Dogs bark as a means of communication. There is no way to completely stop your dog from barking, but you can curb some of his barking behaviors and learn to have him quit/stop when you give a command. Follow these simple tips and you will be able to stop excessive barking from your four-legged friend.Continue reading
If this is you then yes you can go through some obedience training and end up with an aggressive dog. In fact this is what recently happened to a lady that called me. She trained her dog at 6 months with some in-home private lessons and is now looking for answers as to why her 2 year old dog is showing aggression.Continue reading
Dog training consists of three basic steps. If done properly and in the correct sequence, you will have a happy, well-trained dog.
The three steps are: teaching your dog, correcting him, and proofing his training so that he is able to perform in any environment.
It’s really funny but a lot of the things our dogs do are much cuter when they’re puppies and they can’t do them very well. It’s cute when a puppy chews on your shoes, but it’s not so cute when he’s older and he can destroy them. The same is true when your puppy chases cats or cars. It’s cute when he can’t get to them.
However, when you laugh at your puppy and take his picture chasing a cat or a car, and you don’t stop the behavior, you’re only allowing it to continue. You’re also putting your dog in danger as he gets older.Continue reading
Dogs that escape and run through opens doors are at a very high risk of dying. Yes, it’s true and I have known people that lost their dog because of this one bad habit. Don’t let it happen to your dog, instead train you dog to do a sit stay at the door and not cross the doors threshold until you invite it out.Continue reading
Maybe you have seen the person driving with a dog in their lap or with its head out the driver’s side window. This is very dangerous and is simply an accident waiting to happen. Let’s discuss some things you could and should do to keep you as well as your dog safe and secure when riding in a car.Continue reading
I have been involved in dog training all my life and one thing that I have seen over and over again is how we make excuses for our dogs.
I get quite a few calls from dog owners telling me about their dog problems. No matter how bad the problem is they always seem to end the statement with “but he is really a good dog”. Does this sound familiar? We even make the same type of excuses for our children.Continue reading
The down exercise is probably the most important exercise you can teach your dog for several different reasons. It is the exercise that when your dog is twenty feet away, you say down and your dog drops to the floor without you doing anything else is the day that your dog says you are the master.
Now please do not confuse the “down” exercise with the “off” command. Down means to immediately lay on the ground where the off commands means to get off whatever it is on.Continue reading
When your dog training program is complete you are not finished training, you are simply entering a different level of training. Let me tell you some things that will guarantee that you have a well trained dog, not just for today but for ever.Continue reading