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The Cookie Process

The Cookie Process

One of the goals as a professional dog trainer is to have a simple, accessible philosophy that can be communicated easily and applied fairly simply by clients that are new to dog training. One of the ways we do that as Positive Trainers is to speak very loosely and throw the words cookie, reward and […]

Working Out of the Pivot

Working Out of the Pivot

The Pivot happens when the dog changes direction enough to cause some kind of reversal of field, essentially a 90 degree angle or more. There is a moment half way between changing directions, a moment when the dog is almost “stationary”. That moment of balance, is the Pivot. A Pivot combined with consistent position can […]

Art of Linking Tricks

Art of Linking Tricks

Sequences are just behavior chains and is only as strong as the weakest link in that chain. Each behavior in the chain must be strong. if a link in the chain, a component element of the sequence, is not solid, the sequence will break down, right there, at that point. Especially if we add stress.