Kayla Fratt, CDBC

Why Trainers Hate Retractable Leashes (But I Own One Anyway)

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Retractable leashes are one of those things that dog trainers love to hate. This is partially due to the fact that retractable leashes are made with convenience, not training, in mind. But the real problem with retractable leashes in most dog trainer’s minds is that people just don’t seem to know how to use them correctly. … Read more

Cat Puzzle Toys: Kitty Tested, Trainer Approved

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The average cat spends most of its day doing nothing. Cat puzzle toys can fix that! Cats (and most other predators) do tend to spend more time sleeping than herbivores. However, our domestic cats generally spend hardly any time working for their food. That’s where cat puzzle toys come in handy. I’m going to say … Read more

Reward-Based Boundary Training: Get Off-Leash Obedience without an E-Collar

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Off-leash obedience is one of the most coveted skills in dog training, especially among my fellow Coloradoans. Friends who know that I don’t like using e-collars ask: how do I teach my dog to hike off-leash without an e-collar? The answer is called boundary training. Having great off-leash obedience lets you and your dog enjoy nature … Read more