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Ed Frawley's Philosophy of Training Dogs

"Dogs are pack animals. They can love you but not respect you."

My philosophy of how to train dogs has been a journey that began when I was a boy in the 1950's and continues to this day. I get as excited today as I did 45 or 50 years ago when when I learn something new about training my dogs.

For me this journey began as a hobby and has evolved into a life's passion and work. It will end on the day I die. Read more...

Ed Frawley's Theory of Corrections

Your dog's behavior is a direct reflection on your ability as a dog trainer.

One of the most misunderstood areas of dog training, by beginners and professionals a like, is how, why and when to administer ions to their dog.

Determining when corrections are introduced, what type of correction are used and how they are applied results in how effective they will be in your training.

The wrong kind of correction, or a poorly timed correction, or even the lack of correction results in inconsistent training and poor communications with our dogs. This article will attempt to explore the world of corrections in dog training. Read more...

Training Your Dog with Markers
by Ed Frawley

Marker training is the most effective training system I have seen in my 50 plus years of training dogs. It's a black and white method of communication that is based on positive reinforcement.

If you stop and think about it, when you can do these three things and do them in a fashion that keeps your dog motivated and engaged with his handler then you can teach that dog to do almost anything. Read more...