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PRINCIPLES

Program design is by far one of the hardest concepts for students to master. Being consistent with a dog’s workouts is also hard for many handlers to do. Below are a few principles that will help you to identify what needs to be part of your strength and skill training program. The below...

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The "F" Word of Agility, by Lisa Schmit

The F word of Agility: Foundation, Foundation, Foundation by Lisa Schmit Bonker, PhD, CCFT, CPMP I’m definitely known to drop the F word --------especially in terms of agility. Yup I’m talking about foundation, foundation, foundation! Sometimes, I feel like some people feel foundation is...

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In The Moment.....

When you realize that you have a training challenge in front of you, do you try to solve it right then or do you stop and formulate a plan? As a dog trainer I can admit that I have often reacted in the moment without thinking through the steps to a solid solution. Reacting in the moment can...

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Nap Time

Recently I have found myself having many conversations with my clients about “nap time”. I hear things like: my pup has no attention span my pup doesn’t want to train my pup won’t settle my pup is always offering behavior my pup always wants my attention my pup is more...

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Dog Vs Robot

A couple years ago, I had a booth at the Rose City Classic Dog show. My friend Danielle Hall came up from California to help me with the booth. During a time when activity at the booth was slow, Danielle decided to go get a sandwich while I was talking with a couple gals from a service dog...

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Communication Skills

Recently I was setting up for a workshop and needed to put my drink in the refrigerator but there was a gate in my way and my brain was already on to the next task. There was someone on the other side of the gate, so I simply held my drink out in an effort to communicate that I wanted her to...

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