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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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Two Toy Game Part 3

I LOVE these FUZZY tugs! The next step in the 2 Toy game is working on the retrieve portion. The most important features to watch for are, your pup/dog to run out fast, grab the toy quickly, spin back (turn tight), and come back “fast”. Next, I add bringing the toy back to my hand. […]

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Two Toy Game Part 2

I LOVE these FUZZY tugs! This session is in a new location with much more space. I use the toy to regain Riker’s attention and teach him that I am “the best game in town” and more fun than anything in the environment. Switching back and forth between toys, teaches him to play with the […]

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Two Toy Game

The two toy game is wonderful to help your pup/dog learn to run out to toy, grab it, and bring it back to you. The Cookie Toss game is a great foundation for this game. I LOVE these FUZZY tugs! Basically, it is a game that uses two toys. Keep one toy (the best or […]

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Wean Off LURES!

– Or shift responsibility to your dog! Once your dog understands what you expect, extra help such as verbal reminders, leg pats and leash cues should no longer be use.  In addition, at this stage,  and food should no longer be used as a lure. In the final stages of training, treat incentives become a […]

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CRATES and POTTY TRAINING

I love getting a new puppy. However, it is no fun having to clean up mistakes on the floor. In order to teach a puppy to go potty outside, keep him in his crate if you are unable to watch him during the day and at night. As soon as your puppy wakes up, finishes […]

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Speak softly

or better yet not at all! Do ever say “why doesn’t my dog listen to me?” In order for a dog to work with you, he must be thinking about you. He can’t hear what you are saying if he’s not paying attention. So, how do you teach your dog attention? Here are a few […]

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Retractable leashes and why NOT to use them!

A retractable leash is a length of thin cord or belt wound around a spring-loaded device housed inside a plastic handle. The handles have a button on that controls how much of the cord/belt is extended and often have a locking mechanism. Retractable leashes are popular primarily because they allow a dog more freedom to […]

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Nail Day!

Nail trimming is an important part of a regular grooming routine. If your dog’s nails get too long, they can break, which is painful and can result in an infection. Long nails also cause an irregular gait that leads to skeletal damage. Despite its importance, many people don’t like to trim their dog’s nails. When […]

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Socialization is so important!

Socialization is so very important when you get a new puppy. It is crucial that your puppy is neither over powered by nor overpowers another puppy or dog. Great social skills and communication will start your puppy on the road to being a great pet and companion! Spend time learning the different ways dogs communicate. […]

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