Last-Minute Dog Training? Don’t Expect A Miracle

Being in the dog training business for more than 17 years, it still amazes
me when people wait until fall to decide to make a move and attempt to get
their dog trained. It doesn’t matter if these dog
owners are friends, family or total strangers, I would really like to be honest
and ask them if they are joking.


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Your Dog’s Crate

One element of a dog’s life, whether it is a family dog or hunting dog, that is many times overlooked is the idea of having your pet crated. The idea of having your dog confined is often viewed as cruel or inhumane. I believe just the opposite. I highly recommend buying a crate before bringing a new puppy home, and here’s why.


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Pressure On, Pressure Off Dog Training

There are many types of discipline or “pressure” that can be used while training dogs. The one I want to begin with applies to on leash obedience. Basic commands such as “heel,” “sit,” “stay,” “down,” “kennel,” and the most important, “come here,” can be taught with this pressure on, pressure off, theory.


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Dog Training: ‘Hard mouth:’ Not Such A Bad Problem

“Crunch, crunch, crunch, I could hear bones breaking in the bird!” This is what one of my customers told me over the phone after taking his dog out hunting. I will be honest that when a young dog comes to me, and shows us this kind of behavior, I consider it, high desire. I would much rather see this, than a dog who does not want anything to do with retrieving and here’s why.


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