Baby I Was Born This Way

 A Lifelong Dog Trainer’s Evolution Continues “Let’s Go!” That’s dog-speak for “Let’s Do This,” and also one of my favorite phrases used in modern dog training, typically for loose leash walking. It’s an appropriate opening for the first Dog Genie blog post, too. Welcome friends, “Let’s go!” I love dogs, I love dogs, I LOVE …

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Who’s Your Daddy?

Who’s Your Daddy?! (or mommy as the case may be) I like to call it “leadership.”  It goes by many other terms in the dog behavior world, “Member of the Family”, “Nothing in Life is Free”, “NILIF”, “No Free Lunch Policy” to name but a few.  To me, providing consistency and structure to my dogs’ …

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Where the Wild Things Were

On a chilly morning around 6:30 a.m. I walked my gorgeous new greyhounds down the street to a neighborhood park about a half mile away.  “They sure look spectacular,” I thought to myself, “what a couple of beauties!”  I hadn’t had time to learn much about them since I had just got them from the …

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Walking in Rhythm

Walking in Rhythm…….. Loose Leash Walking and Recommended Progressive Training Gear are Here! By Genie Tuttle, BA, CPDT-KA Don’t mind if I DO! Leash manners and calm walking behavior are critical skills for today’s companion dogs to learn. Your dog’s ability to remain calm on leash and walk past people and other animals means that …

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Waiting on Patience

Teaching a greyhound to have some patience is much easier said than done, I know!  When my husband Mark and I adopted our two current grey-babies Manx and Corsa, we were abruptly reminded just how lightening fast and spry the young ones are! Our previous two hounds Phoenix and Nubi lived to the wonderful proud …

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Clickers for Clicker Training

Quicker by Clicker!

“What is ‘clicker training’ anyway?! I think I’ve heard of it someplace….”  If you’ve asked that question, it’s time we talk about the hottest thing in positive reinforcement training. Clicker training is an example of “operant conditioning,” a way in which the animal figures out how to operate in the space or the environment in …

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