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Weaving

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impress your friends Whenever I do a demonstration with Goofy we almost always do the leg-weaving, and people LOVE it.  It takes a little while to teach, but it’s sure to impress. For a dog to understand it and want to do it they have to be very comfortable with you and around you.  They’ll be squeezing in-between your legs …

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Obedience First

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Training for Success How you begin your training routine is among the very most important aspects of your training.  Even with the very best training techniques, you can still have a difficult time training your dog unless you know how to start and the importance of the structure of the training.  I’ve had many people ask me “how I train …

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4th of July Safety for Dogs

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Last week I was on KTLA News here in Los Angeles. It was a great segment on 4th of July safety for dogs. Lu Parker, an advocate for shelter dogs and Glenn Walker interviewed me about some tips and tricks to keep dogs safe when the fireworks startle them. Keep Your Dog’s Safe There are several products you can use …

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Teach Your Dog Hand Signals

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and Positions- Many people are fascinated when a dog knows hand signals.  They see the dog’s ability to respond to hand signals as more incredible than responding to verbal commands.  Conversely, most any dog trainer will tell you that hand signals are easier since they rely on the luring that we do to originally teach a dog the command. We …

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Car Safety

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Teach Your Dog to WAIT Every year countless dogs are hit by cars, many due to carelessness.  Dogs jump out of cars because they are excited and that excitement usually relates to getting out of the car.  There are exciting things outside of the car, right?!  And every time the dog gets in the car (or at least a lot …

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Teach Your Dog to Bark

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Teach Your Dog to Stop Barking This video started out quite accidentally.  Jimi started barking at me to get his lotus ball.  I thought, “Hey, this is a great time to address the issue of How to teach your dog to bark.” Some dogs bark at people and some just bark, but people always need help with this.  If you …

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Puppy Basics

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with a Shelter Puppy I’ve trained so many puppies, including my own.  There are several videos available on YouTube on my puppy training, but I’ve never done this before – training a shelter puppy in a complete run-through of the basics.  Honestly, I never thought of it until last month when I was at the shelter teaching my Bound Angels …

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Kennel Gear – Dog Bowls and MORE!

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Product review As you know I love to find the best products, and I’ve found another one! Feeding your dogs can be messy, but it can also be a safety hazard! Kennel Gear makes some amazing products that I’ve been using for years. Modular mounting brackets that you can attach to just about any surface – YES, just about any. …

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Prong Collar – Pinch Collar -complete

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Everything You Need to Know! This weeks member only lesson covers the prong collar. This is a complete lesson with several videos combined with a lesson plan to help you better understand the prong collar and its finer points. More than you will find in any one video on youtube. Read on! Some people call it a prong collar, others …

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Building Drive

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Using Food Dispensing Toys Seeing as last week’s lesson covered a topic that requires some drive in a dog in order to perform the task, I thought I’d spend a lesson on building drive.  In particular building drive on a dog with little to no toy drive…. Remember, there is always something a dog will work for.  Dogs need to …