There are four strategic training questions. Is your dog – 1) Paying attention; 2) Doing as you say; 3) Staying on task; and 4) Having fun — and are you?
If the answer is “no” to one or more of those questions, you, as the dog’s teacher, need to change your approach to training. Here are some tips:
The end-of-the-year holidays can be joyous for us and hazardous for our dogs.
Our homes are normally filled with hazards for a dog’s wellbeing, and during this time of year the number of … Continue reading
A must exercise for early in training is the ‘individual daily exam.’ Do it if you had … Continue reading
Luring a puppy with food early in training has lots of advantages. The puppy chooses where to be. The handler does not have to hold the dog in place with a tight leash. The treat begins … Continue reading
From the first class session, we help you get your dog’s attention. Getting your dog to pay attention to you often starts with … Continue reading
Here is a substantial story about the two-year training program that the Leader Dog organization uses to get dog’s ready for service to seeing-impaired people.
Dogs are body-language communicators. They are really good at it. They will expect us to tell them what we want them to do with body … Continue reading
If you’re handy with tools here are two ideas for creating exercise opportunities for your dog in your own backyard.
This site includes the list for shopping and tools you will … Continue reading
Ease traveler anxiety. Therapy dogs now serve at 20 airports nationwide to ease the anxiety travelers feel.
There appears to be lots of anxiety to ease among air travelers according to this … Continue reading
No need for sheep in this herding game. It’s also something like canine soccer. The formal name for the game is Treibbell – or ball herding. Dogs need to push balls toward a … Continue reading
Here’s a new illustration of that assignment. … Continue reading
When your dog gets ‘in trouble’ at home, it is often because the dog doesn’t have enough real work to do … Continue reading
Eager dogs may … Continue reading
The core of having your dog come to you when you call is to help your dog feel … Continue reading
To help your dog learn to pay attention to you and do as you want him or her to do, give … Continue reading
Teaching your dog tricks engages their mind. One can accomplish a lot of training objectives through games and other tasks. In the process, you’ll … Continue reading