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26
Jul

Crossing the Finish Line: The Power of Small Changes

I currently have my arm in a sling. You may not think that has anything to do with dog training, but I can usually get a training lesson out of almost every major life event! Here’s what happened: I was at the gym the other day, trying to get in better shape. I’m not in …

25
Jul

Swimming Through Stress: How Correction Changes Your Dog’s Perspective

Today I was down at my community lake, which brought to my mind the many times I’ve worked with dogs in the water. I have had lots of clients in the so-called “Sun Belt”—areas such as California, Texas, Arizona, Mexico, and even the south of Spain. Since most of these places are very hot, people …

25
Jul

Path to Results, Part 3: Practicing Consistency

In the past few posts I’ve been discussing tools, techniques, and consistency, which I believe are the only three things standing between you and the results that you want for your dog. I’ve written about having the right tools and making sure they fit properly. Then I talked about making sure we have the right …

25
Jul

Path To Results, Part 2: Examining Your Technique

Today I want to give you some more information about tools, technique, and consistency, which I’ve said before are the only things standing between you and the results you want to have with your dog. Those are the three categories of mistakes that you’re making right now, and they’re leading to you not getting the …

17
Jul

How Duration Work Can Make A Happy, Healthy Dog

In this post, I’d like to talk about the power of duration work, by which I simply mean doing something for an extended period of time. It’s highly uncommon for a dog not to know how to sit. Many also know how to lie down. A few more know how to come when called or …

5
Jul

Focus On Focus: How Concentration Can Beat Adrenaline

Today I’d like to talk a little bit about adrenaline. I’m not going to give an explanation of what adrenaline is on a chemical level—this isn’t a science talk! Instead, I’d like to share a bit about how adrenaline affects your dog and his behavior. If I take my dog out for a walk, wandering …

5
Jul

Path to Results, Part 1: Understanding Tools

Today, I want to tell you about the three things that are standing in between you and the results you want from your training efforts. There are a million mistakes we can make, but there are only three categories of mistakes: tool problems, technique problems, and consistency problems. One of the biggest reasons that people …

5
Jul

Time To Unwind: Teaching Your Dog To Relax

Since I was about fourteen, I’ve been constantly working. I started working for a dog trainer when I was fourteen. Later, I had plenty of other jobs until I was able to make training my full-time profession, but I was always working a lot. So until now, I’ve never really developed a lot of hobbies. …

4
Jul

Balancing the Equation: Tips For Managing Your Dog’s Misbehavior

Believe it or not, your dog understands equations. Not on a human level, of course, but there is still an element of comprehension in their minds. Let me illustrate this using an example. If I have a tasty piece of meat sitting on the kitchen counter and I’m standing beside it, my dog will leave …

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