Dogs can be trained to carry out quite complex tasks. But how do you begin to teach a dog to complete a ‘dance’ routine, or to unload a washing machine for his disabled owner. How are dogs taught to ‘act’ in films, play dead, hide in tiny spaces, or place objects into containers. In many […]
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This article is a resource for people that own a spaniel from working lines. It is especially for those that are struggling to manage their young dogs. I receive a lot of emails and questions about problems, mainly behavioral problems, with working bred spaniels. These are spaniels that have been bred for many generations specifically […]
Today’s article is all about your biting puppy. We’ll look at why puppies bite, and at how to stop your puppy biting, as fast as possible. HELPFUL LINKS Why Do Puppies Bite My Puppy Bites Hard Growling & Biting Is My Puppy Aggressive My Puppy Keeps Biting How To Stop Puppy […]
Do you ever get back from spending a good chunk of time training your dog, only to feel like you’ve not really achieved anything? In this article we are going to look at 9 ways to have a better training session with your dog. We spend hours with our dogs, but how many of those […]
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 […]
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 […]