Dog Training

Housebreaking a Puppy

Generally, dogs are very clean animals – they won't soil close to where they eat, or where they sleep. But living in a house is unnatural for an animal whose instincts would be to roam wherever they want to go, so you will have to help them learn where and when to relieve themself. It's essential that you teach good toilet habits tor your dog as early as possible. Trying to break a bad habit later can be difficult and frustrating.

Read More…

Stop My Dog From Chewing!

chewing dogMany people begin the process of training there dog or puppy by entering them into a dog training school. There are a lot of different things covered in dog training classes but unfortunately, one aspect of dog training is not gone over very well or at all in these classes and that's chewing.

Read More…

Simple Tips For Dog Obedience Training

We all want our dogs to be obedient. Unfortunately they aren't born already trained. That’s why it’s important for us to spend the time teaching our dogs how we want them to behave by obeying our commands.

Over many of years guidelines have been developed on the best and most effective ways to train our dogs. It is no longer theory but time tested results from years of research and experimentation with dogs. These guidelines and techniques allow us to be able to teach simple to very complex commands. While the techniques and styles may vary, these two basic principles do not;

Read More…

Introducing a Collar and Leash to Your Puppy

One of the first things you should do is introduce a collar and leash to your puppy so he or she gets comfortable with them. A leash is required when you take your dog to any public place. It’s a great tool for keeping your dog under control and is a basic skill you need to teach.

When out and about, even the best trained dogs can get spooked by a loud noise or something they are not used to. They can get distracted by a cat or a squirrel or any number of things that they might want to chase and become the victim of an accident.

Read More…

Teach Your Dog To Come

Dog ComeOne of the most important commands to teach your dog is "come". The "come" command can save your dog from injury and even death. Dogs love to chase things and that can easily lure them into a street where they can get hit by a car.

They also love to explore and investigate, many times unaware of a potential danger like a loose dog or wild animal. The examples are endless.

Teaching "come" is also the command that most dog owners struggle with. It doesn't have to be difficult. Repeat, repeat, repeat, reward, reward, reward until the command is learned and obeyed every time. Use it daily in all situations. Keep increasing distractions. Your dog must always obey this command. Follow these tips:

Read More…

Dog Training: When To Reprimand And When To Reward

There are several things people have to remember when they start dog training. There's also a lot of different dog training techniques available. Some of these techniques work, while others seem to work against you. So how do you know which techniques work the best.

One of the biggest things that confuses people with regards to dog training is when to reward and when to reprimand your dog. If you have trouble deciding when to do which, please read on. Most dog training course instructors will tell you that positive dog training is the best technique to utilize. I totally agree.

Read More…

Clicker Training

Most dog owners have heard of clicker training but really aren't clear on how it actually works or how to implement it. In this article I will discuss what clicker training is, how to start using it as well as just how powerful clicker training can be. Most dogs take to clicker training very easily and enjoy learning through the use of a clicker.

What Clicker Training Is

Read More…