Category Archives: Getting Ready to Train Your Dog

The Instinct Of A Dog – And How To Train It

Dogs are, in many ways, essentially simple animals. The typical pet dog will be free with its friendship if it is encouraged to do so. If it is left to its own devices and treated like a machine for entertainment, it will not be so keen to play favorites. Dogs respond to their pleasure stimulus…

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A Dog’s Faith And Loyalty Are Not Unquestioning

It is often said of dogs that they are the real “dumb animals” of the popular cliche. This is said unquestioningly, despite the fact that dogs can provide incredible help in terms of guiding the blind, finding drugs and explosives, and guarding their family in a way which is both touching and reassuring. However, a…

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The Truth About Humans And Dogs

The Truth About Humans And Dogs

Although there is a constant debate between people about which animal makes a better pet – cat or dog – it is the dog that has taken the title of “man’s best friend“. The major reason for this is that dogs are easier to train than cats, and are considered to be more easy-going than…

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Teaching Any Dog New Tricks

Teaching Any Dog New Tricks

Teaching any dog new tricks is not an easy task, but it can be done. Here’s the best way to teach your dog to roll over, shake, sit, stay, and down. There are two distinct types of dog training. These are behavioral training, where you teach a dog to behave in the “right” way, and…

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How To Eliminate Bad Behavior In Your Dog

How To Eliminate Bad Behavior In Your Dog

Bad behavior in dogs can be a challenge for both dog owners and dog trainers. Bad behavior in dogs can be caused by many factors, like boredom, lack of exercise, or even hormonal changes in dogs. In this article, we will discuss how to eliminate bad behavior in dogs. Dogs are like any other animal…

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Steer Clear of Over Punishing Your Dog

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…

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Rewarding Your Dog Is Important

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 that responds well to this type of action. While a human may look for ulterior motives in any reward system –…

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