I recently read the words ”bribe yourself with a reward” in an article. I have often heard the word “bribe” used in a similar way when discussing training dogs. There is one problem with this: bribing is not in any way associated with rewarding, whether you are teaching yourself to be more productive or your… Read More You Can’t Bribe A Dog
Ira our 16 month old Kuvasz is having an especially destructive and annoying teenage dog phase. I have raised a female Kuvasz, my dog AJ, before but I don’t remember this much difficulty. Maybe I forget! Sometimes it actually seems like he has forgotten all that I have been teaching him for the last year.… Read More Sometimes It Seems Like The Training Isn’t Working
When I started training my first dog (my own) exactly 18 years ago, I had no idea what I was doing. I knew I wanted a dog in my life but how to modify so-called “bad” behaviour was something of which I was ignorant. I started out by getting angry at the dog for behaviour… Read More Please Calm Down
Last Wednesday I was preparing to record a video on grooming Ira’s ear hair. We had changed the arrangement of our bathtub area to fit in a freezer. We just changed the DIY tub from one side of the space to the other – about 5 feet. No problem, right? Nope. This change confused Ira… Read More Your New Best Friend – Patience
Recently, I have been working on teaching JoJo to SIT. She is six months old and has not been taught to sit because of her former life as a potential show dog. Dogs who are being shown and will spend a lot of time doing so are often not taught this cue for ease of… Read More Teaching More Than One Dog Sport – Good Or Bad?