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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

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

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 18, 2017

No one deliberately does something that is demotivating to their dog, however it is surprisingly easy to do, if you aren’t aware of how it happens. Sometimes things we do that are pretty counterproductive just get to be habits and then we aren’t even aware we are doing...

February 14, 2017

Before you work on “real” agility behaviors and foundation skills, perfect your training approach and mechanics on things that don’t matter so much to you. Train tricks, train helpful household behaviors, train canine freestyle moves. Find out what works best and then...

February 14, 2017

Here is a good training approach that shows you how to set your dog up for success. This is used all the time in training everything from contacts to weaves to jumps.

click here for a pdf version

1) Get the dog comfortable with setup and aides


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