Tools VS Methods! Why Banning Tools is Irresponsible. Duke Addresses Professional Dog Trainers and Pet Owners at his Workshop in Monroe, WA USA and World Wide. In today's society too many people are getting training tools mixed up with methods. Some people falsely believe "tools" such as E-collars, slip collars and pinch collars are abusive and should be banned....this could not be further from the truth. Good dog training needs relevant consequences both pleasant and unpleasant. Thats just … [Read more...] about Tools VS Methods! Why Banning Tools is Irresponsible! Duke Ferguson Addresses Professional Dog Trainers and Pet Owners World Wide
“You train with Shock Collars?!” This is the response I usually get from my friends and family when they see a remote in my hand and a collar on a dog. This is followed by an uncomfortable pause as they are trying to process it all. It only lasts about 5 seconds as their eyes are shooting between me and the dog I am training. Their facial reaction goes from terror, to confusion, as they are trying to process it all. Then, 10 times out of 10, this is what comes out of their mouths next: “He … [Read more...] about The War on Shock Collars
Duke Ferguson Owner / CEO of Unleashed Potential K9 Academy® and Creator of Dog Training Genesis is coming to Sparks K9 training centre in Monroe, WA USA!! March 22nd, 23rd, and 24th 2019. Come and learn from one of the best in the world! Hosted by John Sparks of Sparks K9 Services!! Join Duke Ferguson for a 3-day dog training workshop located at Sparks K9 Services Training Centre in Monroe, WA & learn how to get the very best out of your dog. I am super pumped to work … [Read more...] about Join Duke Ferguson in Monroe, Washington March 22nd, 23rd and 24th, 2019! Art of Attention / NePoPO® Workshop!
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Feeding Rewards, Calm The Pushy Dog & Build Up The Weak Dog I get a lot of questions like, "Duke, how do I get my dog to stop being so pushy when taking the reward and not hurt my fingers?" OR "Duke, how do I get my nervous or weak dog to be more confident and take food better?" Here is a video I made for you with some tips on How to do one or the other. Its a simple concept really. https://youtu.be/NFE6QCdjNfc Do you have problems training your dog or dogs? Do you want … [Read more...] about Food Rewarding A Pushy Dog