Tag Archives: obedience

Form Before Intensity

No matter what anybody says, form should never be sacrificed for a higher intensity. Is intensity necessary for any kind of physical result? Absolutely. But, lack of form in movement can prevent the expected result from the movement; not to … Continue reading


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Ignorance Has Consequences

It is important to be able to defend yourself and your loved ones…but what happens when you violate some nuance of the law out of ignorance in the process? We live in a culture full of extremes but often lacking … Continue reading


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Being Prepared for Anything

Being prepared for every day trials is definitely something we become complacent with. We tend to just go through the day without really thinking of the next thing to do. It has become normal routine. Now, this isn’t exactly a … Continue reading


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Why is Control Necessary?

I am constantly impressed with the total lack of thought in the average person.  This story is a perfect example of what I am speaking of.  You can click on the image above to see the short video related to … Continue reading


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What is a Dogman?

Their are many televisions shows and dog training businesses out there today claiming to be real “Dogmen.” The fact of the matter is, you have the average dog trainer that treat their dogs for obedience, trainers that claim to be … Continue reading


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Ideas Have Consequences

For many years people have led their lives and made their decisions as if the ideas they developed and passed to others would have no consequences.  Even worse, they fed themselves and their children the lie that the ideas of … Continue reading


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Should You Have a Pet or a Working Dog?

In the dog training community many people want to establish a separation between a “pet” and a “working dog.” What is the difference if they both act as family dogs? The kids and adults love both pets and working dogs.  … Continue reading


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Proper Technique

There are a numerous amount of training techniques being used out in the world today. Some of them work okay and some need to be disposed of immediately. At Dunetos K-9 we are strong advocates of the prong collar and … Continue reading


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Everlasting Bond

In the U.S today there are over 78 million owned dogs. According to a Nationwide pet owners survey thirty-nine percent of U.S households own at least one dog and twenty-eight percent own two dogs. This is important to know and … Continue reading


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The Proper Equipment

I am often surprised when I see people here in Alaska pumping gas in shorts or pajamas as -35 and -40 degrees.  I think to myself, “Are these people insane? What would they do if their car broke down?  What … Continue reading


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What is Realistic Training?

Let’s start by discussing what is NOT Realistic Training.  First, Realistic Training is not conducted in a completely controlled environment.  This is not to say that there is no place for training in a controlled environment.  In fact, it is … Continue reading


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Daily Life Movement Drills

As our country sinks deeper into unemployment and financial hard times the crime rate has and will continue to rise.  Home invasion has been on the rise for several years now is one of the single greatest threats to you … Continue reading


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Visionary Fitness

Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he. -Proverbs 29:18 If fitness means preparedness, then being fit must mean having a vision. Without a vision, there is no knowledge of what … Continue reading


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An Effective “Pop”

Today we will discuss briefly a common error I see among trainers and handlers alike.  Far too many people are failing to properly correct their dogs.  If you have been following us for some time, you will know that we … Continue reading


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Dunetos K-9 Flat Collars

Some years ago Dunetos K-9 partnered with Baden K-9 to begin producing their standard 1” collars.  These collars still remain the standard for law enforcement and military today.  Several other companies have tried to duplicate them, but the original design, … Continue reading


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Training Drills for the Average Joe

In the previous articles on the topic of shoot, move, communicate drills. I wrote directly in regards to what our military or police force can do in order to train and be as effective as possible in the field. As … Continue reading


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A Response to the Oklahoma Home Defense Shooting

Many of you may have already heard about the Oklahoma Home Defense Shooting on New Year’s Eve.  As I watched the video and read the article, one of the first things I noticed was that there was a German Shepherd’s … Continue reading


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What Language Should I Speak to My Dog?

                                                                                 Short Answer — Whatever language you want… Long Answer — That really depends on what you want to do with your dog. When I was a young handler, still learning many of the fine details of training and handling … Continue reading


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Drill: Shoot, Move and Communicate #2

In the first part of the topic shoot, move, communicate drill. I wrote directly in regards to what our military or police force can do in order to train and be as effective as possible in the field. As a … Continue reading


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Uses and Directions of the Multi-Purpose Lead (MPL)

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Movement to Cover Drills

The above drill should be used to develop your most efficient techniques and instruct your dog.  Use this drill to uncover problems and obedience issues and solve them.  Allow this drill to develop stress in both the dog and handler … Continue reading


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Uses of the Multi-Purpose Lead

In last Monday’s article, I discussed the quality of the DK-9 Multi-Purpose Lead (MPL), however, I did not get into the many uses of the Lead.  In today’s article, I will go over a few of the many uses you … Continue reading


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Drill: Shoot, Move, and Communicate #1

I recently posted an article regarding the shoot, move, and communicate drills aspect of your fellow dog’s ability to perform exceptionally no matter what the situation is. I mentioned how you must integrate your dog into your daily routines and … Continue reading


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Constant Variance – The Ally

In my last article, exercising with routine was shown for what it really is, the enemy. This leaves one question: What is the most effective way to attain fitness? The answer is constant variance. In a simple definition, constant variance … Continue reading


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What Difference Does a Collar Make?

I get many questions about the use of collars and how we implement them here at Dunetos K-9.  I implement the use of collars in the ancient German style as taught at Baden K-9.  The proper use of collars will … Continue reading


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