Learning how to train your dog will improve your life and hers, enhance the bond between you, and ensure her safety-and it can be a lot of fun. Dogs are usually eager to learn, and the key to success is good communication. Your dog needs to understand how you’d like her to behave and why it’s in her best interest to comply with your wishes.
Just these five simple commands can help keep your dog safer and improve your communication with him. It’s well worth the investment of your time and effort. Remember, the process takes time, so only start a dog obedience training session if you’re in the right mindset to practice calm-assertive energy and patience.
Our four year old german shepherd was very dominant towards other dogs due, mostly, to some bad experiences at the dog park. With Bryan’s training, (for us and her), we can hike and she can be around …other dogs again. He also taught us how to get her used to horses, goats, cats etc. She is now in Cascadia Canine doggie day care and doing great. Bryan is an excellent trainer that we highly recommend. See More
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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.
Our Beginner Class is for dogs six months and older. Students learn how to become benevolent leaders of the “pack” and to teach their dogs exercises that will help them to become well-mannered family pets. Beginner Class exercises include: attention, controlled walking in heel position, automatic sit, circle right, circle left, about turn, fast pace, slow pace, fast recalls using a recall chute, walking among a crowd, sit, down, stand, sit-stay, down-stay, stand for examination and an introduction to tricks. A Training Handbook is issued to each student.
Mental Stimulation: Just like sending a kid to school, training helps your Lab get much-needed mental mojo. Without it, you may notice the destructive signs of boredom. However, with daily training, they will get mental stimulation so they don’t feel the need to rearrange your furniture or redecorate your house with pillow feathers.
Conversely, when you engage in the practice of immediately sending your pup on every fall, you are training him in self-reliance. When he’s launched on the splash, he knows exactly where that bird is and will quickly pick it up. After he’s found several hundred birds all by himself, it is going to become difficult to convince him that he needs help from you in the form of hand signals.
A good dog training class is a worthwhile investment in the future of your life with your dog. The time and money you spend on a class or two are a small fraction of what you will spend over your dog’s lifetime, and they will no doubt save you time, money, and more than a little frustration over the years. A class environment provides for some of the socialization your dog needs and teaches him to respond to you even with exciting distractions all around. A good instructor will help you become a more effective trainer and will point out mistakes that you don’t even know you’re making.
If you are going to teach your dog to recall away from children, you will need to ‘rope in’ some children to help you. If you are going to teach your dog to walk to heel past other dogs, again you will need to get help from a friend or friends with other dogs.
Local community centers, dog daycare operations and some pet stores offer group classes that may range from $50 to $125 for four to eight weeks of one-hour sessions. Classes for puppies might cost less than those for adult dogs.
Author Deborah Heiligman is the author of a number of highly praised nonfiction children’s books, including High Hopes: A Photobiography of John F. Kennedy (named a Top Ten JFK Pick by BookSense). She and her husband live and write in New York City.
Puppies may start to mouth people for reasons such as feeling excited. Some owners confuse this behaviour with their puppy ‘biting’ and dont know what to do to stop it. Our dog training experts show you the best way to stop this unwanted behaviour.
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Do you own a Labrador pup? Well, then you are lucky because the Labrador is, by nature, a very sociable and friendly breed. This makes some dog owners feel there’s no need to train them. What they don’t understand is that training your pup and teaching him how to behave, is essential for his well-being. Once you begin, you realize that it is fun to train a Labrador, as they are quick learners. Here are a few tips you can incorporate to make obedience training a great experience for both, you and your Lab.
Our students have an opportunity to work with all types of dogs during their attendance in one of our programs. We have a variety of pet and working dogs available, including dogs from our Second Chance Program. Students are allowed to bring up to two (2) dogs with them during their stay and they can integrate their personal dogs into their training program. You are not required to bring a dog with you as we will have many dogs for you to train and work with while you are here. Students are also not required to clean kennels or participate in any type of “work detail program” or “leadership program” during their stay. We have a full kennel staff that maintains our kennel facilities, daily.
So your puppy needs training…. or your adult dog needs training…. and you’re looking for some help. Should you hire a professional trainer to come to your house? send your dog away to be trained? sign up for a group obedience class? read a book? watch a few videos? Here’s my advice on where to get dog training help when you really need it. [read more]
Suburban K9 believes in-home training is simply more effective and convenient than many traditional classes. At home, we’re able to provide a deeper, more focused level of one-on-one attention—the gold standard in dog training. Our in-home training is an hour and a half long to ensure we can make progress with each lesson. Here’s how we approach improving your pup’s behavior:
Finding a reputable Labrador Retriever breeder is an important step towards finding a dog which is both physically and mentally sound. Labrador breeders play a crucial role in shaping the health of the breed créer sa société forward.
Now, it’s true that dogs, just like people, have different personalities. Some may have higher energy levels, or more developed drives, than others. Some may be more submissive, while others might just want to be in charge. It may be that the dog’s personality doesn’t fit well with the owner’s needs or demeanor. However, again, is the dog really to blame?
is for students who wish to to continue to work with their dogs, learn new exercises and gain more control over their dogs as well as to start training for competitive obedience/rally. Instruction will include an introduction to Rally and the skills needed to obtain AKC Canine Good Citizen, Community Canine, and/or Urban Canine Good Citizen titles.
I have an Australian kelpie who is a very focused herding dog – terrible on a leash, reactive, obsessive and really bad the car. Before meeting RD I had hired two other trainers to work with him and they were both a waste of money – one even told me good luck and that there was nothing he could do to help my dog! During the first session with RD she had him walking on a leash without pulling and riding in a car without freaking out. I was in shock! I thought for sure when I walked him the next day he would revert to his old habitats but it has been two weeks and he is still doing great on leash and major improvement in the car! The second session we worked on leash reactivity and his obsessive behavior in the yard – these are going to take a little longer to work through but I have already seen improvements. RD showed me techniques to use so I feel like I finally have the tools to correct his behavior. She also gave me some pointers for my other dog. I highly recommend working with RD, I wish I had met her years ago! My dog is going to have a much better life after working with RD – I may actually be able to take him hiking this summer!
Nosework is a new sport where dogs are trained to find certain odors in four different elements – interiors, exteriors, vehicles and containers. Sniffing is one of the greatest joys in a dog’s life, yet we rarely allow them to do it. This class is a great confidence builder for dogs; offers an outlet for older and retired dogs; and provides mental stimulation for ALL dogs. Dogs will become proficient on their first target odor, and will learn how to be “odor obedient” even in the face of distractions. The class is run seminar style where all dogs are crated when it is not their turn to work so owners will need to bring their dogs crate.