Tag: puppy training

Have You Tried A “Puppy Adventure Trip?”

Posted on 05/01/15 46 Comments Puppies on a Bench meme good

Socializing puppies should begin in the breeders home. Even before a puppy can hear or see, “puppy enrichment” can begin by focusing on the fully developed senses the puppy does have (those of touch and smell). For any of you who are members of my “Puppy Peaks” community I have a new area called “Puppy Enrichment” where I will be posting […]

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The 8 Week Old Puppy: Transitioning From Unruly To Unbelievable

Posted on 04/28/15 173 Comments susan and group 7 w

As you may or may not know, last week I made my “big decision.” I publicly announced which of my 7 then seven week old puppies I was going to keep for my own.  Tomorrow night I will be hosting a “coaching call” for my “Puppy Peaks” members. There I will share more details on why […]

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Learning From the Dog, While The Dog is Learning From You

Posted on 04/22/15 37 Comments Dogwalk

Recently while preparing for a video shoot, I put together a list of some of my most pivotal lessons I have learned from each puppy I have raised and trained over my 27 years as a dog trainer. The video will be available tomorrow but the experience of putting this list was enlightening; I strongly […]

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Let’s Inspire Others With Our Dog Training!

Posted on 06/12/14 20 Comments BertieBuzz Jumping

Have you ever seen those dogs that have a relationship with their owners that is so strong that no distraction can tempt them from straying away from what they have been asked to do? Before you say, “I could never have that with MY dog” I’d like you to consider if you did have that kind of […]

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Junior Handling Reporting on Puppy Peaks Training Month 5

Posted on 02/25/14 5 Comments 4-H-Symbol

This month it was fun for me to find out that Libby is giving back to her community by being a 4-H leader.  4-H has grown around the world in their mission of “engaging youth” to reach their fullest potential.  Seeing Libby spreading positive training to fellow juniors is very exciting.  Libby herself a junior trainer/handler […]

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Junior Handling Reporting on Puppy Peaks Training Month 4

Posted on 01/25/14 10 Comments Elliott and me Scott kiss

Libby and her dog Elliott chose one of my favorite training games to shorten one of those cold winter weeks in Kentucky, and is wearing only a sweat shirt! Ohhh to have sweatshirt weather again! Winter weeks here in Canada are ranging in the -22C (-7F) range. “Sist’as Turn” is a game I first taught […]

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Junior Handler Reporting on Puppy Peaks Training Month 3

Posted on 01/11/14 6 Comments Merry Christmas Elliott Tree

Happy New Year… I love this time of the year… new training, new goals! Libby has been sharing with us her training from Puppy Peaks for the last 2 months. Her post last month was about helping Riley learn the confidence to wear a head halter. Libby took her lessons from Puppy Peaks and helped progress […]

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Puppy Training “Peeks” . . . Month 2

Posted on 12/06/13 10 Comments IMG_8840

In last week’s post, I introduced you to Libby. Libby has been brought onto the Say Yes team as our new “Junior Puppy Peaks Reporter.”  She is a young and talented trainer, who is passionate about obedience and dog agility, and more importantly, is passionate about improving the lives of every dog she meets.  It […]

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Puppy Peaks Video Contest – Final Videos FACE OFF!

Posted on 08/30/13 111 Comments

What a week it has been!  Yesterday concluded our last day of voting for our Top 20 videos in the Puppy Peaks Video Contest, and today, the top 8 videos chosen over the last 4 days will FACE OFF for the Grand Prize!  We received so many fabulous video entries during this contest, and I […]

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Puppy Peaks Video Contest Voting – Day 4

Posted on 08/29/13 15 Comments

Day 4 of voting is upon us!  We’ve had nearly 1,500 people vote for our first 15 videos…can you believe it?  Thank you to everyone for voting, and a special thanks to our talented videographers for providing us with such beautiful entertainment over the last 4 days! Today is the final day of voting for […]

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