The frustration that leads frazzled pet owners to abandoning their dogs to shelters the most is a lack of effective house training. Remember that your dog is a family member, and as such, is worth the time and effort required to properly house break them, so that you can be a happier pet owner and your dog can be happily in their family’s arms, not in a shelter.Continue reading
On a daily basis I am asked by dog owners who call in for information on how to solve a behavior problem, how do I keep my dog from doing this or how do I correct my dog for doing that. When you take a few minutes to talk to these dog owners you find that we’re dealing with untrained dogs. I think some of them are quite surprised when I tell them that the way to correct unwanted behavior is to teach the dog basic obedience.Continue reading
I tell all my clients that they would not go to work on Monday without getting a nice paycheck on Friday. Well this is the same for your dog. When you are training, your dog is working and it would like to receive a paycheck as well.
So the question is what kind of reward should we use. What should be your dog’s paycheck? Well the easiest answer here is the one he really likes. A reward for your dog can be anything from a treat, a toy, or even lots of physical and verbal praise.Continue reading
I talk to people daily that want to quit their current jobs and become a professional dog trainer.
I also get a bunch of young people that are asking questions about what type of courses they should take in college to become a dog trainer. Hopefully this article will answer some of those questions.
I can imagine that there’s nothing worse than seeing your dog run out into the street and being hit by a car and dying before your eyes. It has to be a very traumatic experience. However that scene plays out over and over again daily all over the country. Here are a few tips to keep it from happening to you.Continue reading
Socializing your dog is very important and you must keep in mind that the period of socialization is from birth to 20 weeks old. During this period you must exposure dog to lots of new places, new people, little kids and other dogs so that you have a well socialized dog that you can enjoy for the rest of its life.Continue reading
If you have already trained your dog on basic obedience and want to find some training that is more advanced, then here are a few suggestions of advanced training that you and your dog may enjoy. Advanced training isn’t just for people who want to show their dogs it can be for people who want to have fun with their dogs as well.Continue reading
If you have a dog, it does need some training. Depending on your lifestyle or what you expect from a dog will determine how much training you will do with it. Keep in mind that every dog does need some basic training to make it a good member of the family and a welcome addition to your home.Continue reading