Simple, easy and delicious training treats are important. I usually make my own both because I want to be sure that the ingredients are high-quality and healthy for my dogs and the dogs I’m working with. Making treats myself is also significantly cheaper than buying commercial products.
Trainers are often asked to help with stubborn dogs. An owner may describe their dog as obstinate, or willful, or defiant. They say the dog won’t pay attention because he’s too lazy to work. Convinced poor behaviour is a choice, the owner is frustrated and fed up with making … Read more
I am unreservedly committed not to use force, pain, fear or intimidation in my work with dogs and human beings. My training methods are as free of invasive techniques as I know how to make them. I’m always learning about animal behaviour, psychology and learning theory. If I find a … Read more
Good things happen when your dog gives the correct response during training. He gets to have something, such as a food treat, or to do something he wants, such as play a game, go outside, sniff, dig, or meet other dogs or humans.