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 … [Read more...]
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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!
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 … [Read more...]
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 … [Read more...]
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 … [Read more...]
People often say “What should I teach my dog first?” 'Sit' and 'Come' are popular choices. But hand targeting dog training can be a great choice too. Teaching your dog to touch your hand with his … [Read more...]
Are you looking for ideas for some extra or fun training exercises with your dog? Then Teach Your Dog To Spin is a great place to start. At first glance, teaching a dog to turn in a circle may seem … [Read more...]
One of the biggest sources of confusion for many people when it comes to training their dog, is which style or method of dog training to use. CONTENTS Traditional dog training Modern dog … [Read more...]
A lot of the questions people send me start with this sentence: “My dog is really good except when there are people around” Or “My puppy is very obedient until other dogs come along” Or – a … [Read more...]
Dog training discs and rattle bottles were once quite popular ways of correcting unwanted behavior in pet dogs. Along with pet correctors which squirt compressed air. In this article we’re going … [Read more...]
All dogs find it harder to be obedient when there are distractions around. Dog distraction training is all about teaching a dog to be obedient no matter what is going on around him. It is a great … [Read more...]