Post Tagged with: "reward system"

  • Getting in and out of the box.

    Foundation Games in Competition Obedience

    Obedience 04/30/2014 at 4:48 pm

    There are a number of foundation exercises that I teach my dogs. I start teaching these foundation skills as soon as I get my puppy at 7 weeks of age; although you can also teach these to an adult dog. I am going to showcase two of these skills in […]

  • Balancing Agility Skills

    Balancing Agility Skills

    Agility 04/30/2014 at 3:19 pm

    In any given agility course, we ask our dogs to go over, around, and in between jumps. It’s our job to provide the information our dogs need to stay on course. Clear, consistent cues result in tighter lines, faster course times, and most importantly, less wear on the dog’s body. […]

  • 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 […]

  • Demystifying Detector Dog Training Myths

    Demystifying Detector Dog Training Myths

    Narc & Explosive Detection, SAR 09/04/2013 at 2:32 pm

    Part Two (of three) – Detection Canine’s False Response/Nonproductive Response Thanks to many of you who read and commented on Part One of this article, I appreciate your time and opinions. I would like to add a clarification to one of my sentences after a very astute and correct reader […]

  • Problem Solving and Conflict Training

    Problem Solving and Conflict Training

    Narc & Explosive Detection 08/02/2013 at 8:58 pm

    I thought I would write on a subject that is near and dear to my heart. I call this subject “problem solving and conflict training.” So I am not confusing anyone – I’m not writing about conflict in your dog training but rather conflicting your training. What I mean basically […]