Above all else, we believe training should be fun for you and your dog. You’ll probably laugh as much as you’ll learn with the entertaining, encouraging and insightful teaching style of the instructors at DogLogic.
Jim Saxon and Penny doing the see-saw and A frame at a trial.
Awesome, is all I can say. We got some really good training in, with the feel of a trial. I love the course of the month and Thinking Thursdays seminars. Great ideas, Lynne. Keep it up.
Sallie Nelson and Riley – (Cavalier King Charles Spaniel)
I just received my first newsletter, and oh my, what a great job you guys have done!!! I’m so proud of you. And the
Website looks fabulous. What an exciting time. And I really like that you require foundation work before people go into the regular classes.
Liz Phelps and Bates (Belgian Malinois)
Ben and I loved your Tunnels class. Learned a lot, great sequences and challenges, and it is very good for Ben to have positive experience around different dogs. He’s gaining confidence, something we needed.
p.s. Ben got two blue ribbons in Hoopers today. We plan to run Tunnelers on Sunday.
Connie and Ben (English Shepherd dog)
This is an endorsement for our online course Basic Essential Behaviors:
“I have read and watched a few lessons and I love it all! You are keeping the theory simple but relevant, and the videos short.”
I took Mia to be groomed at the Vet’s. They put on her collar and leash. She slipped out and ran through the lobby to the front door! I called, “TOUCH!” and she came right to me. Thank You!!!
As a positive reinforcement dog trainer in Switzerland, I am often confronted by clients who
(for various reasons) don’t wish to train with treats or toys. One of the arguments has been
that these are not allowed in the competition ring.
Since I personally do not /have never competed in any dog sports, I didn’t have a good
answer for such people but found that trying to help them prepare their dogs for agility or
obedience without these reinforcements was a tedious process (at least for me and for the
I was just on the verge of sending clients with competition aspirations elsewhere to get
their dogs trained, when I came upon your DVD titled “But I can’t take the Treats and
Toys into the Ring!”
NOW I know that my instincts were right, AND I have the knowledge and arguments to
Your seminar presentation and organization of activities was clear and well-structured
building step by step on how and why strongly reinforcing the individual training steps
leads successfully building longer and longer chains of behavior.
I particularly enjoyed the people clicking people for “agility” tasks, making things VERY
clear for everyone involved how important clear planning and timing is, and practicing this
BEFORE adding in the dogs.
When the dogs were brought out, it was very interesting to see how you recommended
dealing certain dogs that were too distracted or nervous to work and how much progress
they were able to attain when the training expectations and positions were adjusted.
Overall a BRILLIANT seminar that successfully refutes all the arguments for not
using treats and toys in training!
THANK YOU!! THANK YOU!! THANK YOU!! The shows last week in Lexington were fun. The courses
were wide open—Mojo had a great time. We were five for six on the weaves—didn’t miss an entry, but
popped out once at 10 (as did many other dogs) because the line of sight to the next jump was RIGHT
THERE!! We missed a contact on a run and knocked the double on what was our VERY BEST RUN.
Despite the bar down, it felt great and Mojo was so proud!! (I don’t think he knew about the bar, but
perhaps he just didn’t care.) We did four successful rear crosses on that run including one at the
weaves!! Would have loved to have gotten a Q on the run, but we did have three other Q’s including a
QQ on Saturday. We finally finished that MX!! We certainly couldn’t have done it without you!!
“Thank you so much for taking such good care of Meija. Your obvious care for her was what I am most appreciative of. To be away from my beloved puppy that I had never spent more than a day from, was not easy. But, knowing that she was in THE BEST of hands made it much, much better (the proof is that I only called twice!). To see how Meija behaved for you it was plain as day that she was treated incredibly well, and for that I am very thankful. What you taught her was much more than I had even hoped and worth many times more than what I paid.
I am still in shock of what you did for her. She is great with taking the toy or treat when I tell her to and letting it go when I tell her to. That advice you gave me about rewarding her with more play is just genius! The long line that I use for recalls is working wonders. And walking on the leash has been a much more pleasant experience. But compared to before I brought her to you she is a completely different dog!”
“Dave says that things are going very well. A couple times David chanced telling Sophie to STAY while the door was open and she sat and stayed until he treated her when it was over. He never would have done that before with her because she would RUN out the door. The real deal happened when he has walked her in the morning — they are always passed by two big yellow school buses that are noisy and filled with screaming kids. David said last spring, Sophie would leap up on her hind legs, raise her hair and snarl and bark and want to take off towards the bus. Now with the GenCon Gentle Leader, she stays right with him and completely ignores the buses! He can hardly believe it. We are so happy with the new Sophie!”
“Ollie and I started competing last year. Our first show was the March 2008 show in Charlotte. In his 5 shows, he earned his NA and NAJ titles and 2 open standard legs. To accomplish that much in such a few number of shows is a testament to how great our training from Lynne has been!!!”
“I want to thank you again for taking such good care of Reo. I brought you a 4 month old puppy without manners and in just 10 days I brought home a puppy with lovely manners. Truly amazing! I love the way he waits for me to open doors. He is taking food out of my hand with manners! He loves the “down” command and, when told, runs to his rug in the kitchen and immediately goes down. His sit/stay is very stable. I am excited to continue his training and look forward to his classes.”
“Reyna did better than I ever could have hoped or imagined. I’ll admit, I was pretty apprehensive about whether or not we’d even be able to participate in class. I really appreciate the time and consideration that you took to help us succeed.”
“We had a nice weekend and wound up with 3 Q’s and 3 blues. Your teaching is really going to good use. It takes some of the nerves out when you know how to handle the pieces. Makes the game so much more fun! Thanks for everything!”
“Love your indoor building! It’s so nice not having to worry about classes being cancelled because of the rain.”
“Thanks for all the extra time you spent with me. Even though it was a group class – it almost felt like a private lesson.”