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Competition Commands and Behaviors VS Everyday Commands and Behaviors

This is a question I have been recently asked but over the course of 20 years have been asked hundreds of times. It is a good question. For those of you that do competitive training, you already know that most behaviors need

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Obsession with Aggression

More of an observation. From dog sport to companion training, the obsession with aggression is at a new all time high. One must just troll social media to witness all the discussions, or in my opinion, obsession. Even in my

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Will Schutzhund make my dog dangerous?

"Will Schutzhund make my dog dangerous”?  This is a question I hear quite frequently.  I am using the word Schutzhund, because if you are asking yourself this question you probably don't realize the sport name has been changed to IGP.The

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What is the TSB?

Did you know that IGP/IPO is the only dog sport that evaluates the natural tendencies shown by the dog?  Something you cant train.  It is actually an assessment of the "heart" of the dog.  It evaluates courage and self confidence.

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The TRUTH about puppy/dog socialization.

The TRUTH about puppy/dog socialization!!!I would say this will be an unpopular blog post. But whats new. So, you just got your new puppy or new dog home. It may be your next competition dog, or just a household pet. The

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