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The Perfect DOWN – copy

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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 …

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Obedience at a Distance

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part 1 I was asked by a member about teaching obedience to your dog from a distance. NOW, it’s hard enough to get your dog to obey you when he’s next to you, getting them to do that when you’re far away is even harder. This really is an advanced lesson and I hope you won’t attempt this unless you’re …

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The HOLD

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part 1 The HOLD is one of the major components in the retrieve.  It is a simple thing to teach a dog but making it proper and perfect which means the dog should bring the object to me, HOLD it and then release it only when I ask, is a little more work. I want to address this, but it …

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The Perfect SIT

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part 1 & 2 complete Every dog knows how to sit, but how they sit can be an issue.  Some people believe that a crooked sit can lead to spinal and hip issues.  I’m not sure if I buy that, but I like my dogs to have a perfect sit. This, PERFECT SIT, means more than just sitting when I …

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Hind End Awareness

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Those of you who know me know how much importance I put on the little things in training.  There’s a saying in the TAO “to know the little things in the big things, and the big things in the little things! Knowing and applying little tips can make a big difference in your obedience as well as solving other problems.  …