For trainers of all skill levels, proofing a behavior for reliability despite strong environmental distractions is one of the most elusive training goals. But hope is on the horizon. Here are 10 techniques that can set up both you and your dog for successful distraction training.
What a super summer Stella and I had this year, so many dog training achievements! While many use the summer season for well deserved relaxation, my Min Pin gal and I made terrific strides in our dog training journey.
Puppy Socialization is on every new pet parents mind when they bring home a new furry family member – or should be! Zazie Todd’s article excerpted here is a good reminder of why we work hard to give our puppies the best start in life!
Dog parkour, or as it’s sometimes called urban agility for dogs, is a fairly new canine sport. It blends elements of human parkour(moving rapidly through an area, typically in an urban environment, running on, jumping over and climbing obstacles)with dog agility as well as dog flyball skills, dog tricks, canine obedience as well as stamina for the dog and handler. . Everything that Stella loves and to which she aspires (me too!).
Upon proven skill at training a dog; and upon sound knowledge of dog training technique as evaluated on exams; and upon demonstrated ability to communicate training techniques to students; Do More With Your Dog!® proudly awards the certification of to Judith Keenan on April 12, 2022.
UPDATE – MAY 2022 – Benny has been adopted and is now furever home!
Benny is a cocker spaniel cavalier mixed breed dog adoptable through Furever Pet Care. He was born September 28, 2020, surrendered into foster care when his first family could no longer care for him. He is neutered, up to date with vaccines, housetrained, approximately 20 lbs (8.7 kg), stands 16″ at the withers, and has a personality that is all about loving.
Stella the Min Pin loves to work, and she loves to show off. So its not too hard to shape that enthusiasm into some terrific Tricks for her Advanced Trick Dog Title! Check out our video submission that “did the trick” for us.