Crate Games

The Transfer of Value in Dog Training

I think we should collectively agree about something. Here it is; relationships are not actually the way they are portrayed in the movies. If you attempt to smack your significant other across the face during an argument, don’t count on it ending up in some [...]

2020-01-11T08:27:59-04:00February 28th, 2018|30 Comments

How to Travel with Pets (Featured on Trivago Podcast)

Have you got a holiday coming up and you’d like to take your four legged friend with you but you’re a bit nervous? I was recently interviewed by Joe and Emma from Trivago (one of the world’s largest travel companies) and we had a chat [...]

2020-02-12T21:03:34-04:00May 4th, 2017|9 Comments

Be Your Best in Agility: Tip #4 Kennel for Comfort and Safety

Agility Trial Success Tip #4: Kennel for comfort and safety. Set your dog up for success by focusing on the location you choose to crate your dog. Event stress can be minimized by choosing a crating area that presents the best possible environment for yourself, [...]

2020-01-11T19:31:20-04:00September 15th, 2016|4 Comments

Planning For Success With Your Dog Training

"To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe." -Anatole France My puppy “Momentum” turned eight months old last week. This picture was taken during a live training session we did last week for our "Recallers" students...here [...]

2020-01-11T19:54:00-04:00November 1st, 2015|72 Comments

Distraction Work in Dog Training: A Conversation Between Friends

Recallers 3.0 is “officially” over in that the lessons and webinars have all been delivered. However, the community is still wildly active inside. Many of the students are repeating the course all over again, as a group! Lynda O-H has been running a series of “Crate Games” challenges [...]

2019-04-01T18:20:47-04:00February 5th, 2012|75 Comments

4140 Successful Repetitions Must Mean Something!

Recently I was doing some math. I was looking at all of the dogs I have trialled in agility since I decided to train without physical or verbal corrections (that was in 1994). There is; Buzz (born in 1996), DeCaff (born in 2000), Encore (born in [...]

2018-09-11T04:08:01-04:00August 15th, 2011|141 Comments

Respecting the Value

While writing my last post about value building in Crate Games I was reminded of a post I answered about using a food toy such as the Tug It toy or other container with food in it. One reader on a forum asked; Why not [...]

2018-09-11T04:15:10-04:00January 19th, 2011|30 Comments

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 [...]

2018-02-27T00:04:20-04:00April 19th, 2010|14 Comments