Using TREATS to train your dog might be a HUGE MISTAKE!

Training Your Dog With Praise and Reward

We all look for the most effective ways to train our dogs. We want them to learn and to enjoy learning. The more a dog enjoys learning, the better he learns. One of the best ways of training your dog is through praise and reward.

Electric Dog Fences – The Pros and Cons

There’s no question that electric dog fences are a “hot” subject. They make some people uncomfortable. Should you use an electric dog fence to contain your dog?

How to Become a Professional Dog Trainer

Like any other important skill, becoming a professional dog trainer can’t be learned overnight. It takes time and a great deal of hands-on experience with dogs and their owners. But there are some things you can do to get started on the path of becoming a professional dog trainer.

How Often Can I Say No!

You would probably be amazed to discover how well your dog knows you. It’s very likely that your dog knows exactly when you mean something and when you don’t. For instance, if you tell your dog to get off the sofa and he ignores you, there’s probably a good reason why he doesn’t do what you tell him to do. Have you told him to get off before? Have you told him to get off a few dozen or a few hundred times? And when your dog didn’t get off did you do anything about it? If you told your dog to get off the sofa and you did nothing about it, there is no reason for your dog to suddenly start taking your command very seriously.

How Can A Dog Feel My Thoughts During Training?

There is a saying with horses that horses can feel everything you are feeling. People believe that when you ride everything you feel is communicated to the horse through the reins. If you are nervous the horse can feel it in his mouth. If you are confident, the horse can feel it from your fingers right through the reins to his sensitive mouth. Something very similar happens when you have a dog on a leash. Your emotions and feelings, whether positive or negative, are communicated right down the leash to your dog.

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