Listo Distance Part 3

Listo distance “Get Out” and “Here”.  What we want to teach the dog is that when pressure is applied to the path the dog responds with moving away.  That is the “get out” command.  When pressure is released the dog moves in closer.  This is the “here” command.  Based on the dogs training, the dog …

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Listo Distance Part 2

Welcome to the second installment of this topic!  Today I will be discussing directional commands.  I decided to test Listo’s understanding of what he knows about his directionals.  What I found out is that they still need work!  Especially when flow sent him directly to a very enticing obstacle.  For Listo this is weave poles …

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Video review of Listo’s distance training part 1

Listo distance In the video Listo is showing his understanding of his distance training.  Here are some of the skills that he is demonstrating.  Obstacle independence, obstacle discrimination, attention to my position, attention to my cues, knowledge of the “get out” command, directional commands and directive jumping.  All my students have an opportunity to train …

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Listo’s dogwalk training to the finish

Listo dogwalk final This is the final segment of this topic.  You might have noticed in the video that Listo is using a target.  I have a target on one end and no target at the other end.  For the rest of Listo’s training until he retires he will have a target occasionally in use.  …

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Listo’s dogwalk training from the beginning

I’m a little behind on this thread.  My apologies if you were following along!  His dogwalk is now in the finishing stages.  I will follow this post with a video on what he is offering now and details on getting to that point.  In this post I will make the transition from independent target training …

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How do I know my dog is ready to trial?

That is a question I am often asked. I think that can be answered by examining the progression of your training.   First and foremost, can your dog execute all equipment properly and safely with minimal assistance and in sequence?  Second, does your dog respond to your handling cues you both have been learning with some …

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Listo’s dogwalk training from the beginning

We’re going to  continue from where I left off in December.  In the beginning stages I am still training the dogwalk in two different segments.  One is confidence with the 3 different sections and the other is the target training. With the 3 sections I continue to have my dog run up a plank, run …

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Listo’s dogwalk training from the beginning

In this post I will outline what you need to do to start.  I will introduce the puppy (or dog) to an elevated plank (the top board) and an ascending plank.  I will guide the dog by the collar to help them understand the idea of staying on.  I also do this to keep them …

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Listo’s dogwalk training

Listodogwalk Under this heading I will be detailing how I brought Listo to this point.  Stay tuned.  This video was taken to show his progress which included the two on / two off (2O2O) method.  This was his third time using a full dogwalk.  I did not allow him to try the dogwalk until he …

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The Mental Game

The Mental Game Blog Today I will approach the topic of motivation.   This can come in many formats.  I will only touch on a few.  Each individual has to find what works for them.  Here are some examples of things that can be used as motivation; words, proverbs and, phrases, music, stories, people and results. …

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