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Author Archives: Laurene

About Laurene

Laurene von Klan is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer serving West Los Angeles

Dog Training Foundation Skills: Paying Attention

Dog Paying Attention: Eye Contact Your dog paying attention to you is a foundation skill at the root of all good behavior.  The dog can’t do what you ask if he isn’t paying attention to you.  For calling your dog, it … Continue reading

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Teach Come With Find it and Hand Target

Come: Calling your dog Teaching your dog to come to you requires lots of successful repetition.  Its hard to get this because a lot of people call their dog for things they don’t like, such as coming in from the … Continue reading

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Bungee Stays

Teaching Your Dog to Stay Remember the 3ds? Duration distance distraction?  We use these to help our dogs develop fluency with Any behavior that we are teaching. Bungee stays are a great drill for teaching stay. In this drill you … Continue reading

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“Leave It” – Get Started with Impulse Control and Good Manners

What is the “Leave It” Cue “Leave it” is a cue to teach impulse control – a key to good manners.  Specifically, it means “take your nose away from that.”  So, it helps to make leash walking more pleasant as there … Continue reading

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Dog Training: Is Jumping Up Driving you Crazy?

The fastest way to deal with  jumping up? Prevent it. Put your dog on a leash or behind a gate when guests or family come over.  Often, after a few minutes of a guest being in the home, the dog will … Continue reading

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Heeling Basics #3: Lure to Heel and Right Turn

Lure to Heel Position: We are using a lure to get our dog into position and a marker (click or yes) to teach our dog where to be when we are walking.  When the dog gets to your left hip, mark … Continue reading

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Dog Training Products

There are lots of dog training products out there — some goof and others not as good.  This is meant to help you by good stuff, but not all dogs and people are the same, so your preferences may differ. Dog … Continue reading

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Communicating with your Dog: Marker Training

Establishing a Marker (click or “yes”) Marker training if one of the most effective developments in dog training to become widespread in the last ten years. You will find that trainers of gun dogs, trick dogs, service dogs and pet … Continue reading

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Heeling Basics #2 – Reward Zone, Position, Hand Touches

Heeling is useful for walking through crowds, crossing streets, avoiding unwanted dog encounters and more.  Once you have taught your dog to move with you, give you attention, and offer hand touches you are ready to start training your dog to … Continue reading

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Heeling Basics: Movement and Hand Touches

  This is a fun beginning game to teach your dog to walk closely by your side (heel).

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