Cool your jets grasshopper!

When I am walking around our classroom space, observing the work being done, assisting a Team when I see a little hitch, I love hearing all of the sweetness, the loving words, the adoration, the encouragements. It’s a tender time when humans are learning how to connect with their new puppy, it can be a…

growing behaviors, it’s a bit like silly putty

When you step up to the plate and start to teach your dog a new behavior, it should feel awkward, and a bit foreign, somewhat exciting, and for sure unformed and unrecognizable. You are growing a behavior, not harvesting the benefits of the behavior just yet. Growing behaviors is what I refer to as the DISCOVERY…

the misunderstanding of time

  When I am asked what is the biggest problem in dog training today, it is the same problem I saw  fourteen years ago, thirty years ago, it is the misunderstanding of time.     It takes time to learn how to be a teacher to another species. It takes time to learn how to learn…