Training and Errors

Today I decided to work on TEAM three with Brito. I worked on every exercise except for the stay while moving equipment. Can you see it – all of the small pieces that were addressed? Some of the session went well and plenty went wrong. That’s okay because the nature of dog training and learning involve both success and failure! There is nothing to worry about unless either the dog or handler become distressed. If you watch with care, you’ll see what +r trainers mean when we say “proofing” exercises.

Location, Location, Location!

So you’ve worked hard and … you now have a Level 1 pass under your belt.  Congratulations!  In our opinion, you’ve now got a great range of foundation skills that will serve you well going forward. So … what about those Plus levels? The Plus levels are...

Engagement and Why We Require It

Engagement is a super difficult skill for some teams, especially if you have a high-drive dog that is in the habit of going straight to work and if personal interaction or play has not been part of the dog’s upbringing. So why do we insist? Because eventually,...

Targets and Distance

The TEAM program advocates for the use of targets when teaching the skill of dogs going away from us and to develop the execution of skills at a distance.  Let’s take a closer look at this principal, and where the challenge lies.  To demonstrate the concept, we will...

About Team

TEAM is a virtual titling program that focuses on excellent training progression. 

Each level adds complexity for the dog-handler team, presenting them with a wide range of interesting skills to master right from the start.

There’s no reason to hold back on distance work or jumping exercises while teaching your dog to heel!