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What happens if?

I recently wrote a blog about the importance of asking "Why". If you don't know why something might work, don't try it! Now I want to refine that discussion. While I need to know why something might work before I try it, I do not need to know if it WILL work. WILL is...

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Purchasing a puppy with a contract

I recently asked on Facebook what a typical dog purchase contract looks like. I asked from the breeder's and also from the buyer's point of view. The good news is that most people were able to find a breeder with a contract that worked for them and everyone lived...

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the BEST way to train

If I am shaping a retrieve and my dog moves her mouth one inch from the dumbbell to half an inch, then I am closer to my goal.  I will mark and reward. But consider this. Rather than watching the dog's mouth in relation to the dumbbell, someone else might be watching...

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Do you NEED Engagement Training?

Engagement training is the very specific training process where responsibility for starting and pushing for work is transferred from the human to the dog.  That is different than having an "engaged dog, which could happen with no specific training at all. Do you need...

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