Have you ever tried to train a dog who doesn’t care about food? Some of you might be saying, “What? No way! All dogs are motivated by food.” Well my friends this is simply not so, it’s rare, but sometimes a dog is more easily motivated by other means such as encouraging words and petting. […]
If you’re thinking of getting a dog now or in the future I can’t recommend highly enough you go to your local shelter. Here is a great video perfect for the Holiday Season.
Whether you just adopted a new puppy, or are interested in modifying the behavior of your adult dog, it’s important to find a quality dog trainer. Not only someone who gets results, but someone who also works to improve the relationship between you and your dog. Today there are many people who call themselves dog […]
When you are feeding your dog it’s important to remember whoever controls the food is dominate in the mind of your dog. In this video I’ll go over how I feed my two dogs in order to have a happy canine meal without any fights or aggression.
Managing Your Multiple Dog Household Guest post by: Carrie Boyko of All Things Dog Blog Every week or two I receive at least one letter asking for help in managing a houseful of dogs, other pets, and kids too. It’s really not rocket science—more like team management. If you know you’ll be tied up after […]
Recently, I stumbled upon 101 Dog Tricks. Over the years, I’ve read several books to help me train my dogs, but after just a few short minutes of flipping the pages of this book I was very impressed. 101 Dog Tricks is clear and concise, with step by step instructions and beautiful full color photos. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]