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 …

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.

Teach Your Puppy Everything

Puppy Training – Teach Your Puppy Everything

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Puppy Training: Puppy Training means teaching your puppy everything!  Or at least as much as possible!  Although this is a good goal, it probably will never be reached by anyone.  The next best thing will be to teach your puppy as much as possible.  In this video I  show you a complete training routine from beginning to end. When I …

What is the BEST Dog Training Technique

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What the best dog training technique is can be a slippery slope depending on whom you talk to.  There are staunch opinions on all sides.  In this video I break the styles of dog training into 3 basic categories: Operant Conditioning Dog Training Positive Reinforcement Dog Training Negative Reinforcement Dog Training In order to understand which method of dog training …

Why Retractable Flexi Leashes are Dangerous

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You will see people everywhere using those retractable flexi leashes.  They are ever so popular because they give dogs more freedom, and who wouldn’t want that?  A free dog is a happy dog, right?  Wrong! These flexi leashes are extremely dangerous for dogs and people. BUT, I’ll start by saying I own a few and recommend them for trainers who …

Off Leash Dogs

Off Leash Dogs

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When it comes to speaking my mind, I’m not one to hold back, and when it comes to speaking out about irresponsible dog owners, I usually can’t hold my tongue. So, today was no exception. It seems that I am always confronted on the topic of off leash dogs. Since I teach canine behavior at and for animal shelters, and …