Category: sanluisobispo

DOOR MANNERS! They are important, for dogs of all sizes! Rushing…

DOOR MANNERS! They are important, for dogs of all sizes! Rushing through the front door is dangerous for a number of different reasons, especially if you live off a busy street, have big dogs that can knock someone over (like kids), have multiple dogs, have an excitable or easily aroused dog… the list goes on! I call this door manners procedure “Open Sesame Sit.” If the dogs are sitting, the door opens sesame, if the dogs get up, the door closes and no sesame. Going outside is contingent on good door manners and sitting patiently. Also, noticed that I require ALL dogs to be sitting, so if one gets up, we start from scratch. I love this video for a number of different reasons. Greta (the shepherd on the right) was smart and the fastest to sit. She has a habit of door dashing so I have been working with her a great deal on not doing that, so she is used to the door routine. But I don’t typically do this with all 3, so she’s not used to sitting for a long time. By contrast, the two dogs on the left are my dogs and I don’t always require them to sit before going outside, so they both look at me like, which time will this be? But once sitting, they are used to sitting and waiting for a release for very long periods, so they have no problem staying put. I really wanted to point this differences out because they are differences in each dog’s expectations and learning experience, NOT traits like pushiness, stubbornness, playing dumb, etc.
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#dogtraining101 #dogtrainingtips #trainingtip #trainingtips #howto #animalplanet #akc #doormanners #dogtraining #positivedogtraining #positivetraining #happylaborday #laborday #training #trainer #dogtrainer #cpdtka #sanluisobispo #slo #slotown #smallbiz #dogtastic @kimberly.a.walker (at San Luis Obispo, California)

It’s a bird! ? It’s a plane! ✈️ It’s a rocket…

It’s a bird! ? It’s a plane! ✈️ It’s a rocket recall puppy! ??
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Do you wish your puppy would run like this to you instead of running away? Dogtastic is now enrolling in our Rapid Recallers/Joyful Jumpers class designed to address two common behavior problems, slow recalls and excessive jumping on people.
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Email dogtatsictraining@gmail.com to register, or see our website www.dogtastictraining.com for more class information. Classes take place in San Luis Obispo, CA.
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#nowenrolling #class #classes #classtime #backtoschool #dogtraining #training #dogtrainer #trainer #positivetraining #recall #comewhencalled #jumping #behaviorproblems #sanluisobispo #slotown #arroyogrande #ag #centralcoast #slo #dogtastic

Startig to teach puppy Dex to bow!…

Startig to teach puppy Dex to bow!
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#bow #tricks #akctricks #trickdog #tricktraining #akc #poodle #trainer #training #dogtraining #positivedogtraining #minipoodle #miniaturepoodle #chocolatepoodle #poodlesofficial #poodlesofinstagram #sanluisobispo #slotown #dogtastic

Is it ok to play tug with your dog? . Yes. Yes. YES….

Is it ok to play tug with your dog?
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Yes. Yes. YES. Absolutely!
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So many clients ask me if it’s ok to play tug with their dog and the answer is yes, absolutely. In fact, I think tug is one of be best possible games you can play with your dog. And, dogs of all ages and sizes can play, as evidenced by this mini poodle puppy’s stellar game of tug!
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It will not make your dog more aggressive (dogs with low impulse control and young puppies might get over-excited and so you’ll have to play a more mellow game). I let the dog win more times than not, I wait for the dog to bring me the toy, and then I make the toy very exciting. Tug is a great game because it’s a game that focuses on engagement with you… you make the game happen.
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#tug #tugofwar #games #doggames #traininggames #training #dogtraining #aggression #positivedogtraining #minipoodle #miniaturepoodle #chocolatepoodle #poodlesofficial #poodlesofinstagram #sanluisobispo #slotown #dogtastic

Pretty girl Paisley and her momma @ryleejerr worked on…

Pretty girl Paisley and her momma @ryleejerr worked on Paisley’s recall today on our walk back home. Paisley recently discovered that the she can push the screen door open, and have a few unauthorized adventures outside! So we’ve been working on her recall being a fun game and command she follows no matter where she is! The first few times we did this, she wouldn’t run back towards the house, but look at her enthusiasm now! Because we were on the street, we used a long line for safety. (The oomph at the end is me reaching to pick it up again ?)
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#soproud #gooddog #aussie #aussieoftheday #aussiesofinstagram #australianshepherd #puppytraining #blacktriaussie #blacktri #paisley #sanluisobispo #dogsofslo #ig_woofs #dogtastic

It’s never too early (or late) to start training!! Lupin…

It’s never too early (or late) to start training!! Lupin is 3 ½ months and we have been taking her on training adventures to Blackhorse downtown to get her used to relaxing in public and building up her attention and focus around distractions. A few things to keep in mind when training, Lupin is a little puppy, there are A LOT of distractions around, and she is still learning all her commands. So when working on stay for the first time, we kept is short (only a few seconds to give her success!). Here’s a clip of Lupin and her kid Gavin (going into 8th grade) doing a short session of stay with her.
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#labradorpuppy #labradortraining #labradoroftheday #labradorsofinstagram #blacklab #blacklabpuppy #blacklabsofinstagram #puppytraining #positivedogtraining #puppiesofinstagram #puppyoftheday #lupin #sanluisobispo #dogtastic

If you had a rough day and need a pick-me-up (or even if you had…

If you had a rough day and need a pick-me-up (or even if you had a great day), I think you’ll get a kick out of this game if hide and seek I played with the dogs tonight. ?.
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#rottstagram #dailydog #hideandseek #hidingfromthedog #ig_woofs #dogsofinstgram #blueheelermix #rescue #rescuedogsofinstagram #rottweiler #rottweilersofinstagram #theyfoundme #sanluisobispo #havefun #havefunwithyourdog #dailymotivation #dogtastic

How do I keep a busy puppy… busy?! A treat toy like this…

How do I keep a busy puppy… busy?! A treat toy like this from @omegapaw. I had to refill it a couple times and watch for it getting stuck in corners, but all in all it kept Lupin busy for about 30 minutes this morning while I made breakfast.
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#labradorpuppy #labradorretriever #labradortraining #labradorsofinstagram #dailylabrador #labradoroftheday #blacklab #blacklabsofinstagram #blacklabpuppy #slo #slotown #sanluisobispo #dogtastic

Look who I got to see today! I haven’t seen her since she…

Look who I got to see today! I haven’t seen her since she was a little puppy! Paisley discovered that she can get push the screen door open and that the neighborhood is the most exciting thing ever! So today me and @ryleejerr worked on teaching her to wait at the door (aka not busy out) and to come when called because it’s super fuuun!
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#aussie #australianshepherd #blacktriaussie #aussiesofinstagram #aussieoftheday #training #dogtraining #sanluisobispo #waitatthedoor #dogtastic

Meet Lupin! A sweet 2 month old puppy and one of the newest…

Meet Lupin! A sweet 2 month old puppy and one of the newest puppies in our training program. Lupin’s mom bought our 10-pack of lessons to get Lupin off the the best possible start. Can you guess what puppy behaviors we’re working on first?! Mouthing (typically for ALL puppies), potty training, dealing with the puppy crazies, and socializing.
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We are working on the 5 Time Sensitive puppy behaviors! See my blog (link in bio) for more information on what those are.
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#puppytraining #training #trainer #labrador #labradorretriever #lab #blacklab #blacklabpuppy #labpuppy #labradorpuppy #labradortraining #positivetraining #puppiesofinstagram #blacklabsofinstagram #laboftheday #dailylabrador #sanluisobispo #slodogs #dogsofslo #dogtastic