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To establish balance in training, one should understand the difference between “regimented training” and “motivational training.” Regimented training often has precise steps with a beginning and an end. Many times “regimented training” is applied to all dogs regardless of the dog’s maturity, ability and without consideration of the dog’s natural drive or willingness to please. […]

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  Training your dog can be very rewarding yet still an incredibly frustrating experience. It is especially difficult if you have no past experience in dog training. If you are having trouble in your quest to have a well-trained dog, this article will give you five tips to help you train your pet.   1. […]

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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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Bringing a New Puppy Home

What is the best way to bring a new puppy or dog into your household? Rapport and Control As soon as you bring home your new dog or puppy, immediately start building a relationship with him/her. Spend time and take him/her to many different places. Encourage him/her to see you as a significant part of […]



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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So you’ve got a cute new puppy who is soft, cuddly, loveable, and lots of fun. And he’s also chewing on everything in sight and tearing up the house. What do you do? • Your puppy is new to the world and is looking to you for direction. Establish yourself as the leader of your […]

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When is the best time to train your dog? The answer is all the time! Dog training is done 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, whether you know it or not. Bad habits are created during everyday life scenarios. For example, if Spot jumps up on you and then you pet him, you […]

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Teaching your dog to “OUT” on command

Teaching your dog to drop/release an object on command is a very important safety skill as well as part of teaching leadership and control. If your dog puts something in his mouth that is dangerous, you want your dog to drop that item as soon as you command him to. What would you do if […]

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Two Toy Game Part 4

I LOVE these FUZZY tugs! Riker learns to run out for and bring back the toy to “activate” a game of tug! This completes the training and building drive getting back to me. Now all that is left is to maintain what we have built! Things to look for – Riker runs out fast to […]

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