Meet Fred

Hello Everyone.  Meet my special dog, Fred. Fred is not an ordinary dog.  Fred is a truly fantastic guy.  He is highly driven to work, motivated by just about everything (including imaginary food), never quits, never falls to temptation or distraction, and will work...

Ziva – Adding Distractions

The earlier you add disractions to your training, the better. This video shows Ziva learning to ignore distractions while heeling.  At 11 months of age,  Ziva’s heeling is pretty good but the reward schedule is quite high.  This is the best time to introduce...

High Drive and Impulse Control

There is a relationship between high drive dogs and issues with impulse control,  because higher drive dogs care A LOT about getting what they want.  From my point of view this is a good problem to have, but sometimes a handler is overfaced; their dog is more...

The Beginnings of Pretty Heeling

In 500 words or less. 1) Have strict criteria.  Either your dog meets your criteria or he does not.  If you do not know what your criteria are, your dog will not succeed.  Do not reward your dog if the criteria are not met.  Either lower the criteria if you asked too...