Small group classes and private instruction are offered in puppy socialization, kitten socialization, family manners, dog agility, canine freestyle, therapy dog preparation, rally, tracking, Canine Good Citizen, and preparing your pets for your new baby. Behavior modification consultations are available at our facility or in your home.
Picked up this book on sale from Amazon for my 2 year old niece. She loves this book (albeit not as much as her Hello Kitty tea party book) and is beginning to attempt to read some words! It does keep her attention for a little and I’d like to say she picks it up once or twice a day to look through it.
Since 1997, Canine Dimensions certified in-home dog trainers have been helping “out of control” dogs become polite and well mannered. We train your dog in your home, for fast results. We are recommended by veterinarians, animal shelters, breeders, rescues and by both of the nation’s top dog training associations – the Association of Professional Dog Trainers and the International Association of Canine Professionals.
When duck hunting, wait until you have several ducks on the water before you send your pup to retrieve. Unless wind or current is carrying off the ducks, it won’t hurt them to float for a half hour. If you are shooting doves, pick up the short, easy ones yourself. Let your pup sit for 10-15 minutes before he is sent for the difficult retrieves. The exception, of course, is the crippled bird, for which you must send the pup quickly to reduce the odds of escape.
By sticking to your training, being consistent and sticking to routines…and that’s key…he will eventually come out of growing pains and adolescence into an adult dog with ingrained training and learning that he will settle into and hopefully be a well mannered, well-behaved joy for you to marvel at and enjoy for the best part or more of another decade.
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Puppies want to please. Reward-based training methods are effective because when a puppy does good, he is praised. This makes him keen to repeat the behavior, in order to get more adoration (or a treat or a game with a toy). This is especially true for Labradors, who are very loving dogs that thrive on the approval of their owners.
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.
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]
RD is amazing! We had two sessions at my home and after the first one, my 10 month old rescue pup was no longer afraid to get in and ride in the car, or go on walks. She taught me how to speak dog and… be the alpha so my pup can feel confident and secure with me. We are still working on separation anxiety, but all of RDs advice has been successful so far. She is definitely a dog whisperer. I’d recommend her to anyone! See More
Jumping up, pulling on the lead, biting, mouthing, nipping, inappropriate toileting, aggression towards dogs, food aggression, aggression towards family members, pack aggression, stranger aggression, fear aggression, inattentiveness (dogs that won’t listen), poor recall (dogs that won’t come back when called), destructive behaviors, chasing cats, squirrels, horses and livestock, over exuberance, nuisance barking, crying, yelping, howling, separation anxiety, digging, escaping, chewing, hyperactivity, item obsession, phobias or general disobedience.
Rich J. said “we were referred by a critical friend who uses this place regularly for boarding and some day care- these folks are into it-organized and seem to love their work- My dog came home happy and was definitely…” read more
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RD was absolutely fabulous with my dog Goose (and I). Within an hour of time together she had helped correct unwanted behavior and life was looking soooo much less stressful again! The plus side was that she taught us how to communicate, consider our energy and no treats ouvrir un site marchand needed! We are going to work together again to master a few more challenges.
Creating an environment for success is a key component for any training. Having a trainer in your home ensures the training really fits your dog’s personality as well as your goals. This is especially important with larger families, more difficult dogs or people with special training goals (agility, therapy dog, off-leash obedience).
Take baby steps Dogs, just like people, learn best when new tasks are broken down into small steps. For example, you can’t go out and line dance unless you learn all of the individual steps first! When teaching your dog a new skill, begin with an easy first step and increase difficulty gradually. If you’re training your dog to stay, start by asking her to stay for just 3 seconds. After some practice, try increasing the duration of her stay to 8 seconds. When your dog has mastered an 8-second stay, make things a little harder by increasing the time to 15 seconds. Over the next week or two, continue to gradually increase the duration of the stay from 15 seconds to 30 seconds to a minute to a few minutes, etc. By training systematically and increasing difficulty slowly, you’ll help your dog learn faster in the long run.
We are still digging out here, as I’m sure are many of you, so we’re calling today, Sat. Feb. 10, a SNOW DAY, with all dog training classes and appointments cancelled for the day! Puppy and agility classes may make up their sessions throughout the week. Please e-mail me to make those arrangements. I’ll try to reschedule private appointments and lessons as soon as possible. Please contact me to make those arrangements and please let me know when you re…ceive this post!
Our dog training school curriculum is designed to teach you everything from positive reinforcement dog obedience training philosophies to business building. We bring more than 100 years of professional dog training experience to our program with the goal of helping you become a successful dog trainer. You’ll also become certified in Pet CPR and First Aid.
Wagmore Canine Enrichment offers Dog Training, Daycare, Boarding, Pet-sitting, and Dog Walking. Our focus in training is helping our canine companions live a healthy, happy life in a forever family. We offer puppy socialization and training, adult manners classes, and numerous activity classes.
My husband and I highly recommend Training Tracks! We initially met Jeff through a local animal shelter and then started in-home training sessions with our first dog for some behavioral problems. Both Jeff and Mel are incredible trainers and are very personable. Their positive-reinforcement approach is very rewarding for both the person and the dog. When we got our second dog we continued with basic training classes at the West Chester location and were very happy with those as well. I would rec…
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The whole process is incredibly well run-the ability to buy passes and make reservations online could not be more convenient. They have long hours to accommodate all work schedules and we have never had a situation where they did not have space for Abbey even on short notice.
Reward good behavior. Always praise good behavior with lots of gentle love and cuddles. Use rewards effectively to reinforce good behavior. For example, if your dog successfully responds to your request to drop a toy, say, “yes!,” or “good boy!” Verbal rewards work well when you’re playing and may have your hands full of toys.
It’s hardly surprising many people have barking problems with their dogs, since most dogs have no idea whether barking is something good or bad. That’s because our reaction to his barking is confusing to the dog. In his eyes, when he barks, he is sometimes ignored, while at other times he is shouted at to stop, and then again he may be encouraged to bark if, for example, there’s a suspicious stranger nearby.
I believe that every dog should be properly trained. The decision to train an animal can be one of the best decisions ever made regarding your pet. I believe that whether you train your dog or not, he will learn habits from you and your family. Obedience training ensures that your animal develops the kind of habits that will allow him to live a long healthy life. The right kind of habits will also allow pet and owner to enjoy a healthy, loving bond.
Follow-up Visits: Allows for training plans to be modified and improved upon as your dog learns. Includes personal coaching and more advanced training strategies, new techniques, extra time to review and practice important hand-on skills.