January 1, 2020

Happy New Year! It’s back to chilly weather in North Carolina after having as high as 75 degrees F earlier in the week, which is hot even for this southern area. Interestingly, it often seems like people in cold places prefer warmth, and people in hot places dream of colder, snowier weather at times likeContinue reading “January 1, 2020”

Raymer Family Dog Training News: December 2019 – New Dog Training Class!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! I’m excited to announce the Dog and Puppy Training course is now available online. We have a Christmas sale from December 15th – through the two weeks of Christmas, so the last day will be January 5th. Use the button below to purchase the course. Read the course description here.Continue reading “Raymer Family Dog Training News: December 2019 – New Dog Training Class!”

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! We have beautiful fall weather here in North Carolina. I’m very thankful for my clients. Your dedication to caring for your dogs and willingness to improve their lives with positive reinforcement training and enrichment is inspiring. Thank you! I’m hoping everyone has a great holiday with their family, including pets and people.   Continue reading “Happy Thanksgiving!”

Clicker Training

Clicker training is a type of reward-marker training. A clicker at first has no inherent meaning to a dog, unless it scares him. It’s usually a neutral or meaningless sound. For this reason, trainers charge the clicker by pairing its “click” sound with treats. The click will result in two outcomes – The click marksContinue reading “Clicker Training”

Treat&Train/Manners Minder

I ordered my first Treat&Train (aka Manners Minder) this week. This ingenious device comes from the late veterinarian and dog trainer, Dr. Sophia Yin, and provides us with a way to reward our dogs from a distance. I determined I needed it to train my dog for very specific reasons. Mocha currently has become upsetContinue reading “Treat&Train/Manners Minder”