Episode 12: Pillar #8 – Dogs Don’t Think Think Humans Are Dogs
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Today I discuss the eighth of the 12 Pillars of dog training.  Let me clarify a few common misunderstandings when discussing this topic.  First, I am not saying that dogs are not pack animals.  They absolutely are pack animals.  I am … Read More

Personal Protection: Detecting a Pending Home Invasion
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We have already discussed how to detect surveillance and counter as well as ambush recognition. Today’s article will focus on how to detect a pending home invasion just preceding the actual event.  Wether you believe that very tough times are … Read More

Episode 11: Pillar #7 – Dogs Are Not Humans
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Today I discuss the seventh of the 12 Pillars of dog training.  It is the most respectful thing you can do to treat a dog like a dog.  This frees the dog to do what dogs do.  Don’t confuse this with … Read More

Episode 10: Pillar #6 – You Are Responsible
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Today I discuss the sixth of the 12 Pillars of dog training.  What this means for you as an owner, both based on these pillars, and also in reality is that you must have control of your dog.  This does not … Read More

Dynamic Movement – Natural Obstacles
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What do you do if you can’t build even a small obstacle course and you have no way to conduct agility training with your dog? Everyone can take advantage of natural obstacles.  Short wall, playgrounds, and nature present a myriad … Read More

Episode 9: Pillar #5 – You Must Master Yourself
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Today I discuss the fifth of the 12 Pillars of dog training.  Many people become frustrated with their dogs and wonder why they are out of control.  These people may have done training with their dogs, and their dogs may even … Read More

Episode 8: Pillar #4 – You Must Train Under Realistic Stress
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Today I discuss the fourth of the 12 Pillars of dog training. I was recently browsing through dog training videos and noticed that consistently, when doing bite work with a dog, that the decoy would have a weapon in the hand that … Read More

Movement Demonstrations – Back Squat
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Today I demonstrate how to perform the Back Squat.  When doing a back squat, it’s important to be aware of the positioning of your back. It is easy to compensate for weakness in the hips by over extending your back. … Read More

Episode 6: Pillar #2 – One Direction-One Correction
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Today I discuss the second of the 12 Pillars of dog training.  One Direction-One Correction sounds very simple and easy to perform, but it is a rare thing to find a handler who can consistently apply this principle.  Learn a little … Read More

Dynamic Movement Drill #1
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Last week we showed you a simple obstacle course that you can build and train your dog on.  This week, we start to show you how to train your dog to move dynamically.  If you do not have basic obedience … Read More

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