Category: Behavior & Training

Your Voice Tone In Dog Training Is Key

Your voice tone in dog training really is the key to success. In dog and puppy training your voice tone says it all! Your pup may not understand the words, so your voice does the communicating. An elevated voice tone is acceptable in dog training It is acceptable …

Puppy Training: Tips To Connect With Your Puppy

Training puppies is about positive reinforcement. Puppies blossom when rewarded. Using praise in the course of training and remaining positive is an excellent way to connect with your new puppy. Here are three tips to make sure that you connect with your puppy during training: Keep your voice …

Why Do Dogs Enjoy Snow?

Ever asked yourself: why do dogs enjoy snow? Could the answer be simply because it’s something new! It’s such a joy to see dogs frolicking in the snow! Pup’s having fun in the snow brighten up those cold winter days! Scientific American asked a few experts what it …

Sorry, Dog Lovers, But Dogs Don’t Like Hugs

You may think you’re doing your dog a favor by hugging him but the truth is that dogs don’t like hugs! Not only do dogs dislike like hugs, they hate them! According to study led by Stanley Coren, dogs only put up with it because YOU like hugs …

Remember That No Dog Or Puppy Is Perfect!

Obedience training should be fun! To keep it that way, remember that no dog or puppy is perfect! Dog training is about repetition and positive reinforcement. After a particular behavior or command is practiced several times, your dog or puppy gradually learns to respond appropriately. As soon as …

Guilty Dogs Are Funny! But Do Dogs Really Feel Guilt?

Do dogs really feel guilt? Or do we just project our own perceptions on those adorable and supposedly guilty faces? Our dogs’ faces sure look guilty when we confront them about a mess, but is guilt what they are really feeling? Chewed shoes and undies, rooms full of …

Puppy And Dog Training Should Always Be Humane

Puppy and dog training should always be humane! Training is about joy, happiness and cooperation! Anything that contravenes this is totally unacceptable! Physical and verbal aggression that triggers emotional trauma, injury, or pain is just not acceptable in dog training. This kind of training is abusive and regarded …

Dog And Puppy House Training

Dog and puppy house training does not necessarily have to be tough, unpleasant or messy. The house training stage also does not need to take a long time. Get it right and your dog or puppy will likely be doing their business in the proper place earlier than …

How Bomb Detection Dogs Are Trained

To meet increasing demand for dogs who are able to sniff out dangerous bombs, a top-notch training academy works double time. Merry, a friendly Labrador, was clearing her nostrils with 9 or 10 sharp snorts just before she snuffles along a row of luggage pieces, all different models …

Clicker Training Is An Excellent Puppy Training Option

Clicker training is an excellent puppy training option. It can be used successfully to train dogs of all ages but is especially useful for training puppies and young dogs. Clicker training involves the use of a handheld, plastic device called a “clicker” that produces a clicking sound when …

Can I Take My Dog To The Dog Park?

There are a few things to consider before going to dog parks with your canine friend. Even though dog parks are great resources for exercising, stimulating and socializing dogs, not all dogs enjoy playing with unfamiliar dogs, particularly upon reaching maturity (2-3 years of age). Young puppies who …

Training Your Dog To Remain Within Boundaries

Training dogs to remain within boundaries is not as difficult as it may seem. It certainly does not require the use of shock collars, electrical fences or any other dangerous and harmful training products that are promoted for this purpose. All it takes is 10 to 15 minutes …