Dog is Love

Seek More Background Knowledge My colleague at the academy, Janis Bradley, has thirty years of experience in adult education and the different learning styles people bring to the table. I have learned a great deal from her over the years, not the least of which is that some people are uncomfortable with how-to instructions; they […]

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Come, or Recall, is actually easy to train—much less complicated than Sit, Down, or Stay. The key is the massive payoff and the novel-to-novel connection in early training. The massive payoff is the much larger-than-usual reward for early instances of the behavior. Novel-to-novel refers to your careful orchestration of a new sound to this bountiful […]

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DOWN After coming when called, lying down on cue is probably the most frequently requested behavior among owners. In fact, if you polled people and asked them to describe what a well-behaved dog looked like in a domestic setting, they’d probably say that the dog was politely lying down while the family watched TV, conversed, […]

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By simply asking your dog to “sit” and “watch,” you can preempt nuisance behaviors, such as jumping on people, or pulling on the leash toward people, dogs, or other distractions. SIT Some dogs, because of the way they’re built or because of prior training, will sit early on. It might also be that you’re a […]

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