Dog Won’t Come When Called????
Got a dog that takes off, runs away or simply put “Won’t Come Back When Called”??? Well it probably because of what you do when he won’t come back. Let us help you get back on track and teach your dog that coming back is…
I Don’t Want To Eat You, Just Meet You… How the leash can affect behavior!
This blog is going to in a general sense cover the increasing number of dogs that are reactive to people, dogs or any other distraction while on leash… In a sense this will be an oversimplification to a very frustrating and in some cases dangerous…
Why Can’t We Just Work on What I Want????
Sometimes clients become frustrated when their initial concern isn’t immediately addressed (or worked on specifically): A dog that jumps. A dog that pulls on the leash. A dog that doesn’t listen. A dog that is “out of control”. A dog that doesn’t like men, children, house guests or…
The Three D’s – The First Two
In my opinion, there are three basic stages in teaching a dog anything. Whether you are teaching sit, down, watch me, stay or recall for that matter, you must learn, understand, and deal with the 3 D’s of dog training. They are Duration, Distance and…
Letter To the Editor: Readers Digest
In the April 2010 issue of Readers Digest, in the Ask Laskas section, Jeanne Marie Laskas gave some advice to the owners of a couple dogs with a barking problem! After reading the question and the responding advice it made me ponder why some dog…
Regular Crate Training Not Working???
If regular dog training ideas and techniques are not working get creative… Awesome video from a service dog puppy raiser… Working on not being in the room and with the puppy in the crate without whining… Brilliant outside the box thinking!!!!!
Sit Part 3…Signal & Cue!
Now you have to decide which verbal cue or hand signal you will be using for “sit”. As with all of my training, I focus on hand signals first! Remember, DOGS DON’T SPEAK ENGLISH! I simply modified the luring movement of my hand with the…
Sit Part 2….How it’s done and using a clicker!
OK, at this point you know that a polite “sit” is the way your dog asks for something or says please. Now for the big question, how do we teach sit? Well, we know that “sit” is when a dog puts his/her rump on the…
SIT… Say Please
Have you ever wished your dog could say please? Wouldn’t this be an awesome way for our dogs to show their manners? Imagine having a command that required your dog not only to ask for something but also to show the proper energy level when…
Training Terminology 3 – Release Word (s)
We know how to tell our dogs what we want them to do (see Training Terminology 2 – Cues.) So how do we let our dog know when we (and they) are done? This is one of the most forgotten parts in dog training,…
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- The Importance of a Vet and Vaccination Schedule for Your Puppy
A Kansas City dog trainer understands how important your puppy’s health is to you. After all, you want them to be happy, healthy, and energetic for years to come. That’s why dog training experts suggest developing a regular vet and vaccination schedule for your pet. Read more →
- Tips for Preparing for the Arrival of Your New Dog
Experts in Kansas City dog training understand how exciting bringing a new dog or puppy into your home can be. However, preparing for the new addition to your family can also be stressful. Becoming a dog parent for the first time can be overwhelming but Read more →
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