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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.

Learned Helplessness Vs All-Positive Training – Opposite Ends of the Training Spectrum

When you are around dog training long enough, like I have been,  you are going to be exposed to a number of different training systems or methods. In my opinion Learned Helplessness and All-Positive dog training are at opposite ends of the training spectrum and both are equally bad dog training. The all-positive dog trainers […]

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 […]

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