May 19, 2015
Over the last few years we’ve worked on a variety of skills and behaviors in the Doggy Business LLC play groups. This month, we thought we’d let the trainers in each play group choose what they want to work on with each of the dogs.
Some of the many behaviors and skill sets they have to choose from include:
The basic game works towards name recognition and attention skills.
In the advanced...
Apr 8, 2015
We thought we’d continue the fun this Spring and focus on tricks again this month. Canine sports often include behaviors that are fun tricks, such as teaching a dog to push a ball with it’s nose (Treibball), jump over a bar or through a hoop (Agility), or turn in a circle on cue (Canine Freestyle). This month we’ll focus on teaching our Play Group dogs to jump over an agility jump or through a hula...
Mar 9, 2015
This month we’re getting back to some fun stuff – Tricks! Dog tricks are fun to teach, fun to learn, and you can sneak in some great foundation skills training while you’re at it. During the play groups in March we’ll be working on a variety of dog tricks, focusing on teaching the dogs to “peek” (to put their head between your legs and look up) and “back up”. To teach both of these dog...
Feb 3, 2015
Time Outs are one of the techniques we use at Doggy Business to change unwanted and problematic behaviors that happen while the dogs are playing. For us, “problematic” means a behavior used by a dog that causes conflict between him or herself and another dog. A Time Out is essentially a “Bummer” for the dog. Time Outs work well to help teach dogs that there are limits to how much and how often they...
Dec 8, 2014
Capturing is waiting for our dogs to do something we like and then reinforcing it. When you are with your dog, pay attention to what she is doing. Whenever she does something you like, capture it by clicking as soon as she does it and immediately give a reward. It’s as simple as that! CAPTURING is easy, fun and effective, and uses the basic rule of dog training – reward something you like, and it will...