Puppy House Training Effectively

>> 3/31/09

If you want to keep your house clean after deciding to adopt a new puppy, you need to insist on puppy house training rules. Each new puppy and its owner needs to work through house training. All puppies are different, some pick up things rather fast and some don't. It can take a while to see a difference once you start your puppy house training, so don't get frustrated. Keep being consistent, loving, and patient and your puppy will learn what you want.

Looking Into the Mind of Your Puppy

Knowing how your puppy's mind works can help a lot in effective puppy house training. You must realize that the meaning of being clean doesn't necessarily mean the same thing to you and to your puppy. You think it is important for your puppy to go to a chosen spot in the garden and "go", but to your pup, what's important is to relieve himself where the notion takes him. Your puppy's only concern is to go away from his food and bed which is also the health and safety rule of nature. From your puppy's point of view, a place away from his food and bed could be anywhere from behind the sofa up to the bedroom floor. These are perfectly acceptable places for him, but of course not for you - and what you have to do is teach him and guide him to a better spot - the one you have in mind for him!

Anticipation and the Signs

During the first couple of weeks of a puppy, the early warning signals aren't always easy to read, so you need to find a way to understand this as soon as possible. Choose a location soon that is close to the puppy's food, bed, or play area. It is very rewarding to be able to anticipate when your puppy needs to go outside. In general, puppies have to "go" after waking up, eating, drinking, getting excited, or playing as well as every hour in between!

You must also learn to read your puppy's body language and soon you'd realize the tell tale signs that tell you he needs to use the bathroom. Common signs are sniffing around in a persistent manner, circling around a single spot, or holding his tail high. When this happens, all you have to do is get your pup and bring him or her to the appointed toilet area. By doing so, you are well on your way to completing your puppy house training.

Even the best trained dogs will occasionally have small accidents when they are very excited or when greeting friends and family members. This type of response is natural and is called submissive urination. You shouldn't treat this differently from regular house training. You should never go as far as punishing you dog, even if other accidents occur. Punishing a house training pup will only lead to confusion and more make the puppy feel the need to hide when it relieves itself.

Do not yell at your dog, instead work things out until this habit is broken this when accidents like this happen during periods of high excitement. Try to make greetings low key and keep them outside if possible. Greet your dog gently in order to build up its confidence. Don't make a big deal out of an accident when it occurs.The next thing you know, your dog won't be having these types of accidents and you will be celebrating for having finished puppy house training successfully.

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Learn These 3 Dog Training Myths For A Better Life With Your Dog

>> 3/30/09

Number 1 - When a dog chews somethings it is because he is really bored or just trying to be spiteful.

Incorrect. This is one of the most common problems for people with dogs and affects most of them at some point. What is important to understand is that it is a dogs nature to chew on things and is very important in keeping their teeth and gums clean and healthy.

Allowing your dog to chew on something is also really needed when you have a puppy and they begin to teeth. The secret is to redirect any chewing behavior to something that is safe and acceptable for him to chew.

Myth 2. Your Dog will only understand you if you talk to and communicate with him in 'doggy' language.

Incorrect again, I find this a tough one to understand, but your dog knows you are not the same as him. You don't look like him and you don't smell like him. It is important however, to spend time reading your dog's body language. So for example, you know whether a bark is playing or it means there's an axe murderer behind you.

Also make sure that your dog sees you as the pack leader. Dogs are pack animals who will always obey the leader or Alpha dog. You need to be that leader.

Number 3 - Dog Training only happens when you are actually training your dog.

Wrong. You re actually training your dog when ever you are together. Your dog is picking up on your verbal and non-verbal cues all of the time.

If you spring up and run to the phone every time it rings, you are training your dog that it is OK to spring up and run around whenever he hears that ringing sound.

Another example would be when you are nervous when you and your dog are around other dogs, say when you are out for a walk. Your dog will pick up on this and 'train' himself to be nervous around other dogs. You can prevent this by being consistent in your behavior towards him and spending as much quality time together as possible.

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Training A Scared Dog

>> 3/29/09

Fred Hassen of "Sit Means Sit" dog training, shown here with a first time meeting with a scared, timid dog.

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How to Introduce Your Dog to Children

>> 3/28/09

In this video, professional dog trainer, Carla Nammack-Wenger, along with her brother, Austin Nammack describe various techniques to help you train your dog and to help you acquire “leadership” skills.

The video covers a variety of topics including how to use your training equipment effectively, how to establish yourself as the “pack leader”, how to teach your dog basic obedience commands, how to introduce your dog to another dog without altercation, how to socialize the “unsocial” dog and how to introduce your dog to strangers.

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Dog Training for Newbies

>> 3/27/09

Bringing a new puppy into your home is a very happy occasion; but this can also be a stressful time, particularly if you have never had a dog before. There is a lot that you'll need to learn about caring for a dog.

The first step is to make your puppy feel safe and loved in its new home. Speak gently to your dog ad whatever you do, don't yell at them if they do something which is out of line. Yelling at your puppy can cause them to become afraid of you; this is something which can be difficult, if not impossible to remedy. It's better to take your new puppy for training as soon as you can after bringing your new family member home.

There are a lot of good reasons to train your dog; and it's not only your new puppy that needs some training, you have a lot to learn too! You have to learn all about how to care for your new dog, as well as what not to do with your puppy.

The need for training your new puppy will be immediately obvious once you bring them inside. Puppies have a lot of energy and they are prone to bolting around the house, knocking things over, chewing on everything and even peeing on the floor!

The commands and the way to tone your words will be an important part of the dog training classes. But quickly learning the tricks and by practicing as often as possible will avoid most of the damages to your home.

You'll need to walk your dog at least once (preferably two or three) times each day. Your dog has to learn to follow your commands so that they will walk without you having to yank on their leash.

Not knowing how to control your dog when you are out for a walk can lead to disaster. It's only natural for your dog to want to chase squirrels and other small animals but they will run into the street after them, which can be catastrophic.

Being struck by cars is one of the leading causes of death among household pets, especially dogs. These accidents usually happen because the owner is unable to control the dog using commands; this is one of the reasons why training is so important for your new dog; it could literally be a life saver.

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Pet vitality and well being is very important in order to have a fun and joyful pet. As a dog owner you should spend enough time and energy in teaching your pet and yourself the best ways to love and respect each other as you will hopefully be together for a long time.

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Aggressive Dogs - Getting Control Now

>> 3/26/09

When you first bring home your sweet little puppy you never think that one day it could be a dog that is one mistake away from being sent off. Aggressive dogs are not created overnight. Dogs are not born aggressive or menacing towards people. Abusiveness or poor ownership towards dogs usually leads to aggressive behavior. You should be extra cautious about an adult dog you obtain from someone else and ensure that you put it through a dog obedience training program.

Showing your dog that you are the alpha and it is the beta is important to making housebreaking easy. Dog training is vital for more than just ensuring that she no longer chews your favorite shoes to pieces. Please take steps to prevent your dog from turning into one of the many aggressive dogs out there. When a dog gets into dog biting or dog growling, a lot of terrible outcomes may occur. If you perform the correct dog training, neither of these would happen.

The Terrible Aftermath Left From Aggressive Dogs

* Physical injuries to family, friends, or neighbors

* Emotional distress to children

* Damaged personal property

* Lawsuits that stem from all of the above situations

* The dog being one of the many that are euthanized every year

If you truly love and care for your pet it is time that you step up and make sure that the animal you love so much does not join the ranks of aggressive dogs. If you feel as though you are unable to control the situation on your own or you simply do not know where to start then seek outside help. There are many professional dog trainers out there who specialize in aggressive dogs.

The best thing that you as an owner can do is educate yourself on all the training information that you can find on aggressive dogs. Learn that hitting a dog is not the way to train it. If you act in a violent manner to your dog, it will become violent, so ensure that you're not at fault for creating aggressive dogs. The videos and books available might give you some success, however, in order to solve this problem, or preventing it from even starting, an expert can be invaluable.

Acquiring Outside Help

It doesn't matter if the trainer is free or if you have paid for their services, you must recognize that nothing is more important than understanding that you are responsible for your pet and its behavior. The owners are always the ones that are accountable for the behavior of their aggressive dog, so be sure to avoid the potential legal or moral situations.

If you have a dog that has not yet experienced signs of becoming one of the many aggressive dogs out there then you have a little time. But if your dog has shown any signs of rough play or destructive behavior then you have no time to waste.

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Puppy Training: Ways to Train My Puppy

>> 3/25/09

Nearly all of the puppies owned by Americans make their home indoors. Dogs kept inside with your family and you need to be housebroken. Potty training a puppy is one of the situations many owners find themselves overwhelmed by. It is not that difficult, it doesn't have to be messy and housebreaking can be accomplished without a struggle. Training needs to receive a significant amount of time devoted to it in order for it to be successful. It requires time, involvement, and some tools of the trade such as puppy training pads.

The New Doggie is the Boss

For those who own dogs or puppies, there are two major guidelines to follow. Remember to never punish your puppy for something you didn't see him do. Two, always remember to praise your puppy for good behavior. Do not train by only using "no" when you see your dog doing something it should not be doing. Desirable behavior should be met with praise and treats.

Housebreaking/House Training your Puppy

Many methods exist for housebreaking your puppy. When starting indoors, encourage your pup to use puppy training pads or papers to go to the bathroom on. These pads are treated with chemicals that make puppies want to use them to do their business. The moment you observe them beginning the pre-elimination routine of pacing and sniffing at the floor, lift up the puppy and quietly relocate them to the paper or puppy training pads, and then offer them a reward for appropriately going to the bathroom.

When the new dog is comfortable with the papers or puppy training pads, they can then be put near the door or even outside. The transition is accomplished by focusing their toilet habits in a specific in the home to an outside place. In the very near future you will have no need for papers or training pads indoors.

The biggest issue with this method of puppy potty training is that is requires more time to get the puppy to go indoors. When house training puppies, other widely used techniques might work; you could, for example, use puppy crate training or cages, always accompanied by the owner's close supervision.

The maximum amount of time that dogs can hold their bladders and bowels is between seven and eight hours, so you should keep that in mind when using a crate or a cage, trying to housebreak your dog. Usually this technique is very effective because most puppies consider their cage or crate as their sleeping area and they don't want to have to lie in their own mess. Leaving them in their cage or crate for very long, however, is not good to do.

This is not to say, though, that continual supervision involves crates or cages, and paper or puppy pads. It is here that dog owners opt to spend whatever time is necessary with their pups. This works good for those who are retired, work from home, or any owner that can spend lots of time with the puppy. This method usually allows the owner to get their puppy out of the house when they first recognize the signs that the puppy needs to go to the bathroom. A constant watch must be kept on puppies to make sure that there are no accidents or slip-ups.

In summary, housebreaking your puppy should be considered a part of command trainings like 'come' or 'stay'. But puppy potty training and housebreaking will be the most difficult forms of puppy training due to the fact that they are simply the messiest. Don't give up!

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My Dog Behavior Advice for Aggression - 7 Effective Hints

>> 3/24/09

Everyone wants to offer their own point of view of dog behavior advice when it comes to aggressive canines. The fact is aggressive dogs are unsafe to be around. So, socialization for all pets is critical, right from the get-go. This point can't be emphasized too strongly.

My dog behavior advice is "begin at the puppy phase." Playful behavior is adorable, but vicious behavior must not be tolerated.

Here are seven tips to correct your dog's behavior.

1. Give rewards. Remember that your canine may have anything he desires if he is willing to work for it. Remember to award all impromptu positive behavior.

2. Control the food supply. After all food is such a highly-regarded commodity, it is necessary to make your canine realize you regulate this valuable asset.

3. Restrict petting. Petting, and the acknowledgment that goes with it, is a powerful reward for a lot of dogs and as such must be restricted in the same way as food.

4. Restrict praise. Praise can be another really valuable asset for which demonstrative dogs must be required to work. Praising a canine continuously waters down the importance of this otherwise much valuable declaration.

5. Use toys as rewards. The supplying of toys is a privilege for which "alpha" dogs must work.

6. Restrict activities. Games are fun, and as such should be rationed. You must to initiate all games and you choose when they are over.

7. Make your canine earn their freedom. Freedom is one of life's privileges and with privilege comes the need for social responsibility and respect.

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How to Stop Dogs Jumping

>> 3/19/09

Jumping dogs can be a real nuisance. Dogs that jump up on you can actually be a real danger, especially if they are large dogs. They can scratch you and cause real damage. Most dogs learn that jumping is OK when they are puppies. Puppies obviously cause no harm when jumping and are in many case encourage to do so " the problem comes later in life when they are fully grown.

When excited or happy to see you, your dog may jump up on you. This is almost always the reason that dogs jump on people. The other reason dogs jump on people is in an attempt to dominate. If your dog is trying to dominate you, take the matter very seriously " it should not be accepted under any circumstances.

If your dog is jumping out of excitement you will be able to tell. Likewise, if your dog is jumping on you randomly throughout the day without any real reason, its most likely due to your dog trying to exert dominance over you.

If your dog is trying to exert dominance over you, its vital that you show your dog that you are indeed the Alpha dog. You cant become the Alpha dog instantly, but through applying a few recommendations (shown below), you will quickly be able to command your dogs respect. Here's what you need to do to become the Alpha dog:

1. Greet your dog only when you are ready to do so. Make your dog wait 10 minutes after you arrive home before you greet it.

2. Make your dog work hard for your attention. Make it obey some simple command before you give it any attention.

3. Always give you dog food once you and your family have finished your meals.

4. Train your dog in the basics " sit, stay, come, etc

Following these 4 simple tips will get you in Alpha Dog position in no time at all.

Having achieved Alpha dog status " you are now in a position to train your dog not to jump. Before starting the training, remember that consistency is the key to success, and that no jumping should ever be allowed unless asked for.

You can easily show that jumping up on people is not acceptable just by ignoring your dog teach time it happens. Simply turn away and give your pooch the cold shoulder.

Stay ignoring your dog for a few moments until it has calmed down and is in the standing position on all fours. Now praise your dog.

Practice makes perfect so keep practicing the method mentioned above. In a very short time frame your dog will learn not to jump up on you.

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Stop Dogs from Digging

>> 3/18/09

Dogs frequently cause many problems for their owners through their love to dig. Every year thousands of dog owners are left wondering how on earth they can stop this all too common problem.

Stopping a dog digging is one of the toughest challenges any dog owner will face. Digging is a habit that dogs have had for many thousands of years, something that's difficult to break. If you are about to get a new dog and are worried about digging, make sure you don't get a Nordic breed of dog as these are the most determined diggers of all.

Some of the main reasons dogs dig include; boredom, lack of physical exercise, anxiety through separation, and desire to escape the yard.

Some logical solutions to stop dogs digging can be derived from the main causes of digging, If your dog suffers from boredom, get him some new toys; if he's lacking exercise take him for a run once a day; and if he is just trying to escape, you might be wise to leave him inside or on a leash when you're not there.

Maybe your dog just enjoys digging If this is the case, the tips listed below might help your solve the problem.

Don't allow your dog in the yard alone. You'll be able to eliminate digging immediately by doing this.

Plant tough and resilient types of plants throughout your garden. Use roses as your dog will stop digging after he gets a few pricks from their thorns!

Some digging deterrents come in the form of sprays and powders. Spreading these throughout your garden can work very well in some cases.

Get creative and booby trap your yard. Bury balloons that will pop when your dog hits them. In some cases this is enough to deter further digging.

If you are unsuccessful with the tips mentioned above you might want to consider setting aside a small section of turf for your dog to dig in.

Another option is to set up a special digging-box for your dog. This method requires minimal yard space and is easy to set up. It will work best for small dogs.

Keep your dogs feeling in mind when you are restricting the digging. Some dogs get a lot of enjoyment out of this pastime - where possible try to find a win - win scenario.

The tips mentioned in this article can in some cases totally eradicate digging, or at least minimize it. If you want to put an end to digging for good you may need to use a professional dog training guide to assist you. Check out the best seller listed below.

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Chew Training

>> 3/17/09

Hopefully the risk is small of a stranger poisoning your dog's food. However, it doesn't hurt to prevent such an occurrence by teaching your Yorkie dog to refuse food from strangers.

To train the Yorkie my mom gave to the dog his favorite food to sneak. She rewarded the dog with great praise and gentle coaxing. The Great Dane enjoyed the attention mom was giving him.

A rubber bone is useful, or a hard old dog biscuit, or even an old slipper if that is all you have in the moment. As soon or even before you notice the Yorkie puppy chewing on valuable household furniture, give the puppy plenty of safe items to chew on.

After my mother scolded mildly the Yorkie dog while training him to resist sneaking food at the dinner table, she opened his mouth and took the meat away. She then gave it back, with much praise. I consider that a well-trained dog should drop what it is eating immediately on command.

I think if you are likely to leave your dog a lot with strangers, it is best not to teach it to refuse food from other people. Sustaining the Yorkie dog's life in this case is more important than protecting them from strangers with an ill-will, as this is less likely.

My mom had a Great Dane that chewed everything, and she wasn't very happy about this fact. My mom did was she had to fetch a piece of meat and the dog promptly snatched some. Mom took it away, and just as the animal was going to seize it she said 'leave' in a thunderous tone. Surprisingly, this dog sat back, astonished, and mom offered it the meat again, and repeated 'leave!' in an ordinary tone; the dog did not attempt to touch it.

Another friend's Yorkie sneaks food that drops on the floor at dinner time. This Yorkie sometimes whimpers for scraps of the owner's meal. Avoid if at all possible feeding your Yorkie table scraps, as Yorkie's stomaches are sensitive. I would rather resist a dog's whining and begging for scraps than pay a hefty veteranarian bill!

Sometimes after a Yorkie's adult teeth surface around six months the Yorkie's baby teeth will still remain. In this case the Yorkie will appear to have two rows of teeth, like a shark! Well, not quite like a shark, but the teeth look rather interesting. Most Yorkie's' baby teeth will fall out while they eat. The teeth are so small that the entire process will go unnoticed, even by the Yorkie. Often the Yorkie's teeth will swallowed with the food! This is not harmful to your Yorkie.

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Dog Obedience Training

>> 3/16/09

Our focus here is geared toward helping you read your dog and there by deepen your relationship with your dog. The total relationship between dog and master remains the most important aspect of having a dog as a companion. When issuing a command you will want your dog to respond accordingly.

There are several method of approach when it comes to dog obedience training - two of the more popular methods are typically carrot and stick methods. the first method heavily depends on the stick or punishment approach. the second method deals with the reward system for the dog.

The Leash and collar method of dog obedience training has survived for a long time now. It is primitive but still mostly followed. The premises of this training method are based here - leash will be the mode of communication with the dog. Dog must understand the commands, and if not obeyed to, leash should be put to action. Using leash alone is not sufficient - dog must be made aware of the good and bad behavior. Once tracked on the path to bad behavior, dog can be punished with the leash.

The Reward system doesn't believe in punishing the dog. It follows a psychological approach to deal with dog training. Dog is made to know the good parts of behavior and rewarded for the same. His ugly behavior is neglected in the form of psychological treatment. The trainer or owner walks away from the dog immediately after the show of bad behavior. Dog is an intelligent animal to understand the difference between the bad and good behavior.

Whatever technique is used for dog obedience training, it is important to know that the training must be consistent. Dogs get easily confused due to double standards employed. If you expect your dog never to jump on the bed, never let or invite him on the bed. Ensure that your dog never reaches the bed.

There are many commands that can be used in your dogs obedience training, these are the basic commands and will help you to train your dog.

• Sit - This is the first and most basic command to teach you dog. Start by gently pushing you dogs back end down and saying the word sit. They will catch on eventually to what you want.

• Down - This is the second command we want to tackle. Use this command to keep excitable dogs from jumping up on people. To train this command to your dog tell them down when they begin jumping up, do not act excited when they jump on you and if needed, physically place their legs on the ground.

• Stay - Next is the stay command. Placing a treat on the ground and as he moves ahead command "Stay", you can put your hand up as you say this. Move farther away as they start to obey.

• Come - This follows the stay command. Your dogs will need a command to know when it is ok to come to you. When commanding come it helps to change the tone of your voice and put a little excitement into your voice as well. It may help to pat your leg in the beginning; they'll pick it up soon enough.

• Stand - This is the last of the basic commands. Pat your hands on your chest and with some excitement in your voice command stand. He'll begin to know the difference of when he is allowed and when he is not.

Your dog's obedience training should begin as soon as you and your dog are ready. Work with your dog on a scheduled basis. Be consistency when training your dog, have fun and enjoy the time you spend training your dog, The rewards will outweigh your efforts. Having an obedient dog will result in you being a proud owner.

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It is Important to do Puppy Obedience

>> 3/13/09

Puppy obedience should start early on in the whelping box. The basics of puppy obedience training may be initiated by the breeder from whom you purchased or secured your puppy.

Research has shown that until they are at least three weeks old, puppies are not ready to learn at all. When puppies are born they know only of their mom, that they are hungry and that they need frequent naps. At this point the puppy elimination is controlled by reflex. This will change around the 21st to 28th day. They will leave the blanket behind and search for a place to eliminate. Now, dogs begin to gain an awareness of the environment surrounding them, and to respond more directly to external stimuli. Now is the time to make great strides in a puppy's mannerisms and behavior.

Encouraging Puppies with Positive Reinforcement

When you want your pet to do the right thing, the best thing to do is to not use punishment as a form of readiness. Verbal praise along with special treats are more effective. When you are needing to use negative stimuli for your puppy it should be limited to no and block any bad actions from your puppy with using your hands. Striking a puppy or injuring it in any way is cruel and should not be used as a form of punishment.

Puppies should receive positive affection and praises each and every time they correctly respond to a command. Puppies rely on love, praise and reward to keep them engaged in a training regimen. When your dog has executed a command properly given a praise soon after will help teach them the fun and rewards from being obedient. Puppy obedience is based upon reinforcement of good behavior being linked with rewards. Praises and treats, when used as positive reinforcement, can enhance the training and encourage the puppy to respond to your commands.

A Consistent and Proper Timed Approach

While puppy training, you should keep in mind that timing is everything. Your movements, actions, and corrections are related to the puppy's ability to understand the lessons and trainings taught to him. It is imperative that pups learn to recognize that the corrections are given as a result of his untoward action and behavior and that it will not happen if only he did what was expected of him.

For instance, a puppy who's chewing on a bone or toy in another room is unlikely to act in response to the command "come", and if no one brings him to the trainer, he will learn that the command is the same as ignore. But if the puppy is told to "come" under controlled situations, like when he's on a leash and is gently pulled toward the trainer then praised, he will find out that "come" means that he should head for the trainer and that it will also bring in the goodies.

Puppy obedience training is best taught in easy exercises, one by one. It will be simpler concept for your puppy, instead of trying to teach all the exercise is a single session. Bring your patience with you when you are training and use positive reinforcement. Slowly your puppy will learn to obey.

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Basic Orders To Use In Training Your Dog

>> 3/12/09

Training your dog is simply a way of ensuring that it acts in a disciplined and satisfactory style. Dog training certainly is a process that involves a series of well-articulated commands repeated faithfully enough for a dog to get used to and respond to. There are innumerable aspects of dog training. However, obedience dog training is a fundamental training process that a dog must go through first. It is the desire of all dog owners’ that their dogs obey their instruction. Once you can train your dog to obey, every other thing falls into place.

In obedience dog training, there are five basic directives or behaviors that a dog is taught. They are:

- Down: This order is generally uttered to calm an especially exuberant dog. Your dog may be the overly excited kind that loves to paw individuals, lunge at them or even tug at their clothes. Teaching a dog to stay down when you order it to can assist to keep its excesses in check. The ‘down’ directive is certainly a position of subservience the dog adopts when it is being excessive in its behavior.

- Sit: You can train your dog to sit down in a precise place. This directive is good for situations where you can’t go into defined places with your dog. Teaching your dog to sit down and stay put while you shop or obtain something prevents it from wandering off and getting lost.

- Stay: The stay order is almost similar to the sit directive except that you use it in situations where you are going to leave your dog alone for an exceptionally long period of time.

- Recall: Calling your dog to you is a direction that establishes you as the master. The recall instruction is designed to call your dog’s attention to you and to get it to come to where you are.

- Close or loose leash walking: You need to teach your dog how to respond to a leash. One basic dog-training tool, the leash enables you to do a variety of things ranging from walking your dog to correcting your dog. A dog that isn’t used to a leash may not be able to respond favorably to your other advice.

Each of these advice is executed using different words depending on the dog trainer. Use words that your dog will easily comprehend and get used to.

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Best Dog Training Tool Deals

>> 3/11/09

If you are a dog owner then you need to know about the best dog training tools. Dog training should be high on the list of priorities for any dog owner. This is especially true if you have just gotten a puppy. Anyone who is a new dog owner knows how overwhelming the idea of training him can seem. Thus it helps to know exactly what you are getting into before you ever go shopping for the right tools. After all, you have to know what you need.

In total, you are going to need six essential tools. They are fundamental when it comes to giving your dog the training he needs. The first thing you need to look for is a good leash. When you are training a dog, the best leash will be long. If you buy one at least six feet long, then it is very easy to help your dog learn distance control. This will keep him from trying to get away from you. If you have a little dog, you need a narrow leash. A bigger dog will require a thicker leash.

You will need the appropriate collar for your dog. Most dog owners agree that a training color is best. You should get a "jeweled" one. That basically means that it is made of metal links which have been welded together in close proximity. These collars are very strong.

You will need some behavioral tools, such as a shake can. These can be made at home, with an empty can and some pennies or small stones You can also purchase one at a pet supply store. It will allow you to make a loud noise to get your dog attention when he is doing something he shouldn't.

You will need a crate to start dog training with. They are ideal for behavioral training and as a disciplinary tool. The crate you buy should be based on how big or small your dog is. A lot of dog owners find that crates are helpful when they are trying to potty train their dogs.

Whether you call it a puppy gate or a baby gate, you need one of these as a dog training tool It will keep your pup from going where he is not supposed to go. However, he can still see what is happening. This is very important to include him in daily family life.

Believe it or not, a spray bottle can also be helpful. A simple spritz can stop your dog from doing a lot of the things he is not supposed to do. More importantly, you are disciplining the dog without hurting him.

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Alpha Dog Training

>> 3/10/09

Easy steps to establish yourself as the "alpha" in your dog's eyes. Watch this quick dog training video to learn how.

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Free Dog Training Tips: Creative Ways to Discipline Your Dog

>> 3/9/09

If your dog is a dog at all then chances are he has some bad habits that drive you up the wall from time to time. He barks incessantly at the mailman, gets into the trash and fights with his siblings. He chews on inappropriate items and sometimes even mounts your leg. So what’s a dog owner to do? Rather than screaming at him and chasing him about the house it’s time to get creative. Here are 4 common doggie habits you can break with creative discipline methods:

1. Getting into the trash: Even the most well behaved dog might be tempted to get at something in the trash can. Your dog has an acute sense of smell and can be tempted to go after delicious leftovers discarded in the rubbage bin from time to time. If you have tried cans with lids to no avail, never fear, there is a more creative solution. Before you leave the house construct a pyramid of empty soda cans on top of the trash can lid and go about your exit from the house. If your dog knocks over the can to get at a tasty piece of trash then the pyramid of cans will fall on top of him. The resulting commotion will be unsettling to your dog cause him to think twice about doing it again. If this does not work simply repeat with more cans the next time.

2. Chewing on inappropriate items: This problem can be especially frustrating if the item in question is a piece of furniture or something else of considerable expense. There are products on the market that are non-toxic, but taste terrible to dogs. These products are inexpensive and come in convenient spray bottles. Simply spray the solution on items your dog chews on and shouldn’t and sit back and relax. Your dog will find the taste unpleasant and discontinue his destruction.

3. Playing too rough with your other pets: If your dog has a tendency to corner the family cat or fight with your other dog then a simply spray bottle or quirt gun will perform miracles for you. Try purchasing a small spray bottle designed for wetting hair and setting the nozzle to spray (not mist) and squirt your dog from the comfort of your own armchair. It is best to do this when rough play first appears rather than waiting for a full blown dog fight as those are more difficult to break up an might require more than a squirt in the face. If timed properly a squirt to the face will almost always cause your dog to stop what he is doing and run from the spray. The best part about this method is that your dog will eventually stop and run at the sight of you picking up the bottle. Note that he will fear the bottle and not you so he does not associate the punishment with you.

4. Incessant barking: When your pet gets riled up and barks constantly at the slightest distraction there is a simple solution that does not require you going hoarse yelling at him to stop. Rinse out an empty soda can, fill it one quarter full with buttons, pennies or other small hard items and tape it shut. When your dog starts barking walk up to him, firmly say no and shake the can vigorously. Your dog will be surprised by the sound and stop barking. The moment he stops give him a treat and some praise to keep him from resuming his behavior. This method is great because you were able to stop a bad behavior and then encourage a positive one. As is the case with the spray bottle, your dog will begin to stop barking when he sees you move towards him with the can.

The beauty of these methods is that they do not involve physical punishment to your dog. They are simply unpleasant stimuli resulting from a bad behavior. Your dog will not associate you with physical pain as he would if you smacked him with your hand or a rolled up newspaper. Discipline is essential in raising a well adjusted and obedient dog; however, physical punishment can cause your dog to fear you in the future. Dogs will often bite out of fear so always try to be firm with your dog without instilling fear in your friend.

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Dog Training - Solve Your Dog's Jumping Problem

>> 3/8/09

Here's an easy method that you can use to stop your dog from jumping on friends and family.

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Important Things You Should Know Before Using Control Tools

>> 3/5/09

There is a difference between training and control but that difference is often lost. Training a dog involves the use of hand gestures and commands. It can be used with leashes or treats but the end goal is to bring about a desired behavior in your dog. However control is slightly different. This often involves the use of electronic fences, choke or 'no-bark' collars, electronic fences or similar types devices or tools.

Don't get me wrong; control is not a bad thing. Dogs, being pack animals, are driven by a natural social hierarchy. They have an ingrained behavior that makes them look for and try and determine who the leader or alpha dog is. And in a dog-human relationship the leader should always be the human. If the human does not take on the role of alpha dog the results can range from a poorly socialized animal, to destructive behavior, to a frustrated or maladjusted canine.

Just like people, dogs have distinct personalities. Some are more assertive and confident while others may be more shy or slower to learn. The choke collar was developed as a control tool that is designed to assist the dog handler in gaining or regaining control. As an example a correction with this type of collar would be given to discourage a dog from jumping or pulling.

There are, however, some counter-productive or dangerous consequences that can arise from the improper use of choke collars. It is designed to tighten and pinch when pulled and then immediately release as you release tension on the leash, but this can only happen if fitted correctly. When the collar in on your dog there should be a gap of about one to three fingers. A good pet store or dog training will be able to assist you with the proper fit.

If a choke collar is improperly used the pinched skin can be irritated forming hot spots. These hot spots can begin to worsen as the dog scratches them. If the collar is improperly placed on the dog's neck the trachea can be compressed causing damage. However when used correctly, using a quick pull-and-release, corrections made with a choke collar create discomfort but are not harmful.

Another type of control collar is the prong collar. While they look scary they are not as dangerous as they appear. They are limited to how far they can be closed. They are usually used to prevent a dog from pulling but if this type of collar is the only thing that can stop the pulling behavior you should seek professional training as a more permanent fix. The halter collar is a type of device that fits around the dog's neck and over the muzzle. This is used for dogs that only moderately pull on the walk.

For dogs that are incessant barkers there are collars known as 'no-bark' collars. While it is natural for a dog to bark, these are used for dogs that bark at everything all the time. This can be from nervous anxiety, frustration or fear. It is always preferable to find and deal with the root causes.

In extreme cases of unhealthy of even dangerous behavior a shock collar can be used. These deliver a painful but short electric shock. These should only be used under the guidance of a professional dog trainer.

Unfortunately, there are no quick fixes for unwanted behaviors such as pulling and barking. While these and other tools may offer a short term solution they are not meant to replace proper and consistent dog training techniques.

Important Things You Should Know Before Using Control Tools by Stefan Hyross.

Stefan Hyross writes about topics such as training puppies on All About Dogs 'N Puppies. Feel free to visit the site for more information on subjects like housebreaking a dog and other dog related articles.

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Learn Positive Reinforcement and Train Your Dog More Effectively

>> 3/4/09

A well trained dog can be a wonderful part of your family. A well trained dog fits well in your family if he understands the basic house rules regarding where he should go to the bathroom where he can and cannot lay, and what he can and cannot chew or eat. Establishing these rules can make owning a dog an easy thing. But its not only important what you train your dog to do; in order to have a healthy, long lasting relationship with your pet its also important how you train your dog.

A dog is incredibly sensitive and learns quickly who the boss is in your home. If a dog is trained with harsh words, yelling and hitting then he will learn to fear you instead of love you. You want to establish a bond with your dog, so that your dog will trust you as a loving caregiver. If the dog expects you to react with anger and physical punishment then you cannot expect to have a loving relationship with a dog who wants to be your companion.

Using positive reinforcement will not only establish a relationship of trust and bonding, it will also make all training more fun. If your dog picks up on the fun he will start doing his best to even please you more, making the training easier and faster.

Training your dog with positive reinforcement means that instead of punishing your dog when he does something wrong, you shower your dog with love and affection when he does something right.

Dogs perceive the lack of attention as a punishment in itself so whenever something does go wrong, just don't react to it. During training there are a lot of things that could go wrong, so instead of yelling or punishing your dog, you just don't pay attention to that mistake.

But when you see your dog go to the bathroom where hes supposed to, then shower him with love and affection. He will soon learn that doing his business outside pleases you and he will go out of his way to make it outside whenever possible.

When using the positive reinforcement technique it is important to set your dog up for success so there is going to be plenty of praise.

Positive Reinforcement training will give you fast results and if you want to learn the secrets to dog training go to DogTrainingSolutions.info to pick up your free copy of our dog training course.

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Tips and Tricks to Improve Dog Behavior Training

>> 3/3/09

Before deciding whether or not you should get a puppy or young dog, you must realize there are several aspects of dog training behavior to be addressed in order to have a dog you can enjoy and love. Of course house breaking is a major issue, but there is also leash training, bark and bite control, stopping the whining, dealing with urination when the dog becomes excited, and even crate training.

When it comes to house training you need to be able to follow your dog's cues, take your time, and understand that a dog is learning bladder control just as humans do when potty training. To start house breaking, leave a large area of newspaper in one area of the house. Take the puppy to the papers whenever you notice them sniffing, and if they have an accident, show them and then take them to the paper. Gradually reduce the amount of paper to make the area smaller, and start taking the puppy outside at regular intervals of time to get the puppy used to the idea of going to the door.

Leash training a puppy is very important when it comes to walking and exercising the puppy. Leash training will take time and practice, but you need to quickly assert that you are the one in control. Anytime the puppy behaves less than the way you want, gently tug at the leash and say a command of your choice. This will help with socialization in the long run.

Bark and bite control is essential to the dog and its owner living in harmony. The neighbors would not enjoy a loud dog barking all the time and dogs must learn not to bite everything or everyone they see. Allowing the dog to spend time with other dogs is key in preventing this as the litter mates and pack will show the animal that these behaviors are not the way to act.

One of the hardest things to deal with is the urination when a dog gets excited. This is something that nearly every puppy does, and it can be bothersome to the owner. Stop the dog from getting so excited by exposing him or her to the things that excite him or her often enough to prevent them from being a stimuli. If you get angry, you'll turn the urination into submissive urination because the dog does not understand why or how he or she has upset you and is trying to please you. Either urination will be a problem.

The sooner you can get the dog's whining under control the better for everyone. The dog probably whines because he or she does not want to be away from you, so before you go away for long periods of time be sure to give puppy time to adjust and reward small periods of alone, quiet time before pushing the long ones.

Whining is something dogs love to do and their owners hate to hear. It is usually the result of separation anxiety from the family and his or her loved ones. The way to combat this is to train your dog to be left alone and quiet for short periods of time before leaving them alone for a longer period of time.

Many people decide not to get a dog because the dog behavior training seems to be overwhelming for them and they do not believe they have the time or the patience to deal with it. The fact is that as long as you are willing to take the time to focus and love on the dog as you are working on the behavior training"many dogs grow up and train with ease. Obedience school may help you with these issues, but it will not take the place of your dog behavior training at home.

Tips and Tricks to Improve Dog Behavior Training by Joe R. Hilliard.

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Joe R. Hilliard is an experienced Dog trainer who specializes in helping others learn how to train annoying and unruly dogs. You can go to his blog on How To train A Dog in order to get more great free dog training and advice on How To Potty Train A Dog.

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Training Your Dog To Play Fetch

So you're the proud owner of a dog and you love him to death. Now you want to play with him in order to strengthen the bond between you two. What better way than to play fetch with your dog?

Some dogs know instinctively how to play fetch. Other dogs need to be taught. Luckily, dog training for playing fetch is a fairly simple process. You need to stick to a few simple guidelines for a couple of weeks. The three simple guidelines are listed below.

1. To start with, your dog needs to show interest in the ball. If he has no interest in the ball, the game of fetch will go absolutely nowhere unless you teach him this first. You can do this by waving the ball around in front of your dog's face. Eventually, your dog will sniff the ball. Once he does this, praise him a little and repeat this a few more times. This way, your dog will learn to show interest in the ball.

2. As soon as your dog has learned to show interest in the ball, it's time to move on to the next step in his training. Now, he must learn to pick up the ball in his mouth. He might even do this all by himself. If he does not, then you will need to teach him this as well. You can do this by smearing some meat paste on the ball. This will make the ball a little more enticing for your dog. Once he picks it up, praise him and feed him a dog treat. Your doggy will learn to pick up the ball this way.

3. Now that your dog chases after and then picks up the ball, you need to teach him to let go of the ball. Once your dog has picked up the ball a few feet away from you, you can lure him back with a treat. Once he arrives with the ball still in his mouth, give him the treat. He will likely drop the ball in order to make place for his dog treat. Should your dog lose his interest in dog treats throughout the training, you can use a second ball to entice him to drop one for the other.

After about a week of repeating these simple steps, you can try a few fetches out in the field. Take your dog into the yard or any other area with enough open space, and throw the ball a short distance away. If your dog has understood his fetch training, he will eventually chase the ball, pick it up and take it back to you. Every time he gets it right, praise him and give him a dog treat. Then, throw the ball a little further.

If you repeat this whole process often enough, your dog will learn to play fetch for sure. It's usually a matter of a few weeks. After a few weeks, your dog will have comprehended the whole game of playing fetch. From hereon, playing fetch becomes its own reward. You can still tell him is a good boy, but you won't have to stock up on dog treats anymore. You can save those to teach him another game in the future.

Owning a dog is a great thing. Dogs are loyal pets that will love you unconditionally. It's definitely worth investing your time and energy to get the two of you closer together. Playing fetch is a great way of doing this. So stick to the training, and before you know it your doggy and you will be having a ball!

Training Your Dog To Play Fetch by Casey Swells.

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Casey Swells owns many dogs. He writes a lot about dogs too! You can read all about it at his website dog health or at dog breeding.

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7 Tips To Correct Aggression Utilizing Dog Behavior Modification

>> 3/2/09

Your training needs to establish you and your family as the “alpha” position in the pack. That relinquishes your canine to the bottom of the pack hierarchy. Once the family establishes command over the canine, issues linked to control can oftentimes be fixed. This is why the socialization and dog behavior modification are awfully necessary.

7 Techniques for Dog Behavior Modification

1. Give goodies. Stress to yourself that your canine can have whatever he wishes if he is groomed to work for it. Decidedly, it is imperative to reward any exemplary, unplanned dog behavior modification. Keep on your toes! Dogs will shock you!

2. Curb the food store. Since food is such a prized commodity, it is imperative to make your dog realize you oversee this valuable resource.

3. Ration rubbing. Petting, and the acceptance that goes with it, is a dynamic reward for most dogs and as such should be conserved in the very way as food.

4. Distribute appreciation. Praise may be another greatly appreciated asset for which alpha dogs should be forced to work. Approving a canine repeatedly weakens the desirability of this otherwise much valued acknowledgment.

5. Use toys as rewards. The condition of toys is a freedom for which alpha canines have to work.

6. Restrict games. Games are amusing, and as such, must be restricted. You have to introduce all activities and you determine when they are done.

7. Let your dog gain freedom. Liberty is one of life’s privileges and with privilege comes the need for social responsibility and respect.

Dog behavior modification is imperative when dogs use aggression to insist on bad behavior. Remember that YOU ARE THE ALPHA DOG…YOU DETERMINE what happens.

7 Tips To Correct Aggression Utilizing Dog Behavior Modification by M.B. Bryce

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M.B. Bryce has owned dogs for three decades. They are a firm believer in well-trained dogs and approve a constructive approach to training. Visit 7 Tips to Modify Aggression Using Dog Behavior Modification now for your FREE 6 Day MINI COURSE on Dog Behavior Modification.

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