Teaching Lateral Fronts for Better Understanding!

Teaching Lateral Fronts for Better Understanding!

The Rally Master class has lots of fun signs, including the sidestep front signs!  I like to teach my dogs to move laterally (sideways) in both heel and front as I feel it gives the dogs a better understanding of the heel and front positions.  Once a dog understands...
Teaching the Moving Sit at Distance

Teaching the Moving Sit at Distance

If you play rally, obedience, or TEAM, your dog will need to understand how to do a moving sit, when the dog stops motion and sits facing you.  There are two components to this exercise: a sit out of motion and the ability to sit in place at a distance without...
Go! Teaching a Send to a Target

Go! Teaching a Send to a Target

There are several obedience and rally behaviors which require a send to a target.  In rally you’ll teach your dog to send to a cone, and in obedience you’ll be teaching the dog to run straight across the ring away from you.  Generally this behavior is taught to a ring...
Get a Great Tuck Sit With a Sticky Nose Touch!

Get a Great Tuck Sit With a Sticky Nose Touch!

Does your dog rock back into a sit during halts, ending up behind you?  This can be a frustrating problem!  Not only do you lose points, your dog is also behind when you heel forward! What if I told you there was a great way to break this habit?  The answer??  Sticky...