Recent Blog Posts

Part 1 on Teaching your dog to Stay

By Rick Pisani / November 5, 2018

Having a solid stay is essential to having a well trained dog. On this video, I discuss the foundation of “Stay”. It is important to take your time and be patient with your dog or puppy. The “Stay” is saying freeze. I would only use this cue if I wanted the dog to keep the position they were left in.

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Training Treats

By Rick Pisani / November 5, 2018

Having the right type of rewards will help you get the most out of your training. On this video, I talk about food rewards and the different levels and types to use. https://youtu.be/A7kgqelBqc8

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Switch

By pwsadmin / November 2, 2018

This is the beginning game that we will use for teaching our dogs to get a firm hold on an object. This will be transferred to the dumbbell in the future.

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Take a break or Go to bed

By Rick Pisani / July 17, 2018

Teaching your dog to “Take a break” or “Go to Bed” is a very useful exercise with all dogs. Whether your dog is a family pet or competition obedience or agility dog this gives your dog a clear alternative behavior to work or unwanted movement around the house. This video will show the foundation steps…

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How to teach Loose Leash walking

By Rick Pisani / May 23, 2018

How do you teach your dog to walk on a loose leash? It takes practice and patience. Consistency is key! Don’t expect an overnight miracle because you will need to build it step by step. The biggest mistake dog owners make is going too far of a distance with a young dog and expecting brilliance. The sooner…

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How to introduce footwork while walking your dog.

By Rick Pisani / May 23, 2018

Now that your dog is walking on a loose leash how can you add physical cues? These cues will help the dog understand where you are going and how they should follow you. Foot cues are a way to standardize the help we give our dogs when heeling in competition obedience or just out for…

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Crate Training 101

By Rick Pisani / May 23, 2018

Introducing a crate to a puppy or young dog is a great tool that we will use for housetraining. In this video, I will lay the foundation for my housebreaking program. First, we introduce the crate and get the dog comfortable next we start to teach them an appropriate place to relieve themselves.

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Teaching Sit

By Rick Pisani / May 23, 2018

There are many ways to teach Sit! I feel we should not limit our puppies futures by teaching a basic behavior incorrectly. The right way is the best way to ensure that you will not have to re-teach a behavior if you decide you would like to get involved in Canine Performance Sports such as…

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