Denise Fenzi’s


Is Drive just biting?!

I have a new puppy; his name is Dice. He is a "high drive" puppy. What does that mean; "high drive"? Let's talk about it! My definition of drive is "persists in the face of adversity." And this puppy? He persists and persists and persists because...he's high drive....

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Welcome, Puppy Dice

I got a new puppy yesterday. With COVID turning the world upside down, it was quite a Dicey Proposition getting him here and now that is his name - Dicey Proposition of Sprite-Wildrose - call name Dice. Here's a video of his first training session, done via FB live:...

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Chicken or the Egg

Your dog is going ballistic - running all over the place like a chicken with it's head cut off. You're frustrated because you need to get this stopped; it's impacting your life! At the same time, you know that your dog's behavior is being driven by not getting enough...

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Conversations with Raika

For 15 years I had the privilege of living with a very special dog. She passed away late last year and while I still miss her, I have enough distance from the loss to be able to smile most of the time when I think about her. In the last several years of her life I...

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Do you understand WHY you do what you do in training? Why it works? Have you tested your logic?   Do you understand WHY you shape one exercise and not another? WHY you might lure? WHY you keep cookies in your pocket before you reinforce? WHY you generalize behaviors?...

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Train with Denise

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