Category: Behavioral Issues

Dog Obedience Training - Social Needs

Fulfilling Your Dog’s Needs, Part 2: Social Needs

What happens to a dog when its social needs are ignored by its owner?   It is very unfortunate that many dog owners feel that their pets don’t have any other needs, apart from shelter and food. If you are serious about training your dog and keeping your pet happy for years to come, you […]

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Fulfilling your dogs Mental Needs - Obedience Training

Fulfilling Your Dog’s Needs, Part 1: Mental Needs

   What are your dog’s mental needs and how can you respond to them?   Like people, our dogs have different needs that we have to fulfill if we want to keep our pets happy and well-behaved. As you may already know, dogs aren’t terribly difficult to care for.   In fact, dogs can be […]

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Behavioural management in Adult Dogs

Why Behavior Management Is Important In Adult Dogs

What should an owner do to maintain his dog’s good behavior patterns? Behavior management in dogs will only bring an owner long-term and permanent success if the following factors are present:   Pack leadership or full time management of a dog’s behavior through the enforcement of boundaries and rules.   Consistent reward and correction to […]

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Obedience Training for Resistance Dogs

Dealing with a Resistant Dog

Why are some dogs resistant to obedience training?   The most common cause of resistance in adult dogs is lack of leadership for most of the dog’s life. If you have seen any of my previous posts on puppies and adolescent dogs, you may have already encountered the concept of “pack leadership.”   Pack leadership […]

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dog obedience human touch

Desensitizing a Dog to Human Touch

  How can you train your dog to tolerate being touched?   As the pack leader, your dog should allow you to touch all parts of its body without running the risk of being nipped or bitten.   This is an extremely important conditioning process because if your dog is averse to being touched, you […]

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Correcting Canine Behaviors

  How can a dog owner begin changing undesirable behaviors in his pet?   Obedience training is not just about teaching your dog to respond to basic commands like “stand” or “come.” Genuine obedience training also focuses on remedying negative behaviors that may be causing your dog to become troublesome to be with at home. […]

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