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February 16, 2020

I WANT FIRST PICK !  Years ago this statement was important when purchasing a GSD pup. However, that has changed. Nowadays the way to get a great dog is in how you feed, exercise, and train your GSD puppy. The SV (which is the GSD kennel club in Germany) along with the...

January 15, 2010

  In the beginning, would be trainers observed dogs in a pack. They recognized there was an Alpha dog that controlled the others by his behavior. He would stare, growl, nip, and bite, whatever it took to get them to do what he wanted. The mother dog with her young phys...

February 5, 2009

 Today there is no shortage of people calling themselves “dog trainers”; just look in your local phone book or newspaper. Because there is no agreed-upon certification or recognition of this profession, it means that there is no regulation as to who gets to sell their...

October 8, 2005

I've spent my life owning and training dogs. I consider myself a student of dogs. The real masters of dog training and canine behavior are the dogs themselves. No matter what someone says or what theory of training you may hear about, if the dog does not respond well t...

June 23, 2004

As anyone involved can tell you, dog training has gone through a lot of changes in the past two decades. While some these changes have been positive, many of them are not. A new emphasis on the owner "feeling good "has overshadowed the more important goal of the dog be...

November 14, 2002

There is a lot of misunderstanding when it comes to teaching dogs to be obedient. Dogs have no sense of duty. They do not feel that they owe you because you house and feed them. Dogs can be very affectionate, but that does not mean they want to obey you, especially whe...

July 10, 1999

Many people are apprehensive about leaving their dog at a kennel to be trained. They have heard stories about abuse and neglect, so many trainers advise against it. While it may be true that there have been isolated incidents where dogs were not treated properly at a p...

August 9, 1997

The most important considerations in training dogs in Protection are the drives and the nerve threshold of the particular animal. The Dobermann is most often a dog with a more defensive or lower nerve threshold. A Labrador, for example, is a dog with a high nerve thres...

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