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Leash Walking

Posted by Janis Mikelberg, B.A. CPDT-KA on Friday, February 10, 2017, In : Video 


Henry is practicing the first steps of loose leash walking. He's wearing his new Freedom harness which makes it a lot easier on his body when he does pull. There is no pressure on his neck as there would be walking with the leash attached to the collar.

Harnesses do not teach your dog to walk politely but they do make it more comfortable for the dog as they learn to walk without pulling.

As with any skill, reinforcing your dog for what you want is key.







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Working on Leash Skills

Posted by Janis Mikelberg, B.A. CPDT-KA on Wednesday, September 21, 2016, In : Video 

Atticus likes to plop himself down on walks and not move so we are focusing on rewarding and praising  movement when we get it. and avoiding giving attention only when he's stopped.
Pace changes, feeding on the go vs stopping, using hand targeting are all things we incorporate into the walk. 
We also do short successful walks vs a long walk where he has the opportunity to plop down.



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Whistle Recall

Posted by Janis Mikelberg, B.A. CPDT-KA on Thursday, July 7, 2016, In : Video 

Teaching your dog to respond to a whistle is no different than teaching him to come to a verbal cue.
Begin by whistling and delivering a treat right after. Repeat until your dog looks at you when he hears the whistle.  
The more ways you have to call your dog to you, the better it is.


Whistle Recall

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Getting Ready for the Vet

Posted by Janis Mikelberg, B.A. CPDT-KA on Sunday, September 20, 2015, In : Video 
Leo is learning to accept something pointy on his body so he will be less stressed at his next visit to the veterinarian for his booster.



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Leave It Command

Posted by Janis Mikelberg, B.A. CPDT-KA on Saturday, March 21, 2015, In : Video 


Once you have begun to teach your dog the basic command "leave it" make sure you practice your command when you have no need to use it. Your dog will be more successful because it will be easy to do. That's a good thing. You want his response to the command "leave it" to be an automatic head turn towards you.

If the only time you practice is when he has picked up a chicken bone from the ground, you and your dog will not be successful. 

This is not a substitute for structured training session...


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Leash Walking and Your Dog

Posted by Janis Mikelberg, B.A. CPDT-KA on Wednesday, November 26, 2014, In : Video 


There is so much written about the correct way you should walk your dog. What is the correct way? Is there a single correct way? Who defines what correct is?

If I were to subscribe to the view that in order to exert supreme leadership my dog needs to remain by my left leg at all times or my dog must walk behind me at all times, I’d be exhausted every time I took my dogs for a walk.

I view walks as an enjoyable experience for all of us (with the exception of below freezing in the winter mont...


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Overcoming Fear of Stairs

Posted by Janis Mikelberg, B.A. CPDT-KA on Monday, August 4, 2014, In : Video 
Beardie has always struggled with new stimuli. These stairs are quite steep and new to him. The same type of stairs are indoors as well which created a bit of a problem as the bedroom we were staying in was on the second floor. My method of choice for him when faced with something new has always been to allow him to decide how much time and distance he needs to get comfortable with new stimuli. With a little low key encouragement, marking one paw forward toward the first step, and lots of ti...
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The Dog Park

Posted by Janis Mikelberg, B.A. CPDT-KA on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, In : Video 

The dog park can be a great place for some dogs. One of my concerns is the lack of interaction I often witness, between dog and owner. Too many people bring ill mannered dogs to the park and allow them to interact uninterrupted, with other dogs . 
Not all dogs are dog park material. Know your dog, know the dogs who frequent the park you go to. Just as with people, not all dogs get along; some are bullies, some are softer than others, some simply do not want to interact with other dogs.
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Barking at the Front Door

Posted by Janis Mikelberg, B.A. CPDT-KA on Saturday, December 7, 2013, In : Video 


Whether large or small, we want our dogs to stop barking when we ask. Training a new behaviour takes time, patience, and consistency. Here we are teaching the very first steps of what's called a positive interrupt cue which ultimately will be used when the dog is barking to let us know someone is at the door. When the dog hears the cue "thank you" she will know to go to her person and stops barking in the process. The dog gets a treat, the human gets silence! Everyone wins :)




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Impulse Control Dog Training

Posted by Janis Mikelberg, B.A. CPDT-KA on Tuesday, June 11, 2013, In : Video 

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Wiping Dog Paws - After

Posted by Janis Mikelberg, B.A. CPDT-KA on Monday, April 15, 2013, In : Video 

Wiping paws - after classical conditioning and positive reinforcement training from SitStayLearn on Vimeo.


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Wiping Dog Paws - Before

Posted by Janis Mikelberg, B.A. CPDT-KA on Monday, April 15, 2013, In : Video 

Paw wipe - before from SitStayLearn on Vimeo.


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Train Your Dog to Wait at the Stairs

Posted by Janis Mikelberg, B.A. CPDT-KA on Monday, March 25, 2013, In : Video 


Teaching your dog to wait at the bottom and top of the stairs while you go up or down is an important skill - especially if you have small children. It's an easy skill to teach and can prevent your child from being knocked over by an excited dog! 



  



 

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Just A Funny Dog Video

Posted by Janis Mikelberg, B.A. CPDT-KA on Saturday, March 23, 2013, In : Video 


This isn't exactly a blog entry, just a funny video of my Beardie and his strange relationship with the oven when it's on! 


 
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Teach Your Dog to go to a Mat

Posted by Janis Mikelberg, B.A. CPDT-KA on Wednesday, February 6, 2013, In : Video 
Sasha and Lola used to rush the door when visitors arrived or left. Teaching them to go to their "house" gives them something else to do.


   
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Teach Your Dog To Do What

Posted by Janis Mikelberg, B.A. CPDT-KA on Monday, January 28, 2013, In : Video 
 

 Too often we focus on yelling or punishing our dog when they are doing something we don’t like. A far more effective way to approach this problem, is to stop and ask yourself “want do I want him to do instead”. Once you answer that question, you have a training goal. Here is a great short video with 2 very talented trainers: Jean Donaldson and Chirag Patel.

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Learning Loose Leash Walking

Posted by Janis Mikelberg, SitStayLearn on Sunday, December 30, 2012, In : Video 

Taffie is 4 months old and practiced her loose leash walking in a very distracting off leash park environment today. She rocked her "come" when there were dogs running all around her and did awesome "leave it". She kept checking in with her person and responded beautifully to her name when other dogs got in her space! She even did some basic level sit/stays in that busy environment.
So proud today!
This is why I like to begin as soon as possible with new puppies. The sooner we can begin reinfor...
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Teaching "House" When the Doorbell Rings

Posted by Janis Mikelberg on Thursday, October 18, 2012, In : Video 

This is a short video of Sasha and Lola showing you how they go their "house". This behavior is currently a work in progress with the end goal of: go to your house when the doorbell rings. Sasha, the little one on the right, never went to her mat before. In 2 sessions we taught her to go to her mat and remain until released.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6s1lVRdsHns
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