Tag Archives: Dog training

It’s not the size that makes the dog!

I got a request a little while back to make an even smaller tug than the smallest size I previously offered.  There are teeny-tiny dogs how like to tug but had a hard time picking up even the smallest of … 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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Sometimes it really is about the energy…

First a reminder Tug Toy Caption Contest Ends Saturday 11:59pm (EST)–you should go and enter if you haven’t yet!    I was recently reminded about how important energy is when working with dogs.  Now I’m not talking the type of … Continue reading

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Having expectations doesn’t make the dog suffer…

I am not going to lie, I have very high expectations of my dogs.  I expect them to eliminate in the proper place (outside), to behave in potentially crowded public spaces around people and dogs, to be reliable on-leash and … Continue reading

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5 Ways You Can Train Like a “pro”

I’ve been trying to give all of my students some tips to improve their mechanical skills as trainers.  Over the last few sessions I have come up with my “5 Tips to Successful Training”.  These are just very simple changes … Continue reading

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Dogtoberfest…

Well, my world is going to be full of trick training over the next two weeks… perhaps to a fault.  I’m hoping to keep up on my blog posts… but I may end up using some videos and photos…which I’ve … Continue reading

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How I came to hate right turns…and how that connects to dog training!

I think I have mentioned it before, but I drive a Ford Focus ZX5.  I love my car, the biggest complaint I had when I first bought the car was that it has the most annoying turn-signal noise ever.  I … Continue reading

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