Dog Training Tips
How to Communicate to your dog through Body Language
Dogs communicate to each other through a wide range of body postures that incorporate almost all areas of their bodies. They do this to communicate when it is time to play, when they are scared, when they are telling another dog to move away or move closer, and countless other emotions and desires.
Published on February 17, 2015.
How to Stop Puppy Biting using the Redirect Method
Puppy biting can be frustrating. In this video tutorial and supplemental artcile, I describe how to stop your puppy from biting using the Redirect Method
Published on February 13, 2015.
How to Stop Puppy Biting using the "Ouch" Method
If you watch puppies interact with each other, at some point you will probably witness a puppy squeal and the other puppy stop biting temporarily. However, the squeal does not tell the other puppy never to bite them again. In fact, puppies will usually resume play by biting each other just a few seconds right after one of them squeals. To get the most benefit from this method, you should take a training approach rather than attempting to act like another puppy.
Published on January 16, 2015.
How to Teach your Puppy to Signal you during Potty Training
Training your puppy to give you a signal when they need to go to the bathroom can be very useful as you slowly begin to allow more freedom in the home. In this article, I will describe 2 different signals that you can teach your dog. I will also address how to remedy false signaling should it start to occur.
Published on January 6, 2015.
Building Confidence with a Fearful Dog when Visitors Enter your Home
This article is specifically for dogs that exhibit shy and anxious behavior when visitors walk inside your home. The type of dog I am addressing in this article will usually bark at the visitor but will shy away when the visitor approaches
Published on December 15, 2014.
How to Teach your dog to Speak on Command
Teaching your dog to speak on command is a fun party trick and is very useful from a training perspective. Anytime you put a behavior on cue, you have more control over the behavior.
Published on December 5, 2014.
How to Teach your Dog to Shake
Teaching your dog to shake or give paw is a classic trick that you can add to your dog's repertoire. Here is a quick tutorial of one method that I use to teach this trick. Have Fun!
Published on November 26, 2014.
Use this Effective Management Tool when Visitors Come to Your Door
A dog tether is an indispensable training tool for many occasions when management is needed until the dog’s training reaches a level in which the owner can control the dog through voice commands alone.
Published on October 31, 2014.
How to Stop your Dog from Digging Holes in the Yard
Digging is a behavior that comes natural to dogs. Dog owners on the other hand find muddy paws and damaged landscapes justifiably aggravating. Dogs will dig holes for a variety of reasons. Trying to figure out the reason why your dog is digging is the first step to finding a solution for the digging problem.
Published on October 27, 2014.
12 Dog Toys Your Dog Will Love- With Tips
There are a plethora of dog toys currently on the market. Here is a list of my 12 favorite toys that I use to keep the dogs happy and busy. The more interesting toys you provide your dog, the less appealing your valuable house hold objects will be. I also added in some tips on using each toy.
Published on October 12, 2014.
The Gift of Training
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