I just read a post on Medium about how people – and I mean everyone at some point – reacts to something that happens in their lives or something someone says, or does. The point of the article is that when you are reacting, you are not ACTING. You are also not learning or changing… Read More Reactivity On The Human Side Of Dog Training
This summer we are travelling and camping with our 6 dogs, two of whom are elderly. Finn and McCoy are both 15 years old. It is hard to believe that these dogs are no longer young and able to dog the same things as the other younger dogs. A rapid change happened in the last year… Read More Travelling With The Elderly Dog
This past weekend we went to our first dog show of the year. Actually, we may not go to any others, but this is still the first. A few years ago we bought a travel trailer so that we could take all the dogs to shows and stay at the show grounds without having to leave… Read More Getting Dog Show Prepared
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 ?
What is shaping? Shaping is an interesting training method and if you want to do it correctly, there are a few rules to follow. Shaping is rewarding small behaviours that are at first not quite what you want the end behaviour to look like, but are on the way there. You keep rewarding closer… Read More Shaping Your “Stubborn” Dog