Amy Hiscocks

About Amy Hiscocks

I'm a Professional Dog Trainer located in Shoshone, Idaho. I specialize in on and off leash obedience for the active dog owner who loves to include their dog in their daily lives.

Training Adventures with Baron Day 1

Meet Baron, a handsome 4 year old Dalmatian who is in for a 2 week Board and train and is available for adoption through Furever Friends Rescue.

He came in super scared and anxious. He didn’t even want me to get him out of the kennel when I got him home. When I did get […]

By |April 9th, 2017|BLOG|0 Comments

Training Opportunities You Miss Every Day

 

Did you know that you miss awesome training opportunities every day just by feeding your dog out of a food bowl?

Instead of feeding your dog out of a food bowl, put the amount you normally feed your dog in a day in a large container. Now every time you’re with your dog and have […]

By |March 25th, 2017|BLOG|0 Comments

My Journey to becoming a Dog Trainer part 2 – My Dog Turbo –

Yesterday I told you the story about my dog Bo. Today I want to talk about our old dog Turbo.

After we lost Bo, we didn’t have a dog for a while. I’m not the kind of person who does well with out a dog. When a relative’s dog had puppies I talked my parents […]

By |November 4th, 2016|BLOG|0 Comments

My Journey to becoming a Dog Trainer part 1 – My Dog Bo

When I was younger I lost a very special dog to me named Baby. We had gone on a camping trip and when we came home she was no where to be seen. I cried for weeks and looked everywhere for her. I was just a kid and she was everything to me.

Eventually we […]

By |November 3rd, 2016|BLOG|0 Comments

Meet Tris!

This is Tris! She is an 8 month old Australian Shepherd who came in for a 2 week Board and Train.

She came in pulling on the leash, hyper, jumping up, mouthing / biting your hands and arms in a playful way, not coming when called (unless she felt like it), counter surfing, too hyper […]

By |November 2nd, 2016|BLOG|0 Comments

Happy Halloween!

I hope everyone had a Happy Halloween!

We started with the night before Halloween letting our kids paint their pumpkins. I thought I had carving stuff, but we couldn’t find it! My son is too young to carve anyways, and my daughter wanted to paint vs carve anyways so it worked out.

While my 4 year […]

By |November 1st, 2016|BLOG|0 Comments

The Reformed Outlaw

Yesterday I said that I am going to try something new with my blog, so let’s go back in time a couple of weeks.

We’ll start with Janice (Pictured)

Julie emailed me about Janice who she was fostering. Janice was causing all sorts of problems!

Here’s a couple of quotes from the initial email that I got;
This […]

By |October 30th, 2016|BLOG|0 Comments

Something New

As I was sitting here drinking my morning coffee and typing up my blog post ‘Are You Rewarding Your Dog’s Bad Behavior’ I couldn’t help but think that my blog was a little… well boring.

I’m not the greatest blogger ever, but I do enjoy it! I always want to give people important information that […]

By |October 29th, 2016|BLOG|0 Comments

Are You Rewarding Your Dog’s Bad Behavior?

It’s really easy to accidentally reward your dog for behavior you don’t want, especially if you don’t know what to look for.

First, let’s go over the different ways you can reward behavior.

Food
Petting
Words

Then there is the self rewarding behavior which means the behavior itself is rewarding.

So let’s go over some different examples on how your […]

By |October 29th, 2016|BLOG|0 Comments

It’s The Training Not The Tool

Have you tried training your own dog before? Seen somebody using something that works really well with their dog so you try it and it doesn’t make any difference?

Training tools are just that, tools. You can have a hammer but if you don’t use it correctly, it won’t hammer in the nail.

No matter what […]

By |October 25th, 2016|BLOG|0 Comments