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Tag: dog training

Dog Agility Championships: Bring On Snooker & Gamblers

Posted on 05/30/13 15 Comments Susan Garrett winning the gold!

The Games Championship is comprised of two Games: Snooker and Gamblers. If you are really keen to learn more about each game, there is a briefing written up on the WAO home page. Snooker is a game that most people who are new to agility absolutely hate. First of all, it is a game of […]

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Random Reflections From 2012 FCI World Championships

Posted on 10/11/12 37 Comments

“If you aren’t learning you are dying” I am sure I have seen that quote somewhere before but for the life of me, I can’t find it who gets the credit for it. I do love the quote, each of use has to make a decision in our own direction, no matter how much we […]

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Improve Your Dog Training By Playing Like A Dog

Posted on 04/10/12 80 Comments

I sent out a newsletter early this morning which covers all sorts of tips on tugging with your dog. As lengthy as that newsletter ended up being, I fear I only scraped the surface of what could be written on the subject. So, here I am sharing more (but again, I still feel I am […]

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Don’t Forget to Laugh!

Posted on 03/12/12 20 Comments

There have been some great reports written on my last blogpost after the last newsletter. I am happy to see so many of you are starting to exam the triggers your dogs have have that prompt responses from you. I just want this to be clear; Susan Garrett’s dogs do posses triggers that will prompt her […]

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How Good Is Your Glue?

Posted on 03/08/12 141 Comments

What’s Missing In Our Foundation Dog Training ? The laws of science have taught us all how to use reinforcement to shape our dogs’ responses. As we train a dog we are actually building behaviour, like a little girl with her glue gun making crafts or . . . if you were a little girl with […]

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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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