Positive puppy training is hugely popular now. But does positive dog training really work, and what is the best way to go about it? Author, Pippa Mattinson, takes a look We would all like to train our dogs using kindly methods if they worked. But many people worry that puppies who are trained with modern so-called […]
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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!
If you would like to know how to teach a dog to jump over obstacles or through hoops, or even in and out of the car, you’ve come to the right place. CONTENTS How high can a dog jump How far can dogs jump Why teach your dog to jump Can […]
In this article we are going to answer the question ‘what is counter conditioning’, and take a look at how we can use it to help our dogs overcome their fears. We all have things we don’t like, things that make us feel uncomfortable. Even scared. Dogs are no different. But what kinds of things are […]
Many of the things we teach our dogs are quite complex. But some are very simple. A touch, a turn, a jump – these are all simple ‘units’ of behavior. In training, the dog is often rewarded after each of these individual behaviors. In this article we will compare these simple steps with the complex […]
A collection of free dog training guides from best selling author Pippa Mattinson, including clear and detailed dog training lessons and exercises. TRAINING YOUR DOG Puppy Training Basic Obedience Improving Dog Behavior Your Training Skills Dog Training Tricks Pippa shares her forty years of experience in working with dogs, with her easy-to-follow dog training instructions and her […]
Best selling author Pippa Mattinson brings you a fantastic library of free articles to help you build a great relationship with your dog. UNDERSTANDING YOUR DOG How dog training works Dog training terms and techniques How to motivate your dog The stages in dog training Dealing with disobedience Getting help with dog training This is […]
Today’s article looks at the move away from traditional dog training and towards modern training methods. Traditional dog trainers are often bemused by the enthusiasm for modern, science based methods. They struggle to see the point. Their old methods work. They really do. So why is everyone in such a rush to change? Not to […]
Dog training videos are not just fun, they are really helpful too. Pippa has chosen a great selection here for you today. Dog training does require some basic knowledge, and reading up on the theory is important. But dog training is also a practical process. There is only so much you can learn from the […]
In this article Pippa answers the question “how does clicker training work” and shows you what to do when clicker training doesn’t work for your dog. There is quite a bit of confusion over clicker training. How clicker training works, where it comes from, when to use it and how. I hope to clear that up […]
Today’s article shows you three different but equally effective ways, to get your dog to lay down. You can choose the method which appeals to you most, they all work. My dog won’t lay down! If you are struggling a bit with the ‘down’ command, you are not alone. Teaching ‘down’ is not quite as […]