Agility training, what are the possibilities
Another show with Mattew Couperthwaite about a different way to succeed in Agility. Matthew is a young, very successful trainer in South Africa, who is sharing with us how asking questions and being willing to have 'a dance' with your dog can really give you a totally different way of being in agility training.
If you'd like to see how appying the Access tools in a highly competitive sport can work in your favor, you are in the correct place!
Am I too overprotective? How to keep your dog safe and happy
Recently I adopted a Chihuahua puppy, such a dear sweet dog, how could I resist? As with many small dogs, my puppy thinks he is ten feet tall and bullet proof. Well, one day while playing with a bigger dog my puppy's left foreleg got broken. He is okay, and the leg is healing well, but I'm a mess. I have become so over-protective and I feel as a result I am making puppy afraid of everything! Please help! I don't want to be that overbearing dog owner who controls the dogs every move. Moreover, I don't want my poor little dog to become neurotic.
Join Suzy this week as she offers insights, tips and suggestions to improve your conversations with dog.
Old dogs learning new tricks!
So...the three-year-old rescue dog you just brought home is not house broken and has no basic training whatsoever. How is training an adult dog different than a puppy? What techniques of working with energy can be used to enhance communication? What awareness can you have about how the training is being received by your dog?
Join Suzy as she shares how to start or improve the process of training and communicating with your adult dog.
Which training tools will work best for my dog?
There are so many "training tools" on the market today it can be confusing to know which will work for your dog. Everyone has their perspective on whether crate training, muzzles, shock collars, clickers and food rewards are appropriate tools to use. How can you know which methods to choose? Also, is it ever useful to have someone else train your dog?
What if it was easy to discover what could work for your particular dog? This week, Suzy will lend her experience with a variety of training tools to help you find those that will work for your dog.
Agility with your dog, are fun and training possible?
Matthew from South Africa has been training his dogs for agility since he was a young boy. At 17 now he has a lot of success with his dog and is winning prizes. He is asking how he can get his dogs to perform better and get the stuff out of the way that limits him and his dogs.
He also is wondering if a rescue dog will ever be as great a performer as the dog you raised yourself?
Join us in this conversation about agility!
Tips for quick and easy potty training
Potty training your dog is a necessary step for dogs who spend any time in the house. How does your perspective on this training process influence how it shows up? Do you know how to clearly communicate your expectations to your dog? Why do some dogs seem to understand this training faster than others? Suzy will share some tricks to allow this important training to progress easily and quickly from the beginning.
Puppies! Training and Communication from the Beginning.
A puppy! How exciting! Now what? There's a lot of new information you want your puppy to receive from you right from the beginning. Suzy will share ways to work on establishing a relationship of clear communication from the moment you bring the puppy home. What training needs does a puppy have compared to adopting a grown dog? How can you designate the puppy's job in the household? Why it's important to clear judgments and projections in order to allow your puppy to flourish and grow into an amazing dog. This show will help you maximize the joy of having a new puppy in your life!
"Look At Me!"A Powerful Tool to Direct Your Dog's Attention
Does you know how to get your dog’s attention in the moments when it really matters?
Does your dog take off chasing cats? or cars? Are there certain things that completely distract your dogs to the point you feel as though they are no longer listening to you?
Having command of your dog’s focus can be crucial. Suzy will take you step-by-step through teaching the “Look at me!” process so that your dog successfully knows what this means, and acts accordingly when requested. Suzy will also share how to increase your communication by being aware of the energy behind your words. You and your dog can have fun practicing this tool together, and then you both will have it mastered when it matters most.