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We like our dogs to follow us and check in without us having to keep nagging, which is so incredibly boring. Having our dog look at us is moreover the foundation of almost everything it is to do and learn. Contact and focus are thus among the first things we start training. Here you’ll find all our blog posts on focus and contact training

What will this dog teach me – part 2

The other day I published the first part of “What will this dog teach me?”, which has the subject noise. If you haven’t, read it first, you will find it here. I wrote that I had identified three situations in which Flippa would make noise: When there is a conflict...

What will this dog teach me – part 1

Getting to know a new dog individual, a new puppy, is one of the most exciting things in life. My dogs are so incredibly different and have all taught me things in different ways. When I wrote this it was just a month until Flippa’s first birthday and I was pretty...

7 things to work on when the weather is bad! – Day 2: Focus

Day 2 of ”7 things to work on when the weather is bad” is all about focus. I find teaching the dog to focus to be very useful. I have a cue that means look ahead and pay attention to what’s happening out in the field. My verbal cue is ”focus” - look ahead because it’s...

Mountaineering in progress

Have you ever gone mountain climbing? I have tried it a couple of times, both on indoor walls and up a (small) mountain (well, maybe more of a boulder...) It has been breathtaking. Not least because I am really scared of heights - I get dizzy from walking stairs… But...
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