Let me define my meaning of working breed, because I’m not talking about just the typical CKC classification of working breeds. I’m talking about dogs that truly work, need a job, or are very high drive. This will include most terriers, the ckc working group, some hounds, some mastiff types, some herding breeds, field bredContinue reading “So You Want A Working Breed?”
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What Is Rally Obedience?
Rally Obedience is a fun, encouraging and welcoming dog sport that is sort of like a cross between Obedience and Agility. Instead of a judge telling you your next move, Rally, for short, consists of a course, with stations, not unlike a numbered agility course. You are required to heel the course and perform allContinue reading “What Is Rally Obedience?”
Does Class Time Equal Play Time?
Those whom have taken our classes know that we are pretty strict on our rules that dogs are not to meet or play during, right before, or right after class time, and there is good reason for this. First off, unfortunately, we are never more exciting to our dogs, than the dogs standing next toContinue reading “Does Class Time Equal Play Time?”
It’s never too late or too early to train your dog
There are those out there that will tell you to wait until after a certain age to begin training your puppy, and there are also those out there that still believe that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. How very wrong they are!! The best time to start training your dog is fromContinue reading “It’s never too late or too early to train your dog”
Of Children and Dogs
NOTE: this is an article from 2018 that I thought would be good to rehash. Note, things are now grossly different from 2018 to 2020, but the sentiment remains the same. If you’ve never watched the movie My Dog Skip, I recommend that you do. If you’ve ever owned a Jack Russell Terrier (or lostContinue reading “Of Children and Dogs”
Easy Way to Teach Your Dog to Focus
Teaching focus, or engagement, is an enormously beneficial skill to include in your dogs education, and can help with certain behavioural issues, leash skills, working around distraction etc. You can use food, toys or play to achieve focus and increase your value in your dogs eyes. I’ve included a couple videos below to help getContinue reading “Easy Way to Teach Your Dog to Focus”
Smart Dogs Smart Tricks
This is an excellent course for any dog at any age, from 10 week old puppies to 14 year old seniors. This course introduces you and your dog to 13 fun, entertaining and useful tricks! It also includes an introduction to simple obedience and how to use reward markers. Teaching your dog tricks is notContinue reading “Smart Dogs Smart Tricks”