Training your puppy to come at the park

It all sounds so easy, in theory you call your puppy and they come running to your feet, then you give them a treat, and that should be it,done and dusted.

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For most people, though, it doesn’t happen like this and we end up chasing our dogs and puppies all over the park, calling their name as they run away from us. Often it seems like the only way to get your dog to come to you is to get in the car and start the engine or wait until they finally get tired and want to go home. There is an easy way to train your dog to come to you every time. When you know the secret, anyone can do it.
There are some very simple and logical steps to follow when training your dog to come to you, if not followed then things can go wrong very quickly So here is one of the most important steps.

Do not chase your puppy!

 The last thing you want to do is chase your puppy if they do not come. Sounds simple but many people do this. It goes something like this. You call your puppy and they run the other way so you move closer to them calling their name. And that’s the big mistake! You are now chasing your puppy. One minute you were training your puppy to come to you and the next minute you were chasing them.

So, what can we do? Well the first thing to consider is keeping your puppy on a long line until you are sure that they will come. That’s it… simple, right? If they are not going to come when you call them, then maybe you should not let them off.

Yorkshire terrier on leash

The second option is to turn, walk away from your puppy and call them so that they are now chasing you!

This is perfectly demonstrated by Doggy Dan in the following video during a puppy class at the park.

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Getting your puppy to chase you is very easy when you know how… as you can see in the video it really works. No chasing, no screaming and the puppies come running.

Sadly, few people are taught these steps at puppy class. However Doggy Dan’s website shows you everything you could want to know about raising the perfect dog. In fact, he has a video diary of his 1 year old dog Moses from 8 weeks of age showing you exactly how he trained him. And what’s more, Dan gives you a $1 trial of the site for 3 days!

Raising a puppy does not need to be difficult when you have the right advice. If you are looking for help training your puppy or stopping unwanted dog behaviour, then my recommendation is this…

Don’t waste any more time or money on other trainers or books. Get real value for money and find a dog training method that works.

If you are interested in the above then simply take a look inside Doggy Dan’s video website The Online Dog Trainer with the $1 trial for 3 days, by CLICKING HERE

 And you can thank me later!

Puppy Toilet Training

 

Puppy Toilet Training

 Picture this.

You get up in the morning you come out of your bedroom and discover your puppy rolling around in his poo! Yuk. It’s everywhere.

It’s going to take you 30-45 minutes to clean up minimum. You’re going to be running late today that’s for sure.

You take your puppy outside to pee-pee. After they finish, you return inside. Within seconds of coming inside your dog decides to sprinkle all over your new rug. More cleaning!!

Toilet training a puppy or your dog shouldn’t take this long or be so difficult? You’re right. It shouldn’t and it isn’t. The thing is this…There’s no magic trick, but there are some little tricks that will help turn your puppy’s toileting around and you are probably not using any of them.

The thing is that most people don’t do any of these things because they have never been taught exactly what to do. Nobody has ever explained how important these little things are when you are toilet training your puppy.There are simple and logical steps to achieve your objective.

Let me point you in the right direction
with a couple of steps to get you started, then I’ll tell you about the most awesome toilet training resource that I found for those of you who are interested.

 

  1. Staying calm:

The thing that you must understand is that you are responsible. Like training a toddler or baby to use a potty. You can’t blame them for not being toilet trained and then take your frustrations out on them.The fact is, that can really set your training back. Becoming angry,or shouting at your puppy, or being annoyed will do nothing to encourage them to relax and follow your commands to toilet outside!

Forget about all that rubbish about rubbing your dog’s nose in it to teach them not to do it again, this is simply old school and so out of date.

Cute white puppy

Think about it…

Why do you think your puppy pee-peed indoors? Because they needed to go. Right? They were holding on, probably bursting, needed to go and so they thought, “OK, I have got to go pee-pee…like  NOW!” And if the door was shut as well, then what do you expect? So, when you rub your puppies nose in it…they are still not sure where they are supposed to go.

Repeat…They are still not sure where they are supposed to go. Got it yet?So, when you start telling your puppy off for going pee-pee in front of the couch all you are doing is telling your puppy that this is not the right place. Try somewhere else…

But…“They are still not sure where they are supposed to go!” You need to show them. You need to train them. That’s why it’s called toilet training.

Stay focused on the goal:

It’s strange that the biggest mistake people when toilet training is the most important one. Most people take their eye off the goal too soon and start telling poor puppy off when they get it wrong. Here is the secret. Continue rewarding your puppy with amazing treats every time they get it right by going to toilet in the right place…

That’s right. Every single time. With amazing treats. For a long time! You will motivate your puppy faster by rewarding them with a couple of tasty little treats immediately after they have finished.

Note that I said immediately. Not 30 seconds later… It should be within 2 seconds. Too late and the connection to the pee-pee they just did will be lost. Get the treat in their mouth quick and they will very quickly start to link the two.

The Ahh! I get it moment is when your puppy thinks… “Right, if I pee-pee on the grass I get the most amazing treat?”  “OK it’s a…Deal!” Most of us will reward puppy for a week or two and then stop. We forget, get bored, run out of treats or can’t be bothered.

Hand feeding puppy

A little tip I heard on a great 40-minute toilet training audio the other day is to leave a container with treats outside by the pee-pee area so that if you forget to take treats out with you there are already some at hand.

 

It does take time

Remember that puppies are still young and small. They are still learning and it will take a while. …Just be patient.

Think about this for a second.

How old is your puppy? 16 weeks! Children can’t even lift their own heads at that age and we become frustrated that our puppy isn’t perfectly toilet trained by that age…Just take a deep breath and relax. The good news is that you can do it and your puppy is perfectly normal.

Focus on the successes and learn to quickly put the mistakes behind you. It’s great learning for life. Look to see what you could have done differently but don’t beat yourself up. We’ve all been there and the good news is that it’s not forever.

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This is just a little tip I heard from that toilet training audio file I mentioned earlier that I’ll tell you about in a second. It made me smile because it is exactly what happens all the time.

Here’s the scenario…Your puppy finds a nice thick piece of rug that is not the carpet. The rug feels nice, a bit like grass and looks like it is a good place to go pee- pee. They go pee-pee or even worse poo-poo!

Unfortunately for you it is your brand new, thick, white, shag pile rug and it’s very hard to get the stains and smell out of.

Even when carefully cleaned, your puppy can still smell the pee or poo and so now it even smells like a good place to go. Before long your beautiful expensive shag pile rug is a very costly toilet mat.

They secret is simple. Pick it up and put it back down again after 6 months in perfect condition. No stains, no marks, no regrets. Trust me on the shag pile rug. Do not take the chance! It is a very slippery slope.

  1. Knowledge is everything:

When it comes to toilet training there really are so many things to think about and you will simply not think of them all on your own. You need to be told the secrets before your toileting goes pear-shaped.

And the best place that I have found by far to get hold of all the tips about dog and puppy training including toilet training is Doggy Dan’s website The Online Dog Trainer CLICK HERE

Dan even offers a 3 Day $1 trial of the site that YOU can take advantage of, so I suggest the next thing you do today is have a look inside the site!

Inside the site are over 250 videos including a whole section with an amazing 40-minute recording on toilet training your puppy. It’s fantastic and covers off everything that you could possibly want to know.

Here’s a couple of tips to give you an idea of what’s inside.

  • Those tricky times. What to do during the night and when you are at work to prevent accidents. How long to leave them and what to leave them
  • Setting your puppy up to win so that they can’t make mistakes.
  • Why some older puppy’s regress at 4 months old and why you need to get them back on track
  • Older dogs. Why much older dogs who are several years old can suddenly start going toilet in the house and what to do to stop it.
  • Habit Breaking. How to break an old habit if your puppy is toileting all over the house.
  • Crate training. Everything you need to know about crate training your puppy if you choose to use that approach.

Plus, all the tips, and advice on every topic to do with toilet training such as cleaning up the mess, feeding, watering and toilet frequency and schedules.

Well, that’s all for now. As you can see it’s quite a big topic. I hope you’ve enjoyed reading this and that you get a handle on your puppy’s toileting sooner rather than later.

If you really are struggling and want to end all the frustration immediately then I strongly suggest you have a look at Doggy Dan’s site

The Online Dog Trainer and check out the Toilet Training section inside the site.

Remember, Dan gives you a $1 trial of the site for 3 days! To get YOUR access now just CLICK HERE

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How to Stop Your Dog Pulling on The Lead

How to Stop Your Dog Pulling on The Lead

Who has acquired a weak or sore shoulder from being pulled and yanked along the street by their dog.  Me, me, me, I hear you cry!  literally millions of people who endure their walk with their dog rather than enjoy it. We can help you train your dog to walk by your side without pulling so then you can enjoy every walk without any hassle!

The great thing is it’s not difficult! Like most things worth learning it can take a little time. Sometimes it can be just a 5-minute exercise as expert Dog Trainer, Doggy Dan, demonstrates in his video CLICK HERE << http://youtu.be/HxenZkvSkPc>>.

 

 

Blackdog pulling owner on lead

Let me talk you through some of the key mistakes that people are making when walking their dog. I mentioned earlier there are many tricks to walking your dog on the lead correctly so that they walk beside you. So, if you have a determined dog, (and they come in all sizes) you may need to know these tricks before you can master the walk.

The tips I am about to give you now will really help… so let’s get cracking and get into the training. The most important thing to remember is to make sure your dog is calm. If your dog is wound up like a raging bull as you head out of the garden gate, like the one in the video then getting them to walk calmly on the lead is going to be a lot more difficult than if they are calm. So how do we calm them down?

 

Calming your dog

Think about your build up to leaving the house. You bring out the lead and immediately Your sleeping beauty becomes a rocket. They jump up, tail wagging, racing around demanding that you put the lead on them. Now if you simply oblige and put the lead on them they get even more excited!

The reason is very simple. You are reinforcing their excited behaviour with a reward, which is the lead. So, this behaviour will get more extreme. They will become more excited not less.

That excitement is building as your dog drags you towards the front door, forcing their way through first and then pulling you down the garden path. All of this is getting your dog more and more excited. They will be at bursting point when you get onto the path!

Next time you take your dog for a walk, take your time. Pick up the lead and then calmly wait for your dog to settle down. Simply carry on doing what you were doing and ignore your dog’s antics. If they don’t calm down simply put the lead away or put it on a table.

Be patient this may take a little while, several attempts or quite a long period, but your dog will eventually calm. When they are calm, you can try again and repeat until they are totally relaxed as you attach the lead.

Repeat this procedure all the way until you are on the path ready to start your walk. You should wait calmly with your dog on the lead until they are calm before progressing or take the lead off and postpone the walk for a few minutes.

It might seem like you’re not getting through to him, but better to take a little time getting this sorted now or you’re going to be dragged around for the next 10 years. This issue will not “self-correct”.

Step two is a simple exercise that involves you turning around when your dog pulls ahead.

Change direction

Before you start your walk look at which way your dog is trying to head. If they want to go right, then you turn left. Take a step to the left and repeat this until they are taking notice of what you are doing.

On the other hand, you could simply change direction and go the opposite way when your dog starts to pull ahead.

Make sure to do this early, don’t wait till your dog is a long way out in front. By doing this exercise your dog ends up behind you every time. Again, it can take a little time but your dog will eventually get it.

Chose an appropriate device 

Check out some of the different types of devices available to help you getting your dog to heel. In the video, you can see Doggy Dan using a very special harness where the attachment is under the dogs chin. This is totally different to a traditional harness where the attachment is on the back and the dogs end up pulling like a cart horse.

Remember the pack leader leads

On the walk the pack leader leads from the front. Therefor if you are not the pack leader in the dog’s eyes they will really fight for that position at the front. It’s that simple, you can’t cheat a dog, especially the strong minded determined ones! Learning to become the pack leader is a topic all its own, and is the basis of Doggy Dan’s world-famous training method. He’s developed 5 Golden Rules, which when followed daily, insures you become the pack leader in a calm and gentle way. On his video website, The Online Dog Trainer <<http://bit.ly/2gKE1KO>> , he points out that before any training takes place, you first need to establish yourself as the leader using the 5 rules – and stresses that this is important in solving almost all dog behaviour problems.

Lots of extra tips

As I mentioned earlier there are lots of other tips and tricks such as knowing how and when to give the lead a little pull without going over the top. Understanding when and where to let your dog have some freedom and go sniff and a pee (after all that’s the point of going for a dog walk isn’t it!)

If you would like to master the walk today then look no further than Doggy Dan’s website The Online Dog Trainer, with over 250 videos. It really is simply the best dog training site around. There are currently 7 excellent videos on how to walk your dog correctly showing you how to deal with every issue and question you may have. And there’s even a 30-minute audio inside the site – so you can listen while you walk!

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Everybody wants to enjoy their dog and that includes walking them, so don’t put up with it any longer!And remember your dog will also be glad when the pulling stops andthey can walk calmly by your side!

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Become The Pack Leader

Doggy Dan with two dogsOf all the questions that people ask “how to become the pack leader” is the big one! This is by far the most important question how to convince your dog that you are the person in charge. Think of the pack leader as the decision maker – where you should go on the walk, how to behave in different situations and how to respond to all the strange things that are out there.

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When you understand how dog packs work you soon realize the importance, that the pack leader makes all the decisions. If you leave it up to your dog then there a big chance that your dog is going to get something’s very wrong and make a mistake!

In order to understand how to become the pack leader you must first recognize that the following means nothing to a dog….What car you drive, the size of your house, the money you earn or the fact that you speak languages! Your dog would happily swap all of that for a nice snack!

Asking your dog to sit before her dinner falls a long way short of what you need to be achieving to become the pack leader and walking through doorways is only necessary when your dog is on the lead.

Lastly – dominating your dog is certainly not the way to become the pack leader in fact this can back fire badly on you later on if you teach your dog that physical strength is what it is all about. Whilst you may force your dog into submission it will not be convincing your dogs mind that you are worthy of the position and that you should become the pack leader only that you are a bit of a bully.

So how do you become the pack leader? All dogs worldwide, regardless of breed use the same ways to check to establish the pack leader. The best way to learn about how to put it into practice is to watch it being done on video as I have done through one of the video based web sites. The important areas to take control in are the following:

The pack leader will be in total calm control when your dog barks and alerts you to danger. This includes anything that your dog may perceive as dangerous and barks at in and around the property

On the walk your dog should not pull you at a single stage, even the beginning! Learning to walk your dog properly can only really be learnt through video as I have found out!

If you are the pack leader then your dog should be able to relax and switch off completely inside the house. If your dog is always switched on most of the time and can’t relax then that is your dog on pack leader duty!

Getting your dog to switch off is directly connected to how you meet and greet your dog after your return home. You need to watch it on video it is so subtle but it is the difference between being the pack leader or the follower.

Lastly, feeding your dog correctly will establish who is the pack leader and there is much more to it than asking your dog to sit! Also if you have a dog that is “not food motivated” then you may be in for a surprise!

There is one site that shows you – using video – exactly how to become the pack leader and how crucial it is to changing any behavioral issue.

If you want to understand more about this topic or see the videos that explain everything then simply take a look at The Online Dog Trainer here…..Click Here

How Get Best Friend to Behave Like Lassie

How to Get Your Best Friend to Behave Like Lassie

Topics Covered:

 When Dog Training Really Matters

Dog Training Tips

How to Make Your Dog Obey You?

Dog Obedience: The Basics

Dog Training – No, YOU Come!

Dog Training – No, YOU Sit!

Dog Training – No, YOU Stay!

Dog Training – No, YOU Down!

Problem Dogs: Dealing with a Nuisance, Even When He Is Your Own

Training Devices: Tools Not Substitutes

Choosing a Training Collar: How to Decide

Ruff Stuff: Teaching Your Dog NOT to Bark

“Sit! Good Dog!” – Teaching Your Dog New Tricks

“This Isn’t the Hilton, Ma’am!” – Tips to Prepare Your Dog for a Boarding Kennel

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How Well Is Your Dog Groomed?

How Well Is Your Dog Groomed?

The reason one should groom his/her Dog is simple – your dog’s physical state influences the way he feels and the way you look at your dog. Extreme cases, where lack of proper care, cleaning and grooming can directly affect the behavior of your Dog, are not rare.

Proper grooming not only infuses a healthy glow to your dog’s appearance, but also helps develop his self-esteem; while it makes you a very proud parent, when you show off your Dog to others.

The first step involved in dog grooming is: Brushing!

Brushing has been universally acknowledged by expert dog groomers as the single most important step in grooming.

The benefits of brushing are many. To name a few:

  • Better blood circulation
  • Shinier and healthier coat
  • Better bonding

Subscribe to this FREE dog grooming mini course and learn more about brushing and combing and other grooming tools and their applications.

Even if you know how crucial brushing is for your Dog’s health and well-being, we all know that there is a right way and a wrong way of doing anything. And without doubt, you would like to do everything the RIGHT way when it comes to your Dog.

Yes, there’s a method to follow while brushing your Dog.

Here are FIVE steps to successfully brushing your Dog that will prove to be extremely useful:

  • Brush against the growth of the hair first with a slicker brush and then with a medium or wide-toothed comb.
  • The slicker brush removes all the loose hair and the comb takes care of the tangles.
  • Brush your Dog along the hair growth and make sure you reach the skin as you brush his way.
  • Then use a flea comb over the coat to get the fleas and remove any remaining tangles. Part the coat and start from the root and then comb through.
  • If your Dog’s paw pads are hairy, then clip them using electric clippers. Do not clip the hair in between the pads. Clip only the excess hair.

Brush your Dog’s hairs to prevent it from matting. Matting can be a very painful experience.

Regular brushing untangles the matted hairs on your Dog’s coat. Since this is a risky job to do, the best way out is to prevent them from forming in the first place. And doing this is simple: just brush and comb your Dog regularly. If and when you see any mats or tangles, use a detangle solution and a medium-toothed comb.

Don’t wait until your Dog is dirty or matted to introduce him to grooming. That would make him associate the experience with unpleasantness. Moreover, many dogs learn to see their routine brushing as an alternate form of petting, i.e. another source of affection and attention.

Subscribe to this FREE dog grooming mini course and start Grooming your Dog all by yourself right from the comfort of your home Today.

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Training Your Dog to Listen to You

Training Your Dog to Listen to You

Why Won’t My Dog Listen To Me?

This is a common question that most first-time Dog owners ask me. Before I answer your question, let me ask you a few instead:

  • Do you use cookies, collars, head halters or clickers to make your Dog listen to your commands?
  • Do you have to raise your voice every time you want your Dog to listen to you?
  • Does your Dog always come or sit on command – anytime and anywhere you want him to?

If your answers are mostly in the negative, its time you seriously reconsider your role as a sincere Dog trainer and an ideal pet parent.

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Get Your Dog To Listen To You

Before you begin any training, you must first establish yourself as the “ALPHA dog” of your family. Your Dog must know that you’re the leader of the pack and it is YOU who is in charge.

Here is a list of simple DO’s and DONT’s that you must follow if you want to be the Alpha:

  • Always go out or come in through the door first – remember you are the leader;
  • Always eat first – give your Dog something to eat only after you’ve finished your meal;
  • Don’t circle around your Dog when he is lying on the floor – make your Dog move out of your way instead;
  • Don’t let your Dog set the rules – pay attention to him when you think fit and not whenever he demands;
  • Don’t permit your Dog to sleep with you in your bed – demarcate his sleeping area clearly.

Once you successfully established yourself as the Alpha, training your Dog and making him listen will be a lot easier than you can imagine. Remember, if your Dog does not learn to “listen”, all your training efforts will be in vain!

Does your Dog know his name? Does your Dog look at you whenever you call him by his name? This is the first and the most critical step involved in Dog Training. If your Dog doesn’t respond to his name, you cannot have his attention for teaching him any other commands.

To make sure that your Dog recognizes his name, take a treat in your hand and hold it away from your body. Call your Dog’s name. He is most likely to look at the treat in your hand. Continue calling his name untill he turns and looks at your eyes. Give him the treat immediately. Repeat this exercise by holding the treat in the other hand. Once you’re sure that your Dog has learnt to recognize his name, just call his name and reward him for looking at you by petting or with a hug.

You must understand that Dogs respond far better to positive reinforcement than they do to coercion or force.

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Dog Training Basics

Basics of Dog Training

It’s essential for Dog parents like you to know certain basic factors that determine your relationship with your Dog and can go a long way in training him effectively.

Before you begin training your Dog, it is absolutely essential that you build a loving bond with him. This is important as it helps you to understand his needs and instincts and also allows your Dog to have complete trust in you.

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How To Bond With Your Dog

Building a bond with your Dog is the first and the most crucial step involved in training him successfully. As soon as you bring your Dog home, you must first try to develop a caring and loving relationship with him in order to win his trust and confidence.

When Dogs are secure in the knowledge that they belong to the family, they are more likely to respond better to their owners’ training commands. Just like with any relationship, there must be mutual trust and respect between you and your Dog.

Trust takes time to develop and respect comes from defining boundaries and treating any breach of those boundaries with firmness and fairness.

Without enforceable limitations, respect can’t be developed. And when there is no respect, building a bond with your Dog is almost impossible.

4 Golden Rules To Building A Relationship With Your Dog :

  • Spend quality time together;
  • Take him out in the world and experience life together;
  • Establish and promote a level of mutual respect; and
  • Develop a way of communicating to understand each other’s needs.

Building a bond with your Dog will not only help you manage him better but will also make your Dog calm, quiet and an extremely well-adjusted pet.

Love Your Dog and He Will Love You back

Once you’re succesful in building a bond with your Dog, you can rest assured that training him and teaching him new and clever tricks will be a cakewalk.

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How Your Dog Learns…

Your Dog’s learning period can be divided into five phases:

The Teaching Phase – This is the phase where you must physically demonstrate to your Dog exactly what you want him to do.

The Practicing Phase – Practice makes Perfect. Once a lesson is learnt, practice with your Dog what you have just taught him.

The Generalizing Phase – Here you must continue practicing with your Dog in different locations and in an environment with a few distractions. You can take your Dog out for a walk, or to a nearby park and command him to practice whatever you’ve taught him.

Practicing the learned lessons in multiple locations and in the presence of small distractions will help him learn and retain lessons better .

The Testing Phase – Once you’re sure that your Dog has achieved almost 90% success….he responds correctly almost every time you give a command, you must start testing his accuracy in newer locations with a lot of distractions.

Example: Take him to the local shopping mall and ask him to obey your command. He may not come up with the correct response the very first time you do this, but you must not lose hope.

The idea is to test your Dog to see how he responds in an environment which is new to him. Set-up a situation where you are in control of the environment and your Dog.

There are only 2 possibilities:

  • Your Dog succeeds!!! (Trumpets please!)
  • In case your Dog fails, re-examine the situation. Review and/or change your training. Then try testing again.

Keep on testing until he succeeds. Follow the rule of the 3 Ps – patience, persistence, praise.

Internalizing PhaseFinally, comes the extremely rewarding phase where your Dog does everything he is taught to do even without your commands.

Remember:

  • Never scold your Dog if he fails. It’s not his fault. You have failed as a trainer!
  • You must be patient and persistent for your efforts to show rewards.
  • Appreciate and love your Dog when he does it right! A little encouragement will work wonders for your Dog.

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