Hitting A Nerve . . .

Recently, after teaching for three weeks on the road, I wrote this statement on my facebook status . . . "There is nothing more important that teaching your dog a reliable recall, nothing . . . it is the foundation of all brilliance and it [...]

2010-06-22T12:32:14-04:00June 22nd, 2010|64 Comments

Does this Mean 2×2 Training Doesn’t Work?

At the recent IFCS World Championships in England Encore really struggled with her weave entries. Believe it or not I actually had people come up to me telling me they where concerned as they just bought my 2x2 Weave Training DVD and wondered if I [...]

2018-02-27T01:07:06-04:00May 20th, 2010|46 Comments

What A Great Way To Kick Of the Games

Okay, I just had to share this. Love, love, love it. What a great way to start our IFCS World Championships today. Enjoy. Today I am grateful for Feature who turns 3 years old today and is participating in her very first World Championship and [...]

2010-05-14T16:21:00-04:00May 14th, 2010|7 Comments

STRESSED! It is More Than Just Desserts Spelled Backwards

Following up on last week's post on stressing. First let me explain a bit further about what I mean about "anchoring". Basically it is a classically conditioned response. Here is something I do to give myself a "good anchor". Anytime I have a massage or [...]

2010-05-13T09:52:09-04:00May 13th, 2010|15 Comments

Stressing Dogs, Dancing Humans & Weirdly Inappropriate Reinforcement

Stress. It is a hot topic. At every seminar I teach someone will tell me about their “stressy” dog and how they (as the handler) will need to alter my instructions in order to deflect the stress of the environment away from this woeful creature. [...]

2010-05-06T06:42:14-04:00May 6th, 2010|17 Comments
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