Why does my dog behave so differently with you? This is a question I get asked with every dog that comes in to my day train or board and train program. In these programs I train the dog and then coach their owners how to take over the process. My answer is always the same. I don't have any baggage with the dog and I immediately set the rules and boundaries the minute the dog comes in. I define baggage as all the unwanted behaviors that were let to develop into habits over time with a dog's … [Read more...] about You’re A Dog Whisperer
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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!
The 3 Keys To Successfully Training Your Dog I meet with several people each week to discuss their dog's problems and needs. Most of them are trying very hard to help their dogs and end up standing in front of me because they are frustrated that they can't make any progress with their dog's issue - whatever they may be. As I said, in most cases it isn't for a lack of trying or effort on their part and many have invested in previous training, read many books, and watched countless videos on the … [Read more...] about The 3 Keys To Successfully Training Your Dog
There are many different ways to accomplish things in training. There are many different ways to teach a dog basic commands, communicate with them, reward them, correct them, etc. Every dog is different so there isn't a one size fits all approach to dog training. While most dog trainers become systematic in the way they approach things, the good ones know that not everything works for every dog and sometimes you have to get creative. The creative part is what drives me in my training. Most of … [Read more...] about Lazy Dog Trainer II, The EAZY Way To Stop A Dog From Attacking The Vacuum
Once in a while I hear people say, " I did obedience with my dog but he forgets it all now". This is a statement that makes me shake my head. I don't believe this to be true. I believe if you train your dog to fully understand a name to a behaviour then they don't completely forget it. Over time, like us, if you don't use it you loose it. They will get sloppy and they will refuse BUT They don't completely forget it. Watch the video of Duke Ferguson working with his dog Nitro after a … [Read more...] about Do Dogs Forget Obedience They Have Learned?