Training Older Dogs

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 7th, 2009

Labor day is a time to rest, relax, and enjoy a day free from the labors of making a living.  But dogs don’t know that.  If you’re a dog owner, always be prepared for surprises, especially if you’ve planned something. My plan this morning was to sleep in, wake up, and enjoy a leisurely morning […]

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Helen on August 30th, 2009

NILIF (Nothing in Life is Free) is not a training program, but a system to establish pack hierarchy.  It is especially good for dogs that are on the top of the assertive list or those who lack confidence, though any dog in the middle would do well by it.  NILIF gives dogs security with rules […]

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