Dog Training Tips

How to Pass the Canine Good Citizen Test
The canine good citizen test is used to assess a dog’s ability to respond to their owner’s commands and to evaluate the dog’s overall temperament. The CGC test will also aid in your preparation if you want your dog to be therapy or service dog.
Published on April 29, 2015.

Where to Camp with your Dog- With Tips
Hiking and camping alone with the dogs in wilderness areas rank top on my list of my favorite activities. If you are new to camping with your dog or are just curious where you can go camping with your dog, this article will help you plan your next camping trip.
Published on April 23, 2015.

How to Stop your Puppy from Whining in the Crate
Begin implementing these 5 procedures today to stop your puppy from whining and barking in the crate. Listening to your puppy whining and barking in the crate can be all most impossible to ignore. It tugs on your heart strings, causes you frustration, and makes you the target of social ridicule if you live in an apartment setting.
Published on April 20, 2015.

9 Procedures that Improve Your Dog and Cat’s Relationship
A healthy cat and dog relationship is built on mutual trust between the two animals. Trust is attained on the cat’s behalf when they confidently know that the dog will not aggravate or cause them harm. Every cat and dog relationship will be a different in how they interact with each other, but there are specific exercises and procedures that will aid in developing an overall happy or at least a tolerable coexistence.
Published on March 22, 2015.

My 2 Favorite Chew Proof Dog Beds
Purchasing a new dog bed for your dog only to witness them destroy it after a few days can be annoying to say the least. I have experimented with a lot of different dog beds over the years. I can tell you there is no such thing as a completely chew proof dog bed, but there are certain beds you can buy that are extremely more durable than others.
Published on March 19, 2015.

How to Trim Your Dog's Nails using Positive Reinforcement
The key to teaching your dog to tolerate or hopefully even enjoy having their nails trimmed is to break down the process step by step. By going slow and training each step, you make it much easier for the dog to tolerate the procedure.
Published on February 23, 2015.

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.

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