On this episode I introduce Melissa Stagnaro, the Vice President of American Retteungshunde Sport Association. With the long name, it is commonly nicknamed "RH".
They are an organization that does "sport" search and rescue.
This is a great sport for your dog that is incredibly unique, and focuses on some pretty high-level activities for fun and exercise.
We talk about the origins. FCI, (which is the International Dog Federation) partnered up with a newly formed group called the International Rescue Dog Organization. They ultimately created four levels of sport competition related to rescue. They focus on scents, urban disasters, earthquake simulations, footstep tracking, building collapses, and much more.
We talk about what this looks like for people that want to join in, and Melissa discusses their interest in getting more people involved in existing events and establishing more clubs.
There is an event going on in Washington state as well. For more information on that, click here.
For more information visit SearchAndRescueSport.org.
In this episode I'll cover some training goals to teach a dog to stop doing something. Barking is one of the key areas of focus, as well as a discussion on "counter conditioning".
Some may ask if they should do the "lab oriented" counter conditioning or another technique. My approach involves...
In today's episode I'll go over some mistakes some people make in food treat training and how to avoid making your dog hyper when using food in training.
I don't typically use food as my standard training method (which you've probably learned if you've listened to my podcast for a while). There...