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
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Puppy Isn’t Interested in Training? 7 Things To Do Instead!

In this post, I share seven ideas for ways you can engage your puppy, develop life and sports skills, and foster a positive relationship even if your puppy isn’t interested in training. Sometimes Puppies Aren’t Ready for Training You’ve finally brought home your perfect puppy and you’re ready to hit

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Why You Need an Agility Leash Routine

Taking off and putting on your dog’s leash seems like a pretty basic skill. It’s probably one of the first things our puppy or dog learns when they come to live with us. But this seemingly simple activity became a struggle for my dog in the agility ring. Find out

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How I Accidentally Trained My Dog To Wake Me Up at Night

As humans, we unintentionally shape our dog’s behavior all the time. Our own behavior can prompt our dogs to do certain things – if I head upstairs my dogs will follow me very reliably. And our responses to their behavior can reinforce or discourage that behavior. If my dog puts

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

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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

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