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Marlowe and I completed Hart’s 5 km Sneakers & Strays run! It was freezing cold and raining but we had a lot of fun and most importantly, we raised $475 for the doggies 💕🐶
Marlowe and I completed Hart’s 5 km Sneakers & Strays run! It was freezing cold and raining but we had a lot of fun and most importantly, we raised $475 for the doggies 💕🐶
Marlowe has tried her race bandana on and we are all ready to run (in the snow ❄️) tomorrow for @hartedmonton #sneakersandstrays event! Bib No. 1, no pressure 😋.
Marlowe has tried her race bandana on and we are all ready to run (in the snow ❄️) tomorrow for @hartedmonton #sneakersandstrays  event! Bib No. 1, no pressure 😋.
I think it is still technically summer... but this is what we woke up to 🤦‍♀️
I think it is still technically summer... but this is what we woke up to 🤦‍♀️
Those faces when I say “do you want to go out?” 💕
Those faces when I say “do you want to go out?” 💕
All the pawsabilities intermediate class. These dogs Graduate with a Diploma. 
#intermediate #allthepawsibilities #diploma #educateddogs #smartpuppies #distactions #challenges #positivereinforcement #dogtraining #choicenotforce #graduates
Week 4 for puppy class. Look at these leash manners. 
#leashmanners #politepuppies #positivereinforcement #choicenotforce #happydogs #puppyclass #dogtraining
Do it for the right reasons.

Why do you do the things you do? Do you really look forward to it? Does it excite you? Are you being forced to do it in anyway? Are you chasing something the wrong way? Are you punishing yourself? Love the process, don’t make yourself miserable whatever it is you do!
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Hazlo por los motivos correctos.
¿Por que haces las cosas que haces? ¿De verdad lo esperas con ansias? ¿Te excita? ¿Te obligan a hacerlo de todos modos? ¿Estás persiguiendo algo de la manera incorrecta? ¿Te estás castigando? ¡Ama el proceso, no te hagas miserable lo que sea que hagas!
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#fitnessmotivation #fitmoms #latinafitness #healthylifestyle #choicenotforce #behappy #inspireoneanother #fromonewomantoanother #digitalnomad #workoutathome
Do it for the right reasons. Why do you do the things you do? Do you really look forward to it? Does it excite you? Are you being forced to do it in anyway? Are you chasing something the wrong way? Are you punishing yourself? Love the process, don’t make yourself miserable whatever it is you do! . Hazlo por los motivos correctos. ¿Por que haces las cosas que haces? ¿De verdad lo esperas con ansias? ¿Te excita? ¿Te obligan a hacerlo de todos modos? ¿Estás persiguiendo algo de la manera incorrecta? ¿Te estás castigando? ¡Ama el proceso, no te hagas miserable lo que sea que hagas! • • • #fitnessmotivation  #fitmoms  #latinafitness  #healthylifestyle  #choicenotforce  #behappy  #inspireoneanother  #fromonewomantoanother  #digitalnomad  #workoutathome 
BACK TO SCHOOL WITH THE FLAVAS !!!!! THEY GOT HER UNDER SURVEILLANCE LIKE SHE SMUGGLING STONES
 #choicenotforce #GRADESCHOOL #AINTFORGETUSDADS #FIRSTDAY
I don’t really know why, but I just love Marlowe’s chin. She’s not even 3 but has some little grey hairs, and pretty long whiskers that all intertwine. You can’t really see from here but towards her neck she’s got a super long old man whisker that I always debate cutting off 😂 I just love her cute little old man chin! Is there something weird about your dog that you just love?
I don’t really know why, but I just love Marlowe’s chin. She’s not even 3 but has some little grey hairs, and pretty long whiskers that all intertwine. You can’t really see from here but towards her neck she’s got a super long old man whisker that I always debate cutting off 😂 I just love her cute little old man chin! Is there something weird about your dog that you just love?
Enjoying some time in the river before it’s too cold! Gonna be an early fall/winter I think ☹️
Enjoying some time in the river before it’s too cold! Gonna be an early fall/winter I think ☹️
Its was a very busy day yesterday, with three new dogs starting lessons today. 
Mylee is doing wonderful with her leash manners, stay and on your bed. She is in lesson 4 of 5.

Jack is a bit nervous, so today we discussed ways to help him overcome his fears, and build his confidence.

Gibson is just 14 weeks old, and is already a big boy. Today we focused on his name response, down, leash manners, and impulse control. 
Rufus is almost 4 months old, he is doing 5 puppy privates and is a total rockstar.  This chocolate lab is eager to learn, and super smart. We worked on his jumping on people and counters,  as well as his impulse control.

#dogtraining #positivereinforcement #impulsecontrol #politemanners #nervousdog #confidencebuilding #lethbridgedogtrainer #choicenotforce #puppyprivates #inhomelessons
Its was a very busy day yesterday, with three new dogs starting lessons today. Mylee is doing wonderful with her leash manners, stay and on your bed. She is in lesson 4 of 5. Jack is a bit nervous, so today we discussed ways to help him overcome his fears, and build his confidence. Gibson is just 14 weeks old, and is already a big boy. Today we focused on his name response, down, leash manners, and impulse control. Rufus is almost 4 months old, he is doing 5 puppy privates and is a total rockstar. This chocolate lab is eager to learn, and super smart. We worked on his jumping on people and counters, as well as his impulse control. #dogtraining  #positivereinforcement  #impulsecontrol  #politemanners  #nervousdog  #confidencebuilding  #lethbridgedogtrainer  #choicenotforce  #puppyprivates  #inhomelessons 
Someone said it’s #NationalDogDay ! Every day for me is a dog day, but I’ll make a post commemorating it anyway! Love these two ❤️
Someone said it’s #NationalDogDay  ! Every day for me is a dog day, but I’ll make a post commemorating it anyway! Love these two ❤️
Have you ever let your dog choose the path you walk? I love doing this! Yesterday morning we started on a trail we usually visit once a week, the dogs were good, stayed close, I even thought Marlowe was being pretty calm for her. At each fork in the path I just stopped and waited for one of them to make a move. The third time, they both excitedly ran down a pretty steep and narrow path, then stopped and looked back at me like ‘are you coming?! Please can we go this way!’ I literally slid down on my butt in the dirt, it was so steep. The girls were so excited to explore a new trail, we had a ton of fun. At one point I thought we were a bit lost but we found our way back eventually 😆 Try this with your dog if you haven’t already! As a side note- look how much it already is like fall! 🍂
Have you ever let your dog choose the path you walk? I love doing this! Yesterday morning we started on a trail we usually visit once a week, the dogs were good, stayed close, I even thought Marlowe was being pretty calm for her. At each fork in the path I just stopped and waited for one of them to make a move. The third time, they both excitedly ran down a pretty steep and narrow path, then stopped and looked back at me like ‘are you coming?! Please can we go this way!’ I literally slid down on my butt in the dirt, it was so steep. The girls were so excited to explore a new trail, we had a ton of fun. At one point I thought we were a bit lost but we found our way back eventually 😆 Try this with your dog if you haven’t already! As a side note- look how much it already is like fall! 🍂
Yes she’s Proud to be my hoe. Don’t judge her. Queens submit to kings only. Because she knows a real king knows to Protect his queens. So she also knows she’s in good hands. Meanwhile, you running around for a clown calling him your “boyfriend”, looking like a nut. #truth #theyOWEus #aob #Pgo #rPgo #hgo #rhgo #askingforit #demandingit #aob #chooseuP #winningteam #choicenotforce #izm #theyOWEus #Palacelife #PalmsUP #noGFE #EmPfordaFEE #304s #16s #304 #16 #chooseWisely #letsgouP #shedontwanttoleave #hoeingoinon
Yes she’s Proud to be my hoe. Don’t judge her. Queens submit to kings only. Because she knows a real king knows to Protect his queens. So she also knows she’s in good hands. Meanwhile, you running around for a clown calling him your “boyfriend”, looking like a nut. #truth  #theyOWEus  #aob  #Pgo  #rPgo  #hgo  #rhgo  #askingforit  #demandingit  #aob  #chooseuP  #winningteam  #choicenotforce  #izm  #theyOWEus  #Palacelife  #PalmsUP  #noGFE  #EmPfordaFEE  #304s  #16s  #304  #16  #chooseWisely  #letsgouP  #shedontwanttoleave  #hoeingoinon 
Well Marlowe and I finally tried lure coursing today! And she kind of failed at it 🙈 which just goes to show you never really know for certain how your dog will react to something new! Marlowe has a pretty high prey drive and loves to run, so I was super confident she’d be a natural. Not so much. I think she was a bit worried about the sound of the pulleys and the wire, and was confused about being so far away from me. We will try again! We had fun anyway. Has your dog ever surprised you like this?! #sheisactuallyababy #impulsecontrolistoogood? 😋
Well Marlowe and I finally tried lure coursing today! And she kind of failed at it 🙈 which just goes to show you never really know for certain how your dog will react to something new! Marlowe has a pretty high prey drive and loves to run, so I was super confident she’d be a natural. Not so much. I think she was a bit worried about the sound of the pulleys and the wire, and was confused about being so far away from me. We will try again! We had fun anyway. Has your dog ever surprised you like this?! #sheisactuallyababy  #impulsecontrolistoogood ? 😋
Chasin' Tails is the only daycare/ boarding Alberta Force Free Alliance  approved facility in Calgary!! 💕🐶🐾
Chasin' Tails is the only daycare/ boarding Alberta Force Free Alliance approved facility in Calgary!! 💕🐶🐾
This only aPPlies to some real PimPin, not no d-boy, fake raPPer, or dillusional fan of the PimPin, Professing and attesting to be familiar in the Profession. If you have a P that’s tryna be all he can be, stay straight laced and down for his crown. Don’t get around another bitch and act brand new. That shit makes the whole emPire’s Physique look weak. Stay down and don’t follow these bitches who say they want to be some real hoein but the fag blood of a renegade is running through their veins. Following that Path will not lead you to fortune but an abundance of misfortune. #truth #theyOWEus #aob #Pgo #rPgo #hgo #rhgo #askingforit #demandingit #aob #chooseuP #winningteam #choicenotforce #izm #theyOWEus #Palacelife #PalmsUP #noGFE #EmPfordaFEE #304s #16s #304 #16 #chooseWisely #letsgouP #shedontwanttoleave #hoeingoinon
This only aPPlies to some real PimPin, not no d-boy, fake raPPer, or dillusional fan of the PimPin, Professing and attesting to be familiar in the Profession. If you have a P that’s tryna be all he can be, stay straight laced and down for his crown. Don’t get around another bitch and act brand new. That shit makes the whole emPire’s Physique look weak. Stay down and don’t follow these bitches who say they want to be some real hoein but the fag blood of a renegade is running through their veins. Following that Path will not lead you to fortune but an abundance of misfortune. #truth  #theyOWEus  #aob  #Pgo  #rPgo  #hgo  #rhgo  #askingforit  #demandingit  #aob  #chooseuP  #winningteam  #choicenotforce  #izm  #theyOWEus  #Palacelife  #PalmsUP  #noGFE  #EmPfordaFEE  #304s  #16s  #304  #16  #chooseWisely  #letsgouP  #shedontwanttoleave  #hoeingoinon 
New Beginner class. ***ONLY TWO SPOTS  LEFT**** This class is for puppies over 6 months of age. 
We work on all the basics
Sit, stay, down, leave it, leash manners, working with distractions, and more.

This class runs outside, for 7 weeks. 
I have a few spots left, email pawsontraining@hotmail.com to register or if you have any questions.

This class is not for aggressive or reactive dogs.
#positivereinforcement #beginnerclass #comingsoon #registernow #distactions #ilovedogs #choicenotforce #educateddogs
New Beginner class. ***ONLY TWO SPOTS LEFT**** This class is for puppies over 6 months of age. We work on all the basics Sit, stay, down, leave it, leash manners, working with distractions, and more. This class runs outside, for 7 weeks. I have a few spots left, email pawsontraining@hotmail.com to register or if you have any questions. This class is not for aggressive or reactive dogs. #positivereinforcement  #beginnerclass  #comingsoon  #registernow  #distactions  #ilovedogs  #choicenotforce  #educateddogs 
We all went canoeing in Jasper yesterday! Surprisingly, Duchess was quite happy to get into the canoe and I think found the whole thing very relaxing! Marlowe was a bit nervous and I think would rather be swimming, but she did really well! We stayed dry at least 😋
We all went canoeing in Jasper yesterday! Surprisingly, Duchess was quite happy to get into the canoe and I think found the whole thing very relaxing! Marlowe was a bit nervous and I think would rather be swimming, but she did really well! We stayed dry at least 😋
Tulo wearing his Balance Harness. Mom says that it works great, and is much better than the easy walk harness which tulo hated. I am a distributor for these harnesses. They allow for freedom in the shoulders and do not pinch or restrict the dog in any way. 
#balanceharness #leashmanners #preventpulling #politemanners #choicenotforce #painfree #positivereinforcement #lethbridgedogtrainer #distributor #happydogs
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- Last week Marlowe was playing with another dog and ran into the back of a friend’s legs, who exclaimed “geez, aren’t you a dog trainer?!” Well no, I’m not, but allow me to further explain anyway.
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- Lack of behaviour is not my goal with my dogs. Lack of behaviour means the dog is afraid. Too afraid to explore and investigate. While this dog may look like a ‘good dog’ or a well behaved dog, the fact is, this dog isn’t behaving at all. -
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- Too often I hear people say ‘what a good dog,’ but if you actually knew dog body language you’d see this dog is immobile, afraid, or shut down. I see it at the vet clinic all the time.
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- A well behaved dog is confident and well adjusted. She explores, investigates, isn’t afraid to bark or growl, she is exuberant and a bit mischievous, she reacts and interacts. -
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- I want my dogs to be a bit wild and crazy but to trust me and look to me for the right answer when they need one. I want them to be able to make their own choices and learn from them. I want them to express themselves, whether that be in the form of a frustrated growl or an excited greeting. -
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- Marlowe is the perfect example of this dog- taught via force free training from the very beginning. She is energetic, confident, well rounded. She listens when she needs to (and when there are treats involved!) she is excellent at reading another dog’s body language, and she has great deference to me. She is wild and silly and perfect. -
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- Duchess is generally fearful, with a past we have put behind us. I praise her for exploring, for deciding to investigate something, for digging or destroying a toy or running off with a shoe. I love when she chooses to be mischievous- it means she is feeling comfortable and confident. Even when I knew nothing much about dogs I always said ‘you just can’t get mad at Duchess, even when she’s being bad.’
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🐾What makes a ‘good dog’? - - - Last week Marlowe was playing with another dog and ran into the back of a friend’s legs, who exclaimed “geez, aren’t you a dog trainer?!” Well no, I’m not, but allow me to further explain anyway. - - - Lack of behaviour is not my goal with my dogs. Lack of behaviour means the dog is afraid. Too afraid to explore and investigate. While this dog may look like a ‘good dog’ or a well behaved dog, the fact is, this dog isn’t behaving at all. - - - Too often I hear people say ‘what a good dog,’ but if you actually knew dog body language you’d see this dog is immobile, afraid, or shut down. I see it at the vet clinic all the time. - - - A well behaved dog is confident and well adjusted. She explores, investigates, isn’t afraid to bark or growl, she is exuberant and a bit mischievous, she reacts and interacts. - - - I want my dogs to be a bit wild and crazy but to trust me and look to me for the right answer when they need one. I want them to be able to make their own choices and learn from them. I want them to express themselves, whether that be in the form of a frustrated growl or an excited greeting. - - - Marlowe is the perfect example of this dog- taught via force free training from the very beginning. She is energetic, confident, well rounded. She listens when she needs to (and when there are treats involved!) she is excellent at reading another dog’s body language, and she has great deference to me. She is wild and silly and perfect. - - - Duchess is generally fearful, with a past we have put behind us. I praise her for exploring, for deciding to investigate something, for digging or destroying a toy or running off with a shoe. I love when she chooses to be mischievous- it means she is feeling comfortable and confident. Even when I knew nothing much about dogs I always said ‘you just can’t get mad at Duchess, even when she’s being bad.’ - - - Read the article ‘Celebrating the Mischievous Dog’ on www.muttabouttown.com for more! And be proud of your confident dog!
When you not only mastered impulse control,  but you also have the Puppy face down. #puppyface #cookiesplease #goodgirl #positiverewardtraining #choicenotforce #impulsecontrol #dogtrainer #germanshepherdcross #socute
There’s no such thing as too many collars, right? This one is purely for practical reasons- I really needed a waterproof one so we didn’t ruin the pretty fabric collars. And the leash? I mean obviously it needed a matching leash 💁‍♀️ 🐾Loving the wine colour with gold accents from @goodwolfdesignco. Now if only I had a matching tag..🤔
There’s no such thing as too many collars, right? This one is purely for practical reasons- I really needed a waterproof one so we didn’t ruin the pretty fabric collars. And the leash? I mean obviously it needed a matching leash 💁‍♀️ 🐾Loving the wine colour with gold accents from @goodwolfdesignco. Now if only I had a matching tag..🤔
Progress IS A CHOICE, IN choas.🅱️🐻❄️
#Solid #10toes #choicenotforce
Joint health- lately I’ve been seeing a lot of senior dogs suffering from painful arthritis, and while this is often inevitable as they age, so much can be done to delay the onset and manage the pain. 💕
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🐾 Aventi Joint Formula: glucosamine/chondroitin/MSM etc. Great quality and good price.
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🐾Onsior: a prescription NSAID from our vet. Sometimes you really do need medication and this one is very safe for long term use and easy on the guts. Ask your veterinarian!
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🐶 Most dogs don’t need this whole cocktail. Duchess has quite severe joint problems and I can go a bit overboard. Marlowe is just 2.5 years old but very active so I have her on the Aventi Joint Formula and Omegas daily as a preventative measure (lots of other benefits to fish oil also). If you’re going to do anything, I would feed a high quality glucosamine supplement and fish oil- this can make a big difference, and try to start before your dog is noticeably painful. -
🐶Cartrophen injections from your vet can also really help!
Joint health- lately I’ve been seeing a lot of senior dogs suffering from painful arthritis, and while this is often inevitable as they age, so much can be done to delay the onset and manage the pain. 💕 This is Duchess’ joint health cocktail: - 🐾Tumeric “Golden” paste: anti-inflammation - 🐾Bone broth: not daily but fairly often. Good for the guts too. - 🐾Aventi Omega 3 Complete: high quality fish oil. - 🐾 Aventi Joint Formula: glucosamine/chondroitin/MSM etc. Great quality and good price. - 🐾 Blackmore’s Osteosupport Capsules: high quality Green Lipped Mussel for natural pain relief - 🐾Onsior: a prescription NSAID from our vet. Sometimes you really do need medication and this one is very safe for long term use and easy on the guts. Ask your veterinarian! - 🐶 Most dogs don’t need this whole cocktail. Duchess has quite severe joint problems and I can go a bit overboard. Marlowe is just 2.5 years old but very active so I have her on the Aventi Joint Formula and Omegas daily as a preventative measure (lots of other benefits to fish oil also). If you’re going to do anything, I would feed a high quality glucosamine supplement and fish oil- this can make a big difference, and try to start before your dog is noticeably painful. - 🐶Cartrophen injections from your vet can also really help!
Sometimes weeds can be so pretty 🌸 We enjoyed some cooler weather tonight, this girl was wild!
Sometimes weeds can be so pretty 🌸 We enjoyed some cooler weather tonight, this girl was wild!
Don’t ever allow poisonous intentions, people, or situations to affect you in a negative manner. Remove from your life. #growth #304 #16 #mindset #respect #sub #dom #pologamy #negitive #staypositive #hgo #pgo #faggot #change #🅿️ #izm #simp #pimp #outtapocket #stayfocused #chooseup #choicenotforce #gamegod #leader #staywoke #overstanding #whatyouallow #notwhatyoudobuthowyoudoit
Do you know that most aggressive dogs are actually extremely scared? Very few dogs are truly aggressive. Most people just see the shark on the surface- lunging, growling and barking. But if you look closer below the water you’ll see the goldfish- timid and afraid, just trying to get some space to feel safe again. 🐾
Try to meet the needs of the goldfish instead of punishing the shark. 🐾 (I don’t know where this image originally came from but if it’s yours please let me know!)
Do you know that most aggressive dogs are actually extremely scared? Very few dogs are truly aggressive. Most people just see the shark on the surface- lunging, growling and barking. But if you look closer below the water you’ll see the goldfish- timid and afraid, just trying to get some space to feel safe again. 🐾 Try to meet the needs of the goldfish instead of punishing the shark. 🐾 (I don’t know where this image originally came from but if it’s yours please let me know!)
It’s 30 degrees here today! So we got out fairly early, just a very short walk to the river where we played for a while before going home to enjoy the air conditioning. What are you guys doing with your pups this weekend?
It’s 30 degrees here today! So we got out fairly early, just a very short walk to the river where we played for a while before going home to enjoy the air conditioning. What are you guys doing with your pups this weekend?
Your dog is not trying to dominate you, therefore you do not need to try to dominate him or ensure you are the alpha. In doing this you are only creating fear is your dog. Your dog does not respect you, he is scared of you, and what kind of relationship is that? Fear can also quickly lead to aggression. Be a benevolent leader for your dog. Praise often. (Image taken from Veterinary Voices UK / VetEdX).
Your dog is not trying to dominate you, therefore you do not need to try to dominate him or ensure you are the alpha. In doing this you are only creating fear is your dog. Your dog does not respect you, he is scared of you, and what kind of relationship is that? Fear can also quickly lead to aggression. Be a benevolent leader for your dog. Praise often. (Image taken from Veterinary Voices UK / VetEdX).
Did some exploring tonight, found a great little swimming hole!
Did some exploring tonight, found a great little swimming hole!
There seems to be a pattern happening here.... oh yeah this is after she rolled around in poo of some sort 🤷‍♀️ one of the few occasions she actually required a bath !
There seems to be a pattern happening here.... oh yeah this is after she rolled around in poo of some sort 🤷‍♀️ one of the few occasions she actually required a bath !
My Duchess dog just can’t resist a good mud hole. I’m just glad I managed to get her super pretty collar off before she lay down in this!
My Duchess dog just can’t resist a good mud hole. I’m just glad I managed to get her super pretty collar off before she lay down in this!
I'm not Jesus, I don't save. I'm also not a Sheppard, so what I look like tryna corral a loose sheep straying from the flock? Best to let that bitch go quick like Rose did Jack👌💯 #choicenotforce #freethebitch #heresyourparticipationtrophy👎#titanicreference #rp
“Remember back in school- some of your teachers made learning very easy while others made learning a chore. You managed to get a grasp of the material no matter what but when the teacher put some thought into how to teach, it made learning so much easier. That’s what you ought to be doing with your dog: making learning as easy and enjoyable as possible.” - Pamela J Reid, Ph.D. 🐾
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I think we all had some teachers who made our lives miserable and others who kept learning fun. I totally had some teachers who forced me to stay up all night trying to figure something out, usually ending in tears of frustration and defeat. I was getting the answers just because I had to. 🐾
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I had to take grade 12 chemistry twice. The first time I managed to grasp the concepts enough to barely pass the class, I dreaded the class and hated every minute of it. The second time around I had a different teacher, and he presented the same information in a way that totally made sense to me. He broke the concepts down little by little and made sure his students understood it not just so they could pass a test, but really understand it in its entirety. I remember going through problems with the elated feeling of “yes! I know this! Throw me another question.” To have the same information taught in such contrasting ways really shows what a difference teaching methods can make.(and I did pass that class the second time with flying colours). 🐾
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When I work with my dogs I also want them to be excited and motivated to learn. I love when they grasp a concept and are rewarded for it, and they radiate “yes! I got it! Try me again!” Sure, aversive training methods work well enough that the dog can pass the test, but they dread school and I’m sure would have tears of frustration and defeat if they could. The teacher analogy is a great one to use next time you encounter someone using aversive methods with their dogs.
“Remember back in school- some of your teachers made learning very easy while others made learning a chore. You managed to get a grasp of the material no matter what but when the teacher put some thought into how to teach, it made learning so much easier. That’s what you ought to be doing with your dog: making learning as easy and enjoyable as possible.” - Pamela J Reid, Ph.D. 🐾 🐾 I think we all had some teachers who made our lives miserable and others who kept learning fun. I totally had some teachers who forced me to stay up all night trying to figure something out, usually ending in tears of frustration and defeat. I was getting the answers just because I had to. 🐾 🐾 I had to take grade 12 chemistry twice. The first time I managed to grasp the concepts enough to barely pass the class, I dreaded the class and hated every minute of it. The second time around I had a different teacher, and he presented the same information in a way that totally made sense to me. He broke the concepts down little by little and made sure his students understood it not just so they could pass a test, but really understand it in its entirety. I remember going through problems with the elated feeling of “yes! I know this! Throw me another question.” To have the same information taught in such contrasting ways really shows what a difference teaching methods can make.(and I did pass that class the second time with flying colours). 🐾 🐾 When I work with my dogs I also want them to be excited and motivated to learn. I love when they grasp a concept and are rewarded for it, and they radiate “yes! I got it! Try me again!” Sure, aversive training methods work well enough that the dog can pass the test, but they dread school and I’m sure would have tears of frustration and defeat if they could. The teacher analogy is a great one to use next time you encounter someone using aversive methods with their dogs.
Fischer had his first lesson today, he did fantastic. He already knows sit and down,  but is a bit nippy and a little bit bossy. 
#bossypuppy #smartpuppies #workingdog #bernesemountaindog #gonnabeabigdogsomeday #cutnessoverload #myheart #positiverewardtraining #choicenotforce
I keep jars of treats around the house so I can always reward my dogs for wanted behaviour (or for no reason at all). I have a jar at the front door, living room, kitchen, and bedroom. And I always have treats with me when we leave the house. You will have more success with increasing wanted behaviours for rewarding those, rather than punishing unwanted behaviours. Just ignore these, or redirect the dog to wanted behaviour, then reward. It’s easy really!
I keep jars of treats around the house so I can always reward my dogs for wanted behaviour (or for no reason at all). I have a jar at the front door, living room, kitchen, and bedroom. And I always have treats with me when we leave the house. You will have more success with increasing wanted behaviours for rewarding those, rather than punishing unwanted behaviours. Just ignore these, or redirect the dog to wanted behaviour, then reward. It’s easy really!
Puppy class week 3 - new puppy named Winnie joins the crew. We got to play and socialize tonight.
#puppyclass #softcoatedwheaten #socialization #leashmanners #politepuppies #positiverewardtraining #choicenotforce #dogtraining
Pretty much the perfect way to spend an evening. I’m so happy with how well behaved Marlowe is at the barn now. I can leave her loose to explore and do her thing but she’s never too far away. And my lovely mare, Jazz, tolerates her antics!
Pretty much the perfect way to spend an evening. I’m so happy with how well behaved Marlowe is at the barn now. I can leave her loose to explore and do her thing but she’s never too far away. And my lovely mare, Jazz, tolerates her antics!
So many great books on the go right now! Wish I was a faster reader 😣 love soaking up all this great information!
So many great books on the go right now! Wish I was a faster reader 😣 love soaking up all this great information!
Back🅿️age down but me and mines still having it our way 🔱 #askingforit #demandingit #aob #chooseuP #winningteam #choicenotforce #izm #theyOWEus #Palacelife #PalmsUP #noGFE #EmPfordaFEE #304s #16s #304 #16 #chooseWisely #letsgouP #shedontwanttoleave
Guess what’s in my bag!? You guessed it, @teamallmax supplements! I ran out of my personal stock so went to @popeyessouthsurrey to purchase my favourite #AMINOCORE currently obsessed with our #greenapple 🍏.
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Guess what’s in my bag!? You guessed it, @teamallmax supplements! I ran out of my personal stock so went to @popeyessouthsurrey to purchase my favourite #AMINOCORE  currently obsessed with our #greenapple  🍏. . . . AMINOCORE immediately increases your body’s ability to build hard, lean muscle. Caloric restriction, limiting carbs, increased cardio intensity; all essential for effective dieting, and all rapid ways to breakdown and flush away muscle. The muscle tissue breakdown that takes place when you’re dieting reduces your metabolism and your ability to burn calories. Taking AMINOCORE feeds your muscles directly even when dieting and dramatically limits muscle deterioration. The net effect; you retain muscle, melt fat and maintain a higher metabolism. AMINOCORE is the dieting secret you’ve been looking for. #TeamALLMAX  #aminos  #bcaas  #intraworkout  #musclebuilding  ##helovesallmax  #teamallmax  #allmaxstrong  #allmaxathlete  #allmaxnutrition  #knowyoursupps  #gymselfie  #allmaxbag  #goals  #squad  #gymrat  #mylifestyle  #choicenotforce  #happy  #vancouverfitness  #stevenashfitnessworld  #morgancrossing  #whiterock  #popeyes  #southsurrey 
Luke is a senior guy who had his nails done the other day. We sat on the patio, gave lots of pets and treats.
Winston is in for some private lessons, his leash manners are a bit much for his humans, so we focus a lot on his leash manners, name response, and redirection. 
#nailtrims #seniordog #forcefree #choicenotforce #privatelessons #leashmanners #focuswithdistractions #schnauzer
Still working on getting into the bag. She does alright when I hold it open for her but dog help her when I leave her to her own devices. 😛
#on #in #whatsthedifferenceLady #justgivemeacookiealready #notexactlycoordinated #thesethingstaketime #wehaveallsummer #trainwithoutpain #choicenotforce #ohMaya
Walk the dog graduation tonight.  First one of 2018. These dogs did amazing. #gradcaps #walkthedog #distactions #graduation #prouddogtrainer #lethbridgedogtrainer #choicenotforce
I received a very important email today. I was accepted into the @albertaforcefree alliance. I couldn't be more excited to share their vision and make dog training force free. 
#forcefreedogtraining #choicenotforce #ilovemyjob #dogsareamazing #nomoredogabuse #thinkingdogs #lethbridgedogtrainer
Had an awesome time in Calgary last weekend presenting the Why Force Free seminar! #fortheloveofdogs #choicenotforce #forcefreetraining
Dog training is my passion and the best career choice I ever made. I love seeing the dogs progress and learn. Group class officially began in my back yard two years ago tomorrow. Crazy how far I've come and the amount I have learned.
#forcefreedogtraining #albertaforcefreealliance #positivereinforcement #itsyourchoice #dogtraining #sitanddown #choicenotforce #lethbridgedogtrainer
I went to a seminar today all about force free dog training.  It was absolutely incredible. I learned new methods and have many new resources to look into. I got a shirt, a book on fearful dogs and a treat pouch.
#albertaforcefreealliance #forcefreedogtraining #positivereinforcement #lethbridgedogtrainer #seminars #choicenotforce