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
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"Going Mental" 3 Things You Can Do to Decrease Stress and Increase Pleasure For You and Your Dog. Adding the Balance to Your Dogs Needs Decrease Your Stress and Increase Joy The bulk of the work I do with dogs is dealing with unwanted behaviors. In many cases, I get contacted as a last resort and at that point the dog and the owners are going mental. That is, they are at whit's end and whether they know it or not so is their dog. When I tell them the problem and the solution is mental, they … [Read more...] about Going Mental! 3 Things You Can Do to Decrease Stress and Increase Pleasure For You and Your Dog
Duke Ferguson Coaching New UPK9 NJ Trainers How to Teach a Submissive Dog Self Control While Building Hope and Desire Using E-Collar and Positive Rewards. Despite what some people may say about using food in dog training, It does not have to amp the dog up. Food used with the right method can calm a dog OR amp up a dog...It's all on how you use the food and what your goals is! Food is just a tool used in a process! Despite what some people may say about E-Collars being inhumane and … [Read more...] about Duke Ferguson: Teaching a Submissive Dog Self Control While Building Hope and Desire
“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!