Sue’s passion is agility training which she teaches at a luxury boarding, grooming and training center in Murrells Inlet, SC. A Dog’s Way Inn is an innovative facility offering its own dog park complete with pond. While certain breeds definitely excel at agility, Sue emphasizes that ANY dog can learn and enjoy this activity. There is a three legged dog who participates in agility at A Dog’s Way Inn. Agility dogs must possess basic obedience skills, as the training depends on strong focus and call back ability. Sue promotes agility as a fabulous source of exercise, confidence and bonding for dogs and their humans.
Puleeeze – I’ve been doing the “we’re stopping and we’re not moving until the leash is loose” crap for MONTHS with my 10 month old and he STILL immediately lunges to the end of the lead and pulls the instant I start moving again. When it’s tight and I stop he turns to look at me, excitedly, and loosen sometimes, but the instant I move he’s jerking me along again. Apparently the consequence of not moving isn’t severe enough, so I’m moving up to a choke chain because I’m tired of his crap. I’ve had 2 MRIs and a trip to the ER because of injuries caused when he’s seen a cat (I have to walk two puppies at the same time at least once a day – at least she’s smaller and more easily reigned in).
In general, owners should aim for a good mix of low-value and high-value treats: low-value treats to use often for average responses and high-value treats for when you need a stronger lure or when your dog responds particularly well and you want to give a BIG reward!
Adjustments are usually available from between 3 and 6 feet by the addition or removal of loops, or extra clips along the length.These can allow you a shorter leash to use for training such as heel work when you want your dog very close, while giving the option for more freedom if out on a walk.
Never do something your dog won’t enjoy after giving a “come.” Though you may be tempted to give the command when you need to give him a bath, trim his nails, or cleans his ears, the “come” should always lead to joy.
However, food is a physical thing with some substance so it’s far more clear to a puppy what they are working for and they will be far more motivated to work with you. A classic example of this is ‘lure and reward’ training.
I love my dogs but I do admit their behaviour problems are extremely frustrating, especially when I myself feel like I can’t work with them one at a time because the other doesn’t like to be left out. I didn’t plan on the third dog (originally was just gonna keep the brothers until they passed on, then start afresh with a ‘clean slate’) but my sister and mum rescued the pup from someone who wasn’t particularly good to him. He came to us really thin and has since filled out nicely, and because I love dogs, rehoming him isn’t an option anymore (though my fears of a pup learning the brothers hiccups were realised as he’s started becoming more vocal x_x).
There are now more than 60 billion land animals raised for meat each year around the world, and with increasing human populations and a rise in meat consumption in many parts of the world, these figures are set to double by 2050. Added to this is a huge and growing world population of dogs and cats, many of whom are strays with associated health and welfare issues. International concern for animal welfare continues to grow with rising demand for measures to protect animals and improve their care and wellbeing. The link between animal welfare and human wellbeing is clear, and yet we still have a long way to go if we are to address welfare needs globally. Finding ways to achieve higher standards of animal welfare, is therefore a key priority for any developed and developing nation. Due to gaining in importance internationally, there is increasing recognition of the need for animal welfare issues to be addressed objectively in a scientifically credible manner.
Feeding a variety of the best dog treats during training, will help to keep your dog from getting bored. It’s also helpful to have some lower value treats (like kibble) along with some really valuable treats (like fresh meat) available so that you can reward so-so responses with the so-so treat and great responses with the great treats.
Guest’s connection to the project is a personal one. She was letting her dogs out one day when Daisy started jumping and nuzzling her head on Guest’s chest. She went to the doctor, and was diagnosed with breast cancer.
I have a young male that did not have a ton of food drive so I changed his diet to all hamburger and let him go a day without food. Then for 4 or 5 days the only food he got was hamburger from my hand during marker training.
Not all dogs can do it – Not all dogs can be a trained for personal protection dog training. Even if dogs are inherently protective, not all of them are capable of being trained to do so properly. Some dogs are just also too friendly, even to strangers, and whatever you do for the dog’s training, they still are very friendly, and you may have to give up training your dog because they just can’t be personal protection dogs.
Some of the larger ones can be broke into about 10 smaller pieces. As I break mine up I always wonder how many people don’t do that and simply waste 90% of the value of these treats by feeding the entire chuck.
It has been a week since our session, and things are under control… and we are enjoying our sweet boy. He is becoming what Peter refers to as “a good canine citizen” and a polite young puppy. I highly recommend Pete and trust him, and have seen terrific results and will probably arrange for another session once the puppy can go out. But with some very simple adjustments, Peter helped us to make life with our new dog much calmer, and he has helped us help our puppy to matured a bit!
The first rule of crate training is to never, ever force your dog into his crate. You never want to introduce a crate, shove your confused pup into it, close the door and leave her. That’s how you wind up with a dog with an unmanageable case of separation anxiety or a pathological aversion to enclosed or small spaces.
Teach your dog to “leave it.” Teaching your dog to move his nose away from food and other items can be beneficial in a number of situations, including when food is accidentally dropped on the floor during family dinner or when your dog seems interested in picking up something potentially harmful during a walk. To teach this command, do the following:
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I recently adopted a 5 year old beagle. Sometimes she pulls, but other times she just stops and refuses to move. This dog never plays. ignores the ball, tug rope and toys I have purchased for her. I use the chest harness for her but sometimes she tries to get out of it by backing up. She has succeeded a couple of time. I have tried all the options mentioned in the blog. Some days I can get her to walk nicely but other days she is very obstinate.
my tip is to keep him on a leash. I have seen a . Why would any little dog need to be off leash in a field is beyond me. Sorry just sayin’ As for having him behave on the lead, I will have to leave that advise to the experts. I just can’t say enough how important it is to keep your dog on a leash. Even a well trained dog can run off if its prey drive kicks in……like seeing a cat, a bird, or another dog to greet (though this one would not be prey drive) But I think that you understand. I learned this lesson the hard way. I thought that my well behaved highly trained dog would always listen to me off leash (I mean really, he ALWAYS did for years) Then, one day, I decided to let him swim in the dammed up part of the river where the water is calm. He wasn’t wearing a leash or a life vest. A duck flew by low and over the river……….then off went Yogi. He is a Labrador Retriever……..he went for the duck and inevitably got caught in the swift current in the middle of the wide river. He didn’t hear me when I called him to come back because of the river’s loud noise and cars driving over the overpass. He couldn’t see my hand signals either because he was out of view due to the concrete walls holding the overpass up. Plus he was chasing the duck. So, I watched on in agony as he struggled to get out of the current. Then, he went under, he came up, he went under…..I was frantically trying to get him to see me down stream because his only chance of getting out was to see my hand signal and come to me with the current while swimming diagonally. He went under again, and then again. When I had successfully maneuvered into his line of sight; he saw me. I waved the signal that I had for him to come to me. He finally started to ride the current toward me and swam diagonal when he got closer WHEW!!!! he made it out. He was exhausted and scared. shaky. I was relieved and wiser. Now, I NEVER leave him off leash unless he is in a dog park with friendly dogs or in an enclosed space or on my friends 500 acre secluded ranch (which has no river) I hope that these 2 examples help people understand that leashes are important. I also hope that you find some help with your dog issues. There are many utube videos of positive solutions. Seek and ye shall find. Happy trails and tails.
Complete off-leash control, anywhere, anytime, with a command said once in a pleasant tone regardless of the situation. Of course, viable protection through advance biting and fighting skills and handler protection exercises such as our “Secure” which make all the difference.
I have four border collie/lab mixes….They are very hyper, smart, and also they listen very well. I can walk all four at once without much issue, and yes they sometimes walk in front of me and i don’t believe it is because they are afraid, or insecure, but I do feel as if it more because they tend to work more like a team of sled dogs, and they love to pull and go. We even built a “road sled” that they are harnessed to, and we get some pretty good speed up. This also helps relieve their energy. When they walk with me one on one, they just tend to fall behind, and never tug………..Opinions all over the place when it comes to dog training.
Use consistent volume and tone – You must maintain the tone of your voice from when you trained your dog to when you use the command when you need your dog to do the command. Don’t use a harsh or soft voice compared to the one that you usually use during your training.
I just made these for my white lab and he loves them! I have always made my own sausage treats for him (cut and baked into small treat size) & keep well but these are fabulous for a change! I was not sure if they would keep well if still slightly soft but with a lab, I am sure they will not last long!
Typical positive reinforcement events will satisfy some physiological or psychological need, so it can be food, a game, or a demonstration of affection. Different dogs will find different things reinforcing. Negative reinforcement occurs when a dog discovers that a particular response ends the presentation of an aversive stimulus. An aversive is anything that the dog does not like, such as verbal admonishment, or a tightened choke chain.
The tags can be hung from the strap loop, and the excess length is often cut off. These collars should fit snug enough to keep your dog from sliding out, but loose enough to breathe if he gets hung up on something.