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Starting a New Behavior

Starting a New Behavior

When we start a new behavior we may use a couple different "methods" to do so. Luring or capturing. Luring involves moving the dog into a position with a treat in your hand. After the dog has done this a couple of times, we "fade...

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The Name Game

The Name Game

The purpose of the name game is to teach the dog that when they hear the "name" it means - look at me, give me your attention. We teach this game as most companion dog owners will say the dog's name before cueing a behavior. So if we are going to say "Cali, sit" we...

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Avoiding Pitfalls

Avoiding Pitfalls

When we train our dogs, we want them to want to work with us. When we train them just when it fits into our schedule but isn't optimum training time for them, this can create resistance to training. We want to train them when...

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