The Importance Of Basic Dog Commands

dog trainingBasic dog commands are essential to every canine’s education.  Even if they learn nothing else, fundamental obedience is required to give you control, provide them with direction and to teach them that you are the pack leader.  A canine that lacks this type of training can develop serious behavioural problems, such as possessiveness of objects, food and people and aggression.  An untrained pet will not listen to you and can cause serious problems within your home and in public.

What are basic dog commands?  Read more

How To Stop Common Dog Problems

dog barkingIf you are experiencing problems with your pet you probably want stop common dog problems.  Canine behavioral issues, such as aggression, excessive barking, biting, chewing, jumping up, etc., can be very annoying, destructive and even dangerous.  These bad habits can create a very unpleasant pooch that is disliked by your visitors and neighbors and can make your home life a misery.

The best way to stop common dog problems is to prevent Read more

Recall Training – Teach Your Dog To Come Every Time You Call

Recall training is a about giving acommand to a dog so he will come to you when you call him.  It is advanced training that your pet should learn.  Here are the steps you need to take to effectively teach him this skill:

Step 1
– Take your dog’s favorite small food – and a clicker device if you use this training technique – into a quiet room with few distractions.  You’ll want to make sure that the space you choose is large enough so that you can take several steps away Read more

More Advanced Obedience Training

Teaching your dog basic obedience is the perfect beginning to his education, but more advanced obedience training is required to improve his skills and so you can do more with him.    After all, a dog that is extremely well behaved, and can be trusted to obey on command, is a welcome member of your community and can be taken just about anywhere, even without a leash.

However, you might be wondering, what more advanced obedience training should you teach your pooch and how far should you take his learning?  Read more

7 Great Puppy Training Tips

leashDogs need an early education for proper development, so you might find puppy training tips useful in your endeavor to raise a dog that is happy, healthy, obedient and friendly.  This is especially true if you are a first time owner.

What you need to understand is that teaching a pup is not difficult, cruel or a waste of your time.  Just like children, what they learn in the beginning stages in their life influences the overall personality that they will exhibit when they are fully grown.  Therefore, following the right puppy training tips can make a positive impact on how you approach training and how well it is accepted by your pet. Read more

The Do’s and Don’ts Of How To Train A Dog

How to train a dog and how not to, are important lessons that every trainer needs to learn.  Knowing what should be avoided is just as important as understanding what is necessary, especially since it is so easy to make mistakes and unintentionally reinforce negative behaviors.

The following is a breakdown of how to train a dog Do’s and Don’ts:


  • Be consistent – teach a lesson using the same technique, verbal instruction and hand signal every time.
  • Be patient – Take training slow and wait for your dog’s comprehension.
  • Teach one command at a time – More than one can create confusion. Read more

Understanding Dog Behavior Modification

Dog behavior modification is what is required if you want to resolve negative behavioral reactions, such as aggression, possessiveness and fear in canines.  Obedience training cannot help rectify the problems because commands are designed to control your pooch, they do not address the underlying reasons for the issues your pet is experiencing.

For instance, if your canine is acting aggressively you can use a command to call him off but having him sit or lie down isn’t going to stop his aggression or remove the fear he feels.  Only through a dog behavior modification program will you be able to eventually help your companion overcome his psychological struggle and Read more

Successful Dog Obedience Training

Dog obedience training is a necessary part of a dog’s development.  They need to be taught certain commands to encourage good and healthy behavior, as well as to keep them safe and for the safety of other people and pets that associate with them.  Moreover, the act of teaching your companion provides you with a bonding experience and enables you to strengthen your control over your animal.

Sit, Come, Down, Stay, Wait, Heel, Stand and Off, are just some of the basic instructions that are part of dog obedience training.  Each of these commands has their own purpose and will prove useful at some point in the various situations that you experience Read more

3 Important Dog Obedience Training Techniques

dog on leashDiverse dog training techniques exist because not every canine learns the same way and not every owner likes to teach using the same method.  What you train your dog to do and how you instruct them to do it are two different things.  The “what” aspect is the command (I.E. Sit, Stay, Come, etc.).  The “how” factor is the technique utilized to enforce the commands.

Although there are a variety of dog training techniques, the following are a few of the common systems used:

Reward training – The object is rewarding you pooch with a treat and praise for a job well done.  When he performs as you want him to, you give him a Read more

Basic Dog Training – The 3 Vital Elements

Basic dog training is not difficult to implement and is something that you need to begin teaching your pooch as soon as you welcome him into your home.   However, the fundamentals of instructing your pet is more than just having him learn a few choice commands.  It’s a matter of obedience and making him understand and follow your rules.

The following three elements make up basic dog training:

1.    House breaking – Right from the start your puppy needs to realize Read more

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