How Pups Learn

How Pups Learn

How Dogs Learn Association: is it safe or not Make training fun Dog will develop a positive emotional response  Dog enjoys being with you and returning to you Consequence: good or bad for me Reinforcement increases behavior Always reinforce a recall with high value...
Teaching Your Pup Name Recognition

Teaching Your Pup Name Recognition

The name Game: Teaches immediate “look” to you the handler when the dog’s name is said Your dog’s name means, “look immediately  at me and wait for further instruction.” It does not mean, get out of that, stop doing that, etc. You...
What is a Marker/Clicker

What is a Marker/Clicker

Marker training helps you keep clear and consistent communication with your learner (your dog). Plus it keeps it as easy as possible for your dog to understand what you want. A marker can be a clicker or a verbal marker. Remember it should be the same sound every...

Teaching Your Pup Sit, Down, and Release

 Sit Sit is  a nice impulse control exercise. It’s a behavior that you can capture or you can jump start it with a lure. To capture: Wait for the dog to sit, then mark and toss the treat to reset To lure: Hold a treat in front of the dog’s nose and slowly move it up...
Teaching Your Pup Door Greetings

Teaching Your Pup Door Greetings

Why does your dog jump? It may be due to the excitement of you coming home from a long day away and they figured out jumping gets them attention. Or maybe they want to meet and greet the visitors and they have learned that also gets them attention. Or maybe you as the...
Teaching Your Pup to Potty

Teaching Your Pup to Potty

Potty Training  Limit food and water intake- specific, scheduled feedings. Immediately follow with a potty break. Keep the dog in an area where you can see what the dog is doing. If you needed set up an exercise pen to keep the dog in while you are doing things, set a...