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Author Archives: Guy Lapierre

I Am Just A Dog Trainer

I Am Just a Dog Trainer I often get asked what type of dog trainer I am. What style of dog training do I use. What are my methods. Am I a positive only trainer, force free trainer, compulsion based trainer, escape and avoidance based trainer, old school trainer, balanced trainer, etc. The truth is, I’m not any one of those. ... Read More »

“As seen on TV” Dog Obedience and Socialization UPK9 Halifax

I was on CTV Morning Live today discussing dog obedience and dog socialization. Guy Lapierre Unleashed Potential dog training Halifax  You can see the segment here: Click the picture for the video to play There are two points I want to expand on: Quality obedience is often over looked or people have a good enough attitude – especially if their ... Read More »

Does Training Create a “Robot Dog”?

“I don’t need my dogs to be robots.” This is something I’ve heard several times as a trainer and I’ve had to explain to prospective clients that what you see on the surface may not be what you think. You can’t judge a book by its cover – so to speak. As a trainer, I often post video of my ... Read More »

Feeding Time is Training Time – Step One

This is how my puppy, River, eats every piece of food she gets. Feeding time is training time. My dogs work for a living. This provides some of the mental stimulation they need and when combined with physical exercise most of the behaviour problems we see simply go away or are severely diminished. This is how I instruct all of ... Read More »

It’s OK, He’s Friendly

“It’s okay….he’s friendly!!” Let’s discuss the importance of Off-Leash Recall. How many times have you heard an owner yelling that out to you from afar as his off leash dog runs towards you full tilt while ignoring all his owners attempts to call him back? Often the dogs name is repeated over and over and over, the word “treat” is ... Read More »