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
A purpose bred dog is – in my world – is one that was bred for one main, specific purpose. The dog is often distracted by this “purpose” especially when being trained for something else. Examples of these breeds are Scent Hounds, Sled Dogs, Livestock Guardian Dogs, and Sight Hounds. All of these breeds are considered… Read More Using Distractions 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
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!
When I got my first Kuvasz, AJ, I had researched different breeds for over a year. I was not getting into it lightly. I picked the Kuvasz for several different reasons. I wanted a larger dog but not TOO large with a thick coat but not TOO thick. I wanted a Livestock Guardian breed. In… Read More How Some Dog Breeds Are Different To Train And What To Do About It