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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.

Marker Training: The Game Changer in all of Dog Training

Marker training is a reward based method of animal training in where a very clear or distinct signal (usually audible) is produced upon the execution of a behavior the handler approves of, or is trying to elicit.  The signal must always be consistent in sound (pitch and tone) and must be followed by a reward. […]

Practical Practice

How many times have you tied your shoelaces? A quick internet search shows that the average american spends roughly a week tying their shoes in a lifetime. That’s a lot of practice! And it’s the type of practice that allows most people to be able to tie their shoes while carrying on a conversation with […]

If you train with a Prong – use a backup collar – here’s why

If you don’t already know it, prong collars may accidentally come apart during training. Look closely at the photo of our friend’s dog – the prong came apart and is hanging down from the snap on the leash but the dog was still on leash because the trainer had a back-up collar on.  This happened […]

4 Photography Tips for Improving Your Dog Portraits

Today, more pictures are taken every 2 minutes than all of the pictures taken throughout the 19th century. Most of us carry a camera on us everywhere we go in the form of a cellphone. While some of these tips are geared more towards those shooting with DSLR camera, those who simply have a smartphone […]

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