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February 28, 2017

I did a seminar not long ago on the top 10 mistakes that I see handlers accidentally make with their dogs - and thought it might be a good checklist to put out.

I have broken these up into 3 categories: training, handling, and thinking with a short description of why th...

February 27, 2017

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Once you have done some basic training with respect to sending your dog around cones, or barrels or trees, you can begin to work on the difference between sending around the forward side of a jump and the back side. As always...

February 27, 2017

I explained in part 1 of this series, that when I am trying to train a behavior, my job is to put the puzzle together for the dog, piece by piece, until I have assembled enough of the puzzle that the dog sees the same picture I do.

In part 2 - I want to describe the typ...

February 27, 2017

For dogs who have trouble organizing their body to enter weave poles at speed, here are some problem solving techniques to play with.  Keep in mind you don’t have to set up all 12 poles to work entries, I often use 4 poles.

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1. Leading with...

February 27, 2017

Let’s say that this puzzle shows how you envision some behavior that you would like to have  - weave poles, back sides, threadles - anything.

Your job is to put the puzzle together for your dog piece by piece until you have assembled enough of the puzzle that your dog s...

February 26, 2017

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30-30 refers to a goal I have for training all obstacle behaviors.  I would like my dog to be comfortable going 30 feet to take an obstacle and I would like to be able to give them permission to do so from up to 30 fee...

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