February 8, 2016

 

Preparing for Puppy May 13, 2013

 

    One of the puppy homes suggested that I talk about puppy proofing a home.  This blog post could go on for a LONG time, but I will try to boil it down to a couple of simple bits of advice.  In my experience, Vizsla puppies love dirt...

February 8, 2016

 

Puppy EvaluationsMay 4, 2013

    I often get asked about how I evaluate puppies and line them up with their forever homes.  Evaluation begins the instant the puppies are born, but it’s nearly impossible for one person to have a clear, unbiased view of a dog’s many trai...

February 7, 2016

 

Reprinted from April 10, 2013

 

I have been listening to DVDs and reading quite a bit on motivation in dog training.  In agility, it’s much easier to motivate dogs with lots of drive.  "Drive" is a combination of extreme passion, intensity, speed and focus (think Border...

February 7, 2016

Reprinted from April 4, 2013

 

     Back to the topic about dog training. Since my last entry, I have run across a couple of articles/e-books that are well written. Here is an e-book that gets into details about dog training concepts (rogerabrantes.wordpress.com/2013/02/...

February 7, 2016

Reprint of blog posted March 30, 2013

 

In my last entry, I mentioned that I observed an obedience class recently and I was very disappointed with the method of training being taught.  The list of issues is long, so I want to address them one at a time.  Today, my topic...

February 7, 2016

Reprinted from March 22, 2013 

 

OK, so in my previous entry, I started to talk about dog training.  I recently watched a local obedience training class and I wanted to jump in and grab the instructor and shake him/her up and rescue the dogs from his/her outdated trainin...

February 7, 2016

 

Reprinted from March 18, 2013 (slightly modified)

 

I’ve been around awhile.  I have spent many years training horses and dogs.  I’ve been around since the days of dominating your dog, jerking the lead for corrections, using shock collars, etc.  It’s quite sad now to re...

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