To Pull Or Not To Pull Continued…

OK…. We got some feedback on the last article. So…. Needed to follow up. Complaint#1- We said Loaner Harnesses Are Bad: We had a few people get in a tizzy over this. Many clubs have loaner harnesses. So they thought we were bagging on them for that. Let me clarify: The loaner harness comment was aimed at people who run …

To Pull Or Not To Pull

By: Ashley Sculac Until the last few months, I’ve been a huge believer in every dog should do weight pull. I pushed for it, advocated, and believed it…to my very core. I saw such great results with my own dogs and the dogs I helped coach, that I thought it foolish that other dogs and owners shouldn’t be reaping the …

Getting Personal

Ashley Sculac has been a long time student and has become an awesome dog trainer in her own right. She will be posting more regularly on NLD as she is a full team member, living and working here in Maine. Expect to see more content here from her! A few months back, I wrote a blog titled “It’s Kinda Like …

2016 IACP Presentation.

Tug: A Deeper Perspective- Biological Fulfillment, and Rehabilitation, Through Game Play. That was the title of a 2.5 hour presentation I did at the IACP conference this Sept. I finally got it available for purchase! Here is a Preview: If you want to purchase it check out our new online learning site! Buy Here.

Montreal Response

People have been expecting me to write an article. Montreal passes BSL. Dogs will be killed in droves. Everyone goes off. They’re waiting for me to jump on the rant wagon. But, you know what…… I don’t even have it in me. I’m sick. Disgusted. And, have been for years. This is not a new problem that just sprouted up …

Why I Use “Agitation” Collars

I have to explain this term, and these collars enough that I thought I’d just make a post. This post could be called “evolution of an idea”. But…. who would click that? It’s interesting to watch ideas develop. And…. It’s funny how shit goes full circle. When I was a kid….. Pits were on big ass collars. I didn’t know …

Flexis= Useful Tool, Or Work Of The Devil?

This topic annoys the hell out of me. There’s just no use of logic with people about these things. The thing that pisses me off about most of the folks that bag on these: 1- They are OK with long lines. Dude….. It’s a long line. Look…. There’s totally a time for a long DRAG line. Like…. When I’m doing …