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Obedience Training

Obedience Training

Improving Reliability Around Distractions

Madeleine Ross, CPDT-KA, January 31 2020

One of the big reasons that so many dog owners struggle to improve their dog’s reliability with following cues around distractions is that they never give their dog a chance to be SUCCESSFUL around distractions. Practising your training with no distractions is important for when you’re first teaching a new behaviour, but if you’re only training at...

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Breed Superstitions

Madeleine Ross, CPDT-KA, November 8 2018

Breed superstitions are very common in the dog world. You’ve probably heard many variations; certain breeds can only be trained a certain way, specific behaviours are impossible to train in specific breeds, and so on. The good news is that these superstitions just aren’t true! While breed stereotypes can be useful as a general guide for making educ...

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Obedience Training

Three Questions To Ask If Your Dog Won't Come

Madeleine Ross, CPDT-KA, November 8 2018

The reason that many dogs don’t come when called is a simple one – the consequences are not rewarding for them. Remember our golden rule – “all behaviour that gets rewarded gets repeated.” More often than not, we call our dogs to come either towards something they’ll find unpleasant; like giving them medication or bath time, or away from something...

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