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Decisions decisions... . Swipe to see what decision Oakley made! . Recall is an essential skill and the number 1 behavior I work on with my dogs. When I first adopted Oakley, I wasn’t so sure he would ever be off leash reliable. He can be very impulsive, is very prey driven, and doesn’t always think about things before he does them. Before adopting Oakley, I was aware that some dogs don’t have a natural tendency to stay close (like Tucker), but I hadn’t ever owned one before. I’ve trained hundreds and hundreds of dogs but he was *my* first real challenge when it came to off leash reliability. . Luckily as you’ve probably seen from my stories or even from this picture, I’m proud to say that we have achieved what I thought might be unachievable! Now I’m regularly helping others with those “difficult” dogs that might not have the natural tendency to stick with you. My biggest tip? You can’t over reward a come! Make yourself the reward and work on building a strong relationship with your dog. . How is your dog off leash? Would they be able to come away from a distraction like the one in the photo? #pawsitivedevelopment
Did someone say snacks? Snack time is my favourite next to breakfast and supper time. #petsofrayne #rayneambassador #rayneweightmanagement #dogsofinstagram #torontodog #newjacket #petsofinstagram #forcefreetraining #impulsecontrol
Uh mum..why do those dogs get their own bed brought to the cafe and I have to lie on the cold, wet ground like some common animal?! Lift your game, mum!😠😤 .. #dogsofadelaide #dogspotting #sendadogphoto #adelaidecafe #gsd #germanshepherd #dogstagram #dogtraining #forcefreetraining #positivereinforcement #bigdogs #dogfriendly #dogsarefamily @joans_pantry
Aldo was a wild, skinny, untrusting, untouchable young dog when I brought him home five years ago. Although he was full grown, I am the first and only person he's ever called his own. Now he's a handsome, playful senior with sass for days and the most kissable silver nose. #greymuzzle #seniordogsofinstagram #seniordogsrock #blackdogsrule #muttsofinstagram #oldbutgold #stldogs #rescuedog #feraldog #streetdog #heartdog #forcefreetraining #clickertraining
This muddy girl followed the target around the entire round pen yesterday. . Unfortunately, we got a lot of rain earlier today, so everything is flooded again. I think we’re supposed to have mostly dry weather for the next several days though. 🙌🏻 . . #sadiebug #quarterhorse #quarterhorsesofinstagram #horsesofinstagram #animalsofinstagram #positivereinforcement #clickertraining #forcefreetraining #libertyhorsemanship #libertytraining #positivehorsemanship #targettraining #animaltraining #horsetraining #horselove #horseaddict #horsevideo
There is a constant doubt in the back of my mind that says "Are you good enough to own him?". I used to say "Well.. maybe.." as of recent I've been saying "Yes." Because while I am not perfect I know there is no other that I would rather learn from. - - - #libertyhorsemanship #liberty #tricktraining #equine #equestrian #horses_of_instagram #horsesofinstagram #horses #bridleless #tackless #bitless #horsemanship #quarterhorse #bitless #photo #photography #clickertraining #forcefreetraining #equinelove #qh #arabian #arab
Teddy and Sunny complete their training program! These two pups couldn’t enjoy their walks - so many things made them uncomfortable and they in turn barked up a chorus! Well, now their owners know how to teach these pups to be calm and enjoy their walks without the neighborhood hearing them! 😊🐾 #positivereinforcement #forcefreetraining #dogs #dogtraining #gooddogs
We worked on people reactive Daphne, using Counterconditioning and Desensitization. We did all her known behaviors, making sure she is focused on her human, while I was walking around them. She did fantastic, on slight reaction but she rocked our 30 min session! #dogtraining #dogtrainer #dogs #puppy #puppylove #pawsitive #rewardbasedtraining #evidencebasedtraining #sciencebasedtraining #positivereinforcementtraining #dogtrainers #forcefreetraining #waynesvillemo #missouri #militarywife #ilovedogs #petstagram #dogstagram #animals #instagood #trainer #ilovemyjob #dreamjob #balanceharness #nochoke #noprong #noshock #nointimidation #weimaranersofinstagram #weimaraner
So proud of my brave dude 👏 Leash walks on busy streets are still challenging for us, and we don’t do it often. But today we had to and he did so so great. As you can see I still use food, in fact, I use a lot of food. And if you have a fearful dog, you should too. Once upon a time a walk like this on a busy street (with lots of construction noise) in the middle of the day would be unfathomable, but here we are. There are days when this is still hard, and there are days when we turn around and go home. But there are also days like this, and they now far outnumber the bad ones. I’m convinced that life isn’t about big events, but small tiny everyday victories that must be recognized and celebrated, and celebrated, and celebrated. Today, we celebrate ❤️ _____________________ #leashwalking #usefood #fearfuldogs #dogtraining #positivereinforcement #positivedogtraining #moderndogtraining #clickertraining #trainlikethis #forcefree #fearfree #forcefreetraining #forcefreedogtraining #dogsofinstagram
#fbf Dynamite’s first night with us. She really was uncomfortable being inside, she didn’t like the dogs coming near her in the casa, so we set her up a dog bed in the corner, it took hours for her to relax and fall asleep, when she fell asleep we fell asleep. After being diagnosed with heart worm knowing her treatment would take six months of bed rest I felt like she would never be ok being inside, with no walks, no playing with the others. She had to have a slip lead on her at all times cause she understandably wanted to pawty. More then any dog I’ve ever known she has taught me that evolving often happens slowly right in front of our hurried human eyes. Not only has she got use to being inside she prefers it, she is a great pack member and continues to grow and learn new behaviors, making those good life choices ❤️ Looking back the heart worms were a gift, it forced us to go slow and really bond with her, and making those positive associations with being inside. The shelter estimated her age at eight, so you most definitely can teach an older dog new paths. #rescuestrong #dogsmakemehappy #adoptdontshop #bepatient #staythecourse #nevergiveup #dogsareloyal #adogisagirlsbestfriend #dogsarefamily #happinessisadog #dogsofinstagram #forcefreetraining #pibblemix #bulldogmix #dogsaremytherapy #olddogscanlearnnewtricks
Nem sempre os treinos correm exatamente como queremos. Hoje, durante o treino de adaptação ao açaime, o Tofu “bloqueou”. O que fazer nessas alturas? Ter calma, não entrar em frustração, dar tempo ao cão e às vezes, como neste caso, parar, respirar e começar de novo 😉 #abcomportamento #tofuefaisca #positivedogtraining #forcefree #forcefreetraining #treinopositivo #treinoamavel #mutts #muzzleupproject #ilovemyjob
My poor phone...can't keep up with crazy girl 😍❤ Even though my Samsung s9 rocks, the camera is awesome. Júni is not just fast, she's extremely explosive - hard to catch on camera while running. #gråmannsjuni #germanshepherd #gsd #workingdog #forcefreetraining #clickertraining #positivereinforcement #playfuldog
It’s official - our trainer’s dedication and hard work has earned her the distinction as the first CBCC-KA in the Piedmont Triad! #dogsofwinstonsalem #forcefreetraining #wsnc #trainingissupposedtobefun #piedmonttriad #winstonsalem #greensboro #highpoint #professionalwomen #ccpdt #behaviorconsultant
12 weeks old! What a cute little muffin! 🐾💜 She’ll be learning how to walk on a leash, love her kennel and take things gently. She goes home on Christmas! 🎄 🐶 #saintbernardpuppy #justababy #saintbernard #saintbernardsofig #yooper #puppyoftheday #gentlegiants #gentlegiantoftheday #snowdog #winterfun #madeforthesnow #stbernardpuppy #thelooseleash #forcefreetraining
This is my friend Goose the eight-week-old Golden Retriever and, yup, he is exactly as adorable as this pic makes him out to be.
Have been working with Ron and Lisa from @animal_welfare_stellenbosch and their new pet parents to get them settled and happy in their new home. 🐾🌸 #trainingpositive #forcefreetraining #relationshipbuilding #mixedbreed #rescuedoggos
I posted this on my Instagram story yesterday but... Can everyone just acknowledge how respectful our favourite little ducktoller @brodie.ducktoller is being towards Sophie??? Controlled socialization isnt just for puppies 2-4 months old. Sophie is so lucky to have pet parents who understand her "shy" approach to new dogs. . . . #squamishdogs #dogsplaying #dogsocialization #dogclass #dogschool #basicobedience #dogtrainer #positivereinforcement #forcefreetraining #dogplay #dogsofsquamish #dogsofpnw #seatoskydogs #ducktoller #mastiff #puppies
Graduation day went well for my Basic Obedience class! Look at them conquering this challenging “Stay”!. . Too often, “Stay” isn’t broken down in enough tiers for our dogs to truly understand it. I see parents telling their dogs to Stay, and then immediately increasing distance between themselves & their pups. And ultimately getting frustrated, because their dogs are constantly breaking it!. . Let’s think about why your pups are breaking “Stay”. Two extra elements came into the fray when you moved away: Duration & Distraction. You added time to their Stay when you stepped away. You also increased the distraction level of their Stay, by just moving in general!. . To give my pet parents a great Stay start, I start with DURATION! Can your pup literally stare at you for 30 seconds, without both of you moving? And then DISTRACTIONS! Can they handle any sound, movement, or anything else while you continue to stand near them, holding their Stay? And then even more DISTRACTIONS: can they handle you moving your arms a bit? A butt wiggle?. . Once allllll of that is conquered, THEN we can add you moving away: DISTANCE! Think to yourself, if my dog is doing REALLY well at it, how can I make it more challenging to really make sure he has it? More time? More distractions? Let’s figure it out 😉 #HappyTraining
Have been fighting off a chest #cold this week (hence no posts) but this guy has been doing a #stellar job of taking care of me. I mean, he can’t put on a #kettle or bring me #chickennoodlesoup , but he’s stayed right by my side and given allll the #cuddles and let’s be real - #dogcuddles can cure anything! (Let’s also be real that he’s patiently waiting for me to give him a longer #walk and not one of these silly “to the tree” things 😂) Hope everyone is well and happy #friday !
So. Much. Truth. This applies to so many areas of life. In this instance, I'm applying it to people who think they know more then the person that they have hired to help them with their dog. #dowhatyourdogtrainertoldyouplease #youpayexpertsforareason #thereisnomagicwand #behaviorchangeisnotovernight #consistencymovesthingsalongfaster #pittsburghdogtrainer #pittsburghdogtraining #forcefreetraining #rewardsbasedtraining #positivetraining #trainingdoneright #pawsitivereactions #bekindtoyourdog
Join me at 11:00 am EST to learn what's really happening in those guilty dog videos. (Hint: it's not guilt.) #dogtraining #forcefreetraining #dogguilt #guiltydog
Instead of beginning to teach Bella a new trick, I’ve been working on improving her Spanish walk and classic bow. I would have never thought this stocky mare would be able to lift her legs so high in the Spanish walk😂 I can’t wait until we start doing it under saddle! When I first got her I thought she would just be a trail/pleasure horse, but now I’m thinking dressage would be so much fun with her😊
"Some dogs enter our lives as a blessing And some dogs enter our lives as a lesson" (Slightly adapted from a quote by Mother Theresa) ... #allywagsltd #dogs #dogsofinstagram #dogs_of_instagram #instagramdogs #doghomeboarding #dogdaycare #dogwalking #doglover #IMDT #ABTC #forcefreetraining #forcefreedogtraining #dogtraining #positivedogtraining #cooltobekind
A bilaterally periostitis keeps me from going to the horses because I should walk as little as possible.. So they have a vacation (because normally they have to work SO HARD 😆) and you guys only get pictures from the past few months until I'm back in action. Hope you still enjoy them 😉
Here we have Rose @_axl_and_rose_ practicing her manners at a doorway! She was a natural! Did you know that we have a YouTube channel with lots of different short training videos to help practice with your dog or puppy at home? https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjhy4EK80gvLpq76hdz5X3g3t035TJhZi Click on the link above and have a look!. . . . #dogtraining #rewardbasedtraining #rewardbaseddogtraining #forcefree #forcefreetraining #dogs #doglovers #doggo #kerryblueterrier #dogsofig #dogsofinsta #dogsofinstagram #instadog #dogsofinstaworld #puppytraining #basildon #essex #dogstrust #dogstrustdogschool #dogstrustbasildon #teampurple #allpurpleeverything
We gaan Lynn een weekje eerder halen! 😱 Nog 1 nachtje slapen. Ik kan echt niet wachten en vind het ook zo spannend. Mijn vader zou meegaan om haar op te halen volgende week maar heeft iets aan zijn knie en kan niet meer rijden. 😔 Toen moest ik ineens ander vervoer regelen. We konden gelukkig de vrachtwagen lenen van mijn schoonfamilie en mijn vriend gaat dan rijden. Hij vind het ook spannend want Lynn moet los staan. Maar ik weet zeker dat het goed komt. Er zijn maar een aantal mensen die ik zou vertrouwen met mijn kleine baby en hij staat zeker bovenin het rijtje! ❤
The gang from Boundary Games - Presenting teams: Roxy, Gilligan, Geryon, Bailey and Woodson! The crew worked on mastering mat training under all conditions with the big picture goal of improving door greetings (reaction to knocking/doorbell). Tonight, we played on all sorts of fun surfaces too! @schaackpack @woodson_the_coonhound @ewargowski #dogsofinstagram #dogtraining #shouldlooklikethis #happy #havefun #besilly #teachgreatstuff #enjoyyourdog #forcefreetraining #practicalskills #dogfacetraining
This is my nifty new harness, isn't it neat? I think it's just swell. My hooman says it's so we can start going on adventure runs together again, so I am so happy we bought it! We used to run together, but I started forgetting my manners when I saw cool and exciting things, so hooman says we're going back to the basics with loose leash walking, no more runs until I am an expert. I dont mind so much though, because it means I get ALL OF THE KIBBLES while we walk, and I just love my kibbles, and my walks, so isn't that just the darn bestest combination you ever heard of??? # #lablife #dontworrybehappy #labsofinstagram #rottweiler #dogsofinstagram #dogsofinsta #labrottie #adoptdontshop #rescuedog #rescuedogsofinstagram #rottiesofinstagram #dogwalking #runningwithdogs #kibble #forcefreetraining #forcefree #fearfree #fearfreetraining
Practicing "corner"in the elevator. 🍖🧀🥕 this eardo is one of my signature looks 😎 Who else has sloppy sits like me? 🧘‍♂️😂 . . #beaglesofig #beaglesofinstagram #beaglesgram #dogtraining #positivereinforcement #clickertrainer #forcefreetraining #hotdogs #dogtreat #dogsofinstagram #condoliving #apartmentdogs #mydogrunsthe6ix #grumpybeaglesunited #eardo
The rain never quit, neither did we! ☔🐾🌲
"No, I did not just accidentally knock that ornament off while while scratching my back with the tree's needles." ~ Tucker 🐾 How are your pups doing with all the holiday decorations? . P.S. Tucker will be available for adoption after first of year through @brownpawsrescue 😍 We have been spending a lot of time with him the last couple months and Tucker is one of the smartest boys around town! He will need a loving home with owners who are patient to gain his trust and willing to continue working with him. He would do best in a quiet home without many visitors. He does well with other dogs and would love a large yard to run around in. Keep your eyes out, we'll be posting more about him soon 😉 . #HolidaysWithDogs #DogShaming #AnimalsAndTrees #Howlidays #OnTheHuntForForever #SearchingForForever #BrownPawsRescue #AdoptableDog #ChristmasTree #DogsOfMadison #MadisonDogs #DogsOfWisconsin #RescueDog #RescueDogsOfInstagram #MadisonWI #RewardBasedTraining #PositiveReinforcement #ForceFreeTrainersOfWisconsin #ForceFreeTraining
We haven’t worked scent in quite sometime. We were a little rusty but I’m glad we got to practice today. And around distractions. . . . #dogtraining #scentwork #nosework #boxes #findit #search #dogtrainer #clickertrainer #clickertraining #karenpryoracademy #anythingspossibletraining #forcefreetraining #clepets #cledogs #dogsofcle
“Wait mom! Don’t put that down. I want to target it.” 😂 I had stood there for about 5 minutes, and she didn’t show any interest, but as soon as I went to put the target stick down, she decided that she wanted to come over. . And yes, she is a muddy mess. It’s just one of the perks of having a palomino. 🤷🏼‍♀️ . . #sadiebug #horsesofinstagram #quarterhorsesofinstagram #animalsofinstagram #clickertraining #positivereinforcement #forcefreetraining #quarterhorse #libertyhorsemanship #libertytraining #animaltraining #horsevideo #horsetraining #horseaddict #horselove #positivehorsemanship #targettraining
Let's Take About Canine Reactivity! Seriously! Let's talk about the myths, how to use positive reinforcement, counter conditioning and desensitization, what is motivating your dog to act the way they do....and lots more. Friday December 21st. Go to our event page on Facebook or eventbrite for tickets. . . . #squamish #squamishevents #squamishdogs #squamishdogtraining #dogtrainer #reactivedogsunite #sciencebasedtraining #forcefreetraining #pnw #seatosky #seatoskyevents
You see it right! Those are little human feet! Clyde started to resource guard his little human brother. Owner started to work on this issue before we would see each other for our session, and we finalized the training plan today. We also worked on Clyde's calmness, while human mom sits down and plays with toddler. I can't believe how big Clyde got in just couple of weeks! He is going to be a huge boy 😍 #dogtraining #dogtrainer #dogs #puppy #puppylove #pawsitive #rewardbasedtraining #evidencebasedtraining #sciencebasedtraining #positivereinforcementtraining #dogtrainers #forcefreetraining #waynesvillemo #missouri #militarywife #ilovedogs #petstagram #dogstagram #animals #instagood #trainer #ilovemyjob #dreamjob #nochoke #noprong #noshock #nointimidation #adoptdontshop #shelterdogsrock
Snapped a few good pictures last night of the gang playing. This group does very well together. The big dogs let the smaller dogs do a “take down”, there are role reversals, play bows, and activity shifts. Fun to watch! #letthemplay #keepyoureyeontheball #dogsbeingbasic #dogplay #dogtrainingclasses #forcefreetraining #fearfreetraining #bloomingtonmn #yesbloomingtonmn
When we play, we play hard!! Our 2nd Day Training was inside as it was pouring outside. We played Tug-of-War and Fetch for a good 30 min just to burn some energy off. I also add Take it cue and started to teach Harper Drop it. If she touched my hand, instead of the toy, we stopped for a second. These are very important rules and also teaches impulse control. We played the Find it game as well, this Weimaraner pup really needs some job, and Nose work burns a bunch of energy! We focused on Wait, while I gave affection and treats to little Bell, Harper's sibling. Harper loves to peek up on the table while I write my notes, so I highly reinforced her while she was sitting and waiting patiently. I can't believe that 1and half hour went by so fast! @nicolewilbur #dogtraining #dogtrainer #dogs #puppy #puppylove #pawsitive #rewardbasedtraining #evidencebasedtraining #sciencebasedtraining #positivereinforcementtraining #dogtrainers #forcefreetraining #waynesvillemo #missouri #militarywife #ilovedogs #petstagram #dogstagram #animals #instagood #trainer #ilovemyjob #dreamjob #nochoke #noprong #noshock #nointimidation #weimaranersofinstagram #weimaraner
Both girls got lots of treats today for keeping their foot on the hoof jack instead of putting it back on the ground after I clicked them for letting me run the pick across it a couple of times. . I don’t think Sally is too happy about Sadie getting more attention than usual. I tried to give her some hay to eat while I was working with Sadie, but she wanted no part of it. She was also a little grumpy when I did start working with her. . I also discovered that LifeProof phone cases aren’t horse proof. Sally decided that she wanted to eat my phone while it was on the tripod recording, and I now have a hole in the screen protector that is built in to my case. Thankfully, I don’t think there’s any damage to my phone. . . #sallymae #sadiebug #horsesofinstagram #quarterhorsesofinstagram #positivereinforcement #animalsofinstagram #quaterhorse #clickertraining #forcefreetraining #barefoothorse #barefoottrimmer #libertyhorsemanship #libertytraining #horsetraining #animaltraining #horselove #horseaddict #horsevideo #animalvideo #positivehorsemanship
A Sabra Dog Training alumni family recently adopted Theo, the Great Pyranese mix. . "When we brought Theo home we realized how lucky we were- he loves to listen to rules and he plays nice with Lucille, they even share the same toys and beds without any issues! After having Theo for a couple of weeks we realized that walking was going to become a huge issue. Theo is a 70lb dog who loves to pull on his leash. When we would walk both dogs and encounter a cat or a squirrel, controlling the situation was an impossible mess. One of the dogs would spot something and start barking and within seconds both dogs would be barking and pulling me across the road on their leash and it was an extremely excalated inconvenient situation. We love walking our dogs but the way Theo behaved on walks made them tense and unenjoyable. We asked Ayelet to come back and help us teach Theo to be less of a puller and less reactive during walks. With the help of a harness and some cheese, Theo's behavior was completely altered for the best! He now looks to us during walks for commands and he is no longer pulling!"
There’s no greater honor than when a cat that “doesn’t like strangers” wants to cuddle 😻
@claudia_fugazza is flying to Japan and our Doiitters are getting ready for their exam this weekend 😃👏🏻! Go Japan 🇯🇵! Young pup 😍 👉🏻@hikoko_kemeko #doasido #daid #daidjapan #doasidodogtraining #dogtraining #forcefreetraining #sciencebaseddogtraining #bullterrier #dogtrainingjapan #nagoya #ethology #dogs #cani #perro #cão
Um passeio que parece trabalho e um trabalho que parece passeio. ❤ Dia de folga é assim né @erica_mendesfa 😊 #forcefreetraining #reforcopositivo #adestramentoInteligente
Hommer sendo inserido na sociedade. Primeiro passeio em grupo, pessoas e cães. Sempre de forma segura, respeitando seus limites e aos poucos o expondo a situações que ele não está acostumado. Com muito reforço positivo pra ter uma boa associação de toda a novidade em volta dele 😊 É possivel sim melhorar a sua #reatividade e hoje superou as nossas expectativas 👏👏👏👏 #reatividadecanina #reforçopositivo #adestramentoLondrina #Caocidadao #adestramento #bullterrierbrasil #heelersofinstagram #srđ #viralata #pastoralemão #goldens #labradorretriever #filabrasileiro #forcefreetraining
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