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.

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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Holiday Hazards for Dogs

by Lisa Lyle Waggoner Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree, how lovely are your branches…..and what a hazard you can be.  No, I’m not talking about a fire hazard.  All those wrapped presents around and on the Christmas tree, all those special human goodies everywhere and all those poinsettias that

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Punishment and Positive Reinforcement Trainers

As clicker trainers and trainers who use positive reinforcement to work with our animals I sometimes find it interesting just how punishing we, as a group, can sometimes be.  R+ trainers know that we can teach far more efficiently and with longer lasting results using positive reinforcement methods, but when

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