Category Archives: Basic Obedience Training

Here you will find specific skills, like teaching your dog to sit, down or bring you an object.

Hand Touch!

Today I have a guest blogger!  Dae Grodin of Dog-Abilities has written a blog on the topic of “hand touches” as a foundation obedience behavior.  Thank you, Dae, for taking the time to explain your ideas and to provide a … Continue reading

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Developing a “mat” (settle) Behavior

Teaching your dog to “go to mat” is one of the easiest ways to solve an enormous range of typical puppy behaviors, ranging from jumping up on guests, to excessive barking (dogs don’t like to bark when they lie down), … Continue reading

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Recall Training

If I could teach a dog only one thing, what would it be? To come when called.  Few things are quite as frustrating as a dog that is oblivious to your futile attempts to call him back to you or … Continue reading

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Loose Leash Walking (LLW)

Loose Leash Walking (LLW for short) means exactly that – walk on a loose leash.  It is differentiated from the older term, “heeling,” in that it lacks the requirement that the dog walk exactly next to the handler’s left side. … Continue reading

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