Rewarding Behavior – Reinforcing the Right Things

For those of you who haven’t met me, my name is Liz and I am one of the staff trainers at Wags. I recently was able to assist my first foundation agility class with one of our longtime instructors, Lisa McFarland, and it was a really eye-opening learning experience for me. Real Value of Rewards One of the most interesting things I learned via assisting was how important it is for us as instructors to help our students learn the … Read More

Calming Ovals – A Technique Any Human Can Master

  No matter what style of training you use, teaching a dog to walk nicely on a leash is often a source of frustration for the human. That’s where calming ovals can help. Questions we often hear are: When do I click? When do I feed? What hand do I feed from? When do I stop? Do I turn around? What if the dog won’t walk? When do I yank the leash?   Well, hopefully, you are coming to our … Read More

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