Go through the same place you walk her over a few times until your dog gets familiar with it and can go around that place calmly and sensibly. If she acts hostile in a particular neighborhood, do not go there. Once she is comfortable with the location, you can start putting a leash on her. Use the tips in the article below.
Deli meat: Yes, it has fillers, but some brands are better than others, so check the labels. Deli meat is also handy for infusing a lower-value treat (kibble, cheerios) with a bit more value. One piece of deli meat rolling around in your treat pouch will make everything else smell more delicious to your pup!
Board & Trains and Play & Trains are a great way for your dog to receive training while they are staying at Camp Bow Wow. Whether your dog is in for a day of Camp, or staying overnight, you can have a Certified Trainer spend one-on-one time training your dog on specific behaviors. Once you return to pick up your dog, the trainer will have a session with you to show you the dog’s progress and give you instructions on how to maintain the work they have done.
More importantly, when a dog matures, we use the comfort level of working prey drive to calm the dog and relieve the stress that builds in defense training. We are going to discuss defense later in this video and will go into more detail on it at that time.
If you leave her in her makeshift den, you’ll notice that she won’t relieve herself there. That’s because dogs are programmed by nature not to soil their dens. In the wild, nursing wolves and coyotes teach their pups to relieve themselves outside their dens. This keeps predators from investigating inside their little homes, and keeps messes outside the sleeping area.
We ALWAYS ignored whining or barking while she was in the crate unless we really thought she had to go outside. Even then, we tried to wait for at least 1 minute of silence before letting her out. Barley is an EXTREMELY vocal puppy. If we responded at all to her whining, she would still be doing it today (which, thankfully…she isn’t).
Does your dog want to stop every five feet on a walk to sniff, dig, or mark his territory? This might be due to the type of leash you’re using—a retractable leash where your dog can wander far away or a harness where you have no control over his head are not ideal.
Change direction. Hold the leash close to your side, so the dog has just a few inches of slack, and start walking. Whenever the dog pulls in any direction, go the opposite way. If she lunges ahead, turn around and walk in the reverse direction. If she pulls left, turn right, and so on. Don’t jerk on the leash, just smoothly change direction. Your dog will realize that if she doesn’t want to be left behind, needs to stick close to your side.
Dogs love to be outside, and the walk is a stimulating and exciting part of their day, so the desire to push ahead is very strong. Humans do not make ideal walking partners since a dog’s natural and comfortable walking pace is much faster than ours. Having to walk calmly by a person’s side when the only thing a dog really wants to do is run and investigate his environment requires a degree of impulse control that can be very difficult for some dogs to utilize.
“We’re trying a multiprong approach,” including the dogs and laboratory efforts, “to determine if there’s some signature in blood in women with ovarian cancer so we can develop a detection system,” said Cindy Otto, director of the university’s Penn Vet Working Dog Center in Philadelphia. “We’re using the dogs because we know the dogs are much more sensitive than any of our chemical techniques.”
Prong/Pinch collars: As their name suggests, these collars have metal prongs on the underside of the collar that will dig into the dog’s neck when you pull on the leash. Because they hurt the dog, many trainers don’t recommend them.
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For instance, maybe you are trying to train your dog to sit, and he lowers his butt just a little. Give him a treat. When he does it again, give the treat again. Eventually he’ll figure out what the treat is connected to. Then you can wait to reward him until he gets his rear even closer to the ground… until finally he’s sitting for it.
Plus, in the mornings she gets one scoop of plain full fat yogurt, to give her a healthy, shiny coat and to replenish good bacteria in her teeny little puppy body. This may sound strange, but she always goes for the yogurt first.
When we talk about avoidance, we also need to talk about being hesitant. There is a difference. Being hesitant is when a dog takes a step back to evaluate what’s going on when he is stressed. This usually happens with young dogs that are raised to a new level of stress. Being hesitant is not bad, in fact, it is actually good. Because when the dog overcomes his hesitation and learns how to deal with the new situation, it comes away a stronger, more confident dog.
Practice inside. Now that your puppy understands how to come to you, practice walking a few steps in a room with little distraction. Feeling and seeing the leash around him will be enough of a challenge. Offer treats and praise as your puppy gets used to coming to you, as described above, with a leash on.
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Experiment With Different Treats. Some dogs will do anything for freeze-dried liver. Other dogs prefer tiny apple bits. Get to know your dog’s tastes, and cater your treats to your dog’s personal preferences.
In reference to the leash article above….we react on leash when we see other dogs on our walks. What our 5 y.o BSD male (neutered) does is he turns on me snapping…has bitten me….with a glazed over look in his eyes. We have been dealing with this for a few years and so he wears and accepts a muzzle when we go out…for my safety. He is ok with our 2 y.o. male GSD through lots of careful positive associations in baby steps. However, it breaks my heart to see him so freaked out with strange dogs along our walks. (We walk at odd hours to enjoy our exercise but not have ‘encounters’). Any new suggestions would be appreciated. I had bad luck with 2 separate trainers and refuse to deal with another as the boy suffered for our mistakes. Thank you.
NEVER: If you are going to use one of these methods (and I highly recommend the training collar) it’s important to understand that they are NOT interchangeable. Also, studies show that the electronic (pain, fear) collar causes undesired behavioral issues with use.
As a trainer, Sue works mostly with socially well adjusted dogs in need of behavioral education. She often recognizes emotional issues such as fear aggression in dogs, and never hesitates to refer to a behaviorist if the issue is beyond her comfort level. She says a red flag that a dog needs the care of a behaviorist is failure to respond to typical positive reinforcement techniques like treats or play.