We have mantras that  we practice at home and in our training. You’re welcome to borrow some of our Mantras.
  • A well-built dog can do anything – Pat Hastings on structure
  • A well-conditioned and well-built performance dog makes the best toy! – me
  • A tired dog is a well-behaved dog, a well-conditioned dog is a healthy dog. – me on wellness
  • Force leads to resistances. – me on training methods
  • What’s my motivation? – me on dissecting behavior
  • Humans are Boring! – me on why dogs don’t pay attention
  • All Dogs are different.  You can use different methods for different dogs and for different activities. – me on training methods
  • There’s nothing more sacred than the relationship you have with your dog. – me on relationships
  • Dogs pick up on our emotions much better than we think. – me on why humans have communication problems
  • Dogs in general have better senses than we do and communicate better through body language. – me on human’s poor communication skills
  • Dogs do not really know the difference between “right” and “wrong.” – me on opportunistic hedonistic creature
  • If you or the dog aren’t having fun, quit it. Try something else, Take a break, Use a different method. – me on monotony
  • If it will damage the relationship with your dog, don’t do it. – me on relationships
  • If it isn’t working, try something else. – me on the Concord fallacy
  • Dogs aren’t robots.  They are prone to boredom, have their own agenda, aren’t perfect, and don’t speak English. – me on why dogs “misbehave”
  • Don’t forget WHY you have dogs. – me on attitudes
  • When you lose perspective, it will change your attitude.  Your dog will pick up on it. – me on
  • Do be open to new ideas, regardless of the source. Don’t stop learning.  – me on learning
  • Do set high expectations. – me on goals
  • Food is nutrition.  Food is not a filler. – me on nutrition
  • Dogs should be “not hungry,” they should not be “full.” – except for holidays and birthdays. – me on obesity
  • A fat dog is an unhealthy dog. – me on health
  • Training should be about the trainer, not about the treats. –  me on training
  • Would you eat something that was shelf stable for 3 years? – me on low quality kibble
  • Breeding should be like make up.  Accentuate the good qualities.  – me on breeding
  • Quality over quantity. – me on everything
  • Happy Training, Happy Living – me on dog training.

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