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Author / Chris Yielding

Always Be Listening

Sometimes we are so set in our ways that when obstacles present themselves, we have a hard time adjusting our plans. But in order to get the most out of our training, we really need to be paying attention to our pups.

No Time Like Now

Grandparents say things such as “kids grow up before you know it” or “you better take advantage of the time you have.” Until we are put in their shoes, we cannot truly appreciate those views.

Keep Them Guessing

This is the second in a series of articles on innocent mistakes we make as trainers, that can teach dogs skills that we do not wish for them to learn. This one in particular is a little bit tricky, because it actually involves a dog that is smarter than I would like for him to be! Truthfully, I am glad he is as smart as he is, it just made training him a bit more challenging!

Avoid Teaching Unwanted Behavior

Sometimes, when training your dog, you can inadvertently be teaching them unwanted lessons. This will be the first in a series of posts on different types of these “skills” that every trainer has been guilty of teaching.

Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks

Buck was a beautiful, close to two year old German Wirehaired Pointer that was brought to me for retriever training. The pointing breeds are some of the prettiest dogs out there, and Buck was no exception. Tall, athletic, and one of the best personalities you could ask for in a dog. He was eager to please!