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Improve Your Dog Training By Playing Like A Dog

Today, I  feel like I am only barely scratching the surface on the topic of tugging :)). Why Does My Dog Need To Tug? You may be asking yourself why the heck is tugging so darned important anyway? Personally, I believe all dogs should learn how to tug with their owners, but performance dogs in […]

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Feature at the World Agility Open Championships

Today I will go over some of my  rounds at the WAO. Sadly for Encore all of my clean runs were with Feature — that is no reflection on Encore whatsoever! The first run for Feature was Individual agility — the first run in the pentathlon. I was conservative and got caught behind going to […]

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Featuring Feature!

Today is all about the baby dog! I have some video highlights of her weekend at the AAC Nationals. For all of you on the recallers side, we still don’t have a lesson up for you today so I am going to give you the assignment of finding the times when value for RZ played […]

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Testing Feature

Feature prepares to nose target at the NE regional in Washington. Another great shot by Ken Kennedy

To evaluate Feature’s understanding of her job on the contacts I needed to set her up for a planned failure. This was going to take a few days for me to set the stage. I spend several sessions over the course of the week reinforcing her with her highest value rewards; raw chicken necks, the […]

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The Fix is on for Feature

Naughty Feature waiting for her meal, while the other two maintain criteria.

So here I am trying to remind Feature exactly what are my expectations on her contacts. I trained Feature differently then my previous dogs in that I introduced the running contact before I did the stopped. With Encore I had a running A Frame and a stopped dogwalk for the first 2 years of her […]

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