Once you have the correct size sledding harness and have started to teach your dog to pull with you behind him with a leash, you will be able to start putting more weight behind the dog. The sledding harness is a little different than the walking harness in that there are no buckles or anything to… Read More Recreational Dog Sledding – Getting Ready For The Sled
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
Here in our area of the country, it’s time to start thinking about introducing our new dogs to pulling a sled. We use the ELSA kick sled that was originally designed for humans but has been adapted for dogs and works very well. (This is not a sponsored post and we do not receive any… Read More R+ Recreational Dog Sledding – Starting Out
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?
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