Dog Aggression Help

I was recently posed a question on how to correct dog aggression by one of my readers.  So, here’s some Dog Aggression Help for those of you that are wondering how to break the cycle. Types of Dog Aggression Before you can start to work on the problem that you...

Anxiety in Your Dog

Sometimes no matter how well you treat your dog they develop a bit of a neurotic personality.  Occasionally it can be a full blown case and the dog is afraid of its own shadow, sometimes little things set off an episode of fear. There are natural points in a...

Clicker Training-Quiet

Clicker Training is useful to facilitate correcting many bad behaviors. Behaviors are not necessarily good or bad but are poorly timed.  Does your dog bark to alert you to people at the door?  Perhaps it looks at you and makes a racket to get something from you.  In...

Clicker Training- Loading

Clicker Training is a set of techniques that have proven to be a good way for people to teach a dog new behaviors.  This is a positive reward approach.  This means that a dog will strive to do the correct thing to be rewarded. Food treats are typically used for this....

Snow Burial Training

Have you ever wondered how a dog might find someone buried in the snow?  What does the scent of a person do when it is buried in a snowbank or avalanche.  Does scent freeze?  The dogs that are trained for avalanche work are quite specialized.  They need to know what...

Counter Surfing

Have you had a trying holiday season?  With the onset of the holidays my canine companions have re-discovered that the counter has good stuff on it.  They have taken up Counter Surfing any time that we aren’t looking in the right direction.  Even if we are just...

SAR Testing

I had the opportunity this week to be a victim.  Actually, we call them subjects as victim has such a negative connotation.  One of the team members on my Search and Rescue team had reached a milestone and her dog was ready for a 30 Acre Heavy Brush Test. Well, I was...

Toenails

I helped out tonight with our “Special” dogs class tonight. This class is for the dogs that have issues with other dogs or are just a bit bonkers.  All of our puppies are making significant progress and will eventually play well with others. Tonight we...

Advanced Class 9/13

Tonight I took Elphie to the Rally-Obedience class.  She seems to be reconnecting with her brain. We started the class with some sit stays and down stays, did a bit of touching of the dogs to make sure they would allow a friendly stranger  to touch them.  Elphie...

Hi Tor 9/11

Gracie and I went for a bit of a walk in the Hi Tor WMA.  This is an undeveloped park that has some nice features and acres and acres of woods that are good for Search and Rescue training. The trainer that I am working with on the team and I climbed a trail that led...