Trainer Margo is a Psychometrist with a Bachelor of Science of Psychology and Master of Clinical Social Work. Within these, she has a strong background in Learning Theory, Behavioral Theories, and Cognitive Psychology, which are great assets to her abilities as a dog trainer and instructor. Those skills give a firm understanding of the science…

Signs It is more fluid to finish Right (“parade finish,” around your back) when executing signs 301 – 303 301. HALT – Recall over Jump – Finish – Right Turn – Forward – This sign will be placed at least 8 feet before the jump. While heeling, the handler halts and the dog sits in front…

Foundation Practice Send to Target Send to Pylon with or without foot target (goal is without foot target) DISTANCE positions SPEED positions MOVING positions from heeling Front OFF target Spins around handler and in heel position Signs 309. Backup 3 Steps – Right Backup 1 or 2 Steps – Forward – While heeling, the dog and…

Flirt poles are a great way to get puppies intrigued with Tug. You can buy ready-made flirt poles, or make your own. I’ve found that many flirt poles don’t hold up to larger dogs, which is why I make my own. Additionally, the DIY flirt pole below has more spring, which helps prevent whiplash. DIY…