Training for Distance

Training for Distance

Adding distance to a behavior is one of those things that sounds simple on the surface, but can get sticky in practice. Intellectually, you know that the secret (which isn’t really a secret) is to gradually increment the distance, reinforcing your dog for performing...
Interview with a Dog Training Goddess: Leslie McDevitt

Interview with a Dog Training Goddess: Leslie McDevitt

Is there a trainer out there that has significantly influenced you in a major way? I have several, but one of the top women that changed the way I look at training is Leslie McDevitt. I loved her book and, as soon as I finished it, I purchased the accompanying DVD...

Deep Thoughts: Changing my competition mindset

Are you a competitive person? I am. It’s hard-wired, and not entirely a bad thing. It pushes me to work hard, to try things no one else has done before. I’m not ashamed to admit, I like winning. Winning is fun!  However, That feature (plus my fear of...