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I’ve been training people and dogs in Seattle for the last decade and a half. My main focus when working with clients every week in one-on-one, private lessons is to help people learn to get their dogs to a functional level so that they can actually enjoy spending time every day with their dog instead of stressing about their dog’s behavior issues.

Emergency Session 94: Phase Two of The “Down” Method

In this episode we move to phase TWO of the "down" challenge for food motivated and non-food motivated dogs. I'll talk about an interesting discovery from listeners from the Czech Republic and Sweden and how their "crazy stay in place" situation is nothing like that! Life is proceeding pretty much the same there as [...]

By |2020-05-14T11:04:39-07:00May 13th, 2020|podcast|0 Comments

Session 92: The “Down” Command (part one)

In this episode we're going to jump into another obedience skills challenge. This one is focused on the 'down' command. This is an important lesson for small puppies as they develop, and even rescue adult dogs in instances where they may not have received much training, or were last trained years ago when they [...]

By |2020-04-30T07:00:00-07:00April 22nd, 2020|podcast|0 Comments

Session 89: The “Sit” Command (part one)

In today's episode we're going to work on our obedience skills challenges while we're still confined inside with our dogs! Today's skill at first glance may seem like one you think you already know...but there are some key components to this command - whether your dog is "food" motivated, adult dog or puppy - [...]

By |2020-03-31T20:02:57-07:00March 31st, 2020|podcast|1 Comment

Session 88: The “Place” Command (part two)

Today's emergency session 88 is part two of the "place" command. We're going to take it up a notch from yesterday's work. We'll look at increasing levels of difficulty. We'll also talk to those with older puppies and adult dogs, and those that aren't as "food motivated". The goal being to learn to apply [...]

By |2020-03-27T19:36:03-07:00March 27th, 2020|podcast|0 Comments

Session 85: Puppy Socialization During Social Distancing

Core foundational skill building is critically important, and practical application of that in today's new "social distancing" environment is essential. I'm going to talk about training exercises that you can run through with your puppy to help determine the type of instinctive response your puppy has, and how to establish some good fundamental behaviors. [...]

By |2020-03-24T18:01:50-07:00March 23rd, 2020|podcast|0 Comments