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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 […]

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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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HELP! I HAVE A NEW PUPPY

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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TRAINING IS 24/7

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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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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