Stage one: Hold a treat in your closed hand. The dog will probably lick, sniff, and paw at your hand in an attempt to get to the treat. Eventually, when the dog moves his nose away, praise him and give him the treat.
There’s an exciting shift going on in the world of dog training… and the dogs love it. We are training dogs effectively with pain-free methods. What do you want your dog or puppy to do? Sit, stay, come, be housetrained, accept a crate, walk on a loose leash, what else? Would you like to train your dog to do these things and more by using methods that are fun for human and dog and that involve no pain?
The International School for Dog Trainers specializes in Mentoring and Shadowing courses in Basic Dog Training. The School in addition provides e-collar training short courses (E-Touch) for dog trainers, both at their center in Florida and other locations as requested. It also runs courses in retrieving and gundog work, both for spaniels and retrievers. 407 469-5583
I loved their positive approach to training, lots of praise and treats. Thanks to their work with me and my dog; Winston went from a wild, hyper puppy, puppy to an eighteen month old well behaved, lovable dog.
Private, one-on-one lessons in your home, a great way to prepare your puppy for puppy classes later on. AKC and CGC Preparation, in your home (American Kennel Club, Canine Good Citizen) Basic obedience and behavior problem solving for puppies and adult dogs.
Top Dog Publishing has two wonderful books out for those who are physically disabled and would like to train their dog, either in basic obedience, or service dog work, or both. The books are called Teamwork 1 and Teamwork 2, and are available directly from me. For more information, check out the Books page.
Dogs in the wild grow up in packs and they are socialized almost from birth. A dog becomes socialized by interacting with other canines and learning their verbal cues and body language. The boundaries in the pack are very clear and each pup learns to understand their elders or get thrown out. Domestic dogs also begin socialization in their litter and when they come into a human family, socialization with humans begin. The initial socialization period of a dog is four to 12 weeks. It is during this time that social skills are imprinted on them and their interaction with other dogs and humans is, hopefully, positive. The socialization then should continue into adulthood. But many dog owners choose to adopt older dogs who sometimes were not socialized during this time. So, how do you go about socializing adult dogs? Do you need dog training classes to socialize them, or is it a combination of different factors?
Cesar Millan, star of National Geographic Channel’s Dog Whisperer, realizes not everyone agrees with his “alpha dog” approach. So he consulted trainers of all backgrounds for his new book, Cesar’s Rules: Your Way to Train a Well-Behaved Dog.
Discover why clicker dog training is a brilliant way to properly train and bond with your puppy or older dog. Clicker dog training uses behavioral science methods to communicate effectively with our dogs.
This is offered to graduates of our Board & Train Program. Going away on vacation? Have your dog’s training fine-tuned while you are away. During the Board & Review, your dog will be in the care of our trainers and be constantly supervised while training and playing. Frequent field trips and exercise sessions are part of the program while brushing up on your dog’s training.
I rescued my beautiful girl Abby seven months ago, and thanks to Canine Dimensions my boxer mix puppy is turning into a well-mannered young adult. They helped me work with her leash aggression, play biting, jumping, and all of the other traits that come with such an intelligent and energetic dog. Most importantly they taught me how to have the confidence to handle Abby in all situations. Thank you!
Jump up ^ Pongrácz, Péter; Á. Miklósi; E. Kubinyi; K. Gurobi; J. Topál; V. Csanyi (2001). “Social learning in dogs: the effect of a human demonstrator on the performance of dogs (Canis familiaris) in a detour task”. Animal Behaviour. 62 (6): 1109–1117. doi:10.1006/anbe.2001.1866.
Service dogs (sometimes referred to as assistance dogs) assist people with physical, neurological, or psychological disabilities to perform everyday tasks. They help people overcome limitations caused by the disability and increase their independence and quality of life. They can provide alerts before the handler experiences a medical problem or assist when the problem occurs. They provide a wide range of assistance to address many types of physical limitations. They alert people with hearing impairment to ringing phones and doorbells. They can help people with Post Traumatic Stress, Military Sexual Trauma, or Traumatic Brain Injury to function successfully in public, helping them to feel secure and easing stressful situations. Each service dog/handler team is individually trained to address the unique needs of the handler. The PAWS Training Centers’ Service Dog Training Program is designed to exceed training requirements of service dogs as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you are instead interested in Therapy/Facility Dog training, where dogs are trained to visit individuals in different facilities, please contact us or see our Obedience, Therapy/Facility, and Behavioral Dog Training FAQ.
It is usually best to teach your dog to sit before you teach it to stay. The reason is your dog will have an easier time staying if it is in a sitting position. After your dog has the sitting command down, and has been correctly sitting for a couple of days without assistance, it is time to teach your dog to stay and come. Tell your dog to sit. Have two rewards in your hand. After your dog sits, give it one of the rewards.
…until the next time he’s up all night barking. Oh boy, what are you going to do? You’ve tried everything—but Fido’s immune to just about everything you’ve tried—and it’s starting to look like the end of the road.
Lori, and this program are both amazing! What she teaches you makes total sense, yet we did not think of it. We noticed a difference in the puppies right after she left. It is a lot of work on our part at first, but they are responding great and we have a lot of confidence and are very pleased.
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Prepare for a natural disaster, with Bark Busters Natural Disaster Preparedness and Safety tip sheet. With the devastation we have seen across Texas and Louisiana from Hurricane Harvey and now with the impending Hurricane Irma heading towards Florida, Bark Busters wants you to be prepared.
Figure out what your dog values most and make him work for them. For example, if your dog likes to play ball, make him sit before you throw the ball. Also, meal time is a good time to train. Feed the dog piece by piece as you teach something.
“If you are looking for dog training in this area, you really should visit the CTC. As soon as you arrive you will begin to see why Andrew and his team have so many 5 star reviews…” (See Full Review on Google+)
In extreme cases of excessive barking, where all else has failed, some people advocate debarking surgery. I’ve never needed to go down this path with any of my dogs, and don’t think I ever would. But if you have come to the end of the line and think you have run out of options, you could discuss debarking surgery with your Veterinarian. Hopefully your Vet will come up with some other options before taking this drastic step.
Although many animal care and service workers require little more than a high school diploma, the same can’t be said for dog trainers — or almost any other animal trainer, for that matter. Most employers ask their canine trainers to hold some sort of certification. Community colleges, vocational schools and private training academies all provide education in training animals. If you’re hoping to become a dog trainer one day, it’s best you get a little education under your belt to improve job prospects and earnings.
He has also trained at the famous Vohne Liche Kennels with owner Ken Licklider, which the Nat Geo show “Alpha Dogs” is based off. Vohne Liche Kennels is the training hub for the military and DoD special forces K9s. Last year, Nick was made part of Sport Dog’s Pro Staff, as he was considered to be one of the top electronic trainers in the world. Nick will be appearing on “Alpha Dogs” in the coming months.
“Dogs are hard on stuff,” one of you told us, “especially while outside. This pack has stood the abuse!” Besides its endurance and utility, our Dog Backpack can be part of improving your daily walk. Check it out.
Many dogs are natural watch dogs; their bark is sufficient to alert their owner to something unusual, and the alarm they set up is a deterrent. In addition, dogs who will fight if their owner is genuinely attacked do not have to be made aggressive to do so. Training a dog specifically to be a guard dog is hazardous and potentially creates a liability for you. Misguided attempts to make a dog aggressive through abuse will only backfire because the dog will not be loyal to someone who treats them harshly, and if the dog wrongly bites someone you will be at fault. Never train dogs who are basically fearful or out of control. Such dogs may not respond appropriately in non-threatening situations.
Obedience training is training the dog to obey certain commands such as sit, stay, come and teaching it to heel. Training sessions should be frequent but short to prevent your dog from becoming bored; ten to fifteen minute sessions, two or three times a day will be sufficient.
You’ll discover a method of training that doesn’t rely on BRIBING your dog with cookies and treats, or resorting to punishments. Its a method of training what I call, “Hands Off Training” where you do not have to touch your dog in any way (unless you feel like a good snuggle 😉
Squirt Bottles. Say “off” or “no” and squirt your dog at the same time. Water guns make this fun for you. Unfortunately many dogs (and cats) find this a fun game as well. Rutherford and Neil suggest using vinegar then, one part vinegar to six parts water.
Discover the best dog food for your puppy or older dog. Is homemade dog food the way to go or maybe a raw dog food diet is best? Read my puppy food comparisons and reviews before choosing your dog food brand.
And while you’re training, don’t worry if there are setbacks. As long as you continue a management program that includes taking puppy out at the first sign he needs to go and offering him rewards, he’ll learn.
Developed in Australia, our simple, natural and dog-friendly training methods focus on developing a positive relationship between owner and dog to establish a lasting emotional bond based on respect and trust. Our dog obedience techniques leverage the same communication methods, body language and voice control, that dogs follow as part of their instinctual pack mentality. For dog behavior training, we come to your home at a time convenient to everyone in your household. In as little as two hours (versus weeks or months by other methods), the Bark Busters dog training approach can help owners establish control of their dog; all without treats or the need for harsh punishment. In the first session, you will see dramatic improvements in your dog’s behavior.