The Conflict of Expectation

The Conflict of Expectation

In my last post, I wrote about my hobby: Dog Sports. In this post, I want to let you in on a bit of my human journey. When I was in my 20’s I was very active in rescue and dog events. I could be found promoting rescues and the idea that pitbulls in shelters were...
Communication is key!

Communication is key!

We hear that communication is important in every aspect of our lives. With our spouse, our co-workers, our family, communicating effectively is the topic of a very large self-help section of the internet. I’ll let you in on a little secret. It’s the same...
May the Reinforce be with you

May the Reinforce be with you

I think that was a title from a class I took recently. Reinforcement is a big word for a very easy concept. But one that is usually overlooked. Reinforcement in dog training simply means pay your dog. Dog does something, reinforce it. If your dog sits during a...
Practice Patience and Consistency

Practice Patience and Consistency

Today it’s really cold outside. I am supposed to be working on my IAABC application, but instead I am doing some displacement sniffing. (Comment if you know what displacement sniffing is!) I have been recording my training sessions with Cargo since she was a...