Nearly every week someone says to me “Training with food is all very well, but what do you do when food doesn’t work?” And you know, they have a point! What happens in situations when training … [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!
Why do so many people use food to train dogs? Have they forgotten how to train without it. Is training with treats really necessary? That's what we are going to look at today! When I was a child … [Read more...]
We communicate with dogs using signals. Sometimes we make these signals with our body or voice, a gesture or a word. [wp_ad_camp_5]But sometimes we use a mechanical device like a whistle, or a … [Read more...]
Find out what 'event markers' are and how modern dog trainers use them to help their dogs learn faster and more efficiently What does a dog trainer's event marker do? An event marker identifies, or … [Read more...]
People often worry about making their dogs or puppies fat with training treats. In this article we look at training with good food as rewards, and at how you can use your dog's actual meals as … [Read more...]
Today we are going to look at how to choose the best rewards to help you train your puppy or dog. And at how to use those rewards effectively. It isn’t complicated, but it is important that you … [Read more...]
Today we look at the difference between modern and traditional dog training and ask if today's gentle methods really work. [wp_ad_camp_5]Modern dog training methods and techniques are very … [Read more...]
Discover the truth about dominance and its relevance to dog training. Let's take a look at the evidence [wp_ad_camp_5]People sometimes ask me why I disagree with trying to train or manage dogs … [Read more...]
Most people attend puppy school or dog training classes on a weekly visit basis. But it is possible to send your puppy or older dog away for residential training with a professional … [Read more...]
Let's find out how to reinforce your pet's good behavior and learn how effective modern dog training works! Recently I wrote about punishment and its role and use in dog training. Times have … [Read more...]