All Dogs Are Smart is a blog and You Tube Channel showing how I train my so-called “stubborn” or difficult (and reactive) dogs and do all kinds of activities, even though there is a belief that certain breeds are not as intelligent as other breeds.
My name is Anne Bachewich (pronounced Baa-CHA-Vich) and I’m a stay-at-home dog person, working from home. I decided to stop working away from home so I could spend all my time with my dogs and husband.
I am currently a professional dog training instructor (since 2003), and in the past a trainer of other people’s dogs (2006 – 2015) and a correction free dog groomer (of other people’s dog) (2008 – August 2017). I am a nature nut, live in the country, and have two university degrees.
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” or stubborn dogs and more easily help those with their dogs whom they believe to be difficult. After years of in person instructing, this is the most effective way I have found for me to teach people about dogs and how to train them.
So, What Is This Blog Is About?
This blog is about how to train dogs of breeds that are considered of so-called “average or LESS than average intelligence” and how to make it easier for yourself to actually DO the training, stay focused and positive when it seems like you are not making any progress.
I also love to write about how I am able to stay at home with my dogs, save money with DIYs and how we are able to do many activities even though my dogs are considered “stubborn” or “less intelligent breeds”, since these breeds are generally thought to be difficult to train, stubborn, or stupid and not appropriate for dog sport competition.
I write and make videos about all basic training behaviours, but mostly focus on the dog sports of Sledding, Rally-O, Obedience (what I call Precision), Herding, Canine Disc, Grooming and Camping and sometimes specific Tricks pertaining to these other activities.
On This Blog You Can…
- Follow along with us on our travels with the dogs – van, tent and camper camping!
- Learn how I manage my “difficult” dogs on trips
- Find out how to train a “stubborn” dog in competitive dog sports
- Keep your reactive dog safe and happy at home and in public
- Find out about training and dog health related activities that I use to keep my dogs as healthy as possible.
- Learn about eco-friendly dog stuff (good for nature and the home environment) that you can do at home and in your own DIYs
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. You just can’t deny it.
That’s why they are perceived as being less intelligent (as per the Dog Intelligence List) than other perceived “smarter” dog breeds.
Because they are different.
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, and how you can do it. Truly, all dogs are smart.
I want you to believe in your dog no matter what that breed, 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.