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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.

American Schutzhund, continueing to grow and continueing forward!

This past weekend, August 28-30 in Baltimore American Schutzhund continued its march forward as an organization. On August 28th Judges and Board members met to continue to iron out wrinkles and practice judging within the rules of AS. The next two days, helper seminar and helper certifications were done. The importance of this training and […]

K-9 Supervisors and administrators listen up!!!

I understand that law enforcement administrators have a tough job. I’ll give em that. But, when it comes to my little part of the pond, K-9, I wonder where many of them distilled out their ideas from? Some have made some poisonous hooch!! I would think they would or at least should care about the […]

Pet Dogs Reinforcement Schedule

If you are training a pet dog and using reward-based training it is important that you understand reinforcement schedules. It is also important that pet dog trainers understand that their dogs must remain on random rewards for the rest of the dog’s life. There are several ways of rewarding our dogs: 1. Continuous Reinforcement 2. […]

Vocabulary among dog trainers; A nearly un-navigable terrain.

It is often that I travel and work with handlers in law enforcement and even in civilian training arenas. One thing is evident as I talk with working dog practitioners and enthusiasts. The vocabulary of working dog sports and industry is an eclectic mix of science, pseudo science, colloquialisms, jargon, and self promotion by coining […]

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