A blog about training & understanding the dogs we love

A blog about training & understanding the dogs we love

What is possible between a human & animal is attainable only within a relationship.
Suzanne Clothier
Every time you teach your dog what to do, you teach her how to feel.
Amy Cook
Training is a journey, not a destination. If you think you've arrived, then you've already missed out.
Denise Fenzi
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What is possible between a human & animal is attainable only within a relationship.
Suzanne Clothier
Every time you teach your dog what to do, you teach her how to feel.
Amy Cook
Training is a journey, not a destination. If you think you've arrived, then you've already missed out.
Denise Fenzi
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Latest Blog Posts

Why is My Dog Stubborn? And How to Fix It

I Have a “Stubborn” Dog At my first agility trial, a very nice woman struck up a conversation with me. She asked what kind of dog I had. When I told her I have a Rhodesian Ridgeback, the woman said, “She must have been pretty hard to train. I hear

small brown dog eating treat out of owners hand

Get Creative with Food Rewards in Dog Training

Tug Envy I’m not even going to try to hide it – I used to be jealous of people who have dogs that love to tug. I spent a chunk of time feeling like my dog needed to enjoy tugging in order for us to be successful in agility. Or

Healthy Frozen Kong Recipe

The kong is a beloved staple around my house. My dogs enjoy having a little project to work on and I like that it keeps them busy, while meeting their enrichment needs. While I feed a raw diet, I don’t feel comfortable putting raw food in their kongs and then

Sheltie jumping in AKC agility trial with handler running course

Use Video to Get More Out of Dog Training Classes

Training class is one of the highlights of my week. I look forward to my time in the agility ring with my dog and a chance to watch my classmates run. I’m a fan of filming all my training sessions, but I am especially keen on getting video from class. One

border collie tugging with handler using delayed reinforcement outside the agility ring

Performance Pillars: Delayed Reinforcement Part 2

Performance Pillars is a series about the important skills our dogs need to be successful in agility that are unrelated to obstacles and handling. You can read more about my inspiration behind the series here. If you missed Part 1 of my post about delayed reinforcement, I suggest you start

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