Playing with you, his owner, is different from any other activity your dog engages in.  It’s not like playing with toys by himself or playing with other dogs.  It’s not like doing training exercises with you, earning treats – those exercises are important, but different.   It’s simple to play with your dog, but so important […]

Basic Training Skills: Start at the Beginning

Your own basic training skills are the foundation of everything you want to train your dog to do. “Advanced training is simply the precise application of the fundamentals.” — Dr. Robert E. Bailey Really? That’s all there is to it? To highly skilled trainers, the statement above is a reminder that the most basic training […]