Archive | Tips & Tricks

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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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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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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How to Ruin A Puppy

Tis the sea­son for puppy acqui­si­tions and along with it many for­tu­nate fam­i­lies will have the oppor­tu­nity to shape the best friend of their dreams or, as this arti­cle sug­gests, ruin a per­fectly charm­ing dog.  There are a few sim­ple things we absolutely must do for dogs under 5 months of age to ensure they […]

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So Easy — Hand Feeding Puppies

There are some things in dog train­ing that are so dang easy they are hard to believe.  This sec­tion is espe­cially for those crazy easy train­ing tips. Hand feed your puppy.  It’s that sim­ple.  Until your puppy’s adult teeth grow in at around 5 months we have a mirac­u­lous oppor­tu­nity to teach our pup­pies to be […]

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Collar, Harness, & Halter, Oh My!

There are a lot of choices when it comes to col­lars and har­nesses and even more opin­ions about each.  From hav­ing the oppor­tu­nity to see all sorts of equip­ment being used for all sorts of pur­poses, here is the low down on what these tools are best (and some­times worst) used for. Flat col­lars in general […]

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