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Training Guide: 3 Tips to Control Your Crazy Dog (that every single pro does)

Got a wild one?  Well, here are some super sim­ple things you can do with your dog right now to burn energy, improve focus, and teach your dog how to con­trol those impul­sive emo­tions that drive you crazy.  These are tricks that all the dog pro­fes­sion­als use to turn high-energy busy dogs into per­for­mance champions […]

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Get Your Dog To Come When Called + 2 Pro Tips

This week’s video is some­thing that can save your dog’s life, your recall (or com­ing when called). And the secret to always hav­ing your dog come when you call is… NO CONFLICT If your dog thinks of com­ing to you as a choice between doing some­thing they love or you, you will lose a lot of […]

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3 Pro Tips for a Rock Solid Stay

This week we present another set of tips from the pros, this one inspired by a fre­quent client request, “How do I get my dog to stay?” These three things are how all sport and com­pet­i­tive dog train­ers teach their stays yet they are oft over­looked when train­ing.  If you want to save time and skip […]

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3 Tips for a More Reli­able Dog

Hello, Amy here! This Sep­tem­ber wel­comes our inau­gural Fri­day train­ing video. The first of many tips and tricks deliv­ered straight to your inbox weekly. We are so excited to be pro­vid­ing you with more e-mails like this one chock full of insider train­ing mate­r­ial that you won’t find any­where else. This week I’d like to share […]

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Carl Day 3

Day three is where we turn all that play we have been doing into some­thing really use­ful.  I start by ask­ing Carl for a “down” in exchange for the toy. It is really nor­mal for dogs to have trou­ble with this.  Dogs need to be taught to switch gears between activ­i­ties: eat­ing food, play­ing, sit­ting, jumping, […]

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Carl Day 2

We start off day two with some more tug and drop work.  This time with a flirt pole to get Carl engaged more quickly.  As you can see, he is very inter­ested but still has a wait and see approach.  We con­tinue to play for quite a while each ses­sion to make it well worth […]

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Carl Day 1

Meet Carl!  Carl is a super cool Cat­tle Dog mix who is doing some day train­ing with my while his per­son is busy with work.  Carl has some main areas that need work and he is an active work­ing breed mix and con­se­quently, can get pretty wild and crazy.  He needs to know how to […]

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Pharoah Hound weaving

Crazy Canines & Workin’ Dogs: The Ferraris

You know one if you have one.  These dogs are always on the go.  They want to do be doing some­thing and they want to be doing it NOW!  They are busy bod­ies in train­ing classes, a chal­lenge on leash, and can find the con­stant stim­u­la­tion of ken­nels and dog day­cares over­whelm­ing.  It can seem […]

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Dogs touching noses on leash

Bad Leash Behavior Explained

I would like to talk about poor behav­ior on leash, par­tic­u­larly those unde­sired behav­iors that are directed at other dogs.  What us train­ers call “leash reac­tiv­ity” or “dog-reactive on leash”.  The bulk of new train­ing con­tacts I get are about, or at least men­tion, their dogs bark­ing or lung­ing at other dogs on leash.  My […]

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