You are almost ready to begin the training process, but you might find that certain tools can help you along the way. Learn about the most important dog training supplies before you start buying. Fortunately, there are not a whole lot of supplies necessary for good training. Certain dog training books can be a great help. You’ll also need to decide if you wish to seek the help of a professional dog trainer. The following guides will help you get the right tools for the job:
“Our VERY busy 6 month old Redbone Coonhound puppy just graduated from Premier’s Boot Camp. She has been home less than 48 hours and I can already tell she has returned a much more calm, deliberate and self aware dog. The Premier training staff clearly spent HOURS working with her on basic commands. They also helped us resolve her anxiety on car rides and her incessant barking to get our attention at inconvenient times. Premier enthusiastically welcomed our young children into the process. They now interact with our dog more consistently and they know how to correct her appropriately. We look forward to continuing to work with Premier to fine tune our puppy’s commands, door manners and off leash training. We absolutely recommend their training services!!”
I must say, before I called Brent, I was very skeptical about all the positive reviews. My dog was a scared-y cat!! We sent our 6 month old pup Mozzy to board & train for 2 weeks. Immediately we could tell Mozzy was so much more obedient after the training. The main reason I am glad we called Brent was the behavioral issues I had with him. My dog is protective of me, especially around men, even my fiance! After the training session, his lifetime follow up was very helpful, especially when we had company over. I called Brent, he came over, identified the issue, and gave us training techniques. Mozzy used to be inconsolable when we had company over. He would get easily overwhelmed. He taught us how to train him when he shut down. We have incorporated all of the dog training techniques Brent taught us and it made a huge difference. We could not be any happier with the results. If your dog needs help, take him to Brent, don’t give it a second thought. I missed my dog so much, especially in the beginning but it was 100% worth it.
Maida considers breed-specific behaviors when training. That includes whether the dog was bred to hunt, pull, fight, guard, or has a strong prey drive. Other factors include temperament, age, environment, sensitivity level, and behavior and training history.
We require a letter of medical necessity from one of your licensed medical providers, a copy of your dog’s Rabies Certificate (if old enough), documentation of distemper combo vaccination (i.e., DHPP), and documentation of a negative fecal test within the last six-months to commence training. Throughout the course of training, we also need a veterinarian health check letter. In addition to passing all training requirements, to complete the program you must maintain at a least a 6-month relationship with PAWS Training Centers, and your dog must be at least 1 year old, be mentally and physically mature, and be sterilized (spayed/neutered). If you are pursuing certification with an ADI-recognized organization following our program, we also require that you provide us with your dog’s microchip identification number. Click Here for samples of the paperwork needed prior to training.
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Bark Busters is the only dog training company that offers Guaranteed Lifetime Support because it really does work. Our guaranteed lifetime support gives you peace of mind knowing you have a training partner for the life of your dog.
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Some of the specific commands are “sit,” “stay,” “come,” “down” and “heel. “When speaking the commands, say them loudly and clearly, repeating them often. The dog may have to hear the commands over and over, but will soon begin to associate the word with its meaning. Always remember to praise your dog when it responds correctly. This will encourage your dog to perform correctly the next time. You may either use food, or affection such as a belly rub, a pet or verbal praise as the reward or both.
Occasionally there are some real extreme issues that certainly need dog behavior modification. Some dogs will not get along with other dogs and/or people. Some dogs are extremely skittish and lack confidence. Some dogs resource guard, (aggressive behavior around food) for instance. These types of situations should really be observed by a professional dog trainer so that a proper game plan can be worked out. American K9 specializes in dogs that have these extreme behavioral issues.
There are many different ways to train a dog, and many different methods and dog trainers. To be successful, the owner of the dog being trained must understand how to communicate, and understand how to think like a dog, and what works best. THE Dog Class will train you to be able to do this.
Cra…MOREte Training Dogs and Puppies: Here are the basics of training your dog or puppy to accept and even enjoy the crate. Not only will it help with housebreaking, it will also give your dog a place of his own.
Want to do more with your dog? Come have fun with fido by joining our instructors in these interactive classes that incorporate fun and positive training techniques into everyday living to enhance your family’s relationship with your canine companion. Click here to view all of our available advanced training classes »
If your dog spends any time indoors, toilet training is an absolute necessity – for very obvious reasons! Toilet training is often a time of trial and stress for everyone involved. But be patient, use the proper training techniques, and there’s sure to be a happy outcome.
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Take your puppy out every hour. Repetition and consistency is key. The more occasions you have that you can reward the appropriate behavior, the quicker your puppy will ‘get it’. If it has been 24 hours since your puppy last got a reward for toileting in the correct place, it will take much longer to learn.
Dog obedience training is the best solution to this type of excessive barking. Once you have your dog properly obedience trained, you will be able to communicate to him that this is unacceptable behavior. To learn how to train your dog at home with the latest cutting edge techniques click here.
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No matter how accomplished your instructor, always remember that your dog relies on you for his safety and well-being. If you are uncomfortable about doing something you’re told to do, explain your concerns and ask for an alternative approach. In addition, be cautious about who you allow to handle your dog. Many obedience instructors like to demonstrate techniques with dogs in their classes, and most of the time there’s no problem. But if you have any reservations about allowing an instructor to take your dog from you, just say you’d rather not. And if you are uncomfortable about the instructor’s knowledge, attitude, or methods, find a new class. Again, even if you walk away from part of the cost of the class, that’s better than damaging your dog’s trust in you and other people.
There is an alternative, to waiting many years to get a dog, and to getting a dog that may not be trained to your needs. If you have the experience, or if you can get the help of a professional dog trainer, you can train a dog yourself. Even if you’ve trained dogs before, I STRONGLY suggest you get the help of a professional dog trainer, or a program that helps you train your own dog. There are some programs out there, that allow you to train a dog to meet your needs, either using a dog you provide, or providing a dog for you. There are many advantages to this, as well as disadvantages.
Marie-Josée lives in Cleveland’s West Park neighborhood, but travels she for private classes all over the greater Cleveland area. She keeps a flexible schedule, and can arrange for mornings, afternoon or evening visits. For problem solving private sessions often involve putting the dog into the setting and environment in which the issues are occurring.
Initial beginner and puppy training classes with THE Dog Class are held with dogs of a similar age. This allows for easy socialization, and basic commands, such as sit, stay, down, come and walking without pulling are taught. Grooming, health and nutrition tips are also reviewed with all dog owners. Each week Marie-Josée reviews previous lessons, discusses issues owners are having, and builds on the lessons.
When you and your dog engage in training, you establish and strengthen a mutual bond of trust that encourages your dog to follow instructions, understand boundaries, and become a well-adjusted companion. If you are feeling frustrated with your dog’s behavior, remember that it’s up to you to teach him what is acceptable and what is not.
9. Learn to be quick with treats and praise. If the treat comes more than a few seconds after your pup has done what you’ve asked, he has no idea what he did to earn it, or you may inadvertently reward the wrong behavior. He’s happy to take it, but you failed to reward what you were teaching.
Encourage your dog’s bark announcing strangers who come to your house. You can develop this trait by making a show of going to see why the dog is barking, offering praise, then giving the “Quiet” or “Enough” command. React positively when your German shepherd dog alerts you to unfamiliar people or objects at home, but do not allow this behavior to develop away from home. Your dog should be unconcerned about neutral or friendly strangers you meet when you are out walking.
At Highland Canine Training, LLC we specialize in rehabilitating problem behaviors in dogs. We have rehabilitated hundreds of dogs and our programs are sought out by dog owners and rescue organizations throughout the country. Our behavior modification programs identify and resolve the root cause of the dogs behavior problem as opposed to some methods of simply correcting or otherwise treating the symptoms. We work with dogs of all breeds and ages to solve some of the most challenging problems. We work with fear aggression, phobias, dominance aggression, possessive aggression (resource guarding), inter-male aggression, territorial aggression, barking, biting, fighting and neurotic behaviors. One of the key aspects of our behavior modification programs is that we teach you how to maintain the behaviors for the life of the dog. Our behavior modification programs are affordable and are guaranteed with free follow-up training for as long as you own the dog. Learn more about our Dog Behavior Modification Programs.
Consequences must be immediate Dogs live in the present. Unlike us, they can’t make connections between events and experiences that are separated in time. For your dog to connect something she does with the consequences of that behavior, the consequences must be immediate. If you want to discourage your dog from doing something, you have catch her with her paw in the proverbial cookie jar. For example, if your dog gets too rough during play and mouths your arm, try saying “OUCH!” right at the moment you feel her teeth touch your skin. Then abruptly end playtime. The message is immediate and clear: Mouthing on people results in no more fun. Rewards for good behavior must come right after that behavior has happened, too. Say a child in a classroom answers a teacher’s question correctly, gets up from his desk, sharpens his pencil and then punches another kid in the arm on the way back to his seat. Then the teacher says, “Good job, Billy!” and offers him a piece of candy. What did Billy get the candy for? Timing is crucial. So be prepared to reward your dog with treats, praise, petting and play the instant she does something you like.
To help your dog become well trained and educated visit PAWS’ online resource library where you can find details on a variety of common behavior issues. You can also learn how to use dog toys when training.