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Training your puppy – start by winning his respect and confidence

Training-your-puppy

The basis of training any animal is winning its trust, confidence and respect.  True training cannot begin until the animal has accepted you as its leader, respects you and entrusted you with his or her confidence. The mistake many puppy owners make is mistaking love and affection for respect and confidence.  While it is certainly important to love your new ... Read More »

Teaching your puppy proper socialization skills

Teaching your puppy proper socialization skills

Teaching a puppy or a dog proper socialization skills is vital to the safety of both your dog and other dogs and people with whom he comes into contact. A properly socialized dog is a happy dog, and a joy to be around for both humans and animals. A poorly socialized dog, or one with no socialization at all, is ... Read More »

House training your dog

House training your dog

House training is one of the most important elements of creating a well trained dog and trusted family member. Problems with house training and similar issues are the number one reason that dogs are surrendered to shelters, so properly house training your dog can literally save his or her life. House training a puppy does not need to be difficult, ... Read More »

Training your new puppy to accept the collar and lead

Training your new puppy to accept the collar and lead

Walking on a collar and lead is an important skill that every dog must learn.  Even the best trained dog should never be taken outside the home or yard without a sturdy collar and leash.  Even if your dog is trained perfectly to go off lead, accidents and distractions do happen, and a collar, with proper identification attached, is the ... Read More »

Dog training basics – Training the new puppy

Training the new puppy

Bringing home a new puppy is always an exciting time for the entire family. Getting that new puppy off the right start with proper training is very important to making that puppy a valued member of his human family.  There are a number of talents that every new puppy must master, including going up and down the stairs, and how ... Read More »

Training your puppy – Eliminating biting behaviors

Eliminating biting behaviors

Bringing home a new puppy is always an exciting time.  Introducing the new puppy to the family should be fun for both yourself and your puppy.  One of the first challenges, however, to the excitement of the new puppy, is curbing inappropriate puppy behaviors. Preventing biting and mouthing Biting and mouthing is a common activity for many young puppies and ... Read More »

Dog training – Dealing with house training issues

Dealing with house training issues

The best house training uses the dogs own instincts to avoid soiling its bed to train the dog where and where not to eliminate.  That is the basis behind crate training, in which the dog is confined to its crate in the absence of the owner, and den training, in which the dog is confined to a small area of ... Read More »

Dog training – House training your dog

Dog training - house training your dog

House training is one of the most important parts of training any dog to be a valued part of the family.  As with many other aspects of dog training, the best way to house train a dog is to use the dog’s own nature to your benefit. The great thing about dogs, and the thing that can make house training ... Read More »

Dog training with a training collar or choke collar

Dog training with a training collar or choke collar

The basic dog training collar goes by many names, including choke collar, choke chain, training collar, correction collar and slip collar.  These training collars are among the most popular and most commonly used tools with both amateur and professional dog trainers. While a training collar is an effective tool, like any tool it must be used properly in order to ... Read More »

Dog training with a head collar

Dog training with a head collar

The head collar has become an increasingly popular dog training tool in the past couple of years.  Two of the most well known brands of head collar on the market are the Gentle Leader and the Halti, but there are many other brands that incorporate the basic head collar concept. Many people find the Gentle Leader easier to fit that ... Read More »