Archive | Teen/Young Adult Dog Training

How to Build Your Training Chops

When­ever I begin work­ing with a new dog-handler team, I have some starter behav­iors I want them to learn together.  I pulled these from sev­eral dif­fer­ent skill areas – posi­tion changes, self-control, object inter­ac­tion, phys­i­cal cues (using body posi­tion), and ver­bal cues (using words only). These help teams build a well-rounded set of skills that make […]

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What You Need to Know About Behavior Problems

When deal­ing with a behav­ior prob­lem the world sud­denly seems like a sea or con­flict­ing arti­cles, books, TV magic, and unwel­comed advice from passer-bys.  It can be hard to find rea­son­able solu­tions that don’t require insane tech­ni­cal skills, an obscene amount of time, or a hearty team of dogs and peo­ple on stand-by for training […]

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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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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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