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Let’s All Focus

Let’s All Focus

Picture this…you are watching TV or reading a book. Someone walks in and asks you a question. Do you respond immediately? Probably not. Why? Your focus was elsewhere. You need to stop focusing on what you were doing, and shift attention to the question. Now how quickly you can switch tasks depends in large part […]

Realistic Expectations

Realistic Expectations

My ultimate goal when trialing is to have the same dog in the ring that I have in training. A dog that is happy and joyful and having a blast. I think we all want that. And we train really, really hard for a very, very long time to get that. And then we compete […]

To Help Or Not To Help…..

To Help Or Not To Help…..

As trainers it’s often difficult to know what to do when our dog is struggling or confused. Many people help the dog too much. The second the dog struggles or looks confused they jump in. Or they stick with early stages of the behavior long after the dog is ready to move on. They feel […]