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German Shepherd Coming Past Steak

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Koda the German Shepherd is staying with Suburban K9 for our doggie bootcamp. Koda is about six months old and is doing very well. He has been with us for roughly one week and listens around almost every distraction already!

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Proofing, it’s not just for baking!

Suburban K9 Proofing your dog.

Anyone out there that has baked bread has heard of proofing your dough. It is the final step of allowing the shaped dough to rise before baking. Proofing is also a term that is used in dog training and much like in baking, proofing is one of the final steps before completing the training process. Proofing your dog’s behavior is simply a fancy way of saying that you are teaching your dog to perform a certain command (or act in …
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Using Nosework to Help Solve Behavioral Issues in Dogs

German Shepherd Beginning Nose Work - Suburban K9 Dog Training - Madison

Lets face it, most people have busy, hectic lives filled with work, cooking, cleaning and a thousand other tasks. The average dog on the other hand does not have a “job” to keep them busy and is often bored. Some dogs handle this boredom well, but others develop anxiety or other behavioral issues. For millennia, we’ve bred dogs for utility; herding livestock, pulling sleds, hunting, and many other useful activities. As we’ve migrated into more urban populations over the last …
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How a dog should behave around food

How a dog should behave around food.  Suburban K9 Dog Training

A well trained dog should not only listen to commands, but should be well behaved even if a command has not been issued. In this video, we show how a dog should act while an owner is cooking dinner. You can see the dog is able to leave the meat alone even when the trainer drops it on the floor and leaves the room. Notice that the trainer never tells the dog to sit or stay. He simply expects him …
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Puppy Practicing the Stay Command

Puppy Practicing the Stay Command

Max is a typical 8 month old puppy. He loves to run, jump, and act wild. Chasing kids is pretty high on his priority list! In this video, a Suburban K9 trainer is working on Max’s stay command. Max is asked to stay while multiple toys are thrown past him, a treat is tossed next to him, a dog walks by, and a child runs around yelling. After Max successfully holds his stay command, the trainer issues the free command …
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Layla the Victorian Bulldog Playing Dead

Layla the Victorian Bulldog Playing Dead - Suburban K9 Dog Training

Layla is “playing dead” in this video. We trained her to wave her paw and then fall over when she hears the word “bang”. Since she is a Victorian Bulldog she doesn’t exactly do the command quickly. We call it, moving at the speed of bulldog!

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Pomeranian practicing off leash come

Pomeranian practicing off leash come Chicago Dog Training

Nala is staying with Suburban K9 for our dog boot camp. Here she is practicing a long distance down stay along with a long distance come. She is about 75 yards from the trainer at the start of the video.

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Over the Shoulder Leather Leash

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An over the shoulder leash is a great tool for a well trained dog. The leash allows you to have your hands free while still having control over your dog.

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