HOW TO MOTIVATE YOUR DOG–AND HAVE FUN TRAINING!

  Probably the most important thing you can learn before or as you start training is how to motivate your dog. If your dog isn’t motivated, he won’t be connected to you or engaged, and you will both struggle with training. Not much fun! But just wanting motivation isn’t enough. You have to learn how […]

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DOG TRAINING: GREAT REWARDS=GREAT RESULTS

Motivation is key when training your dog, and great rewards build great motivation. What should I use as a reward? There is a saying that the dog chooses the reward, and I believe this to be true. You may think that tugging is a great reward, but if your dog isn’t toy motivated, it isn’t […]

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How To Stop My Dog Pulling On The Leash– Number One Wish Of New Students.

How To Stop My Dog Pulling On The Leash– Number One Wish Of New Students.

That is the first thing most people say when I ask what they want to learn in a training class. “How to stop my dog pulling on the leash” Why do dogs pull on leash? First we need to understand why dogs pull on leash, before we work on stopping the dogs pulling on leash. […]

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BEYOND BASICS

BEYOND BASICS is a class for dogs who have had some training and know the basics (sit, down, beginning stay).  We take what the dog knows, polish it up, strengthen it and add to it.  We work on distance, duration and distractions.  We also learn some new things–shaping behaviors, increasing your dog’s enthusiasm for learning, […]

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RED ROCK MUSICAL PAWS

RED ROCK MUSICAL PAWS

Red Rock Musical Paws, started by several Canine Freestyle enthusiasts, is a club. It meets once a week at the park in the Ranchos.  As a club, rather than a class, there is no fee. It is a chance for people to meet with their dogs, learn about Freestyle, and practice dancing with their dogs. […]

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GOOD TIMES DOG TRAINING–BOOK SUGGESTIONS

GOOD TIMES DOG TRAINING–BOOK  SUGGESTIONS

There are many books and DVDs that can be very helpful to the dog owner or enthusiast. A book can open a whole new world to you, present you with ideas, or just be fun to read. I’m going to list some of my favorites here. The list is by no means complete, and I […]

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NEEDY DOGS

Needy Dog Behavior What is needy dog behavior? It presents in many forms. But first let’s talk about what we mean by a needy dog. The needy dog may follow you everywhere and demand your attention. In the house he will follow you from room to room, often even wanting to join you in the […]

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