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Creating Heads Up Attention

The topic today is creating heads-up attention. So I have to teach my dogs to have heads-up attention. This is because they’re competing in a

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Raising Littermates

Today’s topic is raising littermates. So do you have littermates, or are you considering it? If you are, let me save you a little bit

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Don’t Label Everything

Today’s topic is don’t label everything. So we all want to develop voice commands. Voice commands are when you can say something to the dog,

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The Tackle Method

Today’s topic is the tackle method. The tackle method is a method that I’ve seen people use for a very long time. This method attempts

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Training A Dog By Yourself

Today’s topic is training a dog by yourself. So, training your dog by yourself can be difficult. I’m here to tell you that I’ve been

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Pay Attention!

Today’s topic is pay attention. This thing is the real currency that we’re after in dog training because if you have attention from your dog,

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Focus BEFORE The Test

Today’s topic is focus before the test. This tip that I’m giving you today is for those competing with our dogs. Whether you’re competing in

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Training Happy And Reliable Dogs

“Training Happy and Reliable dogs” is the slogan for Longoriahaus Dog Training, which is my dog training company. This statement means that it is essential

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Guarantees in Dog Training

The topic today is Guarantees in Dog Training. So I’ve heard it said that we as professionals should not guarantee our dog training services? Well,

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The Cost Of Winning

So winning is a good thing. Well, I think it is. But you’ve probably heard the saying it’s not about if you win or lose;

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What Does Your Dog See?

Let’s talk about leash walking. One of the useful things that I’ve been sharing with my clients that seems to be getting them more success

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It Takes Thousands Of Reps

The topic today is: It Takes Thousands of Reps If you’re new to dog training, here’s something that you should know. It takes thousands of

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Training Without Management

The topic today is training without management. So the question that I’m trying to answer is … is it possible to actually train your dog

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Keeping Your Dog Safe

Keeping your dog safe. I recently received a message from one of my followers and she wanted to give me a warning about a toy

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The Loyalty of Dogs

I’m very blessed with the dogs that I’ve had. I’ve had Jasmine, Fritz, and Gabby. I’ve also been involved in countless other dog’s lives. I

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Please, Let Them Sniff

I had a consultation this evening where I met a great family. They wanted to improve their relationship with their dog.  I talked to them

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“Go say hi.”

I learned something from another dog trainer recently that I found fascinating.  There’s a command called “go say hi.”  What they do is bring the

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Running And Socializing Your Puppy

I’ve been using the Clubhouse app lately and having conversations with veterinarians and other dog trainers.  I asked two questions recently to gain some clarity

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Talking Yourself Into Irrelevance
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Talking Yourself Into Irrelevance

There’s this thing in dog training I don’t think I’ve ever explained before. It’s called “learned irrelevance.” That means when you have a particular cue

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Don't Pet My Dog
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Don’t Pet My Dog

Over the years, even in just the last few days, I’ve seen videos of dogs biting people on the internet.  There always seems to be

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Reward Placement

Today’s topic is reward placement. This is designed for a sport that I compete in. So each Sunday, I go out with a group of

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What Are You Feeding?

Today’s topic is: What are you feeding? A common question I get is: “Hey Al, what in the world are you feeding your dogs?”  Nutrition is

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Laying Bricks

There is an author I follow on Instagram whose name is James Clear. He wrote a fantastic book that I encourage you to read. It’s

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Are you persistent enough?
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Are you persistent enough?

In one of my training sessions today, I was working with a German Shepherd named Addie. Addie is doing really well, but her owner came

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Let-Them-Make-That-Mistake
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Let Them Make That Mistake

I always ask people a prevalent question. “Do we want the dog to come off the bed without permission?”  Most of the time, the answer

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