Category Archives: Getting Ready to Train Your Dog

How To Eliminate Bad Behavior In Your Dog

Dogs are like any other animal – including the human being – in that they will sometimes step over the line of bad behavior in the pursuit of enjoyment or comfort. If you are honest with yourself you must admit that there have been times when you did something wrong because the results of such action had benefits for you. Whether those benefits were active – you took something that was not yours and enjoyed using it – or passive, in that you did not do something […]

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Steer Clear of Over-Punishing Your Dog

There are some people who feel that fear is the best motivator – period. If you want someone to act in a certain way and eschew other behaviors, you will often use the “stick” approach. This works in a fairly simple way – you make clear what you want to happen, and threaten negative results if the outcome is not to your taste. If the outcome then falls short of what you had hoped, you follow through with your threat. The person then becomes aware that your […]

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Rewarding Your Dog Is Important

Part of dog training, an important part, is knowing when and how to reward your dog. The concept of positive reinforcement is an important element of training any animal, and dogs have a mentality which responds well to this type of action. While a human may look for ulterior motives in any reward system – and openly rebel against such actions – a dog will simply see that there is a connection between “good” behavior and good results. This is why positive reinforcement is a necessary part […]

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Man’s Best Friend?

Training your dog can be either a heck of a lot of fun, or a consistent nightmare for any pet lover depending on a number of factors. Getting it right can, and usually will, take a lot of persistence and a great deal of patience too, even if your pet pooch is generally well-behaved. The trouble with training even the most well-behaved dog is that you are trying to get it to work against its instincts – and this doesn’t happen overnight. All the same, it is […]

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3 Simple Methods Of Training German Shepherd Dog

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German Shepherd Dog and Puppy Training will be easy and fun if you follow this free online obedience training guide. Learn how to train your puppy, basic commands, and advance work to teach your German Shepherd Dog. Few canines display the elegance and majesty of the German Shepherd. Together with getting one of the very loyal dog breeds, they are also working dogs that generally appreciate learning. Since German Shepherds have these characteristics, being extremely clever, athletic, and keen to please, they’re extremely versatile and trainable creatures. […]

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How to Train a Labrador Retriever – Labrador Training Techniques

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Labrador Retrievers are known to be one of the most popular breeds of dog in the world for a number of years. Although Labrador Retrievers were initially bred for hunting, they are an ideal breed of dog for families. They are good-natured and intelligent breeds of dog and they are easy to train, lead and control. They also act as a guide for blind people and they are a great search dog. They are very loyal and also one of the smartest breeds of dog in the […]

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5 essential commands you can teach your dog

5 ESSENTIAL COMMANDS TO TEACH YOUR DOG

Having a trained dog isn’t the same as having a balanced dog, but if your dog knows a few basic commands, it can be helpful when tackling problem behaviors — existing ones or those that may develop in the future. Dogs are very energetic and usually excited most of the time, so living with a dog that doesn’t listen to instructions can be as challenging as living with a disobedient child. There are many commands that can be taught to a dog, but some commands are more […]

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