Don’t misinterpret BULLY behavior for friendly greeting “Oh boy! We are going for a ride in the car! That always means something fun! I love running and playing! I especially like the river! “Oh boy! Here we are! Look at this big space for me to run! I hope mom brought treats, too! It’s so […]

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This show is all about Lure Coursing. We take you through the initial training as a puppy, take a look at a local event as well as a national event. Tune in to see if this activity is right for your dog.

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Repeat each step at least 10 times in rapid succession in a session. This helps teach the dog that the doorbell (or knock) is no big deal. Do at least 3 sessions at each level before progressing. But do not progress until the dog is non reactive at the previous level. It is all right […]

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Here is the continuation of our previous article about teaching a reliable come when called for your dog. 4. ROUND ROBIN RECALL A game played by multiple family member households. You can use a long line if necessary. Children get the best treats. Adult stands behind the child in the beginning if necessary. Make a […]

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Teaching a reliable recall is necessary for your dog’s safety. Unless a dog has a reliable recall it will never be able to enjoy off leash play.   A reliable recall can be taught to any dog no matter breed or age. I teach from the outline below over a six week class.  Here are […]

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Here are some great winter tips from a California transplant who is living through Idaho’s worst winter in 35 years. Check out these great ideas from Anita Crafton #463 Idaho. 1. You may love your first snowfall, but your dog may not. This can cause some dogs to come “un-housebroken”. Male dogs are usually less bothered […]

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Well, in the land of white endless vistas, one problem here is that now the snow is reaching the top of my 6 foot privacy fence.  The question is, how do you keep 7 German Shepherds INSIDE when the snow is 1 foot or LESS from the top of the fence? One can use a snow […]

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NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE THE CHANCES OF WINNING. Commenting on our website or anywhere other than the original post here on Facebook will not be counted. Eligibility: This contest is open only to registered dog shelters or dog rescues in the state of Oklahoma who comment on the […]

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Here is a great list of daily checkpoints for bringing home a new puppy.  Tripp’s Dog Training Puppy Foundation Daily Checklist: 1. Until six months of age your puppy should be on a schedule of two hours in to every one hour out or one hour in to every one hour out of the crate […]

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Ok— So before every Christmas season, I and every other dog trainer across the country advise folks against bringing home a puppy until after the festivities. Do people listen? Some do—most don’t! Trainers vent to one another about their experiences having to fix puppy problems created through mistakes owners have made by jumping into purchases […]

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