Wally was a challenge to train back when we first started. He was fearful of the training process, and uncertain of both himself and me. Fortunately, discovering and mastering shaping helped us both.
While even the most seasoned obedience competitors do much of their training alone, they know that no dog is completely trained unless he or she has been “proofed” against distractions.
Having a dog like my Miniature Schnauzer has taught me many lessons I should have learned long ago. She has taught me patience and has contributed to my good health by her daily walk and our play.
What are prong collars and how do they work? Read why I no longer advocate their use and prefer to use use other tools.
What role did behaviorism have in dog training? How did dog training evolve into the discipline we see today? Who are the scientists behind operant conditioning? How dog training developed in the lab
Trying to train your dog to take a bow for a canine musical freestyle event? Watch my video and learn some insider secrets of the trade. Learn how to train your dog to take a bow through 3 different training techniques.
During an emergency, dogs trained in obedience have a better chance at survival than those ignoring a warning. Here are three words that could mean the difference between a close call and serious injury or death.
If you have been training your dog through a method known as luring, it's important to learn how to fade the lure. Learn how to fade the lure so you don't end up with a dog who only works with food.
What's the Sporn dog harness and how can it benefit your dog? Learn what makes this training tool useful, pros and cons and which dogs benefit from this best.
Going from "theory" to "application" in training where a dog takes what he or she learns in your "class" out into the "real world".