Dog Trainers

NY Dog Trainer Blake Rodriguez Should Have His Own TV Show

Move over Cesar, NY dog trainer Blake Rodriguez should have his own TV show. “Baxter is a dog who came in for our board-and-train program,” says Rodriguez. Blake does an amazing job of explaining how to use a remote collar as he demonstrates in this clip with Baxter. (below) In this video, he’s using a Mini Educator remote …

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Morning Rituals For Your Dog

Larry Krohn is a special agent for the U.S. Government Department of Homeland Security.  He also leads a secret double life as one of Nashville’s top professional dog trainers.  Although in truth… that’s probably not a secret to anybody living in the Nashville area. Larry recently wrote about his morning rituals with his dog, Luca. …

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Your Chance To Be A Fly On The Wall And Read A Real-Life, No-Holds-Barred Letter From One Professional Dog Trainer To Another

Here is a letter I received from another professional dog trainer reads: Hi Adam, I’m Jim Haines. My partner Brenda and I graduated from Tom’s [Tom Rose’s School For Professional Dog Trainers, in St. Louis, Missouri] 20 week program, four years ago. We have trained just over 1000 dogs/owners (the vast majority being in-kennel training …

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How I Train Dogs: A Letter I Wrote Back in 1997 Reveals My Training Techniques To A Dog Trainer On The East Coast. Part III of III

Hand Signals. Hand Signals I teach by linking the hand signals with the verbal commands I have already taught. So what you do is, give the new command and THEN the old command, and then go and enforce the behavior. For instance, if I wanted to teach the dog to sit with the hand signal, …

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How I Train Dogs: A Letter I Wrote Back in 1997 Reveals My Training Techniques To A Dog Trainer On The East Coast. Part II of III

Onto the Level II. I teach the recall predominately with the long line. I get a 20 foot or a 30 foot long line… you can get one from a horse and tack store… and “set the dog up” so that the dog gets distracted and runs off from you… and as he gets to …

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How I Train Dogs: A Letter I Wrote Back in 1997 Reveals My Training Techniques To A Dog Trainer On The East Coast. Part I of III

I was rumaging through the outer regions of my hard drive last week when I came upon a letter I’d written to a dog trainer on the East Coast. He’d asked me how I run my private lessons for my clients at South Bay K-9 Academy. (I’m no longer accepting new clients). So, I dictated …

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