Tag: obedience training

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 […]

Read more
Sit Command - Dog Obedience

Puppy Obedience Training, Part 1: Setting Boundaries

How can you become the best puppy owner-trainer around?   Puppyhood is one of the most challenging phases of owning a new dog because puppies, like human babies and toddlers, need a lot more love, attention and affection than your average adult dog.   Dog owners who fail to see puppyhood as a crucial time […]

Read more

Teaching a Dog Basic Commands and Skills

  Would you like to discover how you can teach a dog to sit and stay easily?   Teaching a dog for the first time can be a nerve-wracking experience, especially if you have never done it before. There’s always this anxiety that you’re doing some incorrectly because you’re not getting the results that you […]

Read more
Communicate with Your Dog

Expressing to Lead: How to Communicate With Your Dog, Part 2

  How would you like to succeed in training your dog by naturally communicating with it through nonverbal language?   Dog owners have one big collective dream: to one day see that their dogs have become well-behaved, intelligent and responsive animals that are capable of understanding and carrying out important commands.   We humans have […]

Read more
Stay Command - Obedience Training

Expressing to Lead: How to Communicate With Your Dog, Part 1

  How do dogs communicate with its human pack?   Humans are equipped with the ability to utilize three channels of communication: vocal language, verbal language and nonverbal language. We can communicate with our tone of voice, speech rate, word choice and especially through our body language.   Dogs may be incapable of verbal expressions […]

Read more

Transforming Yourself Into a Pack Leader, Part 1

  How can a dog owner become an effective pack leader?   The most challenging part of training a dog is not the training routines themselves, but the requirement that you have to become a natural pack leader to your dog.   Dogs are naturally inclined to follow the example and lead of a pack […]

Read more
Dog Obedience Unique Skills

Having Fun with Unique Dog Skills

  Can dogs be taught unique and useful skills, too?   I get this question a lot from my clients who are often inspired by Hollywood-trained dogs that they see on television and in the movies. Can ordinary pets be trained to do amazing stuff? The answer is yes, if you’re willing to train your […]

Read more

How to Make an Elderly Dog Happy, Part 1: Physical Needs

  How can you continue giving your dog the best care even in its twilight years?   Having a senior dog at home can be a real treat, especially if your dog has been caring and loyal to you and your family for so long. Old dogs are considered the “babies” of many of families […]

Read more
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 […]

Read more
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 […]

Read more