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When can I leave food away from training? My answer is never.

Or lets put it this way: why on earth would you want to? This is one of the most common questions I get asked as a dog trainer. One of …

Herding experiences

Today Forbes and I participated in a Herding Day with Sue Jewell organized by DogSmart Training. It is wonderful to watch how a dog instinctively knows what to do, here …

What’s up with the attitude! I have plenty, how about my dog?

Would you say the dog in the photo has an attitude? This is how my Thesaurus defines the word attitude: “a settled way of thinking or feeling about someone or …

How to and how NOT to approach a dog -blog entry by Ayella Grossman

Ayella Grossman of Oracle Australian Shepherds and BauHound Haus in Milton, ON, is an accomplished breeder and trainer. This is her second blog entry with Mindful Behaviors, this time on …

Highlights of the Steve White seminar

On May 7-8 2012 Mindful Behaviors hosted a Steve White seminar on tracking and scent detection. We all enjoyed learning from Steve whose knowledge of canine scent work and animal …

Getting a puppy? Do your research.

I have been thinking of writing this blog for a while now. The topic has been prompted by my Life Skills students who have done such a wonderful job rescuing …

Time to get organized with tracking training

I have been training tracking with Forbes for almost a year now, we started off with tracking on hard surfaces using Steve White’s Hydration Intensified Tracking Technique (HITT). I tried …

Simple but certainly not stupid

Last Friday, Feb 17th, myself, Caryn of WhattaPup! and Andre of When Hounds Fly drove up to Barrie to train chickens in a much-awaited one-day operant conditioning workshop by Katherine …

Why I prefer Cranky Canine to private reactive dog sessions

A new year has started again and it is soon time for our fourth series in Cranky Canine program for reactive (I’m always tempted to use quotes around this word!) …

My Dog is Socially Retarded and Friendly! -Blog entry by Ayella Grossman

Ayella Grossman of Oracle Australian Shepherds and BauHound Haus in Milton, ON, is an accomplished breeder and trainer, who knows a lot about canine body language. I am pleased to …