Bribery vs Selective Reinforcement

Small pieces of food are a good basic encouragement for dog training; yet, the question of the day is:  will I always need to carry food with me so the dog obeys me? In the very beginning of the [...]


2018 – Year In Review

Goodbye 2018                 –Hello 2019— As we look back over the past 12 months, we recognize the hard work and dedication of the members that represent K9Force WDC. We made a significant [...]


How to choose responsible ethical breeder

by Cassandra St-Pierre Lately we have been getting a lot of messages of people looking for recommendations on German shepherd breeders, or how to spot who is responsible and who is not. They see [...]


Why my dog doesn’t want to play?

“It’s not you- it’s me.” If the dog does not want to play with you, the problem may be in you. You have probably heard the phrase, “Life is short, play with the dog!”. [...]


2017 – Year In Review

January 1st marks the first day of the new year. A fresh start, but also a time to reflect on 2017 and set up new goals for this year. 2018 is going to be great. Our club may still be considered [...]


Titles and breeding

A few days ago I received a call from a very sweet woman who was looking for a puppy. She said that she would like a “sharp” dog… the high drive type that most people do not want to take. Well, [...]


Elements of Temperament by Joy Tiz MS, JD

“My dog has a wonderful temperament! … Except she really hates strangers.” “I just got the perfect stud male! His temperament is the best, it’s absolutely perfect: [...]


Three Days With Igor Lengvarsky

Three Days With Igor Lengvarsky What I learned from a 3-day seminar with Slovakian trainer, handler, international judge, and the newly appointed vice president of FCI effectively sums up what [...]


The Components of Strong Working Dog Temperament

What are the components of the working dog temperament? What are the primary, and what secondary? Ideal dogs do not exist, so what compromise can and cannot make a breeder, when selecting [...]


The power in observation

“Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.” –  Albert Einstein When you are training a dog with a coach supervising, there are so many distractions [...]

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