I’ve written a lot of blog posts about puppies, but I’ve never posted about a typical day for a puppy who lives with me, so that’s what we’re going to look at today. There are four puppies here right now, and one will be with [...]
Distractions! It’s a big topic, and questions about distractions are frequent. I’ve blogged about this before, and today I’m sharing a formula that will help you strategically work through whatever is a distraction for your dog. I call the formula the “Distraction Intensity Index” and [...]
When you are training your dog, understanding three key elements is going to help you create brilliant behaviours. The strategic application of duration, distance and distraction will give you the confidence that your dog can perform any behaviour with total understanding anywhere you ask. The [...]
One of the things people search for here on my blog is TEMP. It's mentioned in several places and in videos, but I've never had a post specifically on T.E.M.P. That changes today! Dogs can’t talk to us, but they can communicate. Knowing what a [...]
I figure calling this particular blog entry a "vlogcast" is a good description because it's a blog post with a video of a podcast episode. A podcast is something I've been wanting to do for a long time, and I decided that 2020 would be [...]
Wondering how to solve a challenge with your dog, or why your dog does what he does? Awareness of the ABC's is going to exponentially increase dog training success for anyone, and grow the understanding of why a dog is behaving a certain way.
How to transition to walking off leash with dogs is a question we see often, so I've got a quick video tip showing what I do. I'm also listing my five criteria for when a dog can be off leash safely.
I've got a short video with a quick tip to set your dog up for success when walking and you are near distractions. Success in one area with your dog leads to success in many others.
Our dogs are our best teachers, and I've been learning from Tater who jumped off a cliff chasing a chipmunk recently. Now, Tater's choice to chase could have ended his life, so we're back in Ruff Love with Mr Potato Salad. I took a video on one of walks this week to cover some misconceptions about the program I outline in my book.
It is not a coincidence that people who have been in agility for a long time have success dog after dog. They have figured out how to rehearse success from the ground up. I'm sharing my quick and easy guide to handling by the number so you can nail running a course the first time.
A jump bar coming down is one of the most common things that will incur a fault on the agility field. If a dog is dropping bars, and it is not because of a physical challenge, then it is either a lack of education or an environmental challenge. We're looking at the top 10 reasons why a dog will knock a bar, and how you can determine when it is most likely happen so you can help your dog
I'm showing you five very easy games that are super for a puppy. Playing games will mentally and physically exhaust your puppy, teach him he can be brilliant and that learning is fun. These games will fix “puppy brain” and let you get some work done while your puppy naps.