Ina, my 3-year-old GSP (German shorthaired pointer), is an energy packed dog who will run around outside all day long and not crash until the sun is down. Since having her as an 8-week-old puppy, she has always been somewhat obedient, but I always knew she wasn’t reaching her full potential. Ina is easily distracted from everything to grasshoppers, butterflies, and especially birds. I always struggled with Ina focusing on me, no matter what environment she was in. I consider myself an active … [Read more...] about Training A German Shorthaired Pointer
Is your small dog pulling on the leash constantly while you're on a walk? Does it suffer from separation anxiety? Is your dog still using the bathroom indoors? Let us help! Unleashed Potential has lots of experience with dogs of all sizes, breeds and behaviours. We will figure out exactly what it is your looking for, whether it be crate training, barking, biting and nipping, leash aggression or any other type of unacceptable behaviour, and give you a full understanding of why your … [Read more...] about We train small dogs too!
A lot of people come to us with questions about tiring out their dogs. First off, we will put in place two distinctions: if your dog is worked up in a comfortable/familiar environment this signals pent up energy that needs to be exerted -- If your dog is worked up in an unfamiliar environment this is normal, more exposure and training might be needed! Regardless of the surroundings, mental stimulation is key to tiring out a dog; making them work for the things they like as rewards would … [Read more...] about A Tired Dog is a Good Dog!
A Program For Life When my wife and I decided to get a German Shepherd puppy we were concerned that owning such a powerful breed could be dangerous if not properly trained. We knew that neither of us had the skills to raise this kind of breed, and we really wanted to own one, so we asked around and Duke Ferguson’s name came up several times as the person we should speak to. After our initial visit with him, it was clear that Duke’s balanced approach and training philosophy was exactly what … [Read more...] about A Program For Life for our german shepherd puppy: UPK9 PEI
Testimonial: UPK9 Worldwide Dog Training Consults ! Finding and contacting Duke Ferguson at Unleashed Potential for dog training on the internet was a life changer for me as I was nearly at the end of my tether. My husband and I have a young german shepherd which we have trained from a puppy and having had other german shepherds presumed things would go forward in the normal way, but we were wrong. Vida was a challenge from the start. Hyper, high drive and over the top behaviour from a … [Read more...] about Testimonial: UPK9 Worldwide Dog Training CONSULTS ! “VIDA” GSD