Much success today! Started off the morning with a nice packwalk. Wedge, Bernie and Fergus all joined us for their very first packwalk. They all did amazing with many new distractions.
Bernie and his mom have gained so much confidence in their lessons that Bernie actually wanted pets from several people. Shout out to Jason for always being willing to play the role of designated petter for dogs who don't like men. He's always the exception to the rule.
After the packwalk I headed over to West Valley for Ollie and Sully's lesson and we ran into Dee Dee, Dexter & Ralphie. We worked on manners around other dogs and new people.
I'm so proud of the little community of dog owners we've built. Everyone comes together to help their dogs. Some have the same struggles and we all are there to give our support.
Well done Hell Hound Army. You guys make me so proud to be your friend and trainer.
#dogtrainingcommunity #helpingdogsandowners #dogparents #happydogs #pnwfall #houndsfromhelldogtraining #packwalk #bernedoodle #cattledog #bloodhound #malinios #scottishterrier #alaskanmalamute #aussiedoodle #huskies #mastiffsofinstagram
Little Nessy goes home today from puppy camp. This little nugget is a pro now. She's mastered loose leash walking in public places, settles nicely at a dog friendly restaurant, knows: place, recalls, sit, down stay, crate and does amazing with other dogs!
Happy to report she's a very well rounded pup. Her mom has follow up lessons and packwalk to keep her on track.
#cowboycorgi #puppytraining #dogmanners #houndsfromhelldogbootcamp
Roxie is fitting right in. She's adoptable through MAD Rescue - Malinois and Dutch Shepherd Rescue Inc. #belgianmalinois #fosteringsaveslives
For those of you who don't follow my Tik tok here's a video of me teaching Roxie to recall using play, toys, positive reinforcement, & praise.
I haven't even known her 24 hours yet. Any dog is capable of learning recalls. You just have to find what motivates them.
Never underestimate the power of play.
#powerofplaytime❤️ #recalltraining #belgianmalinois #fosteringsaveslives #dogtraining #houndsfromhelldogtraining
Often online you see very conflicting information about dog training.
All it does is confuse owners as to what is the right thing for their dog. Many times you see this disguised as "science based training."
Now, I'm not one to disagree with science, however science is always gathering new information & can change. Many of these research studies are not giving you a real picture.
When I train, I consider several things: what's best for this dog, the owner, what approach is best & what tools will help them gain success, while having fun!
I recently saw an article online that said crate training causes stress. When I dug deeper, the study was only done on beagles that were caged for 12 hours with no social interaction with other dogs or humans. 🙄
Well OBVIOUSLY that would create stress!
The same goes for ecollars, prongs, muzzles. Many of these "studies" aren't actually giving you a real idea of the various dogs, breeds, owners, & circumstances.
As a trainer who uses tools to help dogs I AM telling you based on my experience of helping a WIDE VARIETY of dogs, owners, different breeds, different situations, rescues, purebreds, neglected dogs & dogs with very severe emotional issues that using different tools to help train is Ok!
Any tool can be misused. Any method can be abused.
In my program I've seen these tools help not only the dog & their mindset, but the owners grow confidence as well. Everything I teach my clients is based on years of experience helping dogs. Thousands of times with great success. I've worked my butt off to create a safe space for owners to use the tools they need. My loyalty resides in helping the dogs & connecting with the owners on a personal level.
Dogs crated at my home aren't shaking in a corner, dogs that use ecollars & muzzles are happy and enjoy freedom, dogs that need prongs for walks enjoy spending time with their owners & vice versa.
My goal is always to help owners & their dogs live amazing lives together.
Check out Kali and her mom!!! They've been putting in the work and it shows.
If you remember Kali's story, she was found roaming around, abandoned and scared after having a litter of puppies. She was extremely fearful, reactive, and Sandy took her in.
I've seen them both come so far in training. Both gain more and more confidence every time I see them. She's now learning how to be amazing off-leash.
#prouddogtrainermoment #blackmalinoisofinstagram #offleashtraining #pnwonderland #rescuedogsofinstagram
One of the most vital skills I like to teach all my personal dogs and my students is a reliable recall. Off leash provides dogs so much enjoyment and freedom, recall training makes moments like this possible.
Today I took my pack and Leena on a feild trip to enjoy being a dog and making memories together.
#offleashtrained #pnwdogs #belgianmalinois #dobermanpinscher #chihuahua #gsdmix #dutchshepherd
Great turnout at Halloween Packwalk! All the dogs were so adorable in their costumes.
#halloweendogs #yakimavalleydogs #houndsfromhellpackwalks
In case you guys didn't already know, Halloween is a big day around here. We love spooky season and we also celebrate Dia De Los Muertos.
Kozak helped me make a video of us getting ready for our favorite time of year.
#halloween #ilovehalloweenilovehalloween #gothgirl #bloodygoblins #gsdmix #houndsfromhelldogtraining #everydayishalloween #dogmomlife #gothdogmom
Ok peeps. Ask and you shall receive. I've gotten a lot of requests for more puppy training videos. So here ya go. Enjoy.
Remember you can do this with any dog of any age. Not just puppies benefit from training, play and place.
Pro tip if you have dogs/puppies that love to shred their toys, give them cabbage!
Gives them something healthy to shred, helps clean their teeth and they can eat it too. It's great for their gut health.
I leave the leftovers for my livestock.
CABBAGE!! 🥬 it's great for dogs and farm animals.
#protip #farmtip #dogadvice #healthydogsnacks #dogsthatchew #dogenrichment #goatmom #farmlife #cleandogteeth #belgianmalinois #chihuahuastiktok #nubiangoats #boergoats #lamanchagoat #TURKEYmom
Met up with our buddy Remi today for his first lesson since his evaluation. We taught him and his mom how to walk nicely in a new environment and see lots of new things.
He's dragged his mom down the road before, so it's important he learns to walk politely on a leash regardless of what's going on.
In typical lab fashion, he's very happy-go- lucky, eager to learn, and extremely motivated by food. I too am very motivated by food, however I don't look quite as cool when I eat .😉
They have plenty of homework to work on till our next lesson, I'm excited to get this sweet boy and his mom on the right track.
#labradorretriever #foodmotivated #leashmanners #walkiestime
Tug toy! Great way for dogs to burn energy and play! It's supposed to get tied to a tree but we don't have any on our property so we had to get creative.
#tugtoy #highdrivedogs #yakimavalley #dutchshepherd #gsd #belgianmalinois #dogsplaying #tugofwardogs
We have some pretty silly conversations in doggie daycare.
#houndsfromhelldogdaycare daycare #doggiedaycare #talkingtotheanimals #pnwdogs #dogplaytime #yakimavalleydogs #pnwdogslife
Many of the dogs I help are rescues. Three of my own personal dogs are from shelters. In many cases, shelter dogs have behavior issues, trauma or haven't been given the best start in life. Mainly, they are under socialized. That doesn't mean some of them aren't abused, but the vast majority have just never been out to experience new things. Loud nosies, men with hats, bikes can all seem scary to a dog that's never seen them. It doesn't always mean they were hit by a man with a hat on a bicycle.
As unfortunate as that may be, we need to focus on giving them a wonderful future. That doesn't mean spoiling them & giving them unlimited freedom either. The key is to have a balanced relationship with your dog. Dogs thrive with structure, leadership and kindness.
What does that look like for your rescue dog?
Regular walks, crate training, structured feeding times, playtime and time for rest.
Sometimes I'll hear owners say they never walk their dog because they were tied up before they were rescued and they don't want the dog to feel restrained. Let's let go of that mentality and instead give the dog a new healthy relationship with walking on the leash.
The same goes for crate training. Dogs like to have their den to feel safe in, and even if your dog was always confined, it's important to give them a positive experience with crate time.
Many times people will coddle their rescue dog because it makes them feel better, but that's not what's best for the dog. Building their confidence with training, going on new adventures & playing with them will go a long way in helping them as well as yourself!
Regardless of their past, it's your responsibility as their owner to lead them to their full potential. Dogs are amazing creatures and I've seen so many transform with training. Dogs that were once so anxious they would pee themselves now play at the park without a care in the world.
Dogs don't pay attention to the rearview mirror. They like to live for the moment so let'
Ranger goes home from camp today! His biggest hurdle was off-leash and chasing cats. We've worked really hard on his recalls and being around the livestock. He now comes out with me to feed the animals completely off-leash.
Chino turkey isn't afraid to boss him around so he's learned to leave all the farm animals alone.
We'll be checking in with him in the next few weeks for his follow up lessons so him and his mom remain successful with his training.
#farmdog #dogsandlivestock #blackgsd #houndsfromhelldogtraining
Huskies. I plan on doing a part 2 for them because they are full of material for shenanigans.
#huskylife #siberianhusky #dogimpressions #doglover
Let's talk about PLACE.
Place training, just like any other skill needs to be taught. Dogs don't just magically understand how to relax their bodies and minds.
I like having dogs place after play, a walk or a training session.
All dogs should know how to place. Wether you have 1 dog or 13 dogs (on average there's usually about 9 to 14 dogs here on any given day)
It's a vital skill for dogs to have.
Start with the leash and calmly put your dog on place. When they first start learning place you may have to put them back several times, but with calm consistency they pick it up in no time. Yes, even the hyper dogs can learn place. After a few minutes they typically drift off to sleep.
Place helps dogs understand boundaries, it helps dogs with anxiety because it gives them a command on what to do with their bodies instead of barking at the window or getting into mischief.
I also use different beds for place. Some dogs like the softer beds and some like the cots. It doesn't matter. Just pick where you want them to place and start training.
#calmandhappydogs #placetraining #balanceddogsarehappydogs #blackgsd #dutchshepherd #bullybreedmix #boxerdog #Chihuahua #belgianmalinois #bostonterrier #gsdmix #amstaffmix #sleepydogs
Per request here's my impersonation of pretty much every boxer I've ever met.
Flirt pole time with the tiny dogs! Flirt pole is a great way for dogs to burn energy and have fun. Any dog can benefit from flirt pole time. Stanley, Sprout and Jackson had a blast this morning playing together.
You can make a flirt pole or get one on Amazon. This one is from Amazon. I make them out of a stock whip for the bigger dogs.
#flirtpolefun #bostonterrier #chihuahua #dachshund #doggieplaytime #
I am so incredibly proud of all my pack walkers today. Everyone shows up to help their dogs and has done their homework. We succeeded as a team. We've had highs and lows in training but we show up for our dogs.
Some of these dogs used to completely flip out at the mere sight of another dog.
We train both ends of the leash.
#houndsfromhellpackwalks #yakimavalley #yakimadogs #dogtrainerslife #reactivitytraining #bullybreeds #canecorso #Puppytraining #helpingdogs #falladventures #doglovers #huskiesofinstagram #bloodhound #cattledogsofinstagram #germanshepherd #bostonterrier #belgianmalinois #pittie #rescuedogs #anxiousdogs #doberman #smalldogs #smallbusiness #femalebusinessowner
Remember Uhura? We Fostered her for @josiesmisfitranch back in August. She was found in Zillah, dramatically underweight and neglected.
We met up with her today and she is THRIVING in her forever home.
Her recalls were on point and it was so good to see this amazing girl again.
Rescue is hard but it's moments like this that make it all worth while.
#fosteringsaveslives #rescuedog #belgianmalinois #pnwdogs #falladventures #happydogs #dutchshepherd #josiesmisfitranch #fosterdog
Every Corgi ever.
#corgithings #corgisgonnacorg #dogimpersonations #houndsfromhelldogtraining
Mini packwalk yesterday with Bootcamper Ranger, Cucumber the doberman mix, Odin the Standard poodle and Entei the Aussie.
These 4 worked on their excitement when they see other dogs, cars and distractions. 2 off-leash dogs charged at us and I went over what to do when that happens to keep our pack safe.
Great mental workout for everyone involved. Entei did amazing! Normally he gets extremely vocal when he sees his pals. Which is normal for his breed but he was definitely much more chill on this walk.
All the owners learned to relax their bodies and mind so they can help their dogs.
Ranger is coming along nicely with his bootcamp. He's also extremely friendly with other dogs. So learning how to have time for work and time for play is important.
Odin was calm and confident and had a great focus on his mom.
Cucumber did phenomenal around the cars (normally she hates loud cars and trucks).
Ranger was rewarded with a tasty pup cup for all his hard work and I got myself a little treat too.
#dogtraining #houndsfromhelldogtraining #standardpoodle #blackgsd #australianshepherd #dobermanmix #houndmix #trainingdogsandowners
What different dogs breeds would say when I come for training evaluations.
What breeds would you like to see next?
Killing 2 birds with one stone. With Halloween 🎃 around the corner, it's good to desensitize dogs to costumes and noise. Halloween is pretty much everyday around here, so all my dogs & the regulars are pretty used to me training in costumes. Our new student, Ranger is learning is leash manners while in the process.
He's on a basic slip leash and we're using a food reward & positive reinforcement.
If you're planning on celebrating Halloween, it's a good idea to get your dogs used to you in a costume and constant doorbell ringing if you live somewhere where there are lots of trick or treaters.
#halloween2022 #dogdesensitization #screammask #ghostface #blackgsd #germanshepherd #houndsfromhelldogtraining #leashmanners
If there's anything I can teach you it's to get out there with your dogs.
You can buy the fancy treats, the cool toys, the puzzle games, you can send them to daycare & get them the coolest equipment, but nothing compares to quality time with their owners.
All of my favorite memories are tied to spending time with dogs. My dad would take me and our Shepards out to parks, on hikes and adventures. It's so good for both ends of the leash to get out and enjoy life.
Dogs are only here for such a short time, make it worth while. Collect memories. Not things.
The best part about nature? It's free.
Dogs teach us so much. They teach us about love, kindness, compassion, patience and loss.
When I moved here almost 5 years ago, Pixy and her owners came into my life. I was fresh out of rehab with one goal in mind: help the dogs.
Since then, my business has skyrocketed, Pixy and her family have been there since day one. They are like a family to me and now it's time for Pixy to cross the rainbow bridge. 🌈 🐾
Labradors always hold a special place in my heart. I know Pixy will be welcomed at the bridge with all the dogs I've been so blessed to know over the years.
Till we meet again my friend. I love you.
Shared from my tik tok.
A lot of time and work goes into every single dog I work with. It doesn't happen overnight.
Be mindful when getting a dog. When you see a well behaved dog admire the owner and their dedication to working with them to get them there.
It's not always easy but it's worth it. I've poured everything into my business because I love these amazing creatures so much.
Ok gang here's some more content for those that don't follow me on TT.
Here's how I use the out command paired with the ecollar to teach GriLKa not to get 🔥 spicy with the goats.
She's been nipping at them when I move them around between the various yards to graze. I'd rather she not get kicked in the face and I like my goats to feel safe also.
Now if you don't like ecollars that's fine but don't bring your drama here. This is how I use them humanely. I've done this THOUSANDS of times with hundreds of dogs with great success.
I'm using a mini educator by ecollar technologies on level 14 out of 100.
Sometimes I have up to 20 dogs on my farm. They are all taught to respect the goats, chickens, ducks and turkeys.
We've only ever lost 1 rooster and 1 turkey.
Thanks for watching.
#ecollartechnologies #ecollartraining #farmlife #Puppytraining #malinoispuppy #houndsfromhelldogtraining #hobbyfarmlife #pnwlifestyle #ecolllarsarenotabuse