Combine the “speak” with the “quiet” command. If you have a dog who naturally barks too much, you might not think teaching him to “speak” is going to help your situation. However, if you teach him to “speak,” then you can also teach him to “quiet.” While you may not need the “speak” for a dog who barks too much, you definitely need the “quiet.”
Rules: In order to create a well trained dog, there must be rules in his household. These rules can be whatever an owner chooses, but simple examples are staying in place until released for dinner, waiting behind an entryway boundary, sitting before toy throwing, etc. Rules create a more reliable dog and a sense of order. The dog grows to recognize that there are expectations on his/her behavior.
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Socialize your dog before beginning guard-dog training. Socialization is the process of getting the dog used to loud noises, such as traffic and thunderstorms, and getting them to recognize family and friends. This way the dog will be able to discern between normal and threatening scenarios.
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2. Turn to the side. Facing a dog directly is more confrontational than keeping your body turned partially or completely to the side; even turning your head to the side will make a frightened dog feel less anxious.
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Place it on your puppy when you feed him or as you are playing, this provides a bit of a distraction from the collar. He’ll probably roll around trying to dislodge it, or try his best to scratch it off. When he is doing this it is important that you don’t take it off him. Wait till he has settled down and forgotten about it before you take it off.
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When someone was in sight, she would stop whining. So we needed to let her know we were still around. Eventually, I (Kaitlin) decided to sleep on a mattress on the floor next to her crate for the first week. (This resulted in the unfortunate reversal of ALL my hard work over winter break sleeping to rid myself of finals-induced eye bags.)
Molly prepares dogs and cats to transition from shelter living to family life. The dogs maintain a feeding and walking routine that will mimic their day to day life in an average household. Molly assesses each pet for signs of behavioral issues that may require reconditioning. Adopters are encouraged to reach out to her at any time after adoption should unwanted behaviors arise in the new home.
Regarding our general training approach, in the early stages of training we lay down a liberal foundation of positive reinforcement. Polite behaviors result in wonderful consequences! Once expectations are unambiguously clear, your dog learns that there are consequences for both polite behavior, and impolite behavior.
I really liked that he spends over 2 hours when he comes so he was able to really see how my husband and I and our puppy act during normal activities. It’s also great that he doesn’t push multiple classes on you. We will definitely be asking Pete to come back in the next few weeks to continue Maeby’s training.
Even then, I feel like we should’ve done something differently, like referring to a TTouch practioner, who could’ve helped their dog get more comfortable with the head collar. In those cases, the leash was attached at one end to a harness and the other end to the prong collar, so was only there as a back-up. You could also use two leashes or a double-ended leash like the Symmetry Line. If you feel you must use a prong collar, I recommend something like the protocol used by Suzanne Clothier, where you basically tap the brakes and don’t let the dog hit the collar at full speed. Then try to transition back to a more humane method asap, by training the dog as much as possible in low-distraction environments.
Hi Aparna! Yes! These are quite natural, and all that puppy vs. adult treats stuff is mostly a difference of nutrient density, so these little treats are fine for training! Good luck to you with little Daisy 🙂 Check out some of our other Barley articles for tips on house training and obedience!
Do you walk your dog, or does your dog walk you? Unfortunately, many pet parents struggle with what is supposed to be a fun activity with our furry friends. We’ve got some handy strategies for you from California trainer and founder of The Pooch Coach, Beverly Ulbrich.
Once your dog is associating only good things with the crate and feels comfortable inside it, you can close the door for longer periods of time. Don’t try leaving your house for short periods until he’s completely comfortable in the locked crate while you’re home.
You need a leash that you can draw your pup in quickly to you. When their behavior towards other dogs are aggressive, you should speak to him/her in a stern voice drawing them closer to you. When they do greet a dog in a manner suitable to you reward them with a treat.
The cost of dog training varies depending on whether you are looking to participate in a group class, in-home or in-Camp training. You will want to contact your local Camp to find a Certified Trainer in your area. If you visit your local Camp web site, you can view the costs of all of their training services.
Houston dog trainer Michael Curran calms and trains aggressive dogs, even dogs who have bitten. He’s an expert in the field, helping families in The Woodlands, Spring, Houston, and surrounding areas. Read More…
Work on your relationship. Pulling on the leash can be a sign that your relationship with your dog could use a little tweaking. Do you demand that he pay attention to you without you paying attention to him? One way to improve your relationship is to consistently ask your dog to Say Please to get what he wants. (see our handout on the Say Please Protocol.) On a walk, for example, you can ask him to sit and look at you before he is allowed to take a long time sniffing something.
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