Place is the single most important command to learn when beginning obedience training. It doesn’t matter where you are training whether it is inside or outside, you first need to figure out what you are going to use as place (lightweight and portable).Read More “Place”
Building off the Place command, we will move on to sit. Sit is an important command for you to teach your pup. While it may be exciting to have a new member in your family, having an unruly one will get old fast.Read More “Sit”
As previously mentioned, the down command can be one of the hardest commands to teach. You will need to be patient with your pup and not get discouraged while you are training.Read More “Down”
Stay is the next skill and is a great command which can be used throughout the normal day. We are now building off of Place, Sit, and Down.Read More “Stay”
Now we are building off of Place, Sit, Down, and Stay. Your pups recall should be right on target. You never know if or when the leash may slip out of your hand or worse yet, what if your pup slips out of its collar.Read More “Come”
In our last and final basic command, I will show you heel. Remember we are now building off of Place, Sit, Down, Stay, and Come.Read More “Heel”
Help, DOT changed all the rules?
You may have heard that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) recently issued a major overhaul of the rules governing assistance animals on planes. Don’t panic, we will go over those rules in depth and summarize what you need to know as a service dog handler, including the new paperwork requirements.
Learn more in this new series Flying with Service DogsRead More “Flying With Service Dogs In 2021”
In each of these articles, you will learn why it is important for your canine companion to know these and how it will help and how you can apply them to your everyday life! While each command plays a huge role, each command builds off of the prior command. A training session can happen at any moment and Always be fun!.Read More “The 6 most important skills to train”
Meet one of our Trainer
Douglas has been a part of American Blue Collar Canine for 4 years. As a trainer, Doug has assisted with the training of service dogs specializing in autism, stability, and mobility assistance, and also medical alert. Doug also has special interest in Search and Rescue. Doug has assisted with search and recovery missions throughout North East Ohio.
While detection work is his primary focus, Doug is just as comfortable training protection dogs or breaking bad habits of a family pet.
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Learn More about Kimberly hereRead More “Kimberly”