Posts Tagged ‘clicker training’

Canine Good Citizen Dog Training Class – Advanced Training in Holbrook, MA February 19, 2014 Comments Off

We just added a Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Preparation dog training class to our schedule in Holbrook, MA! If you want to improve your dog’s manners and obedience beyond what they learned in puppy class or Basic Dog Manners, this is the right class for you! The Canine Good Citizen test is a 10-part examination created […]

Puppy Kindergarten Training Class in Holbrook, MA: Now at a New Time! January 15, 2014 Comments Off

By popular request, we have changed the time of our Puppy Kindergarten group training class in Holbrook to 11AM on Saturdays! If you have a puppy between the ages of eight weeks and five months of age that needs training, come join us. Our Puppy Kindergarten class combines basic manners and obedience training (sit, down, come […]

Dog and Puppy Training Classes in Holbrook, MA January 6, 2014 Comments Off

Want your dog to learn something new this year? Our free dog training orientation class in Holbrook, MA is just for dog owners who want to know more about training dogs. About Our Dog Training Classes in Holbrook Meet our instructors, learn about our methods, and find out how our training program will improve your […]

What Makes a Good Foundation Agility Class? June 10, 2013 Comments Off

In my earlier post about Puppies in Agility Classes, I laid out an informal definition of a foundation agility class. To elaborate on that, here’s what I think a good foundation agility class should encompass: A good foundation agility program should grow the dog and handler’s teamwork and communication first. Only then should the team […]

ClickerExpo 2013 Recap March 28, 2013 Comments Off

I am dreadfully behind in blogging! March was a very exciting month and I’m eager to share the highlights with all of you. Strata and I attended ClickerExpo 2013 in Stamford, CT. This was my third ClickerExpo and every year it just gets better and better. It is such a positive experience – three hundred […]

Show Dog Skills: An Overview December 12, 2012 Comments Off

Last night I took Spark to his first ever breed handling class. We’ve been practicing our ring routine daily at home, and I wanted an opportunity to work him in an unfamiliar environment and around strange dogs to see how his skills would hold up. A variety of skills are necessary for a dog to […]

Does Your Dog Have Self Control? (Plus: A Secret!) October 1, 2012 2 Comments

For the last six weeks I have blogged about the topic of self control at Dog Savvy, my WickedLocal community blog. These blog posts and accompanying videos discuss jumping on people, climbing on furniture, and stealing food. Here’s the full list: Self control vs. imposed control for dogs: “Leave It”: ““No!” “Leave it!” “Off!” These […]

How to Get Behavior: Targeting March 21, 2012 Comments Off

Now it is time to wrap up my series on “How to Get Behavior” with targeting! Targeting is like a hybrid between the three methods I have already explained: luring, capturing, and shaping. Here’s why. How to Target First, you must use capturing and/or shaping to teach your dog to touch or follow a target […]

How to Get Behavior: Capturing March 16, 2012 1 Comment

Over the last few days, I have written about shaping and luring here on Spring Forth Dog Blog. My next topic is capturing, which is a pretty simple, straightforward way to get behavior! How to Capture Simply put, capturing involves waiting for the dog to do the ENTIRE behavior you are looking for by himself […]

How to Get Behavior: Luring March 12, 2012 Comments Off

Last week I started off my series on “How to Get Behavior” with shaping. Now I’m going to explain a bit about luring and how to use a lure to teach behavior. The term luring refers to the use of a desired reward to coax the dog into achieving the desired behavior. The “desired reward” […]