“Tug” For Rehab

Yep…. I don’t just use tug to biologically fulfill dogs, develop skills, language, and relationship….. I also use it to teach them to CHOOSE us over distraction. These dogs are not punished into not looking. They are choosing the game with their owner OVER the other dog. And make no mistake…. Both of these dogs were very reactive to the …

Learn YOUR Dog!

Every dog is different. Even in something as seemingly simple as game play. It’s like kids. Some want to play soccer. Some want to play rugby. Some want to do MMA!!!! It’s your job to learn YOUR dog!!!!! Find the game THEY find more rewarding. Don’t just insist on the one you want to play. I was guilty of that …

Building and Breaking Trust

Everyone that reads this thing regularly, knows I do a lot of training through game play. And, not in the surface “Create a reward event to make them work” sort if way. But, in a profound way. Almost a spiritually fulfilling way. It impacts so many different levels. Gives activity which is physically healthy. Gives psychological fulfillment, as the activities …