Here are some videos of our trainer's dogs performing various basic and advanced obedience skills. Also, make sure to check out our new page of clients' dogs (our client video page is new and still being developed - check back for updates).
Excuse the shoddy camera work please! Our trainer is much better at training dogs than she is at filming and taking pictures! We hope you enjoy the videos.
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Training a dog to respond to commands when off leash requires time and extensive practice. Two different dogs, each at different levels of training are shown in the videos below. Louie is a mature, smooth collie adult (approx. 5 in the first two videos). Firefly is still an adolescent in the videos shown below, just starting her off leash training.
As you can see from the dogs' happy, relaxed body language, we use lots of positive reinforcement in the form of treats, praise and other things the dogs enjoy. We do not use nor recommend shock collars.
Go to your place:
This basic behavior is very useful for pet owners, can be used to facilitate control with visitors, and to prevent accidental "escapes."
Puppy Training - Firefly is now a 3 year old dog who has earned an AKC CGC and successfully competed in Rally Obedience. These videos show her training progress when she was a puppy.
Service dog skills:
Tricks for fun: