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Here at Dog Remedy, we are committed to saving dogs’ lives. We firmly believe that euthanasia is never the solution for a problem dog. When it comes to managing dog behavioral problems such as aggression, separation anxiety or hyperactivity, a professional dog behaviorist cannot and should not provide advice over the phone. In fact, no dog trainer should ever give you any kind of recommendation about your dog or any behavioral issue without first conducting an in-home evaluation. It has been our experience that many dog trainers in the Los Angeles area lack experience to successfully handle aggression cases. For this reason, many avoid aggressive dogs or fail them in training. Shockingly, it is not uncommon for Los Angeles dog trainers to advise the owners of an aggressive dog to consider euthanasia. This is not the solution to dog aggression, nor is it an acceptable business practice. You don’t have to put your dog down or surrender your dog, we have alternatives for you.

I learned the leash skills in the BAT 101 webinar, and I further refined them in the Leash Skills webinar. Once I got the hang of walking in a new way, I saw a tremendous change in my dog’s happiness  and confidence- and I rediscovered the simple joy of walking with my  dog. I highly recommend that every pet guardian and professional  trainer learn the leash skills! – Beck

If you feel that your dog might have an aggression problem – do not wait! Call us today  (818) 290-9411  or register online and  our trainer will gladly provide a first training class for you and your dog.

Tackle the excitement of walking out the door. Once the dog is calm when you attach the leash, try taking it outside. This is likely to reboot the whole excitement thing, because this time it looks like the dog really is going for a walk. To counteract this, set aside plenty of time. Walk out the door with the dog, shut the door, pause, then re-enter the house.

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I have a problem with my 9 years old Labrador. My parents doesn’t give him a lot of exercises so he is always really excited before walks. I usually play with him in the backyard and let him run so he can be calmer before going for a walk. I have been trying to teach him how to walk on loose leash for quite some times. Even tho he has made a lot of progress he stills pulls a lot on the leash. As soon as he reaches the end of the leash I stop. He stops also but instead of turning his head or coming back he walks backward and if I don’t move he starts whinning. On the way to the park when he pulls I stop and I change direction, he follows me but he goes ahead of mealmost immediately if I change direction again he pulls even more because he knows the park is that way.

Konrad Most began training dogs for police work in Germany, and was appointed principal of the State Breeding and Training Establishment for police dogs in Berlin, where he carried out original research into training dogs for a broad range of service tasks. At the outbreak of war in 1914 he was charged with organising and directing the use of dogs to further the war effort. He headed the Experimental Institute for Armed Forces’ Dogs during the Second World War, and afterwards ran the German Dog Farm, a centre for the training of working dogs, including assistance dogs for blind. He played a leading role in the formation of the German Canine Research Society and Society for Animal Psychology.[8] His 1910 publication, Training Dogs: A Manual, emphasised using instinctive behavior such as the prey drive to train desired behaviors, advocated the use of compulsion and inducements, differentiated between primary and secondary reinforcers, and described shaping behaviors, chaining components of an activity, and the importance of timing rewards and punishments. The book demonstrated an understanding of the principles of operant conditioning almost thirty years before they were formally outlined by B.F. Skinner in The Behavior of Organisms.[9] While publishers of the 2001 reprint warn that some of the “compulsive inducements” such as the switch, the spiked collar and the forced compliance are unnecessarily harsh for today’s pet dogs,[10] the basic principles of Most’s methods are still used in police and military settings.[11]

Be Flexible. Believe it or not, dogs can get bored of food. Even if you have a list of your dog’s favorite foods, and regularly switch it up to keep him engaged, preferences can change. If it seems like chicken doesn’t hold the same magic anymore, go back to experimenting with other treats.

Place the rolled dough with parchment on a cookie sheet to cut into pieces for training treats. Using a pizza cutter, roll across the dough to cut long strips into the dough. Approx. 1/2″ space between cuts.

Training your dog for personal protection may not be easy but with these easy steps, it will not be that difficult, if you have the right knowledge. You will have to invest a lot of time, money and effort to do so.

Jason is the Training Director of Highland Canine Training, LLC and has over 20 years of experience in training dogs and people for Detection, Police Patrol, Search and Rescue, Tracking, and other aspects of working with dogs. A reserve police officer and former Police Canine Handler, Jason conducts police canine handler courses in addition to the oversight of all other trainers’ courses offered at Highland Canine Training, LLC. Jason was a full time canine handler employed at Reidsville Police Department, North Carolina, for more than 10 years. He was also a canine unit supervisor for this department which included five dog teams. For almost nine years, he was the Supervisor of the Vice Narcotics/ Interdiction Unit and was an Operator on the SWAT team.

Here is how shaping works. Imagine you are looking at a frame-by-frame motion picture of your dog picking up a tennis ball. What would the first frame be? Probably turning his eyes towards the ball. Then maybe a direct stare at the ball. Then lowering his head towards the ball. Then about six more frames where his head gets progressively lower and lower. Then touching his nose to the ball, then opening his mouth, then putting his mouth around the ball, then closing his mouth around the ball, then lifting his head for about six more frames. Each of these “frames” is called an approximation – a little step towards the finished behavior or picking up a ball. If you want to teach your dog to pick up a ball by shaping it, you progressively click and treat all of the “approximations” that I have described above in this way:

This implies the dog is properly trained and socialized to go anywhere and everywhere you do, and behave properly in public, be aware of his surroundings and neutralize any threat  to you, your family or your property.

Get your dog to walk without pulling! But how? We are masters at allowing our dogs to drag us down the street. The most asked question at obedience classes and private consultations is “how can I get my dog not to pull on his leash?”

John Walton lives in Somerville, MA, with his two dogs, two sons, and very understanding mate. He is a Certified Pet Dog Trainer, a member of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants, a mentor trainer for the Animal Behavior College, an AKC Certified CGC Evaluator, and the Training Director for the New England Dog Training Club.

Nutro Crunchy Dog Treats are made with whole brown rice and oatmeal, but no wheat or gluten. They can be used when training puppies, young adults or even senior dogs. They don’t contain artificial colors or preservatives.

2) Kennels, trainers, or businesses that do not have an age requirement for protection training contracts.  To properly train a K9 in true protection the candidate must be a minimum of 14-18 months of age.  That is not to say that introductory prey driven (fun, play-like) bite-work cannot start at a very early age, however, real protection training requires intense pressure and a true threat from the agitator.  If true bite-work is done at to young an age it will forever hinder the dogs capabilities and will create fear in the dog, which is not desirable in a true protection dog.   If a trainer tells you that can train your dog to be a true protection dog when they are a puppy, run! They will either produce a dog that only plays a game of bite-sleeve tug-o-war, or they will create a junk yard dog that is more bark than bite.  Dogs exposed to pressure to early, operating out of fear are a liability to you and your family because they are in a sense fighting for their lives and they will perform bite-work in a state of panic, nearing the fight, flight or freeze response.  Don’t allow a trainers greed to forever ruin your dogs temperament by starting too soon.