Post Tagged with: "obedience"

  • Using Cues and Reinforcement in Dog Training

    Using Cues and Reinforcement in Dog Training

    General Topics 11/28/2013 at 4:42 pm

    Following is an excerpt from the book Thoughtful Owners, Great Dogs by James Akenhead. Obedience training is usually thought of as mastering a series of commands that indicate what behavior we want the dog to do, combined with a release cue that tells the dog when he can stop doing […]

     
  • Using play drive in bite work

    Using play drive in bite work

    General Topics, Patrol 11/01/2013 at 9:28 am

    When training police dogs to perform certain tasks, we use the dog’s inherent drives. That’s why, when we test a dog for police work, we must be sure that he has the appropriate drives for the task. For example, in scent work — whether it is for tracking, narcotics or […]

     
  • Fit for Duty: Handler and Dog

    Fit for Duty: Handler and Dog

    General Topics, K9 Health 09/19/2013 at 10:29 pm

    “Lack of activity destroys the good conditioning of every human being, while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it.” ~ Plato K9 handlers across the country are challenged daily with high stress deployments. Dealing with the stresses takes a mental and physical toll on both the handler […]