Growing Up Tasty: Spice Up Your Training DVD

Growing Up Tasty: Spice Up Your Training DVD

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Author: Dudley Shumate Fontaine
Format: DVD, NTSC format
Running Time: 2 hours, 1 minute
Release Date: November 2016

What are you going to teach your new puppy?

Laughing and learning go hand in paw when Tasty Kake (a Rat Terrier/JRT/BC cross) and Dudley Shumate Fontaine explore the foundations of dog training together. Follow their adventures as they build important every day skills about how to be a good dog and member of the canine household, as well as specific skills for agility.

While putting the “fun” in fundamentals, this DVD introduces key concepts in a light, easy, and engaging way. You get to sit in on real training sessions while Dudley teaches Tasty how to learn, how to focus, proprioception, recalls, stays, cue discrimination, and more. You will also see how Dudley introduces agility handling through toy play. And, it’s not just about the handler; Tasty will teach Dudley what she likes too!

But this DVD is not just about what to train, it’s about how to train and interact with your pup. No matter what your aspirations in agility, developing a strong bond and fluency of communication is so important—if you and your dog understand each other well, not only can you do anything you tackle better; you can really enjoy doing it.

This DVD includes 22 training sessions with Tasty that occurred between the ages of 10 weeks and five months. The sessions are three to five minutes in length so the content is realistic to replicate with your own dog. Dudley provides step-by-step explanation and analysis as she’s training Tasty Kake as well as a wrap-up of what she thought went well in training and what she didn’t like.

Learning is fun, and people and pups can genuinely enjoy the training process!

About the Author
Dudley Shumate Fontaine has been living with and training dogs of various breeds—including Cocker Spaniels, Standard Poodles, and now Border Collies—for over 20 years. Border Collies Maverick, Sweet, Jack, and Bird have been on IFCS and WAO USA world teams multiple times, and have all medaled. Jack also competed for the AKC USA team at the 2013 European Open and made the finals. Sweet won the 2013 AKC National Championship 20" division with over 400 dogs in her height class and the 2015 UKI US Open National Championship in the 16" Preferred class. Youngster Bird is following in their paw steps with two wins and a silver medal at the 2013 UKI US Open and her most recent win of Round 2 at the 2016 UKI US Open National Championships. Bird was also a member of the winning 2014 USDAA Dog Agility Masters national championship team as well as on the USA team for the 2014 European Open and 2015 IFCS. She has additionally won spots on the European Open and WAO 2016 world teams! 

Rescue Phoebe of "5 Minutes" Facebook fame just won a class at her first-ever regionals! And baby of the family TastyKake at 6 months already has an online class under her collar as well as this exciting puppy training DVD published by Clean Run.

Before dogs, Dudley was an avid horse trainer and three-day event competitor. She lives on a farm near Winston-Salem, North Carolina when she isn’t trialing or teaching seminars all over the country.


Following Focus and Cue Discrimination

  • On Cue Crate Games
  • Cue Discrimination
  • Crate Games
  • Training Evaluation

Operant Learning and Proprioception

  • Doughboard
  • Proprioception
  • Hula Hoop Shaping
  • Training Evaluation

Pivots Plus a Session on Cue Discrimination

  • Pivots
  • Riveting Pivoting
  • Group Random Sits & Downs
  • Training Evaluation

Toy Play as a Reward & as a Handling/Training Aid

  • Toy Play 1
  • Toy Play 2
  • Christmas in Kake Land
  • Training Evaluation


  • Stay 1
  • Stay 2
  • Spring Break
  • Training Evaluation


  • Recall
  • Stay to Play
  • Basketball
  • Training Evaluation

Developing Complex Behaviors and Increasing Distractions

  • Backchaining 1
  • Backchaining 2
  • Table Training
  • Training Evaluation

Bonus Lesson: Taking It on the Road

"I recently purchased Dudley's puppy training video. I just wanted to let you know how great it is. Dudley is such a wonderful dog trainer, and she is SO much fun, and she shows you how to train with whatever is lying around the house at the moment. I don't even have a puppy right now, and I'm using these lessons with my wild and crazy 3-year-old lab! Thanks." —Sue Heidrich, Wisconsin

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