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 …

Don’t Make Your Dog a Victim

By: Ashley Majetic Call me “crazy”..…and this is truly going to sound bizarre, but it is quite possible that I’ve encountered quite a few dog owners in the past few years that would clinically meet criteria to qualify as having Munchausen’s By Proxy. Yes, you read that correctly! MBP, for those that may be unfamiliar, is actually a mental illness …

Guest Post: You Just Got to Have Patience

Written by Ashley Majetic of Steel City Weight Pull Club: When I first got started in weight pull, I received several pieces of advice from many trainers, and competitive weight pullers. Some of that information came without prompting from random people online, or from folks who read on a forum somewhere that in order to have the “best dog”, I …

Spring Pole Epiphany

I recently had an epiphany at a Spring Pole. Typically, I train tug held by the handler first, and then we work our way out in responsibility and area of influence, to flirt poles and spring poles. And… That’s a solid plan that’s worked well. I’ve seen dogs that get put on a spring pole without an “out”, and a …

Turns Out…….. Play IS as important as I think!!!!!!

We’ve been saying for a few years now that play is a hugely important part of training. And, we’re not the first! Ivan Balabanov has been saying it for decades!!!! Turns out, according to a new Ted Talk, science is backing up this approach. Check it out!!!! There is so much info in this video. Validates not only Play As …

Atten….. HUT!!!!!!!!

Not sure if that’s how you spell that, but you heard it in your head when you read it. Attention. Focus. Distraction Proofing. Temptation Resistance. Whatever you call it…. It’s the holy grail of dog training. If you ain’t got attention. You ain’t got shit. And it doesn’t have to be harsh. Here’s an example of us working on temptation …