Working Dog Training

Reinforcement Schedules

What are they? Why are they important to us as dog trainers? The information in this video is a bit incomplete. However, I am using this a starting point for a discussion. I will be working on this discussion in the next couple of posts.


Detection Training Carousel

Over the course of almost two years working with home built detection training carousels I designed these wheels. We have them built in Smithsburg and offer them for sale on my Tactical Directional Canine website Here is a short clip of DD working two wheels, one hot one not.


Early Experiences Beneficial to Brain development in Humans — and Puppies Too

I found this article in Science Daily Improving babies’ language skills before they’re even old enough to speak Date: September 30, 2014 Source: Rutgers University Summary: In the first months of life, when babies begin to distinguish sounds that make up language from all the other sounds in the world, they can be trained to […]


Wrong Right or Training Attitude Trade Offs

I learned this from training dogs to run blinds for the field but the principal applies to all dog training. When starting blind retrieves: It is better to go wrong right than right wrong because if you go wrong right long enough soon enough the dog will go right right.  When you first start to do […]


On Dogs

I am starting a new blog. I plan to post on training dogs for retriever sports, on puppy training and on training working dogs.  I will be building the look of the site as I go.   My intention is to post once week on each topic.   Many of the posts will contain video […]