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LONG Retrieves

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issues and solutions in the field Getting a dog to bring something back is a fun exercise for both you and your dog. It is also a strong bonding exercise that can cement the relationship between man and dog. It’s one thing to teach your dog to bring something back in your house or in your yard, but when you’re …

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Fading Rewards

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Luring & Rewarding vs. Bribing One of the biggest stumbling blocks for dog trainers and different levels is the ability to fade the rewards and gain compliance from their dogs. Once the treat or toy is gone, the dog stops performing and the whole training game falls apart. Well, in this week’s lesson I address this complex issue by delving …

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Marker Words

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Using them to Properly Reward and CORRECT Communicating with your dog is a simple thing, but if it’s not understood, it can lead to great confusion. Using marker words will make the process simple because this allows you a clear communication with your dog. You will use positive markers as well as negative markers. Using a marker shows the dog …

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Leave It

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Training at the Shelter Everyone always talks about the difficulty teaching dogs.  Well, some of the toughest dogs to teach are at the shelter, and this week I’m bringing the shelter to you.   I always say the 3 Most Important Things to teach every dog are: Leave it Recall STAY LEAVE IT can save a dog’s life. I teach the …

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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 …