Dogs: Not Too Cool For School

Dez KlippensteinBehavior, General, TrainingLeave a Comment

Scenario 1: You just got a new puppy or adult dog and think, “I won’t do classes with this one because I did with the last one and I still have the notes.” Scenario 2: You have had your dog for years and you think, “I’ve had my dog for 5 years, I don’t need to take any classes now.” … Read More

MUR Adoptables – Fia “Leave It”

Dez KlippensteinRescue, TrainingLeave a Comment

Hello again! Last week I talked about Manitoba Underdogs’ Adoptable, Fia. In addition to her separation anxiety, Fia was also having issues of counter surfing and garbage can diving. These are common behaviors found in any dog. The first step in fixing this behavior was for Fia’s foster mom to take away all of the temptations. Move the garbage outside, … Read More

Clicker Training!

Dez KlippensteinTraining4 Comments

Hey there! So, I’ve just started experimenting with the clicker. I am doing some behavior shaping with Kali and Nanu and thought I would try it out. So far they seem to be really responding to it! Clicker training is a method used to mark a desired behavior, an alternative to a verbal marker like “YES.” Many trainers use the … Read More