Denise Fenzi’s


Handling errors by making the dog ‘more wrong’

Here's an entire video of my dog making errors finding front, mostly due to loss of attention. I am primarily demonstrating the technique of making the dog "more wrong".     The basic sequence is that he returns to me, drops his toy for another repetition of...

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Looking at the Fundamentals

What you see here in this video is the basis of all of my training; engagement, requesting work, and operating within a few very basic rules. First THE DOG starts the training session - this ensures that the dog recognizes that work is a privilege and neither a right...

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But…drills have a place too!

Here is another one-minute compilation of skills - I call these "Drills" because I probably did each of them a few times before moving on, they are super quick and fluid, and I am likely to reinforce close to every effort. This was pulled from a session of about eight...

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Foundation skills don’t need to be drills

This video is a one-minute compilation pulled from a 15-minute training session.  The entire session looked pretty much like this. There's a little bit of verbal processing (see my recent blog) but mostly this session is following obvious body cues to build Dice's...

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A fast paced game to increase “listening”

This is the doggy version of Simon Says - on speed.  We are working on position changes. This exercise will help with cue discrimination for AKC open obedience, the out of motion exercises for IPO, position changes for Mondio or French ring, etc. Games are my favorite...

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