Housetraining

The keys to housetraining a puppy are to give them lots of chances to go out, and to avoid opportunities for them to soil inside the home. Follow a food and water schedule. Don’t leave it down where they have free access them. A puppy needs 2-3 trips outside shortly after drinking water. It takes […]

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Puppy Commands

Sit Make your puppy sit for everything. Habits start early. If they’re used to sitting for attention and food, then they’ll be less likely to jump for those things as an adult dog. It’s important to command them to sit before they have a chance to jump so be prepared, and give the command as […]

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Puppy Rules

Don’t give “free treats”. Ask him to do something first. If you do not want your puppy to jump as an adult, do not allow him to jump a puppy. Keep your puppy busy Treat Ball Throw hand full of food in yard, which makes him use his nose and mind. Play Hide and Seek […]

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Manners

Commands build the foundation for us to communicate with our dogs. They’re the building blocks that we use, and we should use these commands as much as possible. When we tell our dogs what to do, we decrease the opportunity for them to make their own decisions, and develop unwanted habits. There’s also a large […]

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Training Tips

Use three different tones of voice: praise, command, and correction. These tones should be distinct and consistent. Our canine companions have super ears. Shouting commands and corrections is not good training. Speak in a normal tone that is clear. Always end every series of commands with praise. It is very important that we recognize good […]

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Exercise

Walking: There are few activities that are better for us and our dogs than a nice, relaxing walk together. Be sure to focus on your dog so the leash stays loose. A tight leash is stressful. When dogs pull us on walks, we become stressed. Ours companions respond to our stress by becoming stressed, themselves. […]

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Commands

Sit: Sit is the most used command. If there’s ever a question of what your dog should do, the answer is SIT. Use the SIT hand signal. It should be given in front of their face with a commanding tone. Say commands once. Maintain eye contact, and your dog’s more likely to get it right. […]

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Create the Lifestyle You Want and Dogs Need!

Obedience builds the foundation for a quality relationship with dogs. Leash training is the first step to communication with our friends. A leash allows us to gain dogs’ attention so we can establish ourselves as the Alpha. Dogs become relaxed and focused through leadership. There’s a language barrier between us and our dogs. We fix […]

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