Positive Pet Training #12 – 2015 Training Goals


Welcome to 2015’s first Positive Pet Training Blog Hop, hosted by Cascadian Nomads, our new co-host Rubicon Days and myself. During 2014, Mr. N learned how to fetch, became certified as a therapy dog and improved his recall skills dramatically.

And worked on his balancing and perching skills! 

This year, I’d like to:

I’m also going to ClickerExpo in Portland later this month so I’m sure I’ll have lots of new training ideas after that. 
What are your training goals for 2015?




20 Responses

  1. Susan Willett

    January 5, 2015 12:57 pm

    A truffle-finder! I was just thinking of that this weekend, when two of my dogs insisted on digging into our mulch in multiple spots to find…my daffodil bulbs? What was up with that? Maybe I should teach them to use their noses elsewhere…

    –Wags (and purrs) from Life with Dogs and Cats.

  2. Cascadian Nomads Bethany

    January 5, 2015 5:17 pm

    My mom has worked a little on teaching her corgi truffle sniffing. The first class she took focused mostly on what you have already taught- don't eat the found object!!! The CGC is a breeze with pretty much nothing but a focused heel so you can meet two goals in one cue. The number one tool in teaching a small dog to heel (next to the clicker) is a long handled spoon so you don't hurt your back bending over to give treats.

  3. Lara Elizabeth

    January 5, 2015 5:30 pm

    I'm thrilled to be joining you and Bethany as a host for this hop. Those are some great goals! We have been working on Ruby's take/drop as well because I'd love to teach her to pick up her toys and put them back in the basket!

  4. Janet Keefe

    January 5, 2015 11:08 pm

    It sounds like you have a good balance of fun and useful training planned, and a great year to follow up on. We'll be sharing a post tomorrow on our goals and more…I'm exciting to be joining your hop for the first time (even if I'm a day late).
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

  5. Kari Neumeyer

    January 7, 2015 3:50 am

    What an accomplished little terrier!! Congratulations on all you have achieved and I know you'll succeed in all your goals for this year.

    That video is so cute. Good boy!


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