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Posts in Professional Dog Training

The case for compulsion in K-9 training/deployment

As often comes along, the discussion about the use of positive reinforcement training only in the working dog community rages. Interestingly, I find that among LE instructors we are pretty damned good at teaching dogs new behaviors such as detection and tracking, and bite work. It is part and parcel of the LE K-9 instructors […]

Leerburg’s Evolution into Online Dog Training

Back in 2009, I never thought we could have an interactive computer course where students could talk with instructors or use smart phones to upload their recorded training sessions to be critiqued by peers and the instructor.  Through the development of Leerburg’s online courses, however, all this has since come to pass. When the video business switched from VHS tapes to DVDs, I thought it would take a […]

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 […]

“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 […]

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