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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.

What to expect in a quality Basic K-9 Handler Course

Often the new handler is chosen in a department by their history as a good officer/deputy not by their prowess as a dog trainer. Yet, dog trainer, handler, tactician, and maybe even a bit of a showman is what they will be asked to do that isn’t usually even addressed in the selection process. The […]

“My Dog Is Crazy!” Dealing with High Energy Dogs

The alarm goes off at 5:30am…BEEP! BEEP! BEEP! My face, still buried in the pillow, reluctantly rises just enough to allow my arm to reach out in desperation to hit the snooze button. There. Peace. Moments later, “Yip, yip, yip!” goes the new client dog. This is the story of my life when it comes […]

Emotions in K9 Training

I attended a sport seminar this past weekend. Mia Skogster was the presenter. Now I preface all this with it is seldom I rethink what I have done/learned and when I do it is often because some small bit of information has made me evaluate what I do in a big way. Mia talked extensively […]

My latest DVD -just released – Hiking With Your Dog

On Thursday (June9th, 2017) I finished the production on my latest training DVD – HIKING WITH YOUR DOG. I am prejudice but I think it’s really good, going to help a lot of people who want to hike with their dogs. We probably won’t have it ready to ship until the end of next week […]

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