Pet Training 101; learn how to teach your dog or cat everything from the essential commands to party tricks.
Training a Shelter Dog
It is important as a volunteer trainer, and a participant of this event, that you become familiar with the basics of where behavior comes from.
Intro to Training Your Service Dog
Here are tips for training your dog. Pack Leader The single utmost item of importance is asserting your dominance. You are the pack leader. It is not a give and take relationship, and your word is law. You are a leader! But what makes a good leader, and do you have what it takes to make a good PACK LEADER?
Puppy Parent: What They Didn't Tell You About Bringing Home a Puppy
I'm going to share with you some lessons and experiences I've learned from being a first-time puppy parent. Adoption Night
Top 10 Things to Know BEFORE Obtaining a Service Animal
Here's what I wish I knew before I began the process. 1). Be prepared for the unexpected. The milestones of learning basic commands and obedience training to commands and tasks, are heart warming and sometimes frustrating. If you do not have a lot of patience or time, a program service dog where the training is already done and you just need to match up to the right dog and pay up, may be in yours, and your new K-9 pal's, best interest.
How To Train Your Dog
Here are some of my thoughts and experiences of training dogs over the years. Obedience: The first thing you have to do is get the dog to pay attention to you. If its attention is all over the place, it will be next to impossible to train it.
Working breeds, they're bred to work. Well, just like humans, working dogs tend to go a bit stir crazy if cooped up too long which is totally normal. For this reason we tend to take our dogs for 1-2 walks a day, and a good run playing a game of fetch.
Large Dog Training Tips
When you have a large dog, training can make all the difference between having a wonderful companion and having the pet from hell. Large dogs that are untrained can pose a serious safety threat to other pets, small children, or even their owners. They also tend to be much more destructive than a small dog that isn't very trained.
He Can't Hear You
I never know what to expect when I receive a text saying "We have a new family member." Growing up this could mean I could come home to anything. Kittens, puppies, horses, pygmy goats, a grumpy old donkey, rocks with faces painted on them, chickens, a step-sibling or two...I mean anything.
Inappropriate Punishments: The Surefire Way to Confuse Your Dog
In dog training, timing of rewards is very important. Timing of punishments or corrections is vital. If you don’t know when your dog chewed up grannies wig or peed on the rug, don’t punish. Just make sure your dog isn't able to repeat it again. And remember that dogs have no notion of “expense” so many owners turn their dogs into shelters because they chewed up their brand new one-thousand-pound sofa. They don’t know or care how much things cost! It doesn't matter how many times you wave your credit card bill in front of their face, they don't care. They were bored, they needed something to chew, your shoes were handy.
Classical Conditioning - The Simple Guide
Classical conditioning. It can be overwhelming to someone who thinks training dogs is all about yelling at them when they're bad and giving them tasty stuff when they're good.
My Dog Won't Come Back
As a dog owner, I like a lot of dog-related pages on Facebook. So many in fact, that images of Collies and other breeds drown out posts from human friends (not that I mind - I don't really need to know about your recent horrific stomach bug).
Life Hacks Every Dog Owner Needs to Know
Dogs are like babies... furry, little babies that need tons of care. Here are some helpful tips for you and your best friend.