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Tag: dog training

Dogs are Amazing and Will Do Everything You Want If You Have Cheese!

Posted on 03/07/12 45 Comments

Today’s blog post is part of a global effort from the “Dog Agility Blog Action Day” group. We are all blogging on the same topic which today is “If I knew then what I know now.” Think about that for yourself, what would be different? What would that extra knowledge mean to you? It would […]

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Tugging With the Dog

Posted on 01/05/12 47 Comments

There were some great comments on my tugging post yesterday as to why you thought long duration tugs had the potential for more focus for the environment while short bursts of tug games alternating with other responses created great attention for the handler. You pretty much hit all of the points I had prepared for […]

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The Duration of The Tug Sessions

Posted on 01/04/12 118 Comments

Tugging is a big part of my dog training, I hope it is also a big part of yours. It is a great reinforcer for most dogs. For those dogs that are not currently big fans of tugging, it is a skill that be cultivated with work on your part . . . yes I […]

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The Success Of the Puppy Peakers

Posted on 12/16/11 18 Comments

Today we re-open registrations for Puppy Peaks, but just for the holiday season. Over the past two months we have had many requests to re-open the program so today is your day! When I thought about what to write for the blog, I thought who can I convey what Puppy Peaks is all about to people […]

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Defining Inspirational Dog Training . . .

Posted on 12/06/11 37 Comments

I am sitting here watching a series of video clips that I put together of my puppy “Swagger.” Its clips of him working at a seminar over the weekend. I love my puppy, as I love my own dogs but as I watch video clips I tend to be critically; looking for what I could […]

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Think Beyond Limits, Be A Difference Maker

Posted on 11/26/11 19 Comments

I first posted this letter and video in one of my webinars last week. Since then I have received private emails and one on Facebook asking to see it again. Funny, at first I didn’t know if I should even share it wondering if it would come off as somewhat self righteous, but I thought it […]

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Outrageous Bonus Added to Recallers 3.0

Posted on 11/25/11 48 Comments

Okay some may think I have completely lost my mind but remember what motivates me; the vision to help dogs world wide be better understood by their owners and to help those owners create a better relationship with their dogs. To that end I have been working on a course, it was supposed to be […]

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Failing Your Way to Dog Training Success

Posted on 11/18/11 15 Comments

I think history has proven that learning happens primarily through mistakes, that is what “experience” is all about.  Some of the world’s greatest successes have also been amongst the biggest failures. Thomas Edison, who most famous invention was the lightbulb said this when asked about all of his failures “I didn’t fail, I just found […]

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What Do Dog Training And Weight Loss Have in Common?

Posted on 08/21/11 42 Comments

A few years ago I decided to try and help some of my long distance students by posting things on-line. It started with a YouTube site, then this blog, then the Newsletter, Facebook, then came the on-line classes . . . you get the picture. I makes me proud when I get the reports how […]

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What’s Upcoming; A Sneak Peek or is it “Peak”

Posted on 08/17/11 14 Comments

I put this video together for all of you PuppyPeakers that have been asking what is upcoming and for the rest of you so you can see what I have been doing with Swagger. As we move through month two of the program you can see that yes I am still working on a lot […]

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