A collection of 13 posts
Make sure your dog focuses anywhere you go + PDF handout
I used to be a pet sitter and dog walker. There were two dogs in particular, we'll call them Roxy and Rex, who I took on outings to busy places where there were people and other animals. When I first started walking Roxy and Rex, I was frustrated because they
How to get your dog's attention fast: Teach an interruptor cue
James and his golden retriever, Emma, had been inseparable ever since James adopted her two years ago. Everywhere James went, Emma followed and thanks to James' dedication to training, he and Emma were able to enjoy a number of adventures together. One sunny day, James decided to take Emma to
My puppy gets too excited around other dogs
My puppy Beatrix is always so excited when she sees other dogs. She starts running, jumping up, and barking non-stop until the other dog moves away. I don't love it when she gets this worked up, because she ends up biting and scratching the other dog. Beatrix loves nothing more
How to get your dog to pay attention to you outside
Your dog needs your help to learn how to focus his attention on you, especially outdoors. After he learns to pay attention, you'll be able to enjoy your walks and outdoor activities together more. The key is teaching him to look at you instead of sniffing or staring. To teach
Teach your dog to focus on you
There's no doubt dogs can be easily distracted. Squirrels, cats, cars, bikes, skateboards, the neighbor -- you name it, they're into it. With a little patience and some simple practice, you can teach your dog to stay focused on you during training sessions or while out on walks. It may
Management for reactive dogs: How to keep your dog safe and under control on walks
If you have a dog who is reactive to other dogs or people when out on a walk, you are not alone. Many dog handlers find themselves in this situation. It can be frustrating and embarrassing, but there are helpful ways to manage and control a reactive dog.
Qualities you need to become a good therapy dog trainer
Becoming a therapy dog trainer is not an easy task. It takes a lot of dedicated dog training, dedication, and passion for both dogs and people. But if you have those qualities, and are willing to put in the time and effort required, then you can become a successful therapy
What qualifications do you need to become a protection dog trainer?
As the name implies, protection dogs are dogs that are trained to guard people and property. Common breeds used in protection work include German shepherds, Rottweilers, Doberman pinschers, Dutch shepherds, Malinois, and mastiffs. Anybody who has ever seen a protection dog at work can attest to how intimidating they are.
Teach your dog to target your hand + PDF handout
Teaching a hand target using clicker training is a great way to strengthen the bond between you and your pup and improve their attention skills. This simple exercise is easy to learn and can be used in all kinds of situations, like staying calm around other dogs or asking politely