You think your dog is “fine” because it is moving towards the scary monster. It might even be wagging its tail but then something happens & your dog looses its courage, it suddenly backs, barking in fear. And it takes you by surprise because it just does not make sense.Read More
Halloween can be an opportunity to teach your dog polite behavior around food.
Training Impulse Control with treats
Prepare a bowl of tasty treats that are healthy for your dog (slices of carrots, broccoli stems, plain rice cakes). Place them in a bowl and start this training game.
Think about what you value in a dog. When people are ask about their heart dog, 90% of the time what they are comment on is the way the dog looks at them.Read More
Walking a dog that pulls just is not fun.
When I first met Chloe. When I first met Chloe, her owner Norma was very concerned because Chloe pulled like a freight train and Norma feared she or Chloe would get hurt. Not to mention walking Chloe just was not pleasant.
Owning a dog that does not come when called can be inconvenient, severely limit the amount of fun you can have and be extremely dangerous.
Do you think these dogs can learn to come when called?
Neither is a breed known to be easy to train.
These owners must be feeling some degree of frustration, embarrassment or even anger with their dog’s behavior. But they don’t have to. Their dogs can learn to come when called and so can yours.
I am going to share with you the 5 principles we put in place to teach dogs to come when called. They include:Read More
How is puppy training different from training an adult dog?
At 8 weeks of age puppies can learn just as effectively as an adult dog. There are only 2 major areas in which puppy training differs from training an adult dog and those what is being taught and how long we teach for.Read More
As long as your puppy is healthy and up to date on vaccines, it should start attending puppy classes at 8 weeks of age.
Socialization is about introducing your puppy to a lot of new dogs, new people and new stimuli in the environment in such a way that it does not produce fear but does build confidence. It is new experiences but those new experiences must produce calm, confident behavior.Read More