Making you dog wait for a treat

We talked about how to make your dog wait at a down stay for his meal. Doing that regularly ensures proper top dog placement. Another fun thing to do is place your dog in a down stay. While they are in the “stay” position, place the treat on their paw or their nose or the […]

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Walking on a leash

Our Jack Russell Terrier rescue, Sophie, seemed very submissive when we adopted her. We did basic obedience training, which included showing her by various measures (having her wait for food, walking out the door before her . . .) that we were in charge. Regardless of that continued work, we had issues with her only […]

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Who’s top dog?

We adopted a Jack Russell Terrier over a year ago. Sophie is now 7 years old. We’ve done some training with her, which I’ve previously blogged about. But one problem we had was that Sophie accepted her position in relation to Rich and myself, but wanted to be top dog over our daughter. And that […]

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Barking and chasing another dog along fence

When we adopted our Jack Russel Terrier, she ran along the fence line and barked with the dog next door. Not fun when she races and you can’t catch her! We asked our newly found trainer from K9 Solutions and she told me to put Sophie on a leash. Bring her to a prominent spot […]

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Always walk out a door before your dog

As you know, we adopted a Jack Russell Terrier last fall. Our prior dog, Rascal, was . . . a handful, let’s leave it there. So, when we adopted Sophie, one of the first things we did was to sign up for training classes. Best thing we decided to do last October! We found a […]

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