Puppy Training

Mylee is getting big ( a whopping 4 lbs now) and working on down stays.

Big Barley

Barley our new boot camp student ready to make some big behavior changes.

Cooling off after a long training session

Hot day

Dante relaxing after a long day of training.

K9 Connection trainer Amber Roath and Roscoe the lab working on straight position changes.

River Walk

All tuckered out but we still have to head back

Out For A Stroll

Roscoe and I out for a stroll along the river. The backpack helps to keep in in the working mindset.

First Bark and Hold Session

Dante and Roscoe during their very first training session for the bark and hold exercise for protection. Neither of these dogs has ever done a bark and hold before.

We are using some new techniques here using place boards to teach the proper position off leash from the beginning to avoid the need for correction. We are still experimenting with these methods to figure out what works and what doesn’t.

clients having fun!

One of my favorite clients, getting creative with the “place” command at the park.
Good thing the grill wasn’t wasn’t on or we would’ve had a real ‘hot dog’!!

Live Demonstrations Tomorrow, Sunday July 11

Come see us at the third annual All Creatures Animal Hospital Open House, benefiting the Pet Emergency Fund.

We will be there from 1-4 pm doing demonstrations with our dogs, and a special surprise at the end of the Day!

The address is 6429 Transit Rd. in East Amherst (Corner of Transit and Casey)

Check out these clips from last years show:

Dante’s 1st Birthday

Celebrating Dante’s Birthday the only way we know how. . . . Biting stuff!

Teaching a Puppy to Work In Straight Lines

This is the beginning stages of a drill that I will be using for Dante (10 1/2 month Malinois) to help him understand to always work in straight lines regardless of obstacles or distraction. This exercise has many direct applications into various dog sports where being able to send your dog away from you is essential. However I also find it very helpful for pet dogs as it will inevitably increase your ability to communicate with and control your dog even at distances.
In general, anytime you can increase the clarity of communication between your dog and yourself it will improve your bond, and increase your overall level of obedience.