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 28th, 2010

While you’re training good behavior, or when you are not able to control your dog’s behavior, then you’ll need to manage it. If your dog surfs the counters and grabs what he can to your displeasure, manage this situation by keeping the counters free of objects.  When your dog does get something from the counter, […]

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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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