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How you can get more attention by ignoring your dog

Ignoring the dog??!!! Anybody who has ever learned scentwork with me will no doubt be shocked to hear me suggest that you should ignore your dog. Especially since my huge bugbear is trainers teaching scentwork without teaching students to observe and support their dogs at all times. Heck, I teach handlers to move backwards explicitly …

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My top twelve professional dog training tips. And why they work.

Have you ever wondered how a professional trainer can instantly make your dog look like an obedience champ while you struggle to get her to do the simplest sit? This can be both inspiring and infuriating. Let me share some of the secrets to our, pro trainers, success. Confidence In a nutshell, I think that …

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How to enhance your training using creative reward strategies

“If you use food as a reward in dog training your dog will never respect you.” “Your dog will only work when you have food in your hand.” “You will be bribing the dog.” “The dog must work because he loves you.” Good student Yes, when I started dog training 40 years ago, these were …

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