One thing that separates the Pros from the soon to be Pros is Throwing With Intent, intending to throw to a spot at a particular distance, height and time in order to elicit a jump from your dog. Sounds easy, right?
Special thanks to Emily Larlham, aka: Kikopup. It was truly great to get to meet and work with such a talented trainer. Check Out Dogmantics
We are going to go with the tried and true, maxim of positive dog training, reward and repetition using a high rate of reinforcement to isolate…
Here’s a little Brisk Morning Jam with Kiva and Juicy Juice.
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 […]
January 18, 2010 (The day after training): So, I see now that if I had read the comments that followed the Freeshaped Multiple Target Training training article, I might have come away with a different experience. I completely missed them until this morning. Some things learned by reading the comments: My sessions were too long! […]
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 […]
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.
Well, it’s been a great trip so far. Shorts and T-Shirts all week so far. Workin’ on my tan man… hah! Eat it Fargo! -20 degrees… lol Here’s a quick recap: Last weekend I arrived in LA and was picked up from the airport by Al Erikson. Al and I ‘met’ online about 3-4 years […]
Here’s Leilani and I creating a new move in 2005. Behold the elusive Reverse Hoop!