March Classes for: Puppies, Family Dogs and CGC (Canine Good Citizen) Prep.

Click Here for Information on my upcoming March Classes for Puppies, the Family Dog, and for preparing for the AKC Canine Good Citizen Test!

And… check out this cute little video of our last Family Dog Class Graduation:

February Graduation Fun

If you’ve had a desire to give back to others and you think you and your dog would be a good team to visit people in a hospital or nursing home or have children read a book to your dog… Now you can take the first step by signing up for my AKC Canine Good Citizen class.

Even if you don’t want to be a Therapy Dog Team, obtaining a CGC certificate can open up other new opportunities for you and your dog. CGC is also now an AKC Title. AKC has also expanded the CGC certificate to include an additional 2 advanced tests: the Community Canine (aka CGC-Advanced) and the CGC Urban.

As the we get closer to Spring, be on the lookout for additional classes to be posted.

Looking forward to seeing you and your pups soon. In the meantime, remember to dream about unleashing your dog’s pawsibilities!

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Skip Needs Surgery – Please Help and Pray

Skip sitting so proud!

Skip sitting so proud!

My Italian Greyhound, Skip, is needing surgery for a large hemangioma on his back leg & a few small ones, on his chest.

Please click on the link below to learn more about our need & then you can pray that we will be able to raise the funds needed for his surgery.

Thank you so much for praying & giving.

Kathy & Skip

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Due to scheduling difficulties classes will be postponed. I will update with new dates this week. Thanks!

Categories: Dog Training

March 2017 Classes for Puppies and Dogs

Please click on the link below for upcoming  class info:

Categories: Dog Training

Myth: Positive Trainers are Permissive

Some really good training gems.

Paws Abilities

This is a common myth about positive reinforcement training. One of the biggest criticisms circulated about positive reinforcement training (besides the misconception that dogs should work for praise instead of food or toys) is that clicker trainers are permissive.

This is patently untrue, and comes from a misunderstanding of positive reinforcement training. Here’s the thing: positive reinforcement trainers are no more likely to let their dog “get away with” naughty behavior than compulsive trainers. However, the way we go about handling misbehavior is very different.

As discussed before, in compulsive training the dog is set up to fail, then corrected for it. The dog learns avoidance behaviors that keep him from going out of line. This can be quite effective for some dogs, but as we discussed last week it can also be risky due to fallout.

In contrast, clicker trainers set the dog up for success

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Categories: Dog Training

Spring into Training – April Classes

Puppy & Family Dog Classes

Begins Monday, April 18th – Thursday, May 5th.

We will meet twice weekly on Mondays and Thursdays for a total of 6 classes.

ALL our classes include: skills to help your dog or puppy learn that responding to your requests is great fun and learn to focus in spite of distractions!
  • Confidence building games and activities
  • Impulse control
  • Relationship building games
  • Building enthusiastic response on and off leash
For more information please call me, Kathy Dunn at 356-8286. I am looking forward to having you and your dog experience fun while training.
Here is the link for more information on our classes:
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