Vlog: Trying Something New (Games For You, Games For Your Dog)

For the past week or so I've been trying something new. It's no secret that I love playing games with my dogs and I love seeing dogs learn through games. There's a lot of dog training information that I've wanted to share with you that [...]

2020-01-11T06:42:06-04:00February 10th, 2019|9 Comments

The Secret Sauce For Enthusiasm … Balance Breaks!

Fun is an essential ingredient to training success for you and your dog, and the secret sauce to maintaining enthusiasm and engagement in a training session is to take a break. We call these "balance breaks" and also use "reset cookies". It might seem counter-intuitive [...]

2021-01-13T00:12:01-04:00January 17th, 2019|17 Comments

Positive Dog Training and the Difference in Shaping

Stoni & Shelby circa mid 1990's Last week we looked at luring vs shaping, so it's only fair that this week we are looking at shaping vs shaping. Recently in one of our Inner Circle coaching calls, we were discussing shaping, successive approximations, [...]

2020-02-12T20:43:12-04:00November 22nd, 2018|44 Comments

LIVE WEBINAR: How to Increase the Speed Your Agility Dog Learns

The Say Yes Team has taken over Susan's blog for a day, as we have news to share ... great news, good news and some bad news. [Update November 04, 2018] Our free training series has ended now, but if you visit any link below [...]

2018-11-07T20:12:04-04:00October 28th, 2018|2 Comments

What’s a Reward for Your Dog? List of Reinforcers

Shelby with a beloved reward, a rock, at the 1998 USDAA GP Nationals. I've been blogging about dog training, dog behaviour, dog agility and dogs in general, with a few diversions, for many years now .... far more years than I probably thought [...]

2020-01-11T07:38:10-04:00October 11th, 2018|81 Comments
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