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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.

Easily Train a Dog Trick | Capturing a Behavior

Not long ago, I wrote about how I was capturing a behavior that Willow, our 6 year old Australian Shepherd, frequently offers. She runs in our pasture, dipping her shoulder and then sliding some distance.  It’s a very cute dog trick. This video shows the slight progress we had made at

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Dog Behavior Capturing & Putting it on Cue

Good news! There are so many different ways to teach a specific dog behavior. Thankfully, with positive training, you can quickly and easily guide your dog to the final goal behavior, all without the use of force, fear or intimidation. The most common methods are luring, capturing and shaping and

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Strange New Things Part 3 – Helping Mercy Love the Weave Poles

I’ve recently written about using classical conditioning to help your dog be comfortable around strange new things. The previous two articles were about helping my dog, Mercy, learn to interact with a big long blue tunnel. I’ve wanted to do Agility for Fun, so we’re training for that enjoyable activity.

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