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Ettie terrier ignoring me

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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Ettie waiting for faqs and reward

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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lazy trainer can't train this

How being a lazy trainer can get you surprising results!

Lazy trainer or training on the fly? I describe myself as a lazy trainer. I prefer to train on the fly, resisting sessions where I have to pre-plan. And I’m terrible for starting to teach something and then once the dog gets the idea moving to the next exercise rather than finishing the previous one …

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