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Matching the Distraction to the Dog

Matching the Distraction to the Dog

In our last blog, Making Distraction Training Practical, we talked about how to easily store and use distractions for our container work. I also introduced the concept of thinking about training Discrimination first and Impulse Control second. What this means is that...

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Making Distraction Training Practical

Making Distraction Training Practical

One of the most important things you can do as a trainer of your nosework dog is to work on distractions. Sure, you can hope to avoid them or focus on interpreting your dog's body language, but if that is all you are focused on, you are really missing the point of the...

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Got Container Dread?

Got Container Dread?

If you have been trialing in the sport, then you are probably familiar with the common dread...  that sinking feeling that comes with Container searches.  You've probably also told yourself that "containers should be easy".  And that usually will make a handler feel...

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Training with the End in Mind

Training with the End in Mind

When I talk to people about their training, often they ask what they need to train for this level or that.. or what they should focus on for the next level in competition. Of course I tell them where the challenges will focus, however I often think that although it's...

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