One of the obstacles that many people with dogs run up against is finding the time or the desire to train, i.e. motivation. We humans like instant results. We have trouble seeing the benefit of doing something which will only result in changes far into the future (or what we perceive as being far into… Read More Motivate Yourself To Train Your Dog
I have written a post, or many posts, discussing the benefits of calming down for both the dog and the human when training. I expect I will write more on that subject. This post is similar in that I am suggesting the benefits of reducing something, only this time it is the speed of doing… Read More The Benefits Of Slowing Down
Over my two week break from blogging, I took a webinar through the Pet Professional Guild given by Michele Pouliot who is a canine musical freestyle expert. The webinar was so informative that I am recommending that anyone who wants to train their dog to do anything really, to watch it. There is a cost… Read More Train Easier With A Platform
Small Steps In Dog Training And In Life Since this is my last blog post of 2016 I thought I would be a bit philosophical and discuss life as it is represented by dog training. I don’t usually feature videos on Friday, but this one inspired me because it is very useful to those of… Read More Small Steps Leads To Big Training Progress
In today’s video feature, Tommy and I have been working on retrieving. I have talked about this before but Tommy’s progress is quite astounding and I want to discuss it in a bit more detail. When Tommy came to us he was four years old and didn’t know his name or any verbal “cues” except… Read More All Dogs Can Learn- Retrieving!