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  • Neko visits Firemans Park, Troy, Michigan
    Local Parks: Great places to sit, socialize and reward your dog
    When pet parents think of socializing their dog what may come to mind are training classes, puppy play groups and the traditional dog park. Dog socialization is an essential piece of a dog’s development and should take place early in puppy...
  • Cross Gender Sparring In Martial Arts
    Cross Gender Sparring In Combative Martial Arts
    Sparring with different partners increases the range and ability of any fighter.Many people question the wisedom and safety of men sparring with women. Most competitions are separated by gender, so what do people gain by training with the opposite...
  • Swimming
    Praise is not a reward in dog training
    I used that headline to make a point. Any behavior that is rewarded will probably be offered again by the recipient of your reward. Handlers make a big mistake by using "praise" to increase the likelihood of a behavior repeating when...
  • Golf swing fitness pays off with a good drive down the fairway
    Golf swing training is in full swing
    How far do you dream of driving the golf ball? According to GolfDigest magazine, May, 2015 "the average drive of 30-year-old dude (in this case, a self-selecting group that's avid and curious enough to buy such a system) travels 232 yards...
  • Colorado Springs US Cup
    The results are in for pro racing season
    Competitors come from all around the world to race in the US Cup races.The Colorado Springs US Cup cross-country is located in the Pulpit Rock Open Space, which starts and finishes near the University of ColoradoColorado Springs campus. Hundreds...
  • LCC Comfort dogs and their trainers really make a difference
    LCC Comfort dogs and their trainers really make a difference
    The Lutheran Church Charities, located in Addison, Illinois, has a ministry that catches the attention of all who are blessed to receive help. This ministry is entitled the LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs; Golden Retrievers that are all owned by the LCC, yet...
  • Leave It
    Fundamentals of Training: Teaching the Leave It Cue
    Teaching the leave it cue can really be beneficial- it teaches your dog self control and can help you regain their focus away from something, or to leave something alone that they shouldn't be getting into. This technique can have a couple...
  • The 5 secrets to Becoming an Elite Soccer Player
    The 5 secrets to Becoming an Elite Soccer Player
    1.Practice the little thingsa. While drills may seem boring, they are the fundamentals to becoming a good soccer player and you cannot be a great soccer player without having your body be able to do the little things great. The little things are...
  • Learning About Dogs: Every Dog Every Day
    Making social safe for your dog this summer
    Take a 1000 foot view of your life now with your dog. If you don’t have one, use a friend or neighbor as an example. Would you say your home, neighborhood, recreation time, social gatherings and schedule are “dog friendly” or ...
  • Fight Through It
    Bodybuilding: Training your way through life's setbacks
    Life means birth, growth, and change. Birth can be taken in a literal sense but also supports the meaning of "something new". Growth and change are literal as well. However, sometimes you get to experience all three at once and it is not...
  • How can I get the training I want from my supervisor?
    How can I get the training I want from my supervisor?
    The easiest way for employees to get the training they want from their supervisors is for those employees to be working in jobs that fit in with their career goals. That is a win/win situation because the supervisors sponsor training that makes...
  • Accountability
    Bodybuilding: Accountability and discipline
    What is the difference in someone who is consistent with training and someone who trains every now and then? If both people have the same basic goals, what do you suppose causes the one to remain consistent and the other to get it in if and when...
  • Treat Value
    Treat Value and Giving Jack Pots
    For dogs with a high food motivation, the concept of treat value can be an excellent training tool. For example, a piece of chicken is going to have a way higher value than a milk bone. Dogs are generally going to be captivated by the chicken and...
  • Two weeks until pooches hit the surf at Del Mar Dog Beach
    Two weeks until pooches hit the surf at Del Mar Dog Beach
    Helen Woodward Animal Center (HWAC) is proud to announce that they will once again host their Surf Dog classes at Dog Beach in Del Mar, California. They begin Saturday, June 20th.Don’t worry; they will also be conducting Paddleboarding again...
  • Drumsticks
    Bodybuilding: Creating the quadriceps sweep
    One of the most striking features to lower body training as a bodybuilder, are the sweeps created in the quadriceps. The sweep is the shape of the thigh that resembles a tear drop, flowing from the upper hip to the knee. (See quadriceps sweeps...
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