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.

Why Did I Get This Dog!

Last week I learned that our 5 year old Australian Shepherd, Cody, may have an autoimmune disease, perhaps Lupus.  We’ve been on a 2 year search to identify the cause of his chronic lameness, fevers of unknown origin and skin issues and have consulted a plethora of local veterinarians and

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What is a Cue?

As trainers using only force-free training techniques, our clients are always puzzled when we talk about “cueing” a dog.  We use the word Cue instead of Command.  Why, you ask? Command implies that if the dog doesn’t do what we ask, something dire will happen.  In force-free training, if the dog doesn’t

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Teaching & Training…..What’s the Difference?

by  Brad Waggoner Yes, I’m a dog trainer by profession though the title is a bit misleading. When it comes to learning new skills and becoming proficient at them, there are two different things going on. There’s the acquisition of new skills (learning) and there’s the honing of those new

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The Magic of TTouch Workshop

Next up on the Mountains of Learning Series of workshops, is The Magic of TTouch.  If you’re inter­ested in increased atten­tion span, reduced stress, enhanced relax­ation and improved well-being in your pet, this is the work­shop for you. Come join us and learn how to estab­lish a deeper rap­port with

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