Helen on September 30th, 2010

When training your dog, be sure to have a wide variety of food treats at your disposal. You can categorize treats into three types – A, B, C. The A-group is the most appealing treat to the dogs.  For example, most dogs would do anything for a piece of steak or other kind of meat.  […]

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Helen on September 27th, 2010

When you are working on eliciting a certain behavior from your dog, you’ll want to reward it around the clock.  We can’t always have treats handy in our pockets, so make sure to keep small, tightly sealed containers of treats around the house for you to access.  This way, when your dog is offering a […]

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Helen on September 24th, 2010

Does your dog jump all over you and nearly maul you as you serve his dinner to him?  With a little practice, perseverance, and patience, you can fix that. When you are fixing Poochie’s dinner, this is a fine time for having him practice a sit stay.  It may be a little challenging at first, […]

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Helen on September 23rd, 2010

Training with treats, praise, and toys is a reward-based system.  Training with such things as collar corrections, ear pinches, and shocks  is a punishment-based system.  Let’s start with you, the dog owner.  Think of what it was like the last time you learned something new.  Or think of something you learned years ago that was […]

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Helen on September 22nd, 2010

Does your dog respond to his name?  All the time or only when he wants to?  When you call your dog’s name, the appropriate response from the dog should be to stop what he’s doing and either look at you, or respond to the command you issue with his name.  Hearing his name should be […]

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