Sunday, September 25, 2011
Friday, September 23, 2011
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Friday, September 9, 2011
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Use the weather to your advantage:
Depending on the dog, there can be an extreme difference in behavior in relation to different temperatures. So use it to your advantage to yield faster results.
Hot weather- Work on separation anxiety, handling issues, reactivity, and any training situations where you want your dog to be calm and relaxed. However keep in mind that you don’t want your dog to overheat. An example: Working on separation anxiety with a Chihuahua by leaving the dog alone in a room lying in a patch of sun, rather than on a chilly evening. Or counter conditioning your dog to nail trimming in the yard in the sun while he’s laying in your lap spread out.
Cold weather- use the evening zoomies time to your advantage to work on a trick that needs speed and enthusiasm.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Sunday, September 4, 2011
“Think of your dog’s repertoire of behaviors as keys on a piano. To create variety you will need to play songs of different length, tempo, and tune- Never play the same song repetitively. Never play all the notes just because they are there!”- kikopup
Friday, September 2, 2011
Here is the link to 'The Art of Trick Dogging' DVDs:
Produced by: Tawzer Dog LLC
Copyright© 2011, all rights reserved
Run Time: 7 hrs 40 min
The Art of Trick Dogging: Two Day Workshop by Emily Larlham
Trick Dogging is not only a great way to bond with your dog, but it increases your dog's confidence, strength, fitness, balance, flexibility, and bodily awareness. It is also a great way to increase one's own training skills.
In this DVD you will learn how to teach the core positions, movements and placements of trick dogging from which to build very simple to the most complex tricks and behaviors.
Some topics covered are teaching backwards tricks, advanced object holding, paw work and double dog tricks.
This DVD also goes over the most important skills for getting your pet into commercials, movies and magazines, as well as how to train your dog fun service dog skills such as putting laundry away, and turning on light switches. It also covers the basics of getting the perfect start in teaching Freestyle Frisbee.