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Critical Elements for Swagger & Raven

Very exciting day. Tomorrow 4 1/2 month old Swagger and his cousin Raven start their first ever “Advances in Dog Training” and “Critical Elements course (formerly known as puppy camp). I am certain neither puppy will have any issue with the skills required (we both have an advantage here) but it is the environment with […]

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Puppy Distractions Go to a New Level!

As I have been travelling around North American over the past two weeks, my now 19 week old puppy has gotten lots of great experiences. First he travelled with Lynda and I on an 18 hour car trip down to Perry Georgia. He was a model of perfection. Never once making a peep while crated […]

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What a Difference A Week Makes!

It has been a very busy time for us here at Say Yes over the past 7 days! It started with Adrian Rooyakkers coming to give an awesome three day handling workshop. The focus was on running European style courses aimed at helping  those of us heading over to the UK for WAO. That ended […]

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What is “Ruff Love” Really?

So I have a very naughty 11 week old puppy. Below is the video evidence to prove it.  I thought this would be an ideal time to talk about my Ruff Love program. When Ruff Love was first released more than 10 years ago it received some pretty harsh criticism from many so called “gurus” […]

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A Pictorial Glimpse at the Critical Elements of Say Yes!

Well we have launched! Two weekends ago we unrolled the first “Flatwork Secrets” & “Blueprint for Handling Success.” This past weekend it was “Advances in Dog Training” and “Critical Elements.” I like the way things piece together and although it always seems I have more I want to teach, I like the way the entire […]

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The Puppy One Hundred (and Thirty Five)

Okay since I gave you all a bit of a shakeup last week with my cyber behaviour experiment, all good trainers know in order to prevent complete shutdown, it is time for a heavy dose of reinforcement. Here you go. It is my new  Puppy One Hundred list. But now, due to the input of […]

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