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08.07.2020

Dog Training. What’s your tone?

Whats your tone?
It may seem obvious but it must be remembered, it’s called a ‘Command’ not a ‘Request’…
Also, something to think about, do you change the tone of your ‘Command’ when giving it in ‘Public’ or in front of certain family members etc. This can effect your dogs response…
Selina McIntyre, Dog Behavioural Consultant & Dog Trainer, Dogs Best Friend.

Admin - 05:37:37 @ 'Obedience' Type Command Instruction

Dog Training. Accidentally training the opposite. The importance of timing.

Did you know many dog owners inadvertently train the opposite of what they want their dog to do?
It all comes down to timing.
An example of this is the ‘Off,’ for ‘Off the furniture.’
Be aware of how you give the command for off the furniture. [Read More…]

Admin - 05:11:45 @ General Training, 'Obedience' Type Command Instruction

18.04.2020

Dog Training. Dog Behaviour. Pulling on the Lead.

Firstly, it is ok for your dog to be walking in front of you when out lead walking. They simply should not be pulling on that lead (trying to get you to go in the direction they want to go), the lead should be fairly loose.
Think about a musher and sled-dog team and the control that they have at the end of the sled. [Read More…]

Admin - 08:57:40 @ Puppies, 'Walking the Dog' and all associated..., Dog 'Ownership' Helpful Tips, 'Obedience' Type Command Instruction

08.02.2020

Dog Training. Teaching the ‘Leave’ command (to step away from any object)

Because it is so handy and important…
Teach your dog the command ‘Leave’.
We find it especially useful with our two Border Terriers showing an interest in the neighborhood cats but also if your pooch is interested in what they think are tasty ‘food’ morsels but you think are questionable choices. [Read More…]

Admin - 07:23:07 @ With Cats..., 'Obedience' Type Command Instruction

20.07.2019

Dog Training. Teaching the command ‘Quiet’

Teaching the command “Quiet!”
When your dog is barking, growl a stern and guttural “Bah!”*
Then, the instant he or she IS quiet, say quiet and praise heavily. You could also reward with something high value - such as dried liver or some crumbs of cheese, both being stronger smelling, so usually more attractive to dogs.
Once the word association has been achieved, you can work on varying the length of the time, before you give your dog the treat for being quiet. [Read More…]

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