This week on Training Thursday we’ll learn why you should teach your dog to sit pretty. Sit pretty is a great trick to teach your dog. Not just because it looks cute, but mainly because it is an excellent core strengthening and balance exercise. When you start teaching this trick, you will notice at first, […]
In this weeks Training Thursday we will learn how to discourage your dog from jumping up. Jumping up on people is one of the most common training problems seen in young dogs or high energy, excitable dogs. Often misunderstood as a “dominance” issue, it is simply an effort on your dogs part to get your […]
This week’s Training Thursday features the final installment in the polite leashed walking series. This video summarizes the skills learned up till now and gives some tips on how to continue training in the real world, while competing with distractions and bad habits.
Heel-work is a very formalized discipline in dog sports;it comes with rules for both the dog and the handler. On turns, the handler has to follow a certain pattern of foot-work, to turn the routine into a flawless performance. In the real world no one will mark us on perfect footwork, however, it is very […]
For this weeks edition of Training Thursday, we are continuing with the polite leashed walking theme. Another great trick to teach your dog is the Hand Target. Below are two videos: first one is how to teach the skill and second one is how to fade the target. Next week we will discuss the about […]