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Make a PLAN!

What’s a training plan, and how do I make one? Before you start training a skill, you need to make a training plan. The key to successful dog training is in the planning. The following is a step by step method to aid you in developing a training plan for a skill you would like […]

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ESTABLISH GOALS!

Do you want to be successful when showing? ESTABLISH GOALS! One of the first items on your agenda will be to set goals for you and your dog. The old adage, “there are only so many hours in a day” holds true when you are making short and long term goals. You will have to […]

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Increasing Your Knowledge

Only you can decide what you should learn next! Today your options are limitless on how and where to gather information about dog training, dog behavior modification, or dog competition. If you want to increase your dog training knowledge, the first step is to decide the general area of knowledge you want to acquire. Do […]

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Stress and Showing

How many times have we seen a wonderful warmup only to see the team fall apart once they enter the ring? Have you ever asked yourself why? Was your answer the dog wasn’t ready or the distractions were to much? Did you consider that it actually might be the handler affecting the team? Can Stress […]

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Think before sending in the Entry!

Resist the temptation or pressure to enter your dog before he is truly ready. Entering a show with the hope your dog will perfect an exercise in a given amount of time may only result in frustration and disappointment. Set your goals and decide what level of performance you expect from your dog. Stick to […]

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Precision & Passion

A dog that wants to work will become precise. However, a dog that lacks or loses his desire to work will lose any precision quickly. You CAN have both when training and showing your dog!!!! While training a new dog or skill, I build enthusiasm first! My dog should want to work with me before […]

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Successful SHOWING???

  Successful SHOWING??? Your approach to dog training has a big impact on the actual show results that you will get. As long as you have the right mindset about training, you can be sure that your dog will become a confident partner.     Here are a few tips that will help you and […]

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Mental Toughness training

If you’re a committed, dedicated trainer, then you work too hard and sacrifice too much to let your own competitive performance be disrupted by mental errors. The mental toughness techniques in sports psychology are just what you need to get your performance or team back on the fast track! To realize your full potential, you […]

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MAINTAIN FOCUS & ATTENTION!

It is impossible for your dog to learn and perform a skill or exercise correctly if you do not have his complete attention. You should insist that your dog pay 100% attention to you. At the same time, you should give your dog 100% of your attention! Once you begin a training session, be aware […]

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MOTIVATE YOUR DOG!

Many people expect their dog to learn with training, understandable. However, to really get the behaviors that you are expecting from your dog, you have to know what and how to motivate your dog.     There are many types of motivators. Do you really know what motivates your dog? You have probably already thought […]

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