Relationships depend on clear communication, respect, empathy, consideration, and kindness. Communication and training with any species is a two-way street that involves listening, observing, and then relaying information. Your pup is constantly learning everyday so you might as well help him learn the appropriate behaviors! Ultimately, training your dog can help him become a participating member of your family. He will know what is expected and gain confidence in his environment. This will create a wonderful relationship of trust and understanding. I look forward to helping you on this journey with your precious pup. - Leeann Holloway, CPDT-KA
Congratulations to our recent Puppy Kindergarten Class Graduates!
Chatter is learning two different cues at the the same time. UP and OFF. I started with cueing him to TOUCH (target my hand with his nose), then transferred the cue to UP. Teaching opposites is helpful for clear communication of what each cue means. Other examples of opposites are SIT and STAND, LEFT PAW RIGHT PAW, and GET IT and DROP IT.