Lori Coventry

DEC
15
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Ring in the New Year by Going Back to Basics

Basics

The start of a New Year is a great time to set goals, put new plans in place and quit some bad habits both in our personal lives and our dog training! I think New Year's Resolutions are meant to be broken…but plans and goals are not! 

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NOV
14
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Is Your Head in the Game?

Mentally-Prepared

So, you've been practicing hard with your dog. You're nailing those threshold hides. Your dog's odor obedience is top notch. Distractions? What distractions?? You've got this! Your dog is ready to head to the next trial…but are you? 

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OCT
14
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Add FUN to Your Scent Work Training…While Preparing for Trial

Dog-Head-Tilt

I truly believe that no matter what kind of dog training you're doing, it should always be FUN for both you and your dog. I'm not a fan of "training for trial." Of course, there's a time and a place for that, but it shouldn't be the norm. My schedule doesn't always cooperate, but I'm really trying to make my in-person classes more fun and game driven and offering more "Mock Trials" or "Sniff n' Gos" for students to get that "trial-like" feeling. 

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