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Tag: dog training

Planning to Fail

Posted on 07/06/10 16 Comments

Reading through your questions and comments on recalls makes me wonder if you guys have introduced what I refer to as “Planned Failures” in your dog training. Planned failures happen in a controlled environment when the following conditions apply. Don’t fall for any cute looks when your dog fails, be strong and don’t “help” them. […]

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First You Gotta Lose the Training Wheels

Posted on 07/05/10 44 Comments

On the blog last week over one hundred of you wrote in that you had difficulties calling your dog away from certain distractions. Thirty of you wrote in that people and dogs where difficult for your dog while more than 60 of you said it was wildlife; kangaroos, squirrels, deer, bunnies, birds etc that …

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Relationship Truce

Posted on 06/29/10 13 Comments

Wow, am I ever excited. It is going to be a tough week because I have a ton of stuff I want to share with all of you BUT on top of that, I have Greg and Laura Derrett here this week, so I will be a very busy teaching our biggest camp of the […]

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From the Road

Posted on 06/14/10 4 Comments

I just finished 5 days teaching in Auburn, Washington and today I start 4 days here in Vancouver, BC. In my inbox this morning was this quote I thought would be perfect for all of you that worked with me last week or will be working with me this week or are working without me […]

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What’s Upcoming

Posted on 01/13/10 14 Comments

Last year I made the decision to not accept any new teaching assignments away from home. I have pretty much stuck to my guns on that and I have turned down most requests to teach, with a couple exceptions. First of all on my way home from my current trip to Florida I will be […]

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The Two Way Communication of Training

Posted on 12/03/09 26 Comments 2x2 Weave Training DVD celebrates it

As we approach the one year anniversary of the release of my 2×2 Weave Training DVD I thought I would  welcome any questions you may have that I have not yet answered. By now there are likely thousands of people that have trained their dogs to weave using the 2×2 method. I get all kinds […]

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Irritation is Motivation

Posted on 07/14/09 13 Comments DeCaff in her prime, screaming across a dogwalk.

Irritation is motivation. Some of you may have heard me say this before.  When you are really irritated by something you will take action to change it. Those of you that are overweight right now are that way because it doesn’t bug you enough. When something irritates you enough your words and thoughts turn from […]

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Toilet Stretching

Posted on 11/24/08 10 Comments DeCaff Toilet Stretching (not this is a

No, toilet stretching isn’t some new plumbing innovation aimed at increasing the versatility of your crapper. It actually is a way I teach my dogs to give me a “sincere, all out, full-body-stretch.” Stick with me here, it really works. Years ago I tried to shape my dogs to stretch but it always ended up being only […]

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