Category: Dog Behaviour

Leash Aggression in Dogs: Are We Trying To Put Out A Fire With Gasoline?

Posted on 11/16/15 311 Comments working-at-beach

I spent six days last week working from a beach house in Los Angeles, California. Hermosa Beach to be exact. It was an unbelievable week for many reasons. A big part of it was the people who were there with me. I have belonged to a small mastermind group for six years now. We get together in person […]

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Planning For Success With Your Dog Training

Posted on 11/01/15 56 Comments momentum 8 months coaching call

“To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.” -Anatole France My puppy “Momentum” turned eight months old last week. This picture was taken during a live training session we did last week for our “Recallers” students…here we where both hamming it up a bit :) At […]

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The 8 Week Old Puppy: Transitioning From Unruly To Unbelievable

Posted on 04/28/15 170 Comments susan and group 7 w

As you may or may not know, last week I made my “big decision.” I publicly announced which of my 7 then seven week old puppies I was going to keep for my own.  Tomorrow night I will be hosting a “coaching call” for my “Puppy Peaks” members. There I will share more details on why […]

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Learning From the Dog, While The Dog is Learning From You

Posted on 04/22/15 37 Comments Dogwalk

Recently while preparing for a video shoot, I put together a list of some of my most pivotal lessons I have learned from each puppy I have raised and trained over my 27 years as a dog trainer. The video will be available tomorrow but the experience of putting this list was enlightening; I strongly […]

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Teaching Puppies: It’s Just Arranging Coincidences

Posted on 04/16/15 53 Comments experience cs lewis meme.001

I am pretty sure C.S. Lewis wasn’t referring to dog training when he said of experience that although it was a “brutal teacher” you still do learn from it! However, truthfully that is how not only people but puppies learn. It is through interacting with the environment, the people, the things, and other animals etc. Experiences bring […]

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Fit, Focused and Having Fun AWAY From Organized Dog Sports

Posted on 12/21/14 30 Comments IMG_4560

Earlier in the month we hosted the Canine Fitness and Body Awareness Symposium here at Say Yes Dog Training. It was everything I had hoped it would be. Three days PACKED with amazing insight and research from Dr. Leslie Woodcock, Robby Porter and myself. The focus was how to keep our dogs fit and healthy…both […]

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Canine Fitness The Love That Keeps On Giving

Posted on 12/05/14 35 Comments shelby_keegan_me

I am sooooo excited… Tomorrow, we start our three day Canine Fitness and Body Awareness Symposium. This is a topic that gets me cranked up! Putting in the time to work your dog’s flexibility, strength, conditioning, balance and proprioception is like the gift that keeps on giving. The thing I love about focusing on body […]

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And They Call It Puppy Love: Doing Whats Best For Our “Agility Prospects”

Posted on 11/29/14 9 Comments 9wks teddy

Did you know that you can significantly reduce the amount of time it takes to train your agility dog based on what you teach him as a puppy? Not only that, but you can better prepare that dog to avoid injury over their 5-10 year career, based on what you do in the first 5-10 months […]

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And Recallers 5.0 Winners are….

Posted on 06/09/14 20 Comments corn cob poodle

WOW how much fun was THAT? The 211 Recaller4.0 alumni videos that were posted to my Facebook page made it V-E-R-Y difficult to narrow it down to only 15 to kick off our contest last week. From the results of the voting, it seems you all agree that it was equally as difficult to choose […]

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Recallers5.0 Video Contest Championship Round!

Posted on 06/06/14 42 Comments Encore and Deer

Today is the day…our Championship round of Recallers Videos! The best of the best are now competing to be in the Top THREE! Before we begin, I want to thank everyone for their votes and feedback….we all agree these videos were great. These top seven videos, as well as each and every video in the […]

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