Props for Fronts!

Props for Fronts!

Why would you want to use props to teach front?  Because, used PROPerly, using props for fronts can make your life a lot easier!  Keep reading to find out why I love using props so much!   Easier to Fade   In my opinion, it’s easier to fade a prop than it is...
Gates: A Useful Tool for Fronts and Finishes

Gates: A Useful Tool for Fronts and Finishes

Wire training gates can be a very useful tool for teaching and maintaining many obedience, rally, and agility behaviors.  In this blog, we’ll discuss how I use gates to train fronts and finishes.   What are Training Gates? First, what are training gates and where...
10 Tips to be a Successful Dog Trainer

10 Tips to be a Successful Dog Trainer

Being a dog trainer is fun, rewarding, and sometimes not very easy!  I started training my first dog in 1995 and started training other people and their dogs in 2008.  There are certain things that I am constantly reminding both my students and myself, so I decided to...
Hurry Up! Training Dogs that Lag

Hurry Up! Training Dogs that Lag

Lagging during heeling is a common problem with dogs.  There are multiple reasons that dogs lag, but it usually comes down to one issue: the dog does not truly understand heel.  A dog that understands heel will stay in heel position regardless of how the handler is...