Daisy is a sweet girl struggling with anxiety around strangers, bad leash manners, reactivity, and some rumored resource guarding from her canine brother and sister. We are working with daisy to help her learn how to handle situations that make her uncomfortable and on the defensive, but we are also going to work on her mindset to help her realize that she doesn’t need to feel this way, in general! Follow along for updates in the next few weeks!!
Rogue working hard on his long line recall skills with Jordan! They are off property in a new environment which can be very challenging for dogs. Rogue did a great job staying focused on her and ignoring everything around him!
Rosie has been doing awesome in her board and train program! We have seen a huge change in her behavior once we began training. Rosie needed to know someone who advocate for her and make the decisions for her during uncomfortable situations.
Do you remember this face? Miles just arrived for some structured boarding this week! It's been awhile since I have seen this guy... Just over a year since his board and train! Here he is going for a nice structured walk upon arrival.
Repost from @stephenthedood : "🐾 I am SO happy! My pawrents exchanged my cone for the puffy neck cushion. I have to say, it was a little weird at first but I can see again! Party time 🎉" .
So glad to hear you're loving the collar! 😊 The Kong Cloud looks comfy on you!
Okay, so this one can be true, but it’s up to you to make sure to prevent it! Some dogs become what we call “collar wise” and know that when the collar isn't on, you can’t communicate with them through the collar. If you have one of these smarty pants, there are ways to work through it. The best way to combat this begins when you are starting a prong collar training program. Whenever you are with the dog, the collar (and leash or training tab) should be on the dog. This will teach them that it isn't the collar that controls your ability to communicate with them or apply consequences to bad behaviors, but that all naughty behaviors have consequences and following the rules is the new way that we behave. Most dogs that are trained consistently with the collar on will not as readily make this distinction.
Please welcome Zeus, who is a graduate of our board and train program and also a regular of our boarding service.
He used to be very car reactive, dog reactive and pull on the leash massively.
His owner just told me he can now walk Zeus without the ecollar, and he is really good around cars (he used to lunge in front of fast moving vehicles while dragging me with him😂😂). I cannot tell you how happy l was when l heard that.
They are really dedicated and committed. The owner’s daughter and wife are also very involved with the training.
You can see in this clip how well Zeus walked next to me right after the drop off. It was like l have been training/walking him everyday. His owner must have spent lots of time working him. Very committed, hardworking, and dedicated owners!
So happy to see big Zeus again.
Welcome back buddy!
Mickey is back!! He is back for the second week of his board and train. He went home for a little over a week in between his moms travel plans to practice, and now he has returned to proof his skills. We are working on his eCollar here today, as well as down stays around distractions and recalls. His mom likes to take Mickey everywhere, so good public manners are a must! When working on his eCollar heel we are using his low working level, which is the lowest stim that Mickey can feel, and when he steps out of heel position by going too far ahead, behind or out to the side, we are applying pressure from the remote collar as well as directional guidance from his regular collar. Once he is back in position we are releasing pressure from both, and marking with a verbal yes! Practicing this will give Mickey the understanding of the invisible leash! We are doing lots of turns and direction changes to keep Mickey engaged on our walk, all while practicing those auto sits! (We stop walking, he sits politely automatically) Great job buddy! #ecollar#remotecollar#ecollartraining#ecollartechnologies#freeport#freeportmaine#downtownfreeport#train#dog#dogs#dogtraining#dachshund#dachshundsofinstagram#instadog
Wilson has been rocking his board and train and loves working! He really enjoys using the treadmill and has become quite a pro at it. We work on both mental and physical stimulation with all dogs on the property.
Be on the lookout for the latest episode of the happy pups podcast. It's going to be on the program that I worked for Bella from beginning to end. It allows me enough time to go over things in depth such as obedience, great manners, structured walk, working the leave it, why e-collar, etc.
It's going to be very informative so I really appreciate anyone who takes the time to listen!
Just uploaded a new video on the update of Jordan’s new puppy. Week 9 update of what has been going on this past week with her new puppy. Some great training tips and protocols. This is exclusive content to our Patreon Page. The link is in our bio
Wednesday myth busting ! Prong collars do NOT need to be used in a rough nature to be effective. Any reputable balanced trainer will advise you only to use the amount of pressure necessary to help your dog understand what you are asking. For most dogs, this movement is super gentle. I ask my clients to only use two fingers to move the leash to make sure that they aren't accidentally putting more pressure then necessary on the leash and to release all pressure (leaving slack in the leash) in every situation where you aren’t trying to tell your dog something. Even with plenty of slack, a dog can sense information from you coming through the leash with just a swing of your arm in stride.
Sometimes the best thing you can teach your dog to do is nothing. By teaching your dog to relax and rest and realize that she doesn't have to constantly be on alert you can significantly reduce the amount of stress in her life. Contact me today to learn more.
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We would say that Rogue has mastered the art of calm on command. When he arrived, this was very difficult for him. He didn’t know how to settle. After a few weeks of training, Rogue is happy to fall asleep on place for hours.
Brittney working with new board and train dog, Fred. Fred just arrived to work on his reactivity, dog aggression, and redirection. He is going to be learning a new way to life with structure and consistency.
—Door bell out of sight stay—
Stella used to get very anxious when someone was at the door. She would charge at the door and bark/growl at the person.
She was a big dog and her response was considered very “scary” to a lot of people.
This was a test taken during one of our door bell training session this morning.
Please take a look.
Do you think she has passed?