Most of the time when we humans interact with our dogs we have the mindset that what we say goes. The dog must comply with our wishes even if it is something that the dog dislikes. This especially applies to things we HAVE to do to our dogs such as vet visits, nail clipping, grooming,… Read More Teaching Your Dog A “Consent” Behaviour
There is confusion about the definition of “heeling” as it pertains to dog training. The original meaning, and correct one, refers to the formal heel, which has been used in competition for decades, in both retrieving and competition obedience. It was also traditionally trained with force. The dog was collar corrected each time he went… Read More Heeling Made Simple – The Front Foot Target
In 2017, I took a webinar through the Pet Professional Guild given by Michele Pouliot who is a canine musical freestyle expert. The webinar promotes the use of platforms to train dogs to do all kinds of behaviours. In the webinar, Michele even explains how they are now using platforms to train even guide and service… Read More Train Easier With A Platform
Yep. We have started training with the DIY bathtub on the low grooming table. Tommy and Emmett were my training guinea dogs. It was interesting to note the training here because each dog responded differently to the situation. You can really see the effects of good training for different situations in this video. Tommy and… Read More Your Dog Can Love Getting A Bath?
Your puppy is not your best friend. Nope. Not even close. Dogs are often said to be a “person’s” best friend. I actually believe that is true for the most part. Except when your dog does something that is annoying or destructive. Then he is someone else’s dog (just a joke). I am “struggling” to… Read More Your Best Friend When You Have A Puppy