Category: training

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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When should you start training your puppy? Right away!…

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When should you start training your puppy? Right away! Here’s Steele learning the basics of Leave It at 10 weeks!
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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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Startig to teach puppy Dex to bow!…

Startig to teach puppy Dex to bow!
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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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Getting my workout in with Buck yesterday morning at the…

Getting my workout in with Buck yesterday morning at the boardwalk. Here I’m doing side squats with a Touch command and then regular squats with Puppy Push Ups (sit-down-sit) and a bow at the end from Buck. ??
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I got puppy time this afternoon! Meet Summer! She’s an 11…

I got puppy time this afternoon! Meet Summer! She’s an 11 week old Australian Shepherd. @rebeccasrags
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Step 4 of Leave It, toss on the ground for a little movement….

Step 4 of Leave It, toss on the ground for a little movement.
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Step 3 of practicing Leave It, place the treat on the ground….

Step 3 of practicing Leave It, place the treat on the ground. Check out Dottie’s amazing Leave It! This came from a month of hard work and consistent training from her dad Scott. I filmed this during lesson 6, this is also at a park around distractions.
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Had a great Nose Work lesson with Ginny me her dogs Sheila and…

Had a great Nose Work lesson with Ginny me her dogs Sheila and Pax on Thursday! (I’ll post their videos next) Afterwards I ran Buck on the same set up and here’s the last hide we did. There are two hides out, the first is on the gate and the second is an elevated suspended hide, as you can see. Elevated hides are one problem, suspended hides are another problem, and elevated suspended hides are a third problem! If you’re in one of my Nose Work classes then you have heard me talk about the way odor moves and might understand why this is a fun but tricky search. Good job Buck!
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