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Trainin’ Dogs with Rick Smith: Stand Still

15 March 2016 @ 7:07 AM

Trainin’ Dogs with Rick Smith: Stand Still

If we had to choose one thing that is the very foundation of all the training we do, we’d have to choose teaching a dog to “stand still.” Standing still means being motionless while calm, focused, and quiet, and not just freezing for a second or two while quivering with nervous energy. The bulk of learning takes place while a dog is still. Why? Because in order to learn, a dog has to be receptive to lear… Read the complete story.

22 January 2016 @ 11:55 AM

Trainin’ Dogs with Rick Smith: The Pouting Dog

Sulking, showing resentment or displeasure, unsociable withdrawal, gloomy, sad…pouting. While we usually think that behavior is for a teenager who’s just been grounded for missing curfew, it’s not an attitude most peop… Read the complete story.

29 October 2015 @ 2:30 PM

Trainin’ Dogs with Rick Smith

Indoor Dog or Outdoor Dog? One question that pops up pretty often is, “Is it okay for my bird dog to live in the house? I always heard that living in the house will ruin a dog for hunting.” Nothing could be further fro… Read the complete story.

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