It’s been since 2002 that my dog McCoy and I entered our first trial in competition Obedience. After that, I did both Rally and Obedience with all my dogs. When I started out, I really knew very little about what I was doing. Let me re-phrase that. I knew nothing. We did OK in the… Read More Improving Rally-O Runs
New year, new things to do – or write about – in my case. This blog has always been ALMOST strictly about training the difficult breeds, and it still is, because there are still some who don’t believe that certain breeds are easier to train. But life is much more than just training, and in… Read More What Is Right For Your Dog?
We all know that some dogs take to certain behaviours faster than others. Many of us want to believe that is it intelligence that causes this. I have another suggestion: The dog is not super motivated to do small, repetitive, unusual actions to accomplish something that doesn’t seem too interesting to him. When a dog… Read More Teaching The Stacking Pods
Even though I have been teaching dog training to people since 2003, and training my own dogs since 1999, I still learn stuff about dogs and training them everyday. Since our Kuvasz Ira came to live with us in 2016, we have been very busy with him and he has really been a handful. I… Read More Things I Learned That Helped Me Train My “Difficult” Dog
Mat work has become popular among the dog training minded in the last decade or so. With those who do dog sports, using a mat to train is almost required because it is so helpful in teaching many different things, especially if a dog is having issues with certain behaviours or situations. For clarification a mat… Read More Using A Mat To Train Your Dog