As a pet owner, you want to ensure that your dog is as happy and healthy as they can possibly be during their lifetime. This would include feeding them the proper foods, ensuring that they have a warm and comfortable place to live and taking them to the veterinarian when necessary. Another factor that cannot… Continue reading What Is Clicker Training?
Author: Tim Shank
Using Positive Reinforcement When Training
Training a dog can be a pleasurable experience and when you use positive training techniques, it is not only pleasurable for you, it is pleasurable for them as well. Along with being an enjoyable experience, it is a very powerful tool that can be used for that purpose. When you do it right, it can… Continue reading Using Positive Reinforcement When Training
How to Get Your Dog’s Attention
There are many benefits to owning a dog and it is a pleasure that most of us would never live without. There are certain things that we do expect, however, and that is not only true of ourselves it is true of our dogs as well. In many families, the dog is started on a… Continue reading How to Get Your Dog’s Attention
Dealing with an Aggressive Dog
Ask any dog owner and they will let you know, there is nothing quite like having a dog by your side. That being said, there are also times when problems occur and it can make it both frustrating and challenging to be a dog owner. Some of those issues may display from a very early… Continue reading Dealing with an Aggressive Dog
Teaching Your Dog to Walk on a Leash
One of the pleasures that many dog owners appreciate is taking the dog with them when they go for a walk. The unfortunate reality for many pet owners, however, is that the dog will quickly be at the end of the leash, pulling with all of this might and practically choking himself just to get… Continue reading Teaching Your Dog to Walk on a Leash
Stop Your Dog from Running Away
There are many benefits to owning a dog including the fact that you have a companion that will be on your side through thick and thin. The problem is that there are times when the dog may have other ideas rather than sticking around by your side. Some dogs just want to run away and… Continue reading Stop Your Dog from Running Away
Teaching Your Dog to Come on Command
When your dog goes through any type of basic obedience classes, regardless of whether they take place in a professional setting or if you are doing them at home, there are going to be different levels of commands. Some are going to be relatively easy, such as teaching a dog to sit or perhaps to… Continue reading Teaching Your Dog to Come on Command
Teaching Your Dog to Stay
When you have a dog in your life, you want to ensure that they are not only obedient, but that they are safe at all times. Sometimes, you may find that it is beneficial both for you and for your dog if they know how to stay on command. This is a part of basic… Continue reading Teaching Your Dog to Stay
Should You Use Treats for Training?
Training a dog in basic obedience can be a real pleasure. It is something that many dog owners use from the time they are quite young, and they teach them basic commands, such as sit, down and stay. Although there are many different methods that can be used for this purpose, one that is used… Continue reading Should You Use Treats for Training?
Teaching Your Dog How to Sit
When you have a new dog in the home, regardless of whether they are a puppy or if they were adopted as an older dog, it’s important for them to be well mannered. Just as you would want any member of your family who was a human to mind their manners, it is also important… Continue reading Teaching Your Dog How to Sit