We walk, think, and dream dog...

Seems our dog brains rarely power down, and there has to be a depository for all our musings. We hope you enjoy this ongoing collection of our training thoughts, with a bit of CNC news thrown in here and there.

How long will it take to train my dog?

How long will it take to train my dog?  is a question I’m often asked. My standard answer is , it depends, but in reality it takes a lifetime. Training our dogs is not like getting a tune up for our cars, you can’t just do it once and consider

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Barking Dogs, Caterwauling Cats & Attention

I’m continuing to enjoy the attention training which is the first foundation behavior in the Canine Freestyle Course in which I’m currently enrolled.  Last weekend, I took the practice outside for the first time.  Nothing like a barking dog and caterwauling cat to provide some distractions.  In reality, I think the

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A Commitment to Train My Own Dog

by Lisa Lyle Waggoner Personally, I can’t think of many things more fun than working with and training a dog, especially my own dog.   I did create a bit of time recently to work on some tandem “wait” and “individual release” practice with Gibson & Cody.  However, because Brad and

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Tips for Hiking with Your Dog

by Lisa Lyle Waggoner Ahhhh, early autumn and changing leaves!  As the days get cooler, my thoughts turn to hiking with my dog.  I’m fortunate to live in an area where I can easily walk outside of the fenced acreage around my home and hit a few trails. I love

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