This week in Training Thursday, I wanted to talk about the importance of stepping out of your routine and challenging your dog’s comfort zone. So you’ve been training your dog for a while, teaching them tricks or working on your obedience, and you are really happy with the results. The dog is performing really well, […]
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 […]