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Like parents with children, dog owners sometimes face conflicting emotions. I’ve identified the need to address some of the feelings commonly faced by dog owners and offer some strategies to help deal with difficult challenges you could face with your dog. There are more issues than what is covered here, but the following are the most common and they are all interconnected. Read more...
We all want our dogs to respond reliably to our commands. Not only for our convenience, but for the dog’s own safety, as well as the safety of others. Unfortunately, our dogs will often turn a deaf ear to our request and ignore us. However, there are ways to overcome this problem. Read more...
Tips on Using Rewards for Training
Exchanging food for behaviour is at the heart of understanding training our dogs with positive reinforcement. Food drive and a willingness to work for food is present when anxiety is absent. Relaxed and happy dogs eat whereas many stressed dogs have supressed appetites.
The quickest and easiest way to fast track teaching exercises and reinforcing good manners is to use really good treats when your dog makes a right choice. Fresh cooked liver, roast beef, chicken, polony, sausages, frankfurts, other delicious fresh meats, cheese etc, are high end food treats. Read more...
Teaching Your Dog Bite Inhibition
Puppies and some older dogs are unaware of the strength of their bite. They do not come hard-wired with the knowledge that biting can cause pain. They need to learn to use their mouths, to interact with us and other dogs without inflicting pain.
Here are some of the tools that can help train your puppy to moderate its bite pressure. Read more...