The Biggest Myth About Dog Training
Is “training” REALLY the best solution for a misbehaving dog? Or … is it the one thing that should be SKIPPED? I think back to my very early dog training classes where I was so wowed by how easy it was to shape behaviors in my dogs … and how amazing my dogs were in class. […]
The Joy and Struggle of Life with Dogs
Learn how to get more joy and a lot less struggle with the 5 Steps to a Brilliant Partnership with the Dog You Love.
How to Train Your Dog When You Have No Time
A most common complaint from people about training their dogs. You know, I’ve been working with horses and dogs for a really long time, about 35+ years I guess. And, for the past 25 years, I’ve been helping teach people how to have a better relationship with their dogs, and how to get results in a […]
Games to Play with Herding Dogs Pt 2
More Games to Play with Herding Dogs When You Don’t Have Sheep in Your Backyard Remember: Herding dogs not only require serious physical activity every single day, but they need serious mental activity too. Thinking is one of the things herding dogs are great at, and they’re not truly happy without daily mental exercise. Most […]
Is Your Misbehaving Dog Begging for Help?
Remember the last time your dog ‘got distracted’, ‘blew you off’, or just ‘didn’t listen’? • Maybe the last time your dog broke her stay? • How about when he left you to sniff the ground or pee on a post? • Wasn’t that just last week that she leapt right over the A-frame contact? […]
Let’s Be Perfectly Clear: Dog Training Basics
Clarity leads to each partner taking responsibility for their part of the partnership…intuiting what the other wants and needs. It’s a beautiful thing! If you’ve been around me for more than a minute, you’ve probably heard me speak about “Clarity” and how important that is to training our dogs. But, what does that mean, […]
Do You Say This to Your Dog?
I’m pretty sure that when I say that I can relate the child raising struggles my young niece has to the struggles I have with my dogs, that she politely waits until my back is turned and then rolls her eyes. But, it’s true. I can’t help but see the parallels between child raising and […]
Dog Training Partnership that Rocks!
I just have a quick announcement for you today. A new video of me and my dogs. As I put this quick video together today, I am reminded of how much I LOVE the partnerships I have with each of my dogs. My heart fills with gratitude and love just thinking about it. You can […]
One of my most painful mistakes and what I learned
If you’re anything like me and most of my students and clients, your dog is a core part of your life…and you do, or would like to do, lots of fun things with your dog. You dream of enjoying the benefits of having a happy, friendly dog in your life…a dog that you can take […]
Confession #2: How I Taught My Dog to Run Away When I Called
This is #2 in a series: “Dirty Secrets Revealed: Confessions of a Professional Dog Trainer”. You won’t want to miss Confession #1, “How I taught my dog to pee in the house”. Love at first sight. I vividly remember the day I first met Haley. I was at the Quarter Horse Congress in Ohio and […]