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Pull-Tab

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the secret to off leash heeling I have used a pull-tab in training almost every dog I’ve ever trained.  So, sharing this with you here gives you a great piece of the puzzle that I use to transitioning a dog to off leash.  In this video I give you a big secret that will help you form a bond through …

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Luring the PUPPY

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the very first day! It’s not uncommon that I get messages from members that “It’s not working…”. This usually is during the frustration mode (from the viewer) and the confusion mode of the puppy or dog. This is an older video that I’ve never shown before but want to share it with you because I think it’s extremely valuable if …

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The BROAD Jump

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The broad jump is very unique in that the dog will need to clear distance in length more so than in height. This can be tricky to teach a dog, but I break it down in this lesson. Goofy had issues learning this, so I speak from experience, when I tell you that I know the issues surrounding this. We’ve …

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Teach Your Dog to COME

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THE single MOST important thing to teach any or EVERY dog is a recall.  It is for both safety and bonding.  Every dog should have a solid recall and it should be motivational.  In this video / lesson I show you all the successes and failures in teaching this lesson.  The reason I leave the mistakes in the lesson is …

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The Perfect DOWN

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I consider the DOWN command the most important of the 3 positions.  The positions are DOWN, SIT and STAND.  In basic obedience a dog is required to know two, SIT and DOWN, but if we take it further, we teach the dog the STAND.  The DOWN command is critical because it is a completely “disabling” command.  In other words, the …

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STAY – with distractions

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Getting your dog to stay under distractions is a very powerful lesson.  It’s not easy and it is something that you will be continuing to train forever. We are always perfecting it and as you will see in this video, we haven’t done it in a while.  During the best of Goofy’s training he could hold a down under anything …

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Jumping – Foundations

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part 1 – intro I’ve never made a video on jumping and I think understanding the basics of it can be very beneficial for anyone and every dog. First and foremost, NEVER EVER teach your dog to jump over a gate or a fence.  This teaches bad habits that will be impossible to break later and could cost your dog …

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RETRIEVE / HOLD

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part 3 – the bonus Well, it’s been a few weeks since we first touched on the HOLD as taught as part of the RETRIEVE training.  The hold is perhaps the most important part because it cements what we want the dog to do.  We want the dog to bring something to us, but he HOLDS it in front of …

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Door Darting

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your dog’s safety! Needless to say, dogs running out your door is a huge safety risk. Of all the topics I’ve addressed, I’ve never addressed this one. So, I decided to make a complete lesson on the topic. It’s broken down into three parts. I will post a portion of part1 on my YouTube and Facebook channel, but only members …

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The PVC Box

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great obedience training tool It is important that your dog fit comfortably into the box, but making it too large will be a big mistake as it will create the exact issue you are trying to correct / prevent.  If you have a puppy now, you may end up building a few boxes until the puppy becomes a dog.  I …