There are four strategic training questions. Is your dog – 1) Paying attention; 2) Doing as you say; 3) Staying on task; and 4) Having fun — and are you?
If the answer is “no” to one or more of those questions, you, as the dog’s teacher, need to change your approach to training. Here are some tips:
If you’re handy with tools here are two ideas for creating exercise opportunities for your dog in your own backyard.
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No need for sheep in this herding game. It’s also something like canine soccer. The formal name for the game is Treibbell – or ball herding. Dogs need to push balls toward a … Continue reading
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The core of having your dog come to you when you call is to help your dog feel … Continue reading
To help your dog learn to pay attention to you and do as you want him or her to do, give … Continue reading
Teaching your dog tricks engages their mind. One can accomplish a lot of training objectives through games and other tasks. In the process, you’ll … Continue reading
Our Puppy Kindergarten and Level 1 classes will provide ways to call your dog and expect him or her to come promptly. One can make many mistakes in working with … Continue reading
A must exercise for early in training is the ‘individual daily exam.’ Do it if you had … Continue reading
From the first class session, we help you get your dog’s attention. Getting your dog to pay attention to you often starts with your paying … Continue reading
There are several dog training activities to reduce the probably of dog bites around the dog bowl. It’s easy to understand how a dog can … Continue reading
Agility is a great confidence booster for your dog – and fun in the process. Your … Continue reading
In our basic classes we prepare dogs for the American Kennel Club’s Canine Good Citizen test. Examining the dog’s teeth is one of the test steps … Continue reading