Training

Clicker Training For Dogs

Why should clicker training be implemented for your adult dog? Is it true you cannot teach an old dog new tricks? Absolutely not! The clicker provides the pet parent with an excellent method of teaching your dog any commands or tricks you would like him to know! Is your dog already trained? No problem, the clicker can still be extremely helpful to you! You want your dog to learn how to shake?… Read More…

Car Sickness In Dogs What To Do

What is car sickness in dogs ? How do dogs become car sick? My dog gets car sick, what is the cause? If your dog is becoming sick in the car, this can most likely be caused by motion sickness. Dog car sickness is completely possible and is likely to cause your dog to feel poorly when riding in the car if not treated correctly. Motion sickness in dogs is most often seen in puppies and young dogs.… Read More…

Clicker Training For Puppies

What is clicker training ? Clicker training is a method of training which uses a “click” sound. If the dog gets the “click” sound she has done something right. The clicker is a plastic box which is held in your hand with a metal tongue. When you push the metal tongue, the metal makes a sound. The clicker is a successful method of training. Each time the clicker is pushed, the pet receives a treat.… Read More…

Clicker Training For Cats

Why would you clicker train your cat? Well, there are a number of reasons why a pet parent would like to clicker train their kitten or adult cat! Not only does clicker training your cat help with obedience (house training, litter training, following rules of the house, etc), you can also train your cat to do a number of interesting tricks! Teaching your cat also improves the bond between you, the pet parent, and your furry friend.… Read More…

Litter Box Training Medical Issues

House soiling can be a very frustrating issue. This may lead to you becoming very upset with yourself and/or your cat; however, did you know litter box training is not always a behavioral issue? Litter box training may have to do with medical problems which your cat may be experiencing. Litter Box Training a Cat with Medical IssuesIf your cat is experiencing problems with soiling, you should first check with your veterinarian to rule out any of the following medical problems:… Read More…

Preparing Your Dog For A New Baby

Bringing a baby home is a big change for your dog. Your dog will undergo many new experiences, smells and sounds with the arrival of a new baby. Your dog may become upset or troubled with a new routine and less attention. Before you continue reading, we’ve selected the top ten best family dog breeds for you. Preparing your dog for a new baby will be easy if you follow the tips below!… Read More…

How To Train A Puppy

One of the most common questions pet parents have is often regarding how to train a puppy. What is the best way to go about training your puppy ? What do I need to teach him? There are many topics associated with training a puppy including puppy house training and obedience training. Obedience Training your PuppyOverall, obedience training is the number one topic when it comes to how to train a puppy.… Read More…

How To Stop Dogs From Jumping On People

Does your dog have a problem with jumping up on people? Why do you think this is? Well, dogs naturally jump up on people because they are trying to greet you. You are often much taller than them and jumping up is their way to “getting on your level.” They often just want to get your attention. How do you stop dogs from jumping, though? Tips on How to Stop Dogs from Jumping Your Dog Jumps?… Read More…

How To Train An Aggressive Dog

Aggression problems in dogs are a very common topic for pet parents. The majority of cases for behavior specialists revolve around dog aggression. This is because aggression can apply to a wide range of behaviors. Dogs may become aggressive if they are defending their territory, guarding their offspring, protecting themselves or for many other reasons. Signs of Aggression in DogsYou can tell if your dog is being aggressive using the signs that accompany dog aggression.… Read More…

Introducing A New Dog To Your Dog

Many dog owners often have more than one dog. Adding another dog to your household often provides your current dog with a companion. This can significantly improve the life of your dog. There are often complications with introducing a new dog to your dog in the beginning, though. The First Day of Introducing a New Dog to Your Dog Introducing a new dog to your dog can be complicated on the first day.… Read More…

How To Introduce A Kitten To A Dog

Pet parents often question how to introduce a kitten to a dog. Prior to introducing your kitten to your dog, you should make sure there are places for the kitten to hide if she is not ready to meet your dog as of yet. You should give your kitten a place to hide; then within a few days, you will likely see your kitten coming out to meet your dog once she feels comfortable with the house.… Read More…

Introducing A New Dog To A Cat

Despite what you see on television for humor, most dogs and cats actually get along pretty well. Those dogs who have lived with cats their entire lives are especially likely to get along extremely well with cats. Dogs who have never lived with a cat or been around a cat; however, are likely to attempt to play or “bat” the cat in an effort to get him to play. Of course, as we know, cats often do not enjoy playing with dogs and can become upset quickly.… Read More…

Dog Training Tools

When you are training your dog or puppy, the dog training tools you have available can make a significant difference. Dog training tools can make training your dog or puppy significantly easier for you and smoother for your furry companion. If you are like most pet parents, you walk through the training isle and are baffled by the large number of training tools for dogs available for you. A number of questions may scan through your mind.… Read More…

Dog Commands

The most important dog commands you, the pet parent, would like your dog to know are often “sit” and “stay.” These dog training commands are often simple to teach your furry friend. Dogs may be more difficult to train than puppies, as expected. Adult dogs can easily learn these dog commands as well, though. Following simple steps can assist you in teaching these dog commands to your dog or puppy.… Read More…

Dog Obedience Training

When you hear dog obedience training, you often think of the dog following simple commands given by his leader. Obedience training though can range from basic training to high level training such as that found in American Kennel Club training. Dog obedience training is an on-going process and requires a significant amount of time to be spent with the dog. Many pet parents enroll their dogs in some type of obedience training as puppies.… Read More…

How To Stop A Puppy From Biting Hands

A common topic regarding puppies often involves how to stop a puppy from biting hands. Puppies often display a behavior known as “mouthing”. Mouthing is when a puppy approaches someone or something and softly nips them. Mouthing is often playful and is not a painful bite. When learning how to stop a puppy from biting hands, there are several approaches which can be taken: Preventing Mouthing in PuppiesPreventing mouthing behavior is fairly simple and you can get rid of the behavior quickly.… Read More…

Pit Bull Training

Pit bulls have been labeled as vicious and aggressive beasts. Any dog can exhibit these behaviors; however, due to this breed’s strength they are often chosen for dog fight arenas and therefore have a bad name. There are many misconceptions about the pit bull. In reality, however, a pit bull that is properly trained and socialized early in its life is a loyal and loving family companion. Understanding how to train your pitbull is an essential part of raising a dog that is obedient and trustworthy.… Read More…

Cool Tricks To Teach Your Dog

Once your dog has mastered the execution ofbasic obedience commands, such as sit, down, stay and come, you have the starting points for a variety of cool tricks to teach your dog. Understanding how to teach your dog tricks requires little more than patience, practice and a handful of tasty treats. How to Teach Your Dog Tricks Dog treats are your friend. They are the bribery to motivate the dog to learn and perform a trick.… Read More…

K 9 Dog Training

Most commonly, when you hear of K-9 Dog Training, this involves canine police training. Have you ever seen the police cars with K-9 on the side? This is because they have a partner; most often a German Shepherd partner, riding with them protecting the community. K-9 Dog Training: Obedience TrainingThe foundation of a K-9 Dog Training program is obedience training. Just as in other training organizations, dogs in a K-9 Dog Training program are taught commands such as stay, down, heel and sit.… Read More…

Search And Rescue Training

Search and Rescue Dog Training, also referred to as SAR training, is an extensive training provided to your dog. An SAR dog, when watched performing his duties, is an incredible sight! The dog, if well-trained, has the ability to maneuver any obstacle with grace and elegance. Rescue and Search Dog Training requires a significant amount of time and effort spent by both the trainer and the dog. Dog Breeds Suited for Search and Rescue Dog TrainingAlthough theoretically many dog breeds could be suitable for Search and Rescue Dog Training, there are some dogs which are more suitable than others due to their innate ability for stamina, endurance, drive, confidence, intelligence level and willingness to learn.… Read More…

How To Stop Your Dog From Pulling On A Leash

Dogs do not naturally understand how to walk properly on a leash. As such, they must be taught this behavior. They do not understand they should not fall behind or pull the leash to get ahead. For some dogs, teaching them not to pull on a leash is simple. For others, this task is fairly difficult to learn. Leashes do not permit dogs to exhibit natural behavior which is the reason for it sometimes being difficult.… Read More…

How To Train A Dog To Walk On A Leash

When it comes to training a dog, one of the first training steps involves how to train a dog to walk on a leash. Some dogs are fairly easy to train to walk on a leash whereas others are incredibly difficult. What is the key to training a dog to walk on a leash in any case? Patience! Patience is key when training a dog in any aspect. Remembering walking on a leash is not natural for your dog can assist you with patience with your furry companion.… Read More…

How To Stop Excessive Urination In Dogs

In the world of veterinary medicine, excessive urination in dogs is also known as polyuria. This is often not a serious medical condition ; however, it is crucial to take your dog to the veterinarian immediately if you notice a sudden increase in urine as it may indicate renal failure in your dog. Causes of Polyuria Excessive urination in dogs, polyuria, can be due to a number of reasons including diabetes, problems with the adrenal gland, tumors or thyroid disorder.… Read More…

How To Train A Cat To Walk On A Leash

Walking your cat on a leash can open up opportunities for you and your feline friend to bond safely as you revel in the sights, sound and scents that nature has to offer. Acclimating your cat to the notion of strutting on a leash in the great wide open of outdoors must be pursued gradually to gain your cat’s acceptance and to ensure your cat’s safety. Smart Shopper SelectionThe first step in understanding how to train a cat to walk on a leash is to familiarize yourself with the safest necessary accessories.… Read More…

Dog Agility

As some may know, dog agility is a big topic in the pet field. Even if you have never heard of dog agility, you have most likely seen or heard of a dog agility contest. A dog agility contest is designed to test the relationship between the dog and the dog handler. The dog agility contest is an athletic contest which requires a significant amount of teamwork and training. Agility is an excellent way to bond with your dog as well.… Read More…

Dog Training Collars

Dog training collars have been proven to be extremely effective in a number of situations including behavior problems, basic and advanced training. These are often recommended as a last resort; however, as they do provide a negative impact on your dog to assist in learning the desired behavior. Remote Dog Training Collars: What They Are Remote dog training collars allow you to reinforce desirable behaviors in your dog and prevent undesired behaviors.… Read More…

Puppy Mouthing And Biting

Puppies often spend a significant amount of their time investigating the world around them; this often includes mouthing and chewing on items. When puppies play with their pet parent, they may bite, chew or mouth on their pet parent’s hands. This puppy mouthing behavior is often seen as cute when the dog is a puppy; however, once they become older the pet parent no longer wants them to exhibit this behavior.… Read More…

Shock Collars For Dogs To Use Or Not To Use

Shock collars for dogs are very highly debated in the pet community. Most pet parents have considered this as an option while training, though. There are pros and cons to using a shock collar while training. Essentially, it is the pet owner’s decision whether or not they agree with the use of a shock collar. Shock CollarsThe shock collar is not designed to punish the dog but rather to be used to deter the dog from an undesired behavior.… Read More…

Puppy Obedience Training Donts And Must Dos

Your puppy sees everything as a game so, how do you get him to understand the information you are trying to convey. Of course! You need to keep him as stimulated as possible to maintain his interest! Following the tips below will assist you in training your little furry friend! Obedience Training: CommandsSince your puppy’s attention span, puppy obedience training can be frustrating and difficult at times. To maintain your puppy’s interest, you should try each command for only five minutes or so.… Read More…

The Best Dog Training Tips

Do you bring your pet to dog training school ? Training your dog can be extremely frustrating at times. This article will explain several dog training tips which will assist you in the process of training. Not only should these training tips be followed throughout the initial training stage but throughout your dog’s life. Listen to your dog!Effective and clear communication between you and your dog is absolutely crucial not only while beginning the training process but throughout the duration of your dog’s life.… Read More…

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