You are Giving Commands – Not Suggestions

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We have discussed the concept of building a negative vocabulary with your dog, as well as using communication with your prong collar and a high quality lead to have an obedient and stable dog.  I also recently addressed the misconception that many people have regarding dogs and biting.  But another very important concept to understand is that are giving commands … Read More

What is Negative Vocabulary?

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It is important to understand what we mean when we use certain words.  Each niche has its own vocabulary.  Bird watchers use certain phrases differently than radio operators.  Horse trainers use different words than dog trainers.  So what is meant by “Negative Vocabulary”? Even among dog trainers, you may not have heard this phrase before as I have not heard … Read More

Using a Prong Collar vs…Everything Else

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One of my first BLOG posts was about the Prong Collar vs. the Choke Collar. As we have begun ramping up our interaction with our clients, I have begun going back and reviewing some of my original BLOG posts and thought that this one should be updated and reposted for a couple of reasons. First, I continue to get this … Read More