Category Archives: Training

Training for obedience and problem solving using methods I’ve tried and had success with.

The Exchange

Brussels Griffons are excellent apartment dogs BUT they are active, inquisitive, sometimes naughty terror-uh-terrier types.   Without exercise and mental stimulation they become bored.  They will then find something interesting to do. Almost guaranteed it WON’T be something you will be pleased with!


How often has this happened to you?  Your Griff appears with a forbidden morsel from the trash, the backyard or the laundry basket.  You try to approach cautiously, coaxing with soft, sweet words and at the last second the little imp makes a beeline under the table or something inaccessible to you clutching the treasure.

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“Jackpot” Treat

Jackson Galaxy coined the phrase, but Victoria Stillwell always taught the principle in her force-free training on “It’s Me or the Dog”.

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A “jackpot” treat is a food, toy or any other reward your Griffy will find irresistible.   Something they will drop anything to get.  It should not be available to them at all times but saved for special circumstances.  It can be a perfect distraction!

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