Dogs that bark incessantly are very annoying People have come up with various ways to try and stop noisy dogs from making a nuisance of themselves. From collars that spray or shock the barking dog, to actually removing the dog’s vocal cords. Hopefully you won’t want to go down this road. A better alternative is […]
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Understanding Your Dog explains how dogs learn and what motivates them. And includes everything you need to know before you begin training your dog.
Training Your Dog is a collection of practical dog training guides and includes lessons, tips and techniques to get your dog from naughty to nice!
Stage One is the very first stage in dog training. This is the ‘Get It’ stage of my ‘Get It’, ‘Pair It’, ‘Teach It’ dog training system. It’s all about getting a new behavior established. In stage one we Get the dog into a position, such as SIT or DOWN. Or we Get the dog to carry […]
Dog trainers often talk about ‘marking’ and ‘rewarding’ behaviour in dog training. ‘Mark and Reward’ is a system for training dogs without force. It is especially useful for training puppies. If you are familiar with clicker training, it is the principle behind ‘Click and Treat’. However, it is entirely possible to mark and reward your […]
The emergency recall is all about keeping your dog or puppy safe. Wouldn’t it be great to know that if you really need your dog to come back, he will? Wouldn’t it be nice to know that if your puppy’s safety depended upon it, you stood a really good chance of making him return unquestioningly […]
In this article we are going to share one of the secrets behind dog training success: learning the three d’s of dog training! Every task we teach our dogs, will have several different levels of complexity. From very simple, to very difficult. One of the most common mistakes made by dog owners, is to try […]
Today I’ll take a look at some great reasons to train your dog or puppy. Sometimes training can seem like a bit of a big deal. It shouldn’t be that way, but let’s face it, training takes time and we all lead busy lives. It can help to motivate us if we break training down […]
Understanding how dogs and puppies learn will give you the power to train and control your best friend. We need to control our dogs because while friendship is important a well behaved dog is a happy dog Happily, we now know a great deal about how dogs learn and how to improve any puppy’s behavior using simple […]
Is your dog sometimes so excited that he just can’t respond to you, or even hear you? If so, the chances are he is ‘over the threshold’. Let’s find out what that means, and how to help him! We’ll look at how to bring an over excited dog back into a state where he is […]
Dogs are impulsive creatures. They have no reason not to be. Yet much of the behavior of a well-mannered dog, is down to impulse control. The ability to choose one course of behavior over another. To pick the actions preferred by you, over the actions he would clearly rather choose for himself. Why impulse control is important […]
We all need motivation. I need motivation to get up in the morning, motivation to clean the house, to write, or answer work emails, motivation to exercise and so on. We all do. In fact motivation is an absolute requirement for survival. Without it, we would do nothing at all. In this article, we’re going […]