Features April 2016 Issue

Have Fun Training Your Dog New Tricks!

Trainer/author Pat Miller lures her Kelpie, Kaizen, in the first step of teaching him to weave through her legs as she walks. Dogs who are trained to “target” can be initially guided through this exercise with a target stick.

Have Fun Training Your Dog New Tricks!

Use clicker training to improve your relationship with your dog- and have fun!

One of the many things I love about today’s dog training world is that now, thanks to our culture’s paradigm shift toward positive reinforcement-based training, a lot more people are having fun teaching their dogs to do tricks. Once a mere afterthought in training, fun is now taking center stage as more trainers offer classes in “just” tricks, and encourage their clients to get creative with the behaviors they teach their dogs. In fact, there are even canine titles to be earned in tricks!

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