Category: Training

“Basic Obedience”

Let’s have a little “come to Jesus” conversation about dog training.  What?  Does training a little dog require such a significant exchange?  Follow along and you will discover where I am coming from. I just visited a dog breeder/trainer website that offers dogs trained… Continue Reading ““Basic Obedience””

Therapy Dog Info

As a dog trainer and puppy raiser, I get asked about Therapy Dogs a few times a month.  I have decided to post the information on this Blog, which will hopefully answer most questions.  If you have addition inquires, feel free to contact me… Continue Reading “Therapy Dog Info”

Can We Hunt Buffalo Together?

Here is another unpublished chapter from the work in progress; “A Dog Trainer’s Guide to Human Happiness.” You may find the previous chapters interesting, as well: The Dog with Eighteen Elbows and To Write (about the US Military Veteran’s wife and training Service Dogs)… Continue Reading “Can We Hunt Buffalo Together?”

Noodle – Service Dog In Training

We typically have two dogs in training for Service Dog work during the same training period. I just posted a video of Ryder’s training. This is Noodle. She is a Labrador Retriever.

Ryder – Service Dog In Training

Lately, most of my posts have been about the birds and other wildlife around our farm. But, like most folks I also have a job to support my hobbies! This is Ryder, a German Shepherd Dog that came to us from his owner for… Continue Reading “Ryder – Service Dog In Training”

How Long Does It Take To Train A Dog?

“How many hours a day will you be training my dog?” It’s a common question from clients who request our Board & Train services.  After all, they are leaving their dog in someone else’s hands.  One can conjure up all sorts of questions about… Continue Reading “How Long Does It Take To Train A Dog?”

Because I Said So

On occasion – actually fairly often – I receive an email inquire from someone who is having a dog behavior issue. Today, I received this question, “We recently learned that Maggie resource guards her food around other dogs. We plan to get a new… Continue Reading “Because I Said So”

Training a Dog To alert To a Sound

I’m compiling videos we have taken over the past several weeks to prepare for a Handler Instruction class this weekend. The dogs’ owners are coming to partner with their newly trained Service Dogs. This video is showing Mordecai alerting to a sound by jumping… Continue Reading “Training a Dog To alert To a Sound”

Service Dog In Training

This is Mordecai, a little poodle mix that is here for training. During a trip to a large and busy home improvement center, he got spooked by the noise of a flat cart that contained some heavy items. We found our own flat cart… Continue Reading “Service Dog In Training”

Public Access Training

The Service Dog Public Access Test At the conclusion of a dog’s training, the handler and dog may be evaluated using a Public Access Test. There are a number of elements which will test the dog and handler’s ability to negotiate public places, including… Continue Reading “Public Access Training”