Tips for Your Training Plans: Record Keeping

If you struggle with record keeping or coming up with plans, I suggest breaking the behavior into very small pieces and focusing on one piece at a time, every time you train, for one month. In one month, the behavior will become a habit, making it that much easier to...

The Pitfalls of Cue Escalation

What is cue escalation? This is what happens when a handler gives a dog a cue, and the dog responds with the “wrong behavior”, and when the handler reattempts to give the cue, the cue has changed. It has gotten bigger, louder, slower, faster, more obvious, etc....

Loopy Training for Agility

When we are setting up a training session, we should be paying close attention to the following details: Antecedent: how are we going to arrange the conditions so that the desired behavior is most likely to occur? Behavior: what behavior are we looking for from the...

About Synergy Dog Sports

Committed to providing a supportive learning environment for learners at both ends of the leash, Megan works with each team as individuals, bringing them to the next level no matter which path you choose to take with her: in-person classes, seminars, online classes, or 1-on-1 coaching.