Category: Behavior & Training

Training Your Dog To Remain Within Boundaries

Training your dog 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 products to force your pet to respect the set limits. All it takes is 10 …

How To Become The Pack Leader In Dog Training

Unless you don the mantle of the pack leader, you may not be assured of your dog’s obedience and commitment during the training. Once you establish your position as the pack leader in dog training, it is natural for your pet to follow you and this makes the …

Understanding Dog Body Language: 5 Body Parts To Focus

We talk and dogs listen. Unfortunately, that is just the way it is, as dogs have no language to express themselves. However, they try to convey you and get their message across using their body language. With proper understanding the dog body language, owners are better placed to know …

Understanding Your Puppy’s Training Limitations

If you understand your puppy’s training limitations, you will have a lot more success in teaching him. It not only makes dog training better and effective, but also leads to a lot more fun and enjoyable moments. Puppies should not be handled like grown-up dogs. They are unique …

Teaching Your Dog The Come Command

Teaching your dog the Come command is a lot easier if you remain consistent throughout your dog’s training. Inconsistency gives your dog the impression that they don’t ALWAYS have to obey. This will makes future training far more difficult. Follow these four steps to stay on the right …

Training Your Dog To Respond To Hand Signals

Training your dog to respond to hand signals is a very handy way to communicate with your dog. It is especially helpful if you are unable to give a verbal command. The truth is most dogs learn hand signals much faster than commands because of their natural instinct …

Puppy Training: Building Your Puppy’s Confidence

Building your puppy’s confidence is a necessary part of developing a well-rounded, balanced and happy dog. This can be achieved by simply gradually exposing your pup to various people, pets, and surroundings. Doing this will help prevent your dog from building fears and anxieties that keep them from …

Using A Set Of Keys In Dog Training

Using a set of keys in dog training is a great idea. If you have not already discovered how your dog reacts to the sound of jingling keys, try it out. This everyday item can be of great help in dog training. All you will need to begin …

The Importance Of Dog Personality Types In Dog Training

The importance of dog personality types in dog training cannot be over-emphasized. Training your dog or puppy based on their personality type is essential for good results in dog training. Certain dogs only need a slight modulation in your voice tone to succeed at training, while others require …

How Does Dog Memory Work?

They say an elephant never forgets but can animals really remember things? Well, they might have richer memories than we think. Scientists back in the day believed that animals were automated by reflex and habit — that memory is something special to humans. But studies have found that …

Teaching Your Dog The Off Command

Teaching your dog the Off command is an essential part of dog training. Pups are inclined to jump on people, counter tops and whatever else they can get their paws on. Even if your puppy does not have a jumping issue right now, it might be helpful for …

Teaching Your Dog The Look Command

Teaching your dog the Look command can come in very handy in dog training and everyday situations. It is a technique every dog owner can use to get their dog focused during dog training as well as to refocus their attention from bad behavior. It is also typically …

Teaching Your Dog The Leave It Command

Teaching your dog the Leave It command is a must. Many dogs, especially the retrieving breeds, are very fond of having something in their mouths. Their instincts kick in and it can result in improper chewing, eating and all types of things. The Leave It command may likewise …

Teaching Your Dog The Sit-Stay Command

Teaching your dog the Sit-Stay Command encourages good manners and allows you to establish leadership. The Sit – Stay command is one of the most difficult commands to teach a dog as it usually takes some time for them to understand that “stay” genuinely means do not do …

Teaching Your Dog The Sit Command

Teaching your dog the Sit command is vital. Sit is one of the first commands you should teach your dog. Sit is also one of the easiest commands to teach, and for your dog to learn. It is probably the most commonly used command. The Sit command is …

Teaching Your Dog The Drop It Command

Teaching your dog the Drop It command can be helpful in many situations. The Drop It command is not only useful for playing fetch, it can be a life-saver. This is specially true for those with a young puppy, as they are fond of chewing and swallowing inedible …