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Measuring and Monitoring Canine Fitness

This week, we’ve been talking about canine fitness programs on the CGC blog. For maximum success and safety when it comes to fitness, measuring and monitoring are two important concepts. Steps to Measuring Your Dog’s Fitness 1. Start with a … Continue reading

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Starting a Fitness Program for Your Dog

So, you’ve decided to get started with a fitness plan for your dog, and hopefully yourself.  If there have been far too many treats and nights sitting on the couch watching television, your pup may have a few pounds to … Continue reading

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Clicker Training: Using a Clicker to Train Your Dog

Yesterday we talked about playing the shaping game with people to get you warmed up for clicker training your dog.  Remember, the concept of shaping applies to you as a trainer too.  Start with an easy behavior to shape if … Continue reading

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Getting Ready for Clicker Training: Play the Shaping Game

Tomorrow we’ll talk about the basics of using a clicker to train your dog.  A clicker is a device with a metal strip that when pushed, makes a “clicking” sound. Clickers were being used as early as the 1940s when … Continue reading

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