This can be one of the more difficult commands in dog obedience training. Why? Because the position is a submissive posture. You can help by keeping training positive and relaxed, particularly with fearful or anxious dogs.
It is best to start the basic obedience routine after you and your dog have had a chance to bond. Obedience alone doesn’t solve all behavior problems, but it is the foundation for solving just about any problem.
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Hey I have a 7 month old male lab retriever, I have tried and tried to teach him obedience but with no luck he just doesn’t do it. He is very energetic as would all puppies be, but he seems to me to have a lack of respect and basically just runs rings round me. Out walking he pulls, he runs after everything! Birds, leaves, people, dogs, any vehicle, heck even if the wind blows the grass he tries to catch it… He’s awful when someone passes, if he sees another dog he goes completely nuts and will stop at nothing to get to them.. To the point of knocking me down or biting for restraining him. I’ve tried averting his attention but that definitely doesn’t work… He knocks over the kids and pulls on their tops. He jumps up and he bits a lot, I thought this was mouthing but lancer son entreprise time you put your hand out to pet him he tries to snap it. He has excited urination which has been a challenge to get over but we have managed that (sort of)…before we got him a read a tone of books and researched a lot on training but it’s just not worked… Is it me? I don’t believe harsh punishment works, plenty praise and plenty love and affection but when your bitten or nipped on the legs every time your back is to him, he tears into possessions and just runs a mockery I’m at my wits end! HELP!!!
If your toddler was repeatedly sticking her fingers into open electrical outlets, what would you do? Would you sit her down and try to explain why that’s not a good idea? Would you smack her every time she did it? Nope, you’d probably buy some outlet covers. Voilà! Problem solved. Prevention is sometimes the best solution. When training a dog, the easiest way to deal with a behavior problem might be to simply prevent the undesired behavior from happening. If your dog raids the kitchen trash can, you could spend weeks training a perfect down-stay in another room-or you could move the trash can to a place where your dog can’t get to it. Prevention is also important if you’re trying to train your dog to do one thing instead of another. For example, if you want to house train your dog, she’ll learn fastest if you use a crate to prevent her from making mistakes inside while you focus on training her to eliminate outside.
Be patient Training your dog will take time and effort-but it can be a great deal of fun for you and for her. And your hard work will pay off. With patience and persistence, you and your dog can accomplish great things.
One of the most endearing qualities of Labrador Retrievers is that they remain very puppy-like long after they’ve reached adulthood. The downside is that their energy level and tendency to get into mischief continues well into adulthood as well. Therefore, it pays to have behavior management tools handy. Some management tools to keep in mind:
The puppy is getting overexcited. Immediately when the puppy starts to bite, stop putting the collar on and walk away. Let him calm down, then try again. You can also add a firm “No”, before you leave, which offers him the chance to calm down first. Leave plenty of time when going out, so you don’t feel pressured into giving in. Eventually, the puppy will learn the fastest way to get his collar on is to be good.
It is up to us, (dog guardians) to take the time, and make the effort to spend quality time getting to know our dog companions through education, practice and patience. Knowledge, experience and developing a personal relationship with our dogs through training will build the trust that is needed for success. With a step-by-step approach, people can learn simple positive safe methods to communicate with their dogs in a way in which dogs understand.
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I’ve been training dogs and horses since we moved to Tennessee when I was in 4th grade. I was self taught in my animal training adventures – meaning lots of trial and error – until after I graduated with a B.S. in Psychology in 2007 from The University of the South. My first job after college was working on a horse breeding farm where I studied several professional methods of horse training to train the young ones up in the manner desired by our clients.
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Take safety precautions if your puppy bites. If you’re starting a training program with the help of a qualified trainer, consider muzzling your puppy with a basket muzzle. Your puppy will quickly learn to stop nipping or biting with the help of the muzzle, but muzzling is not recommended if you don’t have a clear understanding of the training approach and goals. If the muzzle isn’t introduced and used properly, your puppy can actually become more dangerous to people, especially those trying to put the muzzle on the puppy.
Equipment — Buckle collar (instructors will discuss other types of training collars and help make collar selection best suited to handler/dog). Six-foot leash (of cotton web, nylon web, or leather is recommended and 1/2 or 5/8 inch width is easiest to handle). No chain leashes or harnesses. Halti type head collars are permissible.
Just read all you can, learn all you can and get going! Start with simple sit, down and stay training, add duration, distance and distractions, progress slowly from there with any new tricks you’d like to add. Have a read of the articles in the training section (linked to in the menu at top of the page) and also check out some other sites. Youtube can also be a great resource, try searching for ‘Kikopup’ on there, she has a wealth of great video tutorials you could learn from.
Once you’ve assumed your role as pack leader, all you will need is consistency and the natural techniques taught by Bark Busters to reinforce and strengthen the bond between you and your dog. Bark Busters dog trainers can show you how to transform a “problem dog” into a happy lifelong buddy…
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If you’re going to have a Labrador live in your home, there’s little need for me to describe just how important it is to train them to eliminate outside, or a very specific designated bathroom spot inside. You simply can’t have them urinating or defecating anywhere they please.
I have a 10 month old large breed puppy. (70 lb) Unfortunately during the crucial puppy training period I had shoulder surgery. This led to some unwanted behavior like jumping and pulling on the lea…sh.