Category Archives: clicker training

Let’s Rally?

I am absolutely the first to admit that I have slacked off on Rio’s obedience skills.  He doesn’t really have a solid “front,” he doesn’t have a good stay, he bounces up on his downs semi-regularly, he doesn’t have a … Continue reading

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One of my difficult training issues…

I have had chase for just under three weeks and he learned down reasonably well within about 3 days with a few sessions a day (that may or may not have actually included ‘down’).  That is a FAR cry from … Continue reading

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It’s all in the mechanics…

I know I’ve said it before, “It’s all in the time and effort you put into the training” and as much as I do believe it… there’s something that has to be said about how we do our training.  I’m … Continue reading

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Building focus

I am frequently asked the question about how to deal with a dog who doesn’t acknowledge that there is a handler at the end of the leash when outside.  It takes patience, cheese/chicken/hotdogs, a clicker, and time.  It’s actually pretty … Continue reading

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Gotta Buy Into Training

How many times have you heard “I’ve tried everything to get my dog to …”?  I think I must hear something to that effect more than once a week.   People seem to expect instantaneous results from the training that if, … Continue reading

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Tugging for Training…

I’m of the opinion that most dogs who have highly arousing jobs (herding dogs, hunting dogs, police dogs, performance dogs) must learn how to work while in drive mode.  Border collies learn that they must have some impulse control around … Continue reading

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The Proof is In the Pudding!

This past weekend was a “holiday” weekend in the US.  It was Columbus Day… though to most of the US, it’s just another day off and a reason for shopping the big weekend sales (and really, I can’t say I … Continue reading

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