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February 12, 2017

This article focuses on a couple of topics related to speed. I think most of this is obvious, but maybe there are some ideas that can help you analyze what might be helpful with your dog. If you are hoping to bring out more speed in your dog, here are some things to lo...

February 11, 2017

Ok, so there is nothing more joyful than helping a young team begin training agility specific behaviors - when the dog and handler have a strong foundation.  You just know that the handler is going to be able to bring out the best in their dog- and their dog is going t...

February 11, 2017

Here is an example of what I think a good training session looks like.

Characteristics of a typical training session

  1. Make learning fun, more like a game and less like a chore. High energy play with a high value reinforcer

  2. Set up the game (exercise), so your dog...

February 11, 2017

Consider this before you train your dog - the better you are at training mechanics, the easier it is for your dog to learn and the quicker you get to awesome results.  

Most of your training will depend upon you marking your dog for making good choices (ones that move y...

February 2, 2017

...well it depends on what you want her to learn in that environment...  on the positive side,  its a cheap way to get 100 people and their dogs to help you with your training (energy/distraction/noise), on the negative side, if you are wondering what to enter, then yo...

January 28, 2017

Yep, your puppy is a genius at their foundation tricks in the living room. They are so good, they are making you nuts. Keep working on them. 

Keep revisiting these games and incorporating these foundation behaviors as much as you can in as many places as you can. The mo...

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