Dog Training

How to Use the Distraction Intensity Index to Help Your Dog

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 [...]

2020-09-10T18:07:53-04:00September 10th, 2020|13 Comments

The 3D Model for Dog Training: Duration, Distance, Distraction

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 [...]

2020-08-20T18:00:47-04:00August 20th, 2020|8 Comments

Know Your Dog’s TEMP (Tail, Eyes/Ears, Mouth, Posture)

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 [...]

2020-08-14T02:00:12-04:00August 13th, 2020|19 Comments

Talking About Ruff Love (Tater and Chipmunks)

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.

2020-06-11T20:38:50-04:00May 28th, 2020|28 Comments

Easy Guide to Handling by the Number for Agility Success

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.

2020-05-28T03:37:20-04:00May 14th, 2020|8 Comments

The Top 10 Reasons Agility Dogs Drop Bars

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

2020-06-01T03:43:56-04:00May 7th, 2020|9 Comments