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Clarity within learning

Let's consider the idea of Clarity within the teaching process itself - once learning has begun. If you think about it for a moment, true clarity, the dog being clear on what is required, is impossible with a trainee. If the dog knew what you wanted you wouldn't be...

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My favorite heeling game

This is the most basic heeling game that I work with my own dogs, and I work it a lot. For life. Every move is followed by its opposite. So....hard control to the inside (left pivot) is followed by a fast spin the opposite way (effectively a right or about turn)....

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What Do I Like?

Dice is 18 weeks old.  My primary focus is finding ways to expose him to the world while keeping him out of mischief - not a simple matter with a high drive puppy who isn't content to just watch the world go by.  He wants to engage with something; if he engages with...

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Car Socialization

As a result of COVID, most of us with new puppies are finding creative ways to get our puppies out and about - seeing the world and having positive experiences - without actually seeing the world. Tricky, no? Anyway, I found an approach that is so superior to what I...

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Dice is now 14 weeks old

Yesterday I did another FaceBook live with Dice.  I've been doing about five or more a week since I got him six weeks ago. That is going to start wrapping up now.  Going forwards it's mostly "more of the same", plus more work away from home, plus behavior work that...

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