Dog Training

This! One is About Conditioning the Dremel for Puppy Nails

Last week I shared videos of conditioning my puppy This! to having her nails clipped. There were quite a few questions about what was on the lick mat and if I would be using a Dremel as well, so I've made another video for you. [...]

2020-11-12T19:49:31-04:00November 12th, 2020|16 Comments

Proactive Conditioning for Dog Nail Trimming Success

I have a new puppy, and she and I have started having fun with the many things that will set her up for life success, and that includes nail trimming. I've got videos for you, showing proactive conditioning for trims with This! as I am very intentional to create success. With a lick mat and a spoon, and then a progression to clippers, we've started cutting her nails.

2020-11-12T20:48:37-04:00November 5th, 2020|6 Comments

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|18 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|29 Comments