Are you worried that training you dog will break the bond that you two have established? Do you accept the fact that you have to keep your dog penned up because of aggressive behavior toward visitors? Do you also accept the aggravating howling and moaning when you take your dog for a walk? Is all of this actually tolerable behavior for a dog? I don’t think so! I hate to break it to you, but even dogs have an expectation of being civilized. The people tolerating your dog’s misbehavior do not share your opinion that it’s cute when he climbs all over them, or uses their shoe as chew toy. Here’s a few reasons why everyone should train their dog.
While adopting a puppy is often viewed as a fun experience, many refrain from doing so due to the challenges that are associated with it; the main one being potty training. It can be complicated, challenging and time consuming. The accidents that happen along the way also deter many people from adopting puppies for this reason. As a result, many dogs are euthanized at shelters because of overpopulation and not enough adoptions. The Modern Puppies Potty Training Puppy Apartment is an effective new way of potty training that has already helped save 50,000 puppies from remaining in shelters, keeping them from potential euthanizations.
Clicker training is a simple and popular way to train your pup and reward good behavior. It can be fun for both you and your dog and often produces quick and effective results. And as soon as your dog understands what the clicker is all about, you will be able to teach him all kinds of tricks. But before you start practicing with your dog, here’s a small introduction to clicker training. (more…)
This question comes with many answers, both positive and negative, and it may depend on who you ask. For example, experts agree that the best training method is through positive reinforcement. But what does that mean exactly? Should you use food and treats to train your dog? Or not?
Dogs provide us with hours of entertainment and endless love and affection. No matter how bad your day was, coming home to a jumping, excited ball of fur will lift your mood instantly. Committing yourself to teaching your dog some tricks is a fun way to spend time with your dog and a great way to make your day even better.
In recent years, the traditional ideas of what dogs and humans can do together for fun and for physical conditioning have been challenged by the development of different doggie games. When it comes to our canine companions, it’s important to remember that dogs get bored of the same routine just as much as humans do. By making sure that your dog is constantly being exposed to new things, your dog will be challenged mentally as well as physically. It is a fact that bored dogs develop destructive behaviours. Typically, bored dogs build up a lot of negative energy, taking their frustration out on furniture etc.
If you find that you and your four legged friend are getting a little bored with the same activities, there are lots of different dog sports that can get you and your pup moving. From dog diving to flyball, canicross to surfing, there are now lots of different ways you can keep your dog happy and fit. Let’s check out the infographic below from Greyhounds As Pets that reveals some creative ways to exercise your dog that will keep everyone entertained. Welcome to Creative Canine Fitness!
All dogs, regardless of size, age, or lifestyle, should be taught to walk nicely on leash. They are not born knowing that they shouldn’t pull ahead or lag behind so it’s our job to teach them good leash manners. Dog leash training can be challenging, though, because dogs move faster than us and are excited about exploring the outdoors. Some dogs want to run around as fast as they possibly can and others want to stop, sniff and urinate on everything they pass. Like many other kinds of training, teaching a dog to walk nicely on leash will require some time and effort. But the payoff is a dog who is a pleasure to walk. You can use various methods to teach your dog to walk without pulling on leash, but no single method works for all dogs. Here are some overall guidelines and methods:
Dogs need exercise, regardless of the weather. In snow, sunshine or rain, they still need mental and physical stimulation. If they don’t get enough activity throughout the day, they may invent their own fun activities out of your shoes, books, furniture, or anything else that can be chewed on. Of course, there are some days where the weather may be too hot, too cold, too windy, or where you just feel like doing something else with your dog. On these days, it’s good idea to have a variety of ideas for ways you can entertain your dog in the comfort of your own home. And luckily, there are lots of things you can do indoors that may keep your dog mentally and physically in shape. These few dog entertainment ideas may be helpful!
The key to any training is consistency; if you’re not consistent, you’re not going to get the result you want. Doesn’t matter if it’s dogs, cats, people or even elephants– learning is achieved through identifying patterns. These few tips can teach you consistency in your dog training:
What’s better than watching our dogs take off through an open field – happy, playing and running free? When our dogs are happy, we are happy! Sadly, our four-legged friends can’t be off-leash everywhere and we have to teach them to walk on a leash. Some dogs aren’t comfortable with leash-walking so putting on the leash can be quite a challenge. To improve your dog’s leash-behavior and the enjoyment of walks for both of you, check out these tips on training your dog walking on a leash.