Tag Archives: The process of training

More fun games to increase attention

We’re teaching our dogs all the time. Everything we do teaches them something even if we’re not aware of it. For example, if you’re sitting at your computer while reading this, and your dog nudges your arm, what do you … Continue reading

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“I want my dog to be good for me, not treats!”

When I began training one of my dogs years ago (and no, I won’t tell you how many!) the trainer used food treats as a training tool. Having previously trained my German Shepherds in schutzhund with a trainer who did … Continue reading

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Hot Dog Game!

Doggie bath time at my house has in the past been a traumatic experience for everyone.  The husband gets anxious.  Once the husband gets anxious, there is no calming the already anxious dogs.  Then, of course, I get anxious and … Continue reading

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Stranger in the House

Father’s Day 2011.  My Dad comes for a visit from out of town. My wonderful well-behaved dogs decide we have been invaded by the Visigoths!  He’s not Grandpa to them?  Whaaaat?!? We live in Carlsbad, CA and my Dad lives in … Continue reading

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Demo dogs have an important job

Every since I began teaching dogs and their owners…cough, cough…more years ago than I want to admit, I’ve been using one or more of my dogs as a demo dog in my training. After all, I began teaching other people … Continue reading

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Teaching people is an art

At Kindred Spirits Dog Training we offer several services – group classes, private training, and behavior consultation. In all of these, the owner is a vital part of the process. That means not only do we – the dog trainers … Continue reading

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