Training Tips: Canine Good Citizen Test Training

By |January 29th, 2020|Dog Behavior, Dog Training|

Featuring Jen Larson, KPA-CTP & Whitney Spence, CPDT-KA Concept by Courtney Emken https://youtu.be/iZ1QRUNus6g The Canine Good Citizen test is an exam that the American Kennel Club (AKC) created to certify that your dog can behave well around a wide range of different people and in different situations. We are going to walk you through [...]

DogBoy’s Origin Story | Dog Behavior & Training | DogBoy’s DogVlog

By |January 3rd, 2020|Uncategorized|

Featuring Courtney Emken & Bart Emken, CPDT-KA Concept by Courtney Emken   https://youtu.be/1vQlBcKclUI   We hope everyone had wonderful holidays and a very happy new year. We wanted to start off 2020 with a little something different, so Bart and I sat down and told the origin story and evolution of DogBoy’s Dog Ranch. [...]

Dog Training Tips: Recall Games – Recall Races | Dog Behavior & Training

By |December 18th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Featuring Jen Larson, KPA-CTP & Whitney Spence, CPDT-KA Concept by Courtney Emken On your marks, get set, GOOO!! Next in our series on Recall Games is “Recall Races”! This game is great for doggie dates and multiple dog households. It builds on the everyday recall by working on the dog's “emergency recall”. This recall skill [...]

Dog Training Tips: Recall Games – Hide and Seek | Dog Behavior & Training

By |December 13th, 2019|Dog Behavior, Dog Safety, Dog Training|

Featuring Jen Larson, KPA-CTP & Whitney Spence, CPDT-KA Concept by Courtney Emken https://youtu.be/K6-ppghicLo Next in our series on Recall Games is “Hide & Seek”! This game builds on the everyday recall we have been working on with our dogs, and introduces the “emergency recall”. This is the recall skill that could REALLY save your [...]

Dog Training Tips: Recall Games – Ditch the Dog & Recall into Finish Position | Dog Behavior & Training

By |December 4th, 2019|Dog Behavior, Dog Safety, Dog Training|

Featuring Jen Larson, KPA-CTP & Whitney Spence, CPDT-KA Concept by Courtney Emken https://youtu.be/gZT8dcf7wEk We are picking back up on our series of recall games with Ditch the Dog & Recall into Finish Position. Did you know that working on your dog’s recall could save their life? That’s right, playing games with your dog now [...]

Dog Training Tips: Recall Games – Toss the treat & Back and Forth | Dog Behavior & Training

By |October 3rd, 2019|Dog Behavior, Dog Fun, Dog Training, Dog Wellness|

Featuring Jen Larson, KPA-CTP & Whitney Spence, CPDT-KA Concept by Courtney Emken https://youtu.be/aADHALaujx4   Did you know that working on your dog’s recall could save their life? Recall is coming when called consistently, and we have a new series of Recall Games we are going to be rolling out over the next few weeks [...]

Dog Training Tips: Pattern Games – Super Bowls! | Dog Behavior & Training

By |September 18th, 2019|Dog Behavior, Dog Training, Dog Wellness|

Featuring Jen Larson, KPA-CTP Concept by Courtney Emken https://youtu.be/CX49vn8VME4 With the summer heat still going, indoor games are essential to keep your dog staying active and stimulated. We have 2 more installments left in our Pattern Games series. Today’s game is called “Super Bowls!” Watch and learn, then try it yourself. For extra credit, [...]

Dog Training Tips: Pattern Games – The Chair Game! | Dog Behavior & Training | DogBoy’s DogVlog

By |August 30th, 2019|Dog Behavior, Dog Fun, Dog Training, Dog Wellness|

Featuring Jen Larson, KPA-CTP Concept by Courtney Emken Happy Friday! We are going to continue our Pattern Games series. Today’s game is called “The Chair Game!” Watch and learn, then try it yourself. For extra credit, let us know in the comments how your dog responded to the game. With this heat, indoor games like [...]

Dog Training Tips: Pattern Games – 1 2 3 TREAT! | Dog Behavior & Training

By |August 14th, 2019|Dog Behavior, Dog Fun, Dog Training|

Featuring Jen Larson, KPA-CTP Concept by Courtney Emken https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIYuXHn4jzg Pattern games are an excellent tool for teaching new behaviors, addressing reactivity, and bonding with your dog. We are going to teach you how to play some of these games and how they can help you and your dog understand each other better. First up [...]

Training Your Puppy (or Adult Dog) for Loose Leash Walking | Dog Behavior & Training

By |July 9th, 2019|Dog Behavior, Dog Training, Dog Wellness|

Featuring Jen Larson, KPA-CTP Concept by Courtney Emken https://youtu.be/dSnXVKXSrto   Loose leash walking is not a natural behavior for dogs. It is a behavior we have to train and positively reinforce and practice with them in low-distraction environments before we can expect them to give it to us out in the real world. Transcript: [...]