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!

Turn Your Puppy into The Perfect Dog

There’s a lot of opinions about how to Turn Your Puppy into The Perfect Dog. It’s what we all want but the question is… do they exist?

That’s a bit like asking is there a perfect person? Of course, the answer to that is… Nope!

That said, there are some great people out there, and there are some amazing dogs too. So, what’s the trick?

This is my best advice.

Before getting hung up about teaching puppy how to do high-fives, Roll overs and the commando crawl, ask yourself this…Is this what my dream dog does? Is my dream dog basically a performing monkey that I bring out when visitors come around so they can say “Wow that’s cool, how clever is he…How did you train him to do that…” and so on and so forth.

Puppy offering her paw

 

The sad thing is that in many of these cases the next thing that the dog owner must do is warn the visitors “Don’t go near his food bowl when he’s eating, and careful when you pat him not to go near his head, and keep the children away from his toys”

It’s crazy, isn’t it?

We spend so much time and effort teaching them how to do tricks such as sit and stay but never even think about some of the important stuff. And when we do it’s often too late.

Want to know why this is so?

Because most dog trainers are stuck doing what everyone else is doing Spending time training the sit, the down and the stay, everyone following each other and nobody asking WHY? Think about it… has a dog ever been put to sleep because they didn’t do a proper sit? Or because their down command was a bit slow? Or because they had a poor stay? Of course, not… nobody really cares about that stuff.

Yet that’s what we all learn at puppy school! WHY?!

But… Aggression? Oh Boy.

 

Puppy nipping owners pants

 

Many dogs are put to sleep for aggression, barking, growling, and challenging than any other reason. Aggression towards children, owners, strangers, other dogs – it’s all bad news. There isn’t anything more dangerous than an out of control dog, pulling you along, ignoring you when you let them off. Never mind the danger to themselves around cars and other dogs.

Very few dog trainers show you how to prevent all of this, because so few of them understand it themselves!

Most people’s real idea of a perfect dog, in no particular order, will include all the following 5 important  behaviour’s

 

  1. Calm around all other animals including dogs
  2. Friendly to all people including children
  3. Relaxed and obedient around the home
  4. Amazing at coming when called at the park
  5. A real angel when walking on the leash in public
  6. Hhmmm… I can hear you thinking…. You’ve got a point! Let me guess your next question…

So how do we achieve it?

Well the great news is that it’s not complicated. At least it’s not complicated or tricky anymore… all thanks to Doggy Dan’s The Online Dog Trainer video website  CLICK   HERE

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

Inside his website is the most amazing collection of videos showing you exactly how to achieve this kind of ‘perfect’ dog. In fact, Doggy Dan shows you through the video diary of 8-week-old puppy Moses, guiding you through every stage of achieving all the things I’ve just mentioned.

Doggy Dan has filmed his puppy growing up for an entire year and presented a series of lessons each week that need to be learned at that stage of the puppy’s life. So, you get to watch and train your puppy at exactly the right time, making sure problems don’t manifest later.

And once your dog is fully grown the site caters for every type of dog problem that you may face later. In-depth sections on health, food, behaviour and training are covered as well.

Doggy Dan’s site is truly amazing with over 250 videos inside. Showing you exactly how to achieve those 5 important behaviours I mentioned earlier… and much, much more!

Remember: You can do what you’ve always done and get the same result or do something different and get the results you’ve always dreamed of.

So, if you really want to have a dog that you can be proud of look no further, simply take the 3 day $1 trial inside Doggy Dan’s site here: CLICK HERE

Stop my puppy biting – the biggest mistake you’re making

Stop my puppy biting – the biggest mistake you’re making

  After reading this you’ll probably never think of puppy training advice that you hear from others in the same way. Hopefully you’ll look at it all through your puppy’s eyes…and that is when you will start to understand them.

Think about it

puppy mouthing fingers
Right now, millions of puppies are being taught by their owners to gently mouth their fingers and hands. So, we are training our puppies to do something that we then do not want them to do when they grow up.

How odd is that? We teach our puppy to mouth gently and then we start telling them they are doing it too hard and then we teach them not to do it anymore Confused? Sound silly? Well, that’s because it is! Please don’t think you are alone, like I say, most of us are taught to do it this way, this is how I was taught when I first had a puppy,

and yet there is a much easier way.

The main difference is we start as we mean to go on! Sounds logical – and it is… even your puppy will understand that the rules don’t change as they grow up.

Just follow these few simple steps to achieve your goal.

  • Always provide your puppy with chew toys, chew things (could be a piece of wood)
  • From the very start encourage your puppy to leave your fingers and clothes alone
  • If your puppy mouths you then redirect them calmly onto something else
  • If they continue to mouth you place them calmly on the floor and give a little yelp noise to let them know that their sharp teeth can hurt and move away.
  • If they continue to mouth you or your clothes take them calmly and quietly and place them into timeout for a few minutes. This is a far easier approach. I adopted this from Doggy Dan’s video website The Online Dog Trainer which is such a straight forward approach to training puppies. If you would like to check out the site which includes a video and section on mouthing for $1 on a 3-day trial, then CLICK HERE

puppy mouthing at childs  clothes

Here is a couple of things to remember:

At first, when your puppy is only, say 8 weeks old, you should always allow them several chances if they do accidentally mouth you. By the time they are around 5-month-old you must no longer tolerate any mouthing at all…

 

  1. Remember when you call your puppy to you, make sure that you have something in your hand for them to mouth. If you don’t you are setting them up to fail. Humans give affection through our hands but puppies and dogs tend to use their mouths more, so they need something to mouth when you are cuddling them!

 

  1. My last tip is simply this, if your puppy starts to mouth you and ignores your chew toy, stay calm and place them on the floor do not start shouting at him saying “No!” “No Bite” in your most commanding voice. (Another very old school training technique). This will only get them more excited… and that’s the last thing you need!

Doggy Dan training with two dogs

Understanding your puppy is the key to developing an amazing relationship with them. When you can see things through their eyes you’ll start to see how your actions make them feel.

 

Doggy Dan’s video website with over 250 videos is brilliant for helping you see things from your puppies point of view. He even has weekly videos of how he raised his puppy, Moses, from 8 weeks of age.

If you’re serious about helping your puppy in a kind and gentle way that will lead to an amazing relationship, then click here to look.

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

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

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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.

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Is Your Dog Potty Trained Enough?

Is Your Dog Potty Trained Enough?

House Training a puppy or adult Dog is such an essential issue for its owner that even a single exclusive tip turns out to be extremely helpful.

The first step in making your Dog fit for polite company would be to potty train him. Some see this training as a hassle and some as a challenge.

For me, it is part of bringing up a pet.

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There are a few things you need to know before you actually start potty training a puppy or adult Dog. I enumerate these below:

  • You need to understand your dog’s body language. Watch for signs that will indicate to you when your pet wants to eliminate.
  • If you own puppies, remember that they need to go potty at fairly frequent intervals – as soon as they wake up, after short naps, after play-time, after meals, before and after being crated and finally, before retiring for the night.
  • Take your Dog for walks at the time that he usually does his potty. Take him out to the yard and then to the same place there every time he needs to answer nature’s call.
  • Praise your Dog after he eliminates at the right place. Some Dog owners even give treats to their dogs. But remember to do this every time he does it right. He will relate the rewards to his having “done it right” and zero in on the spot where you want him to defecate regularly.
  • Pet training pads can be useful at this point, get them here.
  • With time, you can try signal training. This is so that you know when your doggie wants to go. You can hang a bell at his level near the door and teach him to push it with his nose or pat it with his paw on his way out.
  • Until your Dog has been fully potty trained keep him under strict vigilance. Do not let him roam around the house freely.
  • Use a crate. A crate-trained Dog is usually very happy to get his own den. The advantage of crating is that dogs do not soil the place where they sleep. So, he will naturally not eliminate inside the crate.
  • If you have a small dog and if you live in a high-rise building or in a place that does not have a proper backyard, you can try litter pan training. What you do is create a space for your pet to eliminate in your house itself.
  • Use positive reinforcements while housebreaking puppies or adult dogs. Do not scold or hit him as you will gain nothing by doing that. He will only associate punishment with your return from outside. If you catch him in the act, a stern ‘NO’ or ‘FREEZE’ will do. It will startle the Dog enough for him to stop pooping.
  • Be prepared to return to a soiled home if you are keeping your Dog home alone for more than 4 hours as separation anxiety is quite common among home – alone dogs.
  • Accidents will happen. It is unusual for a trained adult Dog to work against its house training. But medical problems or health disorders may lead to sudden accidents.
  • Many dogs mark their territory. These can be a leg of a table or a particular wall. Intact male and female dogs mark their territories by urinating. Use deodorizers to spray on the places where your Dog has marked.
  • If you are patient and are ready to accept that house training a dog takes time, even months sometimes, you will end up having a good housetrained Dog.

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Now we will move on to how to potty train puppies and adult dogs.

Potty Training A Puppy:

Irrespective of breeds, housetraining a puppy is considered to be one of the biggest challenges by dog owners. If you think housetraining your puppy simply involves a steady supply of old newspapers, then think again.

A puppy does not develop full control over his bladder until it is over 4 or 5 months old. Since they are growing and developing rapidly at this time, puppies eat more, burn more calories and need to eliminate more frequently than an adult Dog.

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After each nap, meal, drink or play, take your puppy to his designated area (indoors or outdoors, wherever you have decided) and stay there until it eliminates. Then bring him to his crate.

Repeat this situation everyday until he has developed a habit out of it.

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Potty Training An Adult Dog:

The best way to housetrain an adult Dog is to begin all over again.

Observe him very closely. Maybe even maintain a diary of where he goes and when. Whether he is pooping when you are home or only when you are outside; whether you can time yourself to be home when he feels the need to go outside.

You can try dog crates, but be careful to introduce him gradually to them.

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Remember, commitment, consistency and intelligent use of positive reinforcement will make you the owner of a perfectly housetrained Dog. Don’t expect miracles. You will only be disappointed.

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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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