Puppy Basics

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with a Shelter Puppy I’ve trained so many puppies, including my own.  There are several videos available on YouTube on my puppy training, but I’ve never done this before – training a shelter puppy in a complete run-through of the basics.  Honestly, I never thought of it until last month when I was at the shelter teaching my Bound Angels …

Building Drive

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Using Food Dispensing Toys Seeing as last week’s lesson covered a topic that requires some drive in a dog in order to perform the task, I thought I’d spend a lesson on building drive.  In particular building drive on a dog with little to no toy drive…. Remember, there is always something a dog will work for.  Dogs need to …

So You Got a Malinois

Working Dogs Working Dog Issues

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Working dogs are a specific line of a particular breed of dog that are bred for working. That “working” generally refers to either protection work, obedience work or other high intensity chores. Because of this, these dogs are different in nature than the standard dogs. Take for example German Shepherds, there are three varieties: pet dogs, show dogs and working dogs. They are all German Shepherds and look similar, but quite different in personality.

Teach Your Dog Leave It

Teach Your Dog LEAVE IT

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One of the most important things to teach your dog is what we call YUK, FOOEY or LEAVE IT. This command is at the root of protecting your dog and allowing your dog to let you make decisions on what the dog is allowed to touch and what he or she MUST leave! Getting your dog to leave it when you say so can save your dog’s life.