“crate training +basic dog obedience”

Ideally you should give the command phrase once and then use your food to move the puppy into positions. Once the puppy has performed the task, add in verbal praise and an affectionate pat, which are known as secondary reinforcers (see below). If the puppy does not immediately obey on the first command, then you are likely proceeding a little too quickly. If you keep repeating the command, the puppy will learn that several repetitions are acceptable before it needs to obey. Keeping a leash attached can help to gain an immediate response if the puppy does not obey.

Zen Dog Training’s easy-to-learn methods often require little homework, as obedience commands are incorporated into your daily routine. Often a simple change in the dog/human relationship can be enough to stop unwanted behaviors.

The author, Deborah Heiligman, has written a fun book. Tinka is the dog in this book, and believe me, Tinka does everything. Tinka is good, Tinka is bad, Tinka is fun, Tinka is sad, Tinka runs, Tinka suns, Tinka is cool, and Tinka goes to school. When you read this book, you will discover exactly what Tinka does, and believe me, Tinka does everything.

There are a few different models that are used when having a dog work in a school setting.   The majority of this website was built using the model where the school professional is also the handler and the animal works primarily out of the same building.   Copper has additional training beyond basic therapy dog courses that is specific to working in a public school.  He works at the school 3 days a week.  I like this model because I can educate all the people in the building about behavior expectations when Copper is working. I also know the students that Copper works with.  There is more information about this under the How to Get Started tab. 

My method of training Labrador Retrievers includes teaching specific words in specific ways so that your dog not only learns the words but also develops the respectful attitude that makes him happy to obey you. Teach your dog words and he will understand what you say. Teach those words in the right ways and he will actually DO what you say. [read more]

Once your dog consistently moves away from the first treat and gives you eye contact when you say the command, you’re ready to take it up a notch. For this, use two different treats — one that’s just all right and one that’s a particularly good smelling and tasty favorite for your pup.

Help your furry little family member prepare for a new baby. Lessons are tailored to expectant parents. Learn important obedience skills such as “Leave it!,” “Go to your Bed” and how best to introduce your dog to the new baby. We’ll help you create the right environment for success and help your dog and baby become best buddies!

Dog trainers can benefit from the fact their job has potential. With more than 77 million dogs in the U.S., there is an undeniable demand for dog trainers.1 You can stand out from the competition by getting your dog training certification from Animal Behavior College. By graduating from our program, you’ll have extensive knowledge and hand-on training.

3.  I was concerned about dogs beating the shit out of my dog..he’s a lover not a fighter!   He just got bitch slapped by a 12 week old pug at the dog park..man she lancer mon entreprise sassy.  Anyway, I was concerned because some dogs don’t like his smushed face/colorful bow ties and go after him.  I haven’t found any nicks, scabs, or black eyes so that’s always a good sign!

Our Training Camp program is a 14-day Camp that addresses basic obedience, puppy manners, leash work, place training and general manners. The program is open to dogs 5 months and older. It also includes a private transition lesson, and a 4 week follow up group class. (Additional classes are available)

No matter what skill you teach your dog, to be successful the principles are always the same and involve three stages. First, you teach a skill. Then, you proof the skill. Finally, you keep the skill maintained.

I was an hour late to pickup my dog Saturday due to unforeseen circumstances. I apologized and I appreciate everything they do for my dog Blue and I hope they can forgive me for the inconvenience! The…y are great people and my dog Blue loves it there. See More

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