I continue to obedience train my dogs with the positive re-enforcement methods I learnt so well in the UK. Several of my instructors were top obedience handlers in the UK competing at Championship level and at Crufts dog show each year. Tay achieved his CD title in 2014 and Ruby in 2015. Misty achieved two qualifiers in Pre-Novice in 2016 and Ruby began Open competition. I have such high hopes for these two girls. For Tay his future will be largely in agility as he shows his greatest promise there.|
Positive re-enforcement with clicker training is still quite new to our part of Northern Ontario. How dogs learn and how we re-enforce the good from the ‘not so good’ is so important. Below is a summary of what I have learnt and continue to put into practice with my dogs and in teaching others.