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
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
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