When I got my first dog, I had no idea what I was doing. I was completely ignorant of dog behaviour, how they learn and how to train them. At one point I became desperate and called someone I knew who was involved with dog rescue, for help. My dog was fearful of everything… Read More Do I Need To Take My Dog To Class ?
The Training Wardrobe If you train your dog a lot or train lots of dogs, you might already know what to wear when you train. Training can be easy or difficult depending on your mood and your dog’s mood as well. What you wear is part of the whole training package because if you aren’t… Read More The Dog Training Wardrobe
This week’s featured training video is on Canine Disc or Disc Dog. I am working with Miranda on the compulsory behaviours for a freestyle routine. One of these is an over the body jump. The dog must jump over the handler’s body or body part and in our case we are working on over the… Read More Disc Training – Over The Body Jump/Catch
The Problem Several years ago, at the nearby National Park, there was an incident where a small dog jumped out of his human’s car into the bison enclosure and ran off into the forest. This dog was from out of the country, and his humans looked for him for a while and then had to return… Read More Training A “Default” Behaviour
Retrieving doesn’t always come naturally for a dog. Retrieving is often seen as a behaviour that a dog is born with. While this is true for many dogs, other dogs, even dogs from a retrieving background, don’t care about it. At all. This especially applies to purpose-bred dogs who have a particular job they were… Read More Training A Great Retrieve (From A “Non-Retriever” Standpoint)