September 14, 2017

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Suede Leather Flat Tug

These flat leather tugs are great for drive development. The 10 inch tug provides a soft biting surface used for initial bite development in younger dogs, while the 12 inch is a firmer tug. The goal of drive building with a small tug is to move it around your legs and body at a speed that the dog can not get at it. Moving them around in short quick movements forces the dog to move quickly if he/she has the drive to catch it. When the dog misses the tug, it builds frustration, and frustration builds drive. These tugs are Amish-made in the USA.

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1 Fundamental Tip for Developing a Solid “Stay” Behavior
by Mark Keating

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. From leaving your dog in a sit-stay at the end of the driveway while you get the mail, to leaving your dog in a down-stay while playing frisbee at the park. The stay behavior could possibly be the most valuable behavior next to recall in all of our dog training.

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