Category Archives: Thoughts

Relationship

I often lament about my inability to create solid foundation behaviors for my dogs when it comes to dog sports. I’m constantly regretting the time I didn’t put into focus or engagement. How I jumped from step 1 to step … Continue reading

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Defining Moments

As a child, I always wanted to be a dog trainer. It was a silly dream for someone who had never owned a dog but it did eventually come to fruition. I started off as a hobby trainer and helped … Continue reading

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Trained by You

“Every time you teach your dog what to do, you are teaching your dog how to feel.” – Dr. Amy Cook. We then often ask the question: How does it feel to be trained by you? Generally, we’re speaking about … Continue reading

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Evangelical Training

Many of the top trainers I follow have recently been discussing how they handle spreading the word about positive training. For many of them, their way of disseminating this information has changed greatly. While I am certainly not nearly as … Continue reading

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Risa Redux

I say it all the time: Kyu is not Risa. I never expected him to be her clone and, in all honesty, I didn’t want that again. I wasn’t looking for another fearful, dog-reactive dog with GI problems (well, two … Continue reading

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