These German Coolies have inspired me to start this blog, so I can challenge you all during our drop in sessions. (and at home of course). 

This group is for all of those wonderful Ruff Life members who need an extra challenge (so our drop-in sessions can be more exciti...

October 17, 2016

Hi guys and gals! I have some exciting ideas for some of our drop-in sessions. You will need to teach your dog/or at least get them comfortable with something called the "place" command. 

Here is a really great video! 

(You can use one of these beds, a shower floor mat.....

October 17, 2016

Looks like something fun that you can incorporate into your routine every day! Hope some of you post some videos! This would be especially easy for those dogs who like to chase toys!!

This one is super easy!! You can use a tree, a cone... pretty much anything. Start by luring your dog around an object. There are 2 videos here... part 1 and part 2


Part 1:

Part 2:

This is more advanced once your dog gets going “around” something. Please be VERY VERY a...

Okay!! this one look super fun!!!!! can't wait to see everyones progress

For those of you who have been working on the "back up" this is the next step!! The Handstand!!!

Okay! Here are 2 different videos for HEEL! PLEASE PLEASE make sure that you get your dog comfortable with having both paws on an object BEFORE trying to lure or move your dog!! (and giving you that behaviour easily). I just did this with Radar, and for us its going to...

For those of you that have taught your dog touch (with his/her paw), this is one of the next tricks that you can teach them ;) Super fun! As always... It's up to you if you want to use a clicker, BUT you can do the same thing with a word instead! (Can't wait to see som...

This is another fun (and easy) trick that I have taught Radar! Targeting with the paws (Instead of with the nose). This is the precursor to tricks like crossing their paws, and touching obstacles.

Again... I wouldn't use a clicker, I would use a word like "Yes" "There"...

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