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The Transfer of Value in Dog Training

I think we should collectively agree about something. Here it is; relationships are not actually the way they are portrayed in the movies. If you attempt to smack your significant other across the face during an argument, don’t count on it ending up in some mushy romantic scene on the closest sofa. Likewise, while playing […]

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How to Travel with Pets (Featured on Trivago Podcast)

Have you got a holiday coming up and you’d like to take your four legged friend with you but you’re a bit nervous? I was recently interviewed by Joe and Emma from Trivago (one of the world’s largest travel companies) and we had a chat about how to make travel “pet-friendly” and stress-free for both […]

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Distraction Work in Dog Training: A Conversation Between Friends

Recallers 3.0 is “officially” over in that the lessons and webinars have all been delivered. However, the community is still wildly active inside. Many of the students are repeating the course all over again, as a group! Lynda O-H has been running a series of “Crate Games” challenges for everyone. Another amazing group of students (and staff) and […]

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Crate Games and the Question of Value

I got a question on my YouTube site last week about Crate Games, but for some geek-type reason unknown to me, my response never gets through, so I thought, why not blog about it? Here is the original question; I have been using crate games video with my puppy. What do you do when the […]

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Start Line “Fun”

I entitled this post Start Line “Fun” because for many of you, that is what is lacking. It has become more like Start Line “Hell” than Start Line Fun.  If you are trying to trick, intimidated or “force” your dog to wait for a release at the start line, I promise, it is unlikely to […]

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Start Line Brilliance Begins in the Dryer?

I just wrapped up a workshop with young dogs getting ready to trial. I would say less than 30% of the group had really reliable start lines stays.  That is not a good sign. If you don’t have a start line routine before the dog sinks his teeth into how exciting agility can be, trust […]

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Crate Games, it is not just for breakfast any more.

More distraction work through crate games.

I had small workshop here yesterday with 9, mostly adolescent dogs, and their handlers. It went quite well with a few “aah ha” moments and the odd “oh my” thrown in to balance things out.  We started the day with some grids and body awareness exercises and then finished up the afternoon with some handling […]

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