On Sunday, February 7th, my dog Encore turned 17. We celebrated with cake! We’ve been celebrating every day for nine years as she has had many bonus birthdays. You see, in 2012, she suffered a traumatic brain injury, and we did not know if she [...]
It’s a new year, and Tater’s starting it with a new nose. For everyone who knows our rescue dog Tater, you will know that he is brachycephalic, which is the term for “shortened head”. You can see Tater's head shape clearly in the photo below. [...]
One of the common questions about dog training I am asked is how to teach a dog to stand on cue. Now, there are a couple of different types of stands we can train our dog to do. One is a pop up that is [...]
I’ve written a lot of blog posts about puppies, but I’ve never posted about a typical day for a puppy who lives with me, so that’s what we’re going to look at today. There are four puppies here right now, and one will be with [...]
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 [...]
Things have been a little weird around here since we welcomed Momentum's litter of four puppies. Weird in a good way, and I'm preoccupied with puppiness. Which might not be a word. There have been a lot of requests for photos, so today my blog [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
I figure calling this particular blog entry a "vlogcast" is a good description because it's a blog post with a video of a podcast episode. A podcast is something I've been wanting to do for a long time, and I decided that 2020 would be [...]
Wondering how to solve a challenge with your dog, or why your dog does what he does? Awareness of the ABC's is going to exponentially increase dog training success for anyone, and grow the understanding of why a dog is behaving a certain way.
How to transition to walking off leash with dogs is a question we see often, so I've got a quick video tip showing what I do. I'm also listing my five criteria for when a dog can be off leash safely.
I've got a short video with a quick tip to set your dog up for success when walking and you are near distractions. Success in one area with your dog leads to success in many others.