The Calm Energy crew had an amazing pack walk last week, through Prospect Park! Eight pooches joined the gang, led by our Calm Energy greyhounds Monkey and Turtle. At first, when the group of dogs gathered in a circle – most of whom had never met before – there was lots of barking and more […]
Recall: win-win-win. happy, positive treat/praise/rub, release/reward. practice in the park, around distractions! Better proofing, and more rewardeven add leashing and releasing. this all said, don’t call to “come” when leaving the park! (Why?)Instead “sit”, “lie down”, “let’s go for a walk” Make walks fun!
I just got back from a dog trainer’s party! Well, no balloons, cake, or cocktails, but still lots of fun. It was a meeting of tri-state dog trainers and sharing of questions, experiences, knowledge, and training methods, hosted in Manhattan by the Dog Trainers’ Connection. Dog Trainers’ Connection, 6/16/2011Round Table on Separation Anxiety Separation anxiety means your dog […]
Is your dog “ready”? fear fear-aggression dominance prey drive, prey aggression Exercise for energy:Physical, mental, “social”.
This street art installation has absolutely nothing to do with dogs, or dog training. But I enjoyed seeing it. And it made me think… …about dogs.And dog training.(Go figure!) TECHNOLOGY If you own a pet, you are probably already painfully aware of the sheer mountain of new training-related inventions, technological innovations, and products out there […]