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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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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 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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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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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 [...]

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Value of IPO Trials

What is the value of IPO (Schutzhund) competitions? This is a very honest question. The answer to this question is the reason why so many handlers, breeders, and trainers work tirelessly to [...]