Do you have trouble getting your dog to come when called? If you are going to let your dog off leash then for safety and sanity reasons you should have your dog trained with a rock solid recall! Seriously, I see people every day letting their dogs off leash and have no control, only to have the dog chase a car or passer by and get hit by a car. Truth is it's actually easy to teach a recall. Any breed, any size, any age, any dog can be trained to come when called... EVEN Deaf dogs! Check … [Read more...] about Dog VS Squirrel / Recall With Distractions
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Not enough time in a day? Life is busy, and with all the technology we have today to make our lives easier it seems to take up more of our time. Do you have trouble finding the time you need to work with your dog? If so then this video might be useful to you and help you get creative. I made this video to help give you ideas on what you can do with your time and make it efficient so you can spend a little quality time with your dog and get the best of both worlds. I understand how … [Read more...] about Dog Training & BBQ (Finding the time)
This is a fun, entertaining video someone recorded of Duke Ferguson working his Dog "Nitro" in the street corners of Missouri, USA. Watch as Duke and Nitro have a blast working the crowds and how they make this look super easy and fun....BUT...here is a little secret! Before you watch the video you should know one thing. Shhh!! Many years ago before becoming a professional dog trainer, Duke Ferguson once had a dog he could not walk or take in to public because of behaviour issues and lack … [Read more...] about Working Street Corners With Duke Ferguson & Nitro. 2017 IACP After Hours
I've assessed hundreds of dogs up to this point in my career as a dog trainer. The biggest constant I see as the underlying cause of the behaviour problems presented to me is quite simple, the dog's needs are not being met. Most of the dogs I've met are being cared for from a health and wellness standpoint, although a lot of people are feeding very poor quality food to their dogs but that is another topic for another time. What I'm referring to is proper physical and mental exercise and … [Read more...] about Meeting Your Dog’s Needs, Unleashed Potential Halifax.
Nov 4th and 5th 2017 K9 Swagger Service Training in Tampa Florida will be hosting Duke Ferguson's Art of Attention seminar / workshop Who its for? Professional dog trainers & walkers, shelter and daycare workers, Vets and companion pet dog owners! Learn about the NePoPo® training system and have a little vacation get away in Beautiful Tampa Florida!!! Be sure to Register Today as space is limited and this event will fill up fast. K9 SWAGGER'S EVENT PAGE FOR ALL THE DETAILS CLICK … [Read more...] about Duke Ferguson & The Art of Attention Workshop TAMPA Florida