Tag: Puppy training

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 […]

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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 […]

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Puppy Obedience Training, Part 3: Pack Leadership

Why is pack leadership necessary?   Pack leadership is essential to obedience training, especially during puppyhood. It is during this time that your young dog is learning about the world and how it works. Some people say that the idea of becoming a pack leader sounds excessive because they believe that dogs need friends, not […]

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Puppy Obedience Training, Part 2: Common Problems

What are the common issues encountered while teaching/training puppies? If you want a well-behaved adult dog in the future, you have to start teaching your puppy now.   Puppies may not be as mature and mentally developed as adult dogs but this doesn’t mean that they are unteachable. Puppies younger than five months can be […]

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