Author Archives for Dana Galbraith

Making It

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This September, PBS's "Making It" Series aired an interview with our very own Jerry Barnes — showcasing his game-changing custom slip harness.


Attention Behaviors

Attention Behaviors: Be Your Dog’s Leader

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It’s always a joy to see a new dog in our kennel whose overall behavior is better than average. That is exactly what happened with my new friend Leo, an adolescent chocolate Labradoodle.


calming a high energy dog

Calming a HIGH ENERGY Dog

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Calming a high energy dog can be as simple as riding a bike! Watch and learn how you can teach your dog to match his gait to you as you ride, giving both of you the benefit of some quality exercise.


come: the most important command

COME: The Most Important Command

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Perhaps the single most important command you will teach your dog is “COME.” This command is one you will use at home, outside, anywhere you take your dog.


Exercise, Conditioning and Reinforcement Training 

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This week we take a look at a few of the exercise, conditioning and reinforcement techniques I rely on when working with my own dogs, as well as those who come to me for training and boarding. 


exercise, conditioning and reinforcement

Sit Training to Build Relationship

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Today I am working with Duke on a 20-foot line, and we are practicing 2 things I work on frequently: The “sit” command and Attention training using the “watch” command


Attention is the key to dog training

Attention is the Key to Dog Training

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Here I have Maya, a terrier mix with extremely high energy who will come right up and get in your face. It’s important to correct this behavior even if she doesn’t intend to harm—she’s just excitable. So where do I start? At the beginning, and that means I work on Maya’s attention. Keeping your dog’s attention is the key to dog training and guiding her behavior.


Walking Your Dog: Will You Willingly Follow Me ONE STEP?

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Today we meet Willie, an 11-month-old English Setter who is full of energy. Our goal for Willie is to encourage more calm and controlled walking using TWHW harness and leash. We begin with a bit of attention and follow training—remember, the basis for all desired behaviors is getting your dog to honor you. Walking your dog requires that same acknowledgment!