Treats got you stumped? Try Beef Liver Loaf

Welcome to Amy’s cooking show! Who knew a dog trainer that can cook?! Ha! Being a reinforcement trainer I often get tired of buying treats in a store. It gets expensive and my dog doesn’t always like the same thing everyday. Not only that but everything (it seems) has chicken, duck, or turkey in it Read more about Treats got you stumped? Try Beef Liver Loaf[…]

Guilty! He’s GUILTY I say!

Can you believe it? I’m sitting in a coffee shop working! Who’d a thunk it? I had an appointment cancel at the last minute yesterday and so I kept the babysitter and am giving myself permission to work without interruption. I think Amelia appreciates it as well. She’s got the undivided attention of a fantastic Read more about Guilty! He’s GUILTY I say![…]

Day 30: It’s the Last Day! AHHHH!

Today’s the last day of 30 days to a better dog! Can you believe it? Neither can I. My parting advice to you on your road to a better dog is: HAVE FUN! Training should be fun. It should be fun for you and it should be fun for your dog. If either of those Read more about Day 30: It’s the Last Day! AHHHH![…]

Day 27: Recall Rules

Does your dog have difficulty coming when called? The following rules are for you! Big rewards build great Recalls Choose a SUPER yummy treat you only use when you’re training your recall. (suggestions: cheese, rotisserie chicken, steak) Give your dog multiple treats upon arrival to you. Each treat should be delivered individually. If you deliver Read more about Day 27: Recall Rules[…]

Day 25: Taking Advantage of Mealtimes

Training with treats helps to solidify your relationship with your dog. Using all of the opportunities to treat your dog can make the process much more efficient and rewarding. A frequently missed opportunity to use “treats” is when you feed your dog. A bowl of kibble can contain hundreds of individual pieces. Filling a bowl Read more about Day 25: Taking Advantage of Mealtimes[…]