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Control Unleashed: The Puppy Program

Attention All Puppy Owners - Please Purchase / Read

I highly recommend this book! It explains how puppies speak to us, if we understand that then we can better speak to them in a way that helps them figure out what their person needs from them. The book can be ordered via google search - there is a link below to Amazon.

Link to purchase book on Amazon:

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Absolute Dogs

Attention All Puppy Owners - Please Purchase / Watch

As mentioned multiple times on this website, I highly recommend Absolute Dogs as a great training resource. They offer a complete training package with DVDs and downloadable videos, books and have an informational training and resource website.


Tom and Lauren have developed some outstanding games that are also fun, quick and they really work! Their training videos are worth every penny as the 3 minute games make teaching and developing so much fun for both you and the puppy. Ditching the food bowl and playing a 3 minute game seals the bond between family members and their pup and adds consistency to all handling in the family.  

Link to Absolute Dogs website:

Link to Absolute Puppy on Absolute Dogs website:

Link to Pup2Perfection Digital Download on Absolute Dogs website:

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Absolute Dogs
Attention All Puppy Owners - Please Watch

If your pup is trying to herd you and nipping, here is the source that has the solution you are looking for!

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Training Techniques

Attention All Puppy Owners - Please Watch

Trainer Nancy Tanner of Paws and People, lives in Bozeman, MT, does Freestyle Dancing, Herding, Triebball and Agility with her Border Collies. This is such a great way to teach a puppy manners without butting heads....great for active puppies. She has a school in Bozeman and does private and group classes. Her website has hundreds of articles on health, vaccines, diet, and training. You can find hundreds of training videos on her YouTube channel. She has a great approach, kind and fair.

Link to Nancy Tanner's video "CALM gets everything, PUSHY gets nothing" on YouTube:


Link to Paws and People Website:



Puppy Potty Training Timeline & Tips

Attention All Puppy Owners - Please Watch / Read

We get questions all the time about how to potty train pups. Here is an article with some great tips to get you started.

Read or download PDF of article by clicking HERE.

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Teaching Your Border Collie Words

Great Video! 

Thank you Robin Eschenbruecher for sharing John Pilley's video demo showing how he teaches his Border Collie words!


From Robin:

I wanted to share John Pilley's short YouTube video where he demonstrates how he teaches his border collie (Chaser) names of objects. 

Link to Teaching Your Border Collie Words video on YouTube:

John Pilley says that Chaser understands two concepts:  (1) that objects have names and (2) she has learned cues (find, chase, shake, and put ...into tub) that associate names to object.


John Pilley uses play/fun/praise as rewards to strengthen Chaser's memory of the name. And he employs a structured way of giving cues. He will say "Chaser, this is _____", then he'll say the name of object. He'll spend 2 days per toy in 3-4 minute training sessions (which are essentially play with the dog and the toy). All other toys are put away during this time. He repeats the 3-4 minute sessions multiple times each day for 2 days. Chaser has learned over 1,000 names (of toys I believe). She's tested monthly with random toys from the total # of toys and has a high rate of memory. Pretty interesting way to train to connect emotion with memory through play (instead of treats). Then it's good bonding time and great mental stimulation for the dog.  


I also randomly look for sheep herding videos on line and found this one by Thomas Longton. He has a nice way of explaining things in a quiet relaxed manner. 

Link to Sheep Dog Commands video on YouTube:

​Have a nice day.


Robin Eschenbruecher