Dog Training Tip of the Day: Dog Cake

Dog Training Tip of the Day: This dog training tip of the day is borrowed from fellow dog trainer, Sean O’Shea with The Good Dog Here is a great analogy about your dog’s behavior The Good Dog tip: Blaming a dog for misbehaving that hasn’t been given rules, structure, and leadership, is like blaming a chocolate cake for not tasting like vanilla. It’s not the cake’s fault, it just tastes like whatever ingredients you baked in. If you’re going to … Read More

Dog Training Tip of the Day: Say what?!

Dog Training Tip of the Day: Say What?!!! Dogs have extremely good hearing! but they also have extremely good selective hearing! Do not allow your dog to pick and choose when they want to listen to you always follow through on your commands.   Command sequence: Get your dog’s attention first by saying their name, Give your dog a command ( wait 3 seconds) If your dog isn’t moving toward the command give correction by saying ” no” and try … Read More

Dog Training Tip of the Day: Do you have your dogs back?

Dog Training Tip of the Day: Do you have your dog’s back? Do they know you will protect them? Do you give them a sense of security? Do you allow unknown dogs to run up into your dog’s space? It’s our job as a leader to set boundaries, rules, and structure into their everyday routine without those important things dogs’  feel insecure and are likely to act out.  Dogs need a leader to tell them right and wrong, help your … Read More

Dog Training Tip of the Day: High Five!

Dog Training Tip of the Day: High five! Do you high five everyone you pass on the streets?? Why should your dog need to greet every dog it passes? Not many dogs do well when it comes to greeting on leash, so please be mindful by not allowing your dog to run up to another dog.

Dog Training Tip of the Day: Puppy eyes!

Dog Training Tip of the Day: Puppy eyes!! don’t fall for it ! Does your dog give you the sad puppy eyes when they don’t want to do something? Do you fall for it ? Do you give in?   If the answer is YES that means your dog is doing a good job of training you.   Don’t fall for the sad eye look!, if they give you the sad puppy look just keep doing whatever you were having … Read More

Dog Training Tip of the Day: Corrections

Dog Training Tip of the Day: Corrections!   By not correcting your dog you are not doing any favors for the dogs, a simple correction could save your dog’s life.  Dogs are pack animals they are looking up to a leader to let them know right and wrong. Corrections should be done that moment the dog is doing something wrong. Corrections should also be emotionless, no need to yell or sound angry. Corrects should done quickly but also don’t forget … Read More

Dog Training Tip of the Day: Dog Come!

Dog Training Tip of the Day: COME!… If your dog can’t come to you on leash why expect them to come when off leash?! Remember do not say “come” unless you can follow through. If your dog is only coming to you when he/she feels like it it is time to re-teach the word come…. back to square one.  

Dog Training Tip of the Day: Never too young!

Dog Training Tip of the Day:  One of the most common questions we get is… ” When can I start training my puppy?”  The minute a puppy joins your household you can start training, introduce their name, house breaking, intro to leash walking, and crate training. Training doesn’t mean just teaching sit, down, come etc. it also is teaching wanted behaviors, like proper greetings, not bolting out the door, barking and nipping inappropriately.  The answer to the question is… NOW! … Read More

Dog Training Tip of the Day: Keep Calm and Train

Dog Training Tip of the Day:  Remember when you are working with your dog it is important to stay calm, if you are feeling frustrated or stressed while working with the dog it can have a negative impact on the dog. If you are feeling frustrated with your dog do a command your dog is really good at and then end the training sessions. End training sessions on a positive note!  

Dog Training Tip of the Day: K.I.S.S

Dog Training Tip of the Day: K.I.S.S   Keep It Simple Stupid.    Dogs are can only understand one or two words at the most, many people try to talk to their dogs like humans.  Remember if you are giving a command use one word phrase and also do not ask your dog  ( ” Do you want to sit?”) if they want to do a command. Keep in mind when training the dog no need to raise your voice, … Read More

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