Refining Attention when Leash Walking

Leash walking is an important skill, and one that you are hopefully practicing everyday with your dog.  There are several steps that we have covered to help you better leash walk your dog.  Having your dog focus on you is an important skill in leash walking.  Lack of attention is a common problem, particularly in younger dogs that have not learnt the art of focus or older dogs that are in the habit of sniffing and having their own agenda on walks. I teach dogs to pay attention to their … [Read more...]

Training a Pig!

  Take some time to have a little fun.  What could be better than training a pig? … [Read more...]

Clicker Training: Touch – Part 4

    We introduce the concept of "touch" in this video. Touch is very versatile, and a great back up for coming when called. Have fun with it, you will have your dog jumping around hitting your hand before you know it. Remember do not be in a rush, make sure your dog is understanding before you more to the next phase. Be sure you have mastered Intro, Loading and Label before you move onto touch. … [Read more...]

Clicker Training: Labeling – Part 3

  At this point your dog should understand that the click is a marker for the correct behavior. Now you are ready to take it to the next step and start labeling the behavior. Remember not to advance to quickly. Moving to the next step without a solid understanding will cause frustration for both yourself and your dog. Make sure you have covered Introduction and Loading before moving forward. … [Read more...]

Clicker Training: Loading – Part 2

  Before you start Loading the Clicker, make sure you watched Intro to Clicker. Be patient with your dog and have fun on your training journey. Happy Clicking! … [Read more...]

Clicker Training: Introduction – Part 1

  A practical introduction to clicker training. … [Read more...]