Boredom Busters & Brain Games

By |Blog, Enrichment, Socialization|

Do you ever feel like your dog has nothing to do all day aside from their walks, meals, and lounging around? Though routines can be great for dogs, a life with no variety or challenges can be a bit boring for them. That's why we've created a whole program around combating that: Boredom Busters & Brain Games! In this handout, you'll find a variety [...]

Dry Land Games

By |Blog, Dock Jumping, Dog Sports, Enrichment|

Wanting to work on your dog's dock jumping skills but the weather isn't agreeing with your plans? Or maybe you just want to work on specific skills needed for dock jumping. Either way, dry land games are the perfect solution! These are exercises which are designed to work on the skills needed for dock jumping outside of the pool. We even designed a [...]

Click & Praise

By |Dog Training, Enrichment, Operant Conditioning|

Click & Praise By Angelica Steinker, M.Ed., C.D.B.C, CAP2 Imagine a reward your dog will never fill up on, a reward that can last exactly as long as you want, and makes your dog incredibly happy. No magic, no trickery, it's just good old praise. In the last few decades dog trainers and pet s have made the transition of moving from force training, using [...]

Play, Don’t Train

By |Dog Safety, Dog Sports, Dog Training, Enrichment|

Play, Don't Train By Angelica Steinker, M.Ed., C.D.B.C, CAP2 Are your clients less motivated then you would like them to be? Stop telling them to train their dogs, and start telling them to play. It is often much easier to get them to be consistent when they are having fun. Are you feeling a little bored with your own dog’s training? Stop training, and start [...]

The “Choice” Challenge

By |Dog Training, Enrichment|

  Another great blog post on eileenanddogs.com Thanks to Debbie Jacobs and Randi Rossman for their input on this topic. Any weird conclusions are mine alone. I have come to believe that most of us who thought we were using “choice” as a reinforcer were mistaken. Wait! Before you come running after me with pitchforks, let me explain. I’m not saying that choice isn’t a wonderful, enriching, and humane [...]

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