is a fantastic alternative to nail clipping. It helps those dogs that hate to have their nails enjoy or tolerate the process. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uKzEsigTiQ
"Statics" created by Kamal Fernadez refers to teaching a dog Heel position with attention in a stand. A sustained hand touch is used to keep the dogs head up in position. This will become a powerful aid to the dog as you teach heelwork....
Adjusting a crooked front before it happens can be very useful. This technique requires no props. Just you and your dog. It will help your dog to learn how to adjust his body before coming into a sit front. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzSvj0zgk40
Teaching your dog to get on a perch. Perches are used for rear end awareness and teaching heel positon.
Having the right type of rewards will help you get the most out of your training. On this video, I talk about food rewards and the different levels and types to use. https://youtu.be/A7kgqelBqc8
Having a solid stay is essential to having a well trained dog. On this video, I discuss the foundation of "Stay". It is important to take your time and be patient with your dog or puppy. The "Stay" is saying freeze. I would only use this cue if I wanted the dog to...
Learning to "Shape" a behavior with a clicker is a great way to expand your training toolbox. By allowing your dog to offer behaviors and make correct choices creates confidence and commitment to their training. This video will help give you the foundation techniques...
This is the beginning game that we will use for teaching our dogs to get a firm hold on an object. This will be transferred to the dumbbell in the future. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8kFYalGhy4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KT03Pg8D7M
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