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Performance Puppy Tips

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  Welcome to Performance Puppy Tips!

This is a performance puppy tips program and all content will be posted in a closed Facebook group.  The content of this group will only be for members.  Members will see video, be a part of discussions, learn training concepts, see my puppy plan photos and pictures of my new puppy as she grows up. NEW PUPIf you would like to learn more about clicker training, have fun, learn important behaviors/things to train puppies (or dogs if you don’t have a puppy), then this program is for you.

To become a member of this group, please send me a direct payment through PayPal using my email address (pamsdogacademy@gmail.com) to purchase a membership.  Once you purchase a membership, you will be able to send a request to join this Facebook page and I will add you as a member.

$25 for each 8 week part
Sign up for one part at a time or all five parts for $100 and save $25.

Performance Puppy Tips: Part 1 (8 Weeks)

Performance Puppy Tips: Part 2 (8 Weeks)

Performance Puppy Tips: Part 3 (8 Weeks)

Performance Puppy Tips: Part 4 (8 Weeks)

Performance Puppy Tips: Part 5 (8 Weeks)

In this group, I will share puppy performance training tips (videos, concepts, discussions, photos of my puppy plans and photos of my puppy) as I work with my new puppy. When something important comes up and I feel that others should know about it, then I will share the tip here on this page only.

The tips in this program will be specific for puppies. However, all of my training methods, games and training in general can be used with a puppy or dog.

Anyone building a working relationship with their dog for a specific dog sport will benefit from being a part of this group. I am calling it “Performance Puppy Tips”, because you will see me work with my new puppy as well as discuss important topics that come up as I train/work with my puppy.  You will also see how I work with and incorporate my other dogs into the training process along side my new puppy.

Members will be able to ask me questions and engage in discussions that pertain to specific posts. However, I will not answer training questions! If you have a training questions/issue and would like help solving it, I offer “One on One Online Training Classes”.  2 weeks for $40 and I will help you with your training needs through video and written plans. www.pamsdogtraining.com Pam’s Dog Academy also offers Online Classes:  Clicker Training Basics, Loose Leash Walking, Rock Solid Stay, Play-N-Train Recalls and Insider Secrets to Canine Freestyle. If you are a CPDT, you can earn CEU’s when you take my online classes.

This group is for ANYONE: Trainers, pet dog owners, those preparing for competition and those that just want to have fun and build a better relationship with their dog!

If your goal is to compete or simply just to have fun with your dog, the most important thing you can do is build a strong positive relationship with your dog.  A relationship that is built on trust and cooperation.  Once you have a great working partner/relationship with your dog, the sky is the limit as to what you both can accomplish.

I look forward to sharing my insight and ultimately helping you train your performance puppy or dog through throughout this program.

A few categories that I will be working on with my puppy:
Socialization
Handling
Focus Building
Learning Methods
Trick/Behaviors Training
Sport Foundation Training
Safety Behaviors
Recall Games
Building Calmness
Proofing Behaviors

All training methods are force free, positive and without punishment/intimidation!

Welcome to Performance Puppy Tips!
Pamela, Isabelle, Bandit, Twix and my new puppy (that does not have a name yet)

It is “OK” if my dog…

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These are things that I always tell clients and sometimes have to remind myself of…

It is “OK” if my dog barks, it is his voice!  However, it is important to listen and observe what he is barking at as that can help you figure out why he is barking and train him not to bark if that is something you choose.

It is “OK” if my dog is afraid, but it is my responsibility to do everything I can to help him overcome his fear.

It is “OK” if my dog growls, it is a warning and is better than learning to bite without giving warnings.  I choose to teach my dog a new response to things that make him growl and build a positive association to things that might cause this reaction.

It is “OK” if my dog does not want to play with another dog, he should have a choice and does not have to meet other dogs if he does not want to.  It is my responsibility to look out for and protect my dog.  It is “OK” to tell other people to keep their dog away from your dog and you do not owe them an explanation.  I personally would not let my dog meet any dog that is pulling towards us or barking at us and to avoid having to say anything, I just go a different direction.

It is “OK” if my dog pulls on leash every once in awhile, I don’t expect him to be perfect but it is my responsibility to work on training him to walk on a loose leash.

It is “OK” if my dog is not perfect!  No body is perfect, so how could I expect my dogs to be perfect, they are dogs and they love to do dog things!

It is “OK” if my dog does not respond to every cue I give because I know if he is not responding there is a reason why.  Maybe he does not know the behavior all that well and I need to practice it more with him.  Maybe he is injured and it hurts him to do that behavior.  Maybe he just did not hear me ask.  Maybe he is worried about something in the environment.

It is “OK” if my dog digs a big hole in the backyard as it was my fault for not giving him a place to dig or for not teaching him where to dig.  After all, dogs like to dig!

It is “OK” if my dog gets on my furniture.  My home is there home and I want them to be comfortable.  If my couch is more comfortable than their dog bed, then so be it.  Plus, I love to snuggle next to my dogs.

It is “OK” if my dog… 

Can you think of anything else?  Please feel free to leave a comment if you can think of anything to add.

Have a great day!

Pam, Isabelle, Bandit & Twix

Pam’s Dog Academy DVD & Ebook Reviews

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Here are what my Satisfied Customers are saying about my DVDs & Ebooks:

  • Play-N-Train Recalls, Rock Solid Stay, and Loose Leash Walking made easy.  Fun exercises, No force, No punishment and easy to follow instructions.
  • Loose Leash Walking Made Easy by Pam’s dog Academy, If I was to rate this from 1 to 10; I would give this a 10.  Loose Leash Walking can be a daunting task to say the least. This Video DVD breaks that task down step by step and much more.  It’s is easy to follow and Pam trouble shoots each step so you won’t get over whelmed. I have been training dogs a long time and this wonderful video inspired me to do a Loose Leash Walking only class using these wonderful positive clicker training techniques. Way to go Pam. I look forward to seeing your future DVD’s too.  –  Mary Blanton  www.2dogtrail.com
  • I can’t wait for the “Stay” DVD to come out! I received “Play-n-train Recalls” for Christmas and I am really enjoying it.
  • Love the LLW DVD’s THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!
  • I always struggle to teach people how to train LLW.  They seem to want the dog to just not pull right away without working on it.  This gives me a lot of foundation behaviors to work on before even starting them walking.  Very helpful!   –  Heather
  • Very easy to understand and picked up some new tricks for recalls!!
  • The games are so much fun – we love it !! How about a trick DVD next? I’ll buy it for sure!
  • Hello Pam, i just wanted to tell you what a great job you have done with the LLW DVD.  Emily Larlham mentioned them on her FB page so i bought the set and wanted to let you know how well you did.  I am putting together a six week LLW clinic and these will be an invaluable teaching aid and have given me some new Ideas.  i will credit you with some of the techniques we use in our class.  Thanks again for a well done DVD…
  • You are truly generous with your information and my clients benefit from it frequently. Looking forward to more videos and DVDs!
  • Very easy to understand!!
  • The games are so much fun – we love it !!
  • Hi Pam! I got the DVDs yesterday and they all are working fine. Thank you for making these DVD that goes over everything in detail. I tried the egg on a spoon LLW challenge and it was pretty fun and my dog did really good in one go. 🙂 Thank you once again 😀
  • Kelli-ann Reilly writes, “Insider Secrets to Canine Freestyle is fantastic…. very FUN motivating read.. highly recommend to anyone who is interested in freestyle … either competition level or just for FUN.. love it ((: