My Position on The American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior’s Training Position

The American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior has strengthened their position statement on training methodology and has come out to say they recommend reward based training methods only for training. You can read that position statement here. What does that mean in English? No shocks, no prongs, no mother’s bites, no choke chains, no “stim”Continue reading “My Position on The American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior’s Training Position”

Quarry Quest

Wag It Games’ Quarry Quest is something I did not get the chance to try with my own dog so when I started to teach it I don’t think I realized how much fun it was, now I am a total convert and I think it may be one of my favorite scent classes!  BestContinue reading “Quarry Quest”

Happy Birthday Jackson!

When you are taking Beginning Scent Work on your birthday, sometimes the finds are a little extra special!   Happy Birthday Jackson, aka Bubs, aka The Cheese Thief!  And thank you for bringing treats to share with your friends. And great work to all the dogs in class, I’ll be posting more videos soon –Continue reading “Happy Birthday Jackson!”

Low Impact Agility – Week 1!

I am just so impressed, so impressed!  Three dogs, all seniors, two of which have never even been to a class of any kind, and by the end of one session they were all doing small courses! These guys are the perfect example of older dogs still enjoying learning, and being active – look atContinue reading “Low Impact Agility – Week 1!”