Monthly Archives: January 2013

Today’s Ten Minute Magic!!

So, I meet up with a student downstairs who was “running” from upstairs. The student was agitated, crying, very upset. I guess he had just had a huge explosion upstairs when I found him. Because I know him fairly well, … Continue reading

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Delay closing!??! 90 more minutes!??! Fine by us!

So, due to the icy conditions near the end of the day today, we all stayed an extra 90 minutes at school. Kannon and KaBoom LOVED that!!! It was unsafe to roll the buses and to dismiss our walkers near … Continue reading

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What??!! Dancing Dogs???

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFOAEQ6dAYk   So more to come on this later, but this is just one of the girls working on a Freestyle Dance Routine with Kannon. A couple of the boys taught all the moves last year. I worked on it … Continue reading

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So, how did we start??

Well, after the initial idea, we needed to figure out how we were going to train the dogs to ignore the kids and train the kids to ignore the dogs. It was actually a LOT easier than it sounds. First, … Continue reading

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Re-frame it!!!

So, a student is upset last week. His issue? He felt a couple of other students in his class were teasing Kannon. Based on his description, he was right. Now, what do we do about that? The training with the … Continue reading

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The Use of Pressure

So, have you ever been a bit upset or stressed out and, all of a sudden, there is your dog, pushing against you, on your lap, making contact with you if possible? I have heard a few people comment that … Continue reading

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Eye Contact and ONE treat on the FLOOR

Harder than in the hand!! For the dog and for the kids! They watch the sustained Eye Contact very carefully!! They know, where the eyes go, the nose and head are soon to follow. Unless they release with OKAY, they … Continue reading

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Eye Contact with ONE treat in the hand

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Eye Contact and MULTIPLE treats on the floor

This is harder than one treat!!! for the dog and for the trainer. You need to be very sure of your Eye Contact before you move to this because it is going to be VERY hard to cover all the … Continue reading

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Training the Eye Contact

So the value of this skill has become more and more evident to me over the years. I have been training my own dogs, as well helping to rehabilitate foster dogs, for almost fifteen years now. It was not until … Continue reading

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