When we brought Weezer home from the shelter, he had an unfortunate habit of nipping hard enough to draw blood. This was unacceptable around my grandchildren (ages 8 months, and 4, 8 and 9 years). The nine year old lives with me, and the others visit frequently, so I called the shelter and made arrangements to return Weezer. However, I’d heard of good results with board and train, and decided to try that before giving up on Weezer. Training Tracks has been wonderful with him—no more bi…
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Your dog might not be angry at all! Puppies like to play fight by nipping and jumping at one another. Sometimes, this behavior continues into adulthood. It’s possible that your dog considers children to be puppies. If your dog bites too hard, tell him not bite; if it gets too serious, put stop playing with him for a few minutes. Lastly, it might be a good idea to tell the children to respect the dog and not to tease him.
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I have had Max since he was a puppy and he is now 6. He has snapped at my 1 year old son a couple times. I think I should get rid of him. The last thing I want is for my son to be scarred emotionally or physically..Max actually does not snap at him when he is eating or anything. It is when he is around his back side. Alex pulled out an entire hand full of Max’s hair. Max cried and ran off. Alex feeds Max from his hand and Max takes it nicely. I do not want to get rid of my dog and do not think he would bite him, I just think he is trying to scare him. But am I willing to risk it? Nope. Would love to find some dog whispering trainer to fix it but I dont think that exists. Is this trainable behavior?
We will try our best to make sure you see the same coaches each week for your classes, because we think it is important for us to get to know you and your puppy. The coaches work in teams of three, so you should get to know all the team members over your course. Occasionally there may be a change in one coach because of sickness or holidays, but if this is necessary, we will try to ensure that you are introduced to your new coach the week before the change so that they are familiar with you and your dog.
Kat Camplin, KPA CTP, uses the skills she has accumulated in her many years volunteering with and training dogs—and through her experience at Karen Pryor Academy—in her California-based business, Romping Dogs.
Along the way, we’ll show you how to train your dog and communicate with your dog in a way that you both can understand. This two-way communication creates a genuine, loving bond that makes dog training easy and fast. Your dog will finally trust you and will happily obey you. On or off leash.
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.
At the beginning of their careers, dog trainers may work for established trainers who own their own businesses. With experience, trainers with strong business skills may open their own training schools for dogs or even teach courses for prospective dog trainers.
Formal dog training has traditionally been delayed until 6 months of age. Actually, this juvenile stage is a very poor time to start. The dog is learning from every experience and delaying training means missed opportunities for the dog to learn how you would like him to behave. During the juvenile stage, the dog is beginning to solidify adult behavioral patterns and progresses through fear periods. Behaviors learned in puppyhood may need to be changed. In addition, anything that has already been learned or trained incorrectly will need to be undone and re-taught. Puppies are capable of learning much from an early age.
I love these books so I was hoping to get this one for the first day of school. I was disappointed that the size of the book is smaller than I expected. I did not check the size of the book before I ordered it (the thought never crossed my mind), but I expected that it would be the same size as the other books in this series. It’s a little small for doing a read aloud to a group of children.
That’s why we now offer a walking service and overnight boarding. We want to be there for your dog (and you) 24/7, whatever and whenever your needs are. We’ve always felt like we were a second family to the dogs who come to school, and now we can be.
If you can teach your dog polite manners without hurting or frightening her, why not do it? Rather than punishing her for all the things you don’t want her to do, concentrate on teaching your dog what you do want her monter son affaire do. When your dog does something you like, convince her to do it again by rewarding her with something she loves. You’ll get the job done without damaging the relationship between you and your best friend.
I have a 3 yr old choc lab who is very well behaved normally, however in the last 2 weeks or so he has started mounting other dogs when off lead. His recall is good but hardly ever stops humping the dogs when called off. He has never done this before, can it be a sudden new behaviour or maybe a medical condition causing this? ( ive heard it could sometimes be from urinary tract infection?) Some advice would be great as my vets aren’t brilliant.
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.
The parents of our companion puppies are OFA certified for hips. Your new pup will be current on the following: Rabies, Distemper combo (including Leptospirosis), Lyme, Bordetella, Heartworm preventative, and flea/tick protection. Our companion dog training covers behavior and social skills with people and other dogs, crate training, and obedience. The obedience training covers all commands on and off-leash. Training starts when our labs are 8 weeks old. They go through a thorough training regiment 6 days a week, and graduate the family companion program at around 6 months of age, when they will be ready to interface with their new owners. Listed below are the commands that we cover.
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!
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.
When you arrive to class we ask that you keep your distance from other owners and dogs, we will guide you over to your personal ‘pod’ which will be a small area reserved for you and your dog. This will give your dogs the best chance to feel comfortable and calm at the start of class. Once everyone has settled in their own areas your coach will start the class, there will be some time set aside for practical training and discussing key messages. In puppy classes there will also be some time scheduled for socialising with other class members.
Mike was patient, knowledgeable and kind with our two giant, ill-behaved dogs. We just had a baby and he worked with us on many things such as not rushing the door when someone rings the doorbell, avoiding baby toys, and coming when called. He is a lifesaver!Melinda G.January 10 2018
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 has been a huge help in just the first couple of times meeting with her! Our dog, Dempsey, has needed to work on over-excitedly greeting people as well as with leash pulling and frustration. We’ve …already seen some major improvements and have been given the tools to continue on this positive trend. RD is great at being a calm, helpful presence as she explains what is going through your dogs mind and how to use this to your advantage. We still need to work on the homework that she gives us at the end of each session, but I know we will continue to see improvements week to week both in training sessions as well as in daily life. See More
If you ask around, you’ll get all kinds of advice about training your dog. Some people will tell you that the key is to use a “firm hand”-to make sure your dog doesn’t think she can get away with naughty behavior. Some people argue that you should only use rewards in dog training and avoid punishing your dog in any way. Some people insist that all you have to do is “be the alpha dog,” assert your status as the dominant leader of your “pack.” It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the glut of differing opinions out there.
Tom Mancuso, has been the owner of Sit Means Sit of Kansas City nearly 10 years. He is committed to making sure you are completely satisfied. He is a former United States Marine and certified Police Chaplain with Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. His commitment to you as well as his staff is unmatched. They want your dog not only obedient but happy and well-mannered. Call today 816-878-4878
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