Reactionary

I have a really nice dog I’m working that has an issue of reacting without thinking … which can get him (and me :@) in a lot of trouble. He’s not a hard dog nor one that has no desire to please – His “problem” is he just wants to “go” so the second he…

Making mistakes

Through the years many of my students had trouble understanding how to take advantage of a dog making mistakes. If handled correctly a dog (AND student) will learn as much from being “wrong” as being right. Your dog  should NEVER be afraid to make a mistake or he will be hesitate at *those* times when you need…

Decisons

Say what you mean AND mean what you say … or don’t say it. If you’re not going to back up a command then don’t bother to say it. If you make the decision to tell your dog to “get out” and he doesn’t obey and keeps on the same path … you might as well have saved…

Bond update

Bond has everything on him he will need to be an open dog but it’s all in a VERY rough form. He’s outrunning, driving, shedding, and doing a lot of  just plain everyday work. Although “it’s” there – it’s with very little finesse – but then, that’s how it should be at his age (around 1 1/2…