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...
Adding a dog: the Multi-dog household

Adding a dog: the Multi-dog household

This is a popular time of the year to think about making the jump to a multi-dog household. Is it the right time for you and your family? There are a few things you should consider before you bring home another 4 legged friend. Is your current dog...
Nature Trails: the best dog training

Nature Trails: the best dog training

Those of you who have been working with me recently, know that life has been a little chaotic here at The Freckled Paw. I’ve been a little more ‘just get through’ instead of my normal ‘planning everything in advance.’ Stephen, the...