All Training Posts

SoftPuppy Sessions

Oct. 05, 2013 – Nov. 13, 2013

A collection of brief videos detailing training progress throughout a variety of tricks.

SoftPuppy Sessions 3: Kids in the Hall

By Jeff | Oct. 22, 2013

This week was the first official week of the Recallers online class, and it has been a blast for both Nova and me. In this session, we're playing the third game, "Kids in the Hall," where you get your dog used to your recall word. The game basically consists of first getting the puppy used to going back and forth between two people in a hallway free of distractions, and then adding either her recall cue or her name before she comes back to you. It's very important that only one cue (name or word) is given at this time so the puppy knows to come on either command.

Nova's Training Log

Jun. 20, 2013 – Jul. 02, 2013

In an effort to keep myself accountable, and to log our progress, in going to try and write short summaries of my progress in training our American Eskimo dog, Nova. She is a bundle of energy, ridiculously adorable, and super smart.