See the focus in your dog's eyes, see the confidence he has in his surroundings, he is optimistic and eager to work with you, wants to be close to you and not the squirrel in the tree. Relationship, focus, calmness and loose lead walking are all about short snappy games. Dog training really is fun!
Make learning fun!
Games teach concepts and this is how your dog learns
Concept training is all about shaping your dogs behaviour so you can achieve reliability, flexibility, confidence, optimism, focus all of which is needed to bring out the best in your dog and take your relationship to the next level. Believe that you can be the owner in the park that has a fantastically responsive dog, it is possible by building the foundations, confidence is needed for a dog that is lunging on the end of a lead, focus is needed for a dog that doesn’t listen to you on a walk. All this can happen with games and good interaction.
It's all about short snappy games that shape your dogs learning and helps them make choices.
If it's fun it's likely to be done!
Buster Boundary Games
Building value for the mat is a way of getting calmness in any situation, whether you are at the cafe, at home or visiting family or friends.
Henry Focus Fun
Henry learned early that focusing on his parents meant that good things happened, checking in regularly was important to avoid going "self employed!"
Rupert Paws on the Floor!
As Rupert is super heavy he needed to be shown what to do with those big paws and jumping up on people was not an option! Playing games to train paws on the floor worked well for this big beauty.