Posts Tagged ‘loose leash walking’

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 […]

The Power of Peanut Butter November 22, 2011 Comments Off

What’s your favorite training tool? Dog trainers are always looking for the latest and greatest items to add to their bag of tricks. My answer can be found at any supermarket or convenience store: peanut butter! For Agility Dogs My passion for peanut butter began while attending agility classes with Tessie. She is a whiner, […]

Positive Does Not Equal Permissive: Using the Premack Principle in Dog Training August 15, 2011 Comments Off

There will always be something in the environment that your dog wants. This is different for every dog, but examples include children, other dogs, birds, squirrels, and food. The time may come when your dog is too interested in one of those things to pay attention to you. It’s what you do in that moment […]

Training How-To: Loose Leash Walking May 30, 2011 Comments Off

           What is loose leash walking? Loose leash walking is an informal leash walking behavior. It’s not “heeling”, which is a precision walking behavior required for obedience competitions, but it can be a precursor to that. While loose leash walking it is acceptable if your dog sniffs, lags behind you, or forges ahead of you a little […]