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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.

1 Fundamental Tip for Developing a Solid “Stay” Behavior

One of the first exercises we learn in obedience training is the “stay” behavior.   In fact, it is not uncommon to see this behavior taught in the first class or lesson.  This is because it is a fundamental behavior needed for any obedience routine, let alone its value in daily life with our dogs. […]

Tracking, A logical approach to practical tracking for LEO’s

Thought I would post something that was discussed in one of my courses recently. That is practical tracking verses impractical approaches. To do that I have to define what is practical. Given the time available for multi-purpose police dog handlers to train a multitude of behaviors, and the need to testify about the training and […]

What to do if bitten by a poisonous snake while on a hike

I found some good information today about what to do if bitten by a poisonous snake while out hiking. We have had 4 snakes in our yard this past week (not poisonous) but neighbors have had rattlesnakes in their yard here in AZ. Our next door neighbor was sitting on her outdoor couch on their […]

Safe & Fun Introductions for Dogs

Dogs are just like people: each one is unique and has their own special personality. Dogs are social by nature, but with all these different personalities, it is important to make sure their introductions are done right. Your dog probably interacts with new dogs all the time, and you want to be sure your dog […]

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