Why would one want to grab his/her dog’s collar? For safety, re-direction or to build drive to name a few reasons. One of the games we teach in our foundations courses is the Collar Grab Game. It was developed by Susan Garrett and is one of the most valuable skills I have taught my own [Continue Reading…]
Recent Articles: Canine Obedience Training
Obedience training consists of teaching your dog behaviors of self-control such as sit, come, down, etc. The expectation is that your dog will perform and maintain these behaviors in a variety of settings. If you find that your dog is struggling with these behaviors and is instead finding his own reinforcement by disengaging from you, it may well be due to lack of exercise, boredom, lack of confidence or lack of trust. These are often manifested in destructive, compulsive and/or obnoxious behaviors. Our training philosophy is predicated on the belief that training these self control behaviors with positive reinforcement and interactive games will provide your dog with the mental and physical stimulation, trust and desire to control his impulses and maintain them in all environments. Our instructors (and sometimes their dogs!) will share experiences, anecdotes and lessons learned with the hope that they may help you maintain your criteria while strengthening your relationship with your dog.