Did you know walking your dog is more than just exercise? Walking your dog is filled with several benefits that not only apply to them but to you as well!I’ll be honest, years ago as a high-performing athlete in skier cross, rugby, mountain biking, and trail running, I thought walking was boring and didn’t consider it a proper way to exercise. I feel the need…the need for speed! I worked hard to train my dogs to be off-leash so they could run and run and run! As I aged and perfect fitness eluded … [Read more...] about The Benefits of Walking Your Dog
UPK9 Trainer Blog: Kristine Stortroen
Gain More Confidence in You and Your Dog Are you lacking confidence in yourself and your overall life? Is your dog training and relationship struggling as a result of your confidence level? In this video, I teach four ways to build more confidence in you and your dog. Dog training is best when you as the handler are confident in your skills, and you can help your dog overcome stresses and, therefore, grow. This clip is from my UPX Live Zoom coaching session on gaining courage and … [Read more...] about Gain More CONFIDENCE in YOU and YOUR DOG | Coaching
Train Your Dog Using Raw Fish I get asked a lot about how to use raw food when training a dog. People wonder about the process I use and including how I prepare and actually carry the raw fish or any other raw meat when training. What a training session looks like and whether or not it's messy. There are a variety of ways that you can use raw food to train your dog. I love the fact that in the spring, summer and fall months I catch my dog food. I make sure to freeze the fish for three to … [Read more...] about Train Your Dog Using Raw Fish
Life has changed for everyone during the COVID Pandemic and my role as head dog trainer at Unleashed Potential, PEI has changed as well. Clients are struggling and so are their dogs. With health threats, restrictions, masks, lockdowns, transitions to working from home, homeschooling kids, bubble open, bubble closed, restrictions lifting, restrictions back in place…it’s been a roller coaster. People are tired, burned out. I see this on my client's faces. Less smiling happy faces, more tired, … [Read more...] about The Pandemic Dog Trainer: Life During COVID & How You Can Find Harmony With Your Dog.
XDOG™ Vest Resistance Training When training your dog to new training equipment you should always take it one step at a time. The walk before you run concept. It's no different with the XDOG™ vest and parachute for resistance training so be sure your dog is comfortable with the gear before sending him away to run long distances. XDOG™ vest resistance training is easy when you understand how! Watch the video below for the step-by-step instructions. Why … [Read more...] about XDOG Vest Resistance Training