Swing set masacre

So why do we train so hard, why do we demand that dogs do solid commands and nothing less than that. Why do I put up with all of the haters out there? Because I train dogs in the real world, in real world situations in order to be succesful in the real world once they leave me.

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This is rex doing an incredible downstay with a high level of distractions, Rex has been with us for 1 week, some people have made comments this past week on how nervous Rex looks in the photos. Well you may look at this short movie and say the same thing. Since I am a objective dog trainer and not a subjective trainer, I see a dog doing a awesome downstay without food, treats or any words used what so every. I see a dog doing a rock solid downstay while 2 children swing over him which is an incredible real world distraction, 1 week ago this dog was barking, lunging and showing his teeth at everyone in site.

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mmmm...you can make up your own caption for this one. If anyone remembers the dog Luna who was one of my clients dogs that was killed after walking over a manhole cover on the East Side of Providence with her owner walking down the street with her. These 2 beautiful silver labs are her current dogs and at 6 months of age are with me for 3 weeks of intense off leash training work.

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You go Chance, train by example, show them how to do a Chance Downstay

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Just out of the kennel for some free time. It is incredible what some great pack therapy can do with unstable dogs, it can balance out a dog in a way that humans cannot.

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Joi and Chance in a downstay with 4 kids  having lunch