August 20, 2009

Training vs. Exhaustion

Over the past few weeks I have seen a lot of communication between dog owners, and some trainers too, addressing the topic of exercise and training.  […]
August 6, 2009

The GPS of Your Dog

We have discussed the importance of body language with the sit command in a previous post, but that mainly focuses on what your body is doing […]
June 27, 2009

Duration on a Placeboard

We frequently use the place command to not only teach targets, but also to create a boundary that aids with remaining in one spot for a […]
May 28, 2009

Distraction vs. Confusion

Reading your dog will always be a vital part of training and communicating with our dogs.  The information that our dogs show us lets us know […]
May 19, 2009

Consistency In Dog Training

I know that we always stress consistency in dog training, and we have even blogged about it several times before.  Bottom line – it is worth […]
April 29, 2009

Why is My Dog Afraid?

Fear is a normal emotion that engages dogs to respond to what they perceive as a threat.  Some of these things can be certain people, other dogs, unusual […]
April 18, 2009

Dogs and Fences

Fences are great, they are designed to give our yards privacy, keep out nosy neighbors, and protect our property.  But, when it comes to our dogs […]
March 30, 2009

How To Choose a Doggy Daycare Facility

Earlier this month we posted an article, written by Kari Vanick, titled Why Would I Take My Dog To Daycare? Now we have more great tips […]
March 17, 2009

Training Through the Dog’s Mentality

In a lot of ways, raising children and training dogs parallel each other.  Concepts like controlling resources, education, manners, structure and leadership go hand in hand […]