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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!”. [...]

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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, [...]

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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: [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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The golden middle of training

Our dogs are an important part of both our lives and the lives of those who surround us. The owner is responsible for everything that their dog does. In general, the behavior of dogs defines the [...]

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Sport and laziness

“In reality, everyone is good in bed. Close eyes. Shutdown brain. Pause as necessary. Restart brain. Open eyes. What’s there to not be good at? Bed is the one place where laziness is [...]

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How working breeds are lost

Recently, I’ve been thinking about dogs genetic working abilities and how they are lost though selective breeding for other traits. There are so many breeds which have completely changed [...]

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Tribute to the training helpers

In protection phase of IPO routine, the dog is required to show active aggression and power. To develop a young puppy into a dominant and powerful adult, consistency and knowledgeable helper work [...]