Choosing a Dog Training Treat

February 1, 2010 by  
Filed under Dog Advice, Dog Training

Dogs are eager to please. They thrive on praise, quickly learning what behaviors are rewarded and what ones aren’t. When working with your dog during training sessions it is helpful to offer treats. The prospect of getting a treat helps your dog focus on what you are asking. When picking a treat to use during [...]


Sadie: She’s Like The Sherlock Holmes of Finding Tennis Balls

January 2, 2010 by  
Filed under Dog News, Dog Training

Sadie and Rusty love to play fetch. On most days I bring along their “Chuck it” and they get to chase after that ever elusive tennis ball. There are days however, when I prefer to just walk and let Sadie and Rusty entertain themselves. Usually, on these toy-less days Sadie goes to work. Most dogs [...]


Dogs see color

December 4, 2009 by  
Filed under Dog Advice, Dog Training

Did you know dogs can see color? Dogs see the colors blue, yellow and some shades of green. Dogs see these colors the same way a color-blind person sees. To keep your pet happy and healthy, it is important to stimulate all of your dog’s senses. Choosing play things intended to stimulate one or more [...]


Getting woken up in the morning!

December 2, 2009 by  
Filed under Dog Advice, Dog Training

Do your dogs come and wake you up in the morning demanding to be fed or taken out for their morning walk? Sadie and Rusty started to think they should get fed before my alarm would go off in the morning.  Sadie would come over to where I was sleeping and put her face right [...]


Teach Your Dog To Sit!

December 1, 2009 by  
Filed under Dog Training

Every dog knows how to sit, the trick is getting them to sit on command. When I taught Sadie and Rusty to sit I was just reinforcing behavior they already do on their own. Before feeding the dogs their breakfast, I would conduct a ten minute training session. Why wait to feed them? Most dogs [...]


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