Anything worth doing requires practice to do well. Dog training and dog awareness is no different. Most of us know that it takes practice to learn physical activities. Did you know that you can practice your MENTAL powers as well? Discover WHAT to practice to become aware of your emotions and thoughts, so you can […]
Setbacks aren’t as bad as you think they are. In fact, experiencing setbacks (and how you deal with them) is an important part of the process of training your dogs. Overcoming these obstacles takes commitment, awareness, and most of all: practice. Episode 007 was a blast to record, because Bennie and I realized that this […]
Both humans and dogs are creatures of habit. Some habits support us in moving forward and making progress, while some hold us back. Creating new habits requires AWARENESS. Episode 006 of DYD was the best experience thus far. Bennie and I had a great conversation about the process of acquiring habits. The recording itself was […]
Understanding how dogs communicate with us sets the stage for the most effective dog training. How does body language and voice tone influence our dogs’ behavior? Episode 005 started off pretty rocky. I caused frustration in my co-host and we had to pick a few bones in order to move forward. This show gets a […]
Setting goals for your dog is crucial for you to get the best, most-consistent, and FASTEST results from your training program. Discover the ONE thing you need to work on with your dog, then take consistent baby steps toward your goal. Episode 004 of Discover Your Dog was a fun one to put together, because […]
Today’s discovery is about awareness. Creating a bond comes from good communication and a willingness from your dog to obey. In Episode 003 of Discover Your Dog, trainer Bennie Copeland breaks down the REAL meaning of obedience, and how knowing this can make all the difference.
Communication is an ongoing process. Did you know that you are communicating to your dog all the time? Discover the best way to make great choices for you and your dog. Episode 002 of Discover Your Dog was a major challenge to create. The conversation between me and Bennie was all over the place!
What is the real reason for training your dog? Discover how you think about and look at your dog as a part of your family. This is just the beginning. In Episode 001 of Discover Your Dog, Bennie and Devin discuss the mission of FamilyDogFusion.com and the Discover Your Dog show.
This is where it got started. In this brainstorming session, Bennie discusses the root of his training and Devin asks great questions to discover what this show is going to be all about. This inaugural Episode 000 of Discover Your Dog isn’t really an episode at all. In fact, it was never intended for broadcast! […]
In this segment of understanding how to communicate, I am going to give a detailed account of how dogs learn from us. This is important, because if we know what a dog’s learning process is, then we can better understand why they are doing (or not doing) what we expect of them. Note, when I […]