This article was originally published in December 2017. Since then I have learned much more about conditioning my dogs and how to prevent injury by taking many classes on the subject. While I am still not a vet or a canine physiotherapist, I am sharing my knowledge so that others can possibly learn from my… Read More Preventing Mobility Issues In Your Livestock Guardian Dog
I recently read the words ”bribe yourself with a reward” in an article, not referring to dogs. 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… 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 What To Do When The Training Isn’t Working
I’ll get right into it so you can get going on the training: Train first thing IN THE MORNING. Yes, this is a solution to the problem. Don’t like it? Read on first. When I was starting out in the dog world I attended a class at the local dog club – in which there… Read More Can’t Find The Time To Train? Try This.
In this post I am departing somewhat from the training and talking about books. I love those things too, not just dogs. Being a professional training instructor, one would think that I have hundreds of books on dog. Strangely, I do not. I have found that there are a few really important books that have… Read More Five Great Books To Explain Dog Training Better