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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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Position changes without forward motion

I'm working on Dice's position changes and have been for a few months now. Getting consistent position changes without forward motion can be a challenge, especially in Mondio ring where the dog will be placed quite far away from me and distractions will be a part of...

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The secret to training a dog to back up straight

The secret to teaching a dog to back up straight is... reward placement. Throw the food to where the dog is supposed to back up to - where they happen to be is irrelevant. Check the angle of your feet - that sets the line of travel and also determines where you will...

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