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Leerburg Dog Training Blog

The best source for dog training news, tricks and treats, right from world class leaders in dog training.

The best source for dog training news, tricks and treats, right from world class leaders in dog training.

Well, what are we doing here?!

I often think about the evolution of dog training. When I began it was about compulsion. How much or how little. Food to entice a dog was, well, frowned upon. I went to classes and traveled, mostly to see technique on how much pressure you could put on a dog to make it perform. I […]

When Should I Bathe My Dog?

Bathing our dogs can be extremely time consuming and frustrating. Our dogs don’t love to sit still for more than 5 seconds and it can be messy to bathe them in our own tubs. We probably wouldn’t mind bathing our dog as little as possible. But how much is the right amount? Check out what […]

The SV’s ZAP, why such a test for members in USCA is long over due

The SV will consider a ZTP type of process as alternative approach for breeding the German Shepherd. I have no idea what our friends in Germany think of this idea, but it has been an ignored necessity to further breeding of working GSD’s here in the U.S. Why? Simply because it makes sense. There are […]

Favorite Dog Books

If you’ve ever checked out the ‘Dog’ section at your local library, you’ve probably got lost in a sea of titles from Cesar Millan’s to Bill Koehler’s. There are breed specific books, books for training specific disciplines and novels about that special dog. While books certainly have taken a back seat to the internet in […]

New Course with Michael Ellis, Introduction to Dock Diving