Welcome to our “stubborn” dog training blog. I’m a stay-at-home dog person, working from home doing a bunch of different things and my name is Anne Bachewich (pronounced Baa-CHA-Vich).
I was a in person dog training instructor (2003-2016), a trainer of other people’s dogs (2006-2015) and a dog groomer (2008-2016). I am a nature nut, live in the country, and have two university degrees.
I am known for being honest and straightforward about subjects I am passionate about. On this blog you will learn my true feelings about what I believe in with regards to dogs and dog training (and sometimes people training).
I still train and groom dogs, but now it’s just my own. This way, I can show in depth and step by step how to train these so-called “difficult” dogs and more easily help those with their dogs whom they believe to be difficult.
I also do the occasional dog sports or conformation coaching for serious students.
What This Blog Is About
This blog is about how to train dogs of breeds that are considered of so-called “average intelligence”.
It’s also about how I am able to stay at home with my dogs and how we are able to do many activities even though my dogs are considered “stubborn” or “less intelligent breeds”.
These breeds are generally thought to be difficult to train, stubborn, or stupid and considered not material for dog sport competition. I write and make videos about all basic training behaviours, but mostly focus on on dog sports.
Dogs of “average” intelligence need a little more “outside motivation” to learn.
Yes, there are actually differences in the way you need to train different breeds.
That’s why they are perceived as being less intelligent than other perceived “smarter” dog breeds.
Generally, these are the dogs of breeds that are #27 and higher on the “so-called” dog intelligence list. I am trying to show that these dogs CAN learn and do activities well like any other dog breed. Truly, all dogs are smart.
Ernie is my husband, who does not train dogs, but has learned about dogs and training immensely over the years.
I want you to believe in your dog, in your ability to train her well and to do anything you find enjoyable and fun.
All breeds can learn. All dogs are smart.
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Even though I have been a professional dog trainer and dog training instructor, the information that is found on this blog is not a substitute for a training plan put together by a professional that you hire to help you with your dog’s behaviour. All dogs and humans are different. Training for each dog should be approached from that point of view. The information on this blog is for my dogs specifically and is intended to show how things can be done and that they actually CAN be done by training with the Clicker and Force Free training.