Articles

8
Jul

Dog Training is Essential

It is without a doubt one of the most difficult things to do with your pet. Communication. You dog wants very much to love and understand you. However, many of the things you do confuse him just as much as some of the things he does confuses you. Your dog tries very hard to associate your verbal tones and gestures

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8
Jul

Stopping Excessive Barking

Dogs do not engage in unrewarding behavior. Dog training is mostly about making bad behaviors unrewarding. If we simply employ this principle, we can stop our dog from barking excessively. Stop Excessive Dog Barking Dogs bark because it is a natural behavior. Barking is used to alert their pack of possible danger and to give warning to others. This natural

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8
Jul

Your Attitude and Dog Training

Attitude is the mind’s paintbrush. It can color any situation. There is nothing more critical to the success of dog training than the owner’s attitude. The mindset of the trainer is more important than the equipment purchased, the exact system used, or the breed of dog involved. Nothing can destroy the likelihood of effective training more quickly than an owner

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8
Jul

Basic Dog Training: Sit and Down

I believe that the formula for a well-trained dog is obedience training, socialization and physical exercise. Obedience training is a positive way to teach your dog that you are his pack leader. Dogs have no inherent desire to please humans, just because we’re humans. Dogs care to please only a pack leader. If your dog does not view you as

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8
Jul

Teaching Your Dog To Heel

It never ceases to amaze me how many people I see being pulled along by their dog while out “walking”. What amazes me more is that most of these people blame their dog for this behavior. If they only realized that the problem is on the other end of the leash. If your dog pulls on the leash, you’re kidding

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8
Jul

Top 10 Dog Training Mistakes

Ok, picture three dog trainers sitting in a room and actually agreeing on something. For those of you that understand trainers and their different ideas of what is the correct way to train a dog, then you realize that having trainers agree on something is a rare and noteworthy event. After attending a training seminar, myself and some other trainers

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8
Jul

Zen Dog Training

I’m a professional dog trainer. I don’t ordinarily believe in the mystical or magical. But I realize that when I do my job well, I’m not being driven by human logic or some textbook knowledge. I realize that my many years of working with dogs has taught me to be able to cast aside my human limitations and for the

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8
Jul

Dog Potty Training 101

The number one reason people call me is because of problems with dog house training.. The problems fall into two categories. The first is potty training a puppy and the second category involves a dog that suddenly begins relieving himself in the house for no apparent reason or never becomes potty trained. Dogs have reasons for the things they do.

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8
Jul

Correcting Your Dog

I don’t think there is a “Dog Trainer” out there that would disagree with me. I can’t tell you how often I took “Scooter,” my new training dog out for the first time, went to pet him and “WHAM”, he bit me, or gave it his best try. We dog trainers always ask… “Does he nip or bite?” “Any aggression

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8
Jul

Dog Separation Anxiety

Most dogs experience separation anxiety to some degree. They are social animals that love their masters and enjoy their company. A dog that is somewhat sad to see his master leave for work is not unusual or abnormal. However, a dog that becomes stressed, destructive and is in obvious, serious distress is a problem for professional intervention. As a professional

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