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  • Sit Part 2….How it’s done and using a clicker!

    OK, at this point you know that a polite “sit” is the way your dog asks for something or says please. Now for the big question, how do we teach sit? Well, we know that “sit” is when a dog puts his/her rump on the ground, right? So, let’s use...

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  • SIT… Say Please

    Have you ever wished your dog could say please? Wouldn’t this be an awesome way for our dogs to show their manners? Imagine having a command that required your dog not only to ask for something but also to show the proper energy level when asking, before...

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  • Training Terminology 3 – Release Word (s)

    We know how to tell our dogs what we want them to do (see Training Terminology 2 – Cues.) So how do we let our dog know when we (and they) are done? This is one of the most forgotten parts in dog training, but if you ask me it is very important! We...

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  • Training Terminology 2 – Cues

    Okay, we know how to tell our dogs what they have done right and what they have done wrong. Remember the last blog post…positive and negative markers? So now have to address how we tell our dogs to do something (cues). For me they fall into two...

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  • Training Terminology: What it all means!

    As I read through some of the old posts, I find I am using dog training terms and verbiage without really ever having explained them or for that matter defined them. Bad Trainer! Well, we are going to take care of that right here and now. We are...

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  • Emergency Whistle… Recall 103

    Ok, now you have a dog who is recalling to their name on a regular basis, and quite frankly, you are pretty darn proud of you self, until…Yep it happens to all of us, the dog gets too far away or something really interesting pops up, like that squirrel...

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  • Recall Anywhere…Recall 102

    At this point you should have your dog coming to you when called anywhere in the house. Whether you are in the same room as the dog or elsewhere in the house, all you need to do is call and the dog should come running to find you and get their reward....

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  • Games to Play: Recall 101

    As with any dog training, you need to make it fun. If the dog is not having fun, neither will you. So why look at recall any different? We are going to introduce two games that, if used properly, will start you down the road to having a dog that always...

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  • What is Recall Part 2? The Non-Negotiable Rules

    The following are the Non-Negotiable Rules that will be the core techniques used in any attempt to teach recall. • Never use frustration, anger or punishment when calling your dog. If you are upset or angry, you will just have to fake it. Likewise,...

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  • What is Recall?

    What is Recall? How many times have you called your dog only to get a blank stare or, ‘for heaven’s sake,’ a dog taking off in the opposite direction at a dead run through traffic? This should not come as such a surprise when we look at recall...

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