One of the things that I hear most about from new dog owners that really gets them frustrated is potty training their new puppy or dog. House training a new dog is really not that difficult and the methods that we use are the same whether it is an adult dog or a puppy.
I’ve been training dogs professionally for about three decades now and I have come across many different ways that people have tried to potty train their dog. Unfortunately most of these methods don’t work.
I always tell my clients that dog training is something you should enjoy doing with your dog not something that you dread. I have always found that training with my dog was so exciting when the light bulb goes off and the dog grasps the new exercise. I know it is just as exciting for the dog as it is for the trainer.Continue reading
This article is going to address some of the do’s and do not’s when it comes to introducing 2 dogs on leash. Introducing 2 strange dogs always has some possibility of their being an aggression issue. This article will hopefully give you some pointers that can possibly reduce that possibility.Continue reading
I really think that most new dog owners want a nicely trained dog however they fail to train their dog because they feel that it will be too time intensive. That could not be farther from the truth. In fact I teach people that if you will simply work with your dog for only 15 minutes a day you can have a well trained dog that you can be very proud of.Continue reading
Let me start this article with a couple of human examples. To do that I’ll need to ask you a question. What makes the difference between a well-behaved child and a child that is out of control? I think most people will agree that training is one of the very important things in that process. Yes simply teaching the child what is acceptable and what is not.Continue reading
There is nothing new with dogs barking. Dogs bark. It is part of their normal and natural communication and behavior.
Dogs can bark for appropriate and good reasons, such as when strangers approach our house, they hear an odd noise, or they are herding sheep/cattle. Most of us want our dogs to be “watch dogs” and alert us to anything unusual.Continue reading
Quite often I meet people who are getting their first dog and really have no idea what a dog needs or wants. This is a list of things that you should know about dogs.
If you will follow these simple steps with your dog you will find that having a dog can be a great and rewarding experience.
Dogs have a way of making us healthier and happier than we would be without a dog.
Puppy potty training is probably one of the most difficult aspects of dog ownership. If not properly trained, the dog is more capable of being disobedient or even aggressive to an extent. There are various methods that you can use to potty train a puppy. The following methods are the most common.Continue reading
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