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What you need

There are a few things you will need in order to get the most out of your training.

Use high value food to help encourage and motivate your dog.  Since the treat will be thrown or placed on the floor, use a type of food that will not break apart and that your dog can easily see once it is on the ground.  We recommend something like  Cloud Star Soft Treats.  For example, if the ground is a dark color, use a light colored food.  Make sure the treats are small, soft and your dog is able to pick them up and eat them very quickly.  Avoid tossing the treat into grass or any other surface that is littered with leaves, rocks or other debris.  If your dog has a hard time locating the treat after your have thrown it, it will break his concentration and delay his response.  Please read Where to Place the Cookie to review use of treats in training.

Use a variety of toys while training. Keep the game interesting and keep your dog guessing throughout your training sessions. We like toys that a dog will love to tug with such as, Flossy Rope Tug or
Squeaky Plush Squirrel or Wool Figure 8 Toy.

Collars and Leashes
Please use any training collar you are currently using while training your dog.  If you use something other than a Buckle Dog Collar, please add a buckle collar in addition to what you are using.  We use a lot of “hands on” while teaching and training and it makes building drive easier if the dog is willing to pull against their collar.  Please always use a leash when you are training in an unenclosed area.

Participation in Classes
There are different levels of membership available.  Working for those that want to post videos and get direct input on videos and training.  Auditors for those who would like to observe and ask questions but will not be able to post video.

Watching Videos
We work hard to format videos so that everyone will be able to easily view and utilize the website.  We use Youtube to display and post videos.  Please visit the Posting Video page for instructions about how to post.

Please contact Debby if you have any problems.


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