The Behavior You Forgot to Train: Stand

The Behavior You Forgot to Train: Stand

Stand and Sit balance each other like Yin and Yang. Sit is often the first thing a puppy is taught: sit equals a good dog. Stand should be taught as the counter-balance to Sit. Yet, dog owners often neglect Stand. They see it as the dark side. It’s too dynamic. Too...
Use Video in your Dog Training

Use Video in your Dog Training

Video is the hottest tool in dog training, but it can be daunting to put yourself out there. Here are some tips to help you make use of video in your training. Make Videoing a Habit You can’t share it if you haven’t filmed it. Make turning on the camera...
New Year and a New Website!

New Year and a New Website!

Can you smell fresh paint? I’ve updated my website for the New Year! Let me show you around… Puppy Lessons–personalized Welcoming a new puppy has many challenges. Ensure success with your pup. My 6-lesson package of personalized puppy lessons will guide you...
Playing Games with My Students

Playing Games with My Students

Practicing skills can be very tedious—remember that music teacher that made you play scales? C Major, F Major (with one sharp) and so on. Scales are like bad tasting medicine—make you better but blech! Dog training can’t be like scales. Even if the humans will put up...
Be the Pizza

Be the Pizza

Glance at the photo to the left. This dog is learning. He is learning through association that grabbing the Pizza box is a great way to get Pizza.  Because it’s been successful, it’s behavior he’s likely to repeat. Not only that, I’m willing to...