Dog obedience and training techniques

August 18, 2012 by  
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In another of our very popular articles on dog obedience training techniques we are going to teach you how to stop your dogs from digging in the garden.

Why dogs dig:

1. Burying bones and finding hem again is very exciting and enjoyable – it is an instant reward similar to the process of positive reinforcement – unfortunately we don’t want this to happen.


A hole in the ground is very cool and a nice place to lie when it is hot in the summer

3. It might be that your dog is pregnant and she digs a small den in the ground so that it is ready for the puppies when they are born.

4. Your pooch may be after moles and rats – another reward when they are caught.

5. Your dog may be copying your behavior

6. Due to separation anxiety – which is discussed below.

* Sometimes dogs and puppies choose to dig and uproot flowers and shrubs in the garden simply because they are bored. It may also be a symptom of separation anxiety – this can be treated through regular exercise and slow exposure to being left alone. There are some home remedies and prescription medications that can also cure this problem. If you think that your pooch is getting anxious when being left alone – start exercising him more and getting him really tired.

Don’t leave the back door open as it will be too tempting for your dog to go and cause trouble outside. If you are unable to supervise your dog place him in a Crate. Leaving toys with an anxious dog and something that has your scent on it can eliminate any digging problems.

* If you think your dog is likely to burrow in the garden – keep a close eye on him and don’t leave him unsupervised.

* Try putting wire mesh in the ground where he is digging as dogs hate the feel of this on there paws and claws.

* Build a sand pit – this is a great diversion technique – bury toys in the sand pit. This is an excellent cure.

* Reward positive behavior and ignore negative behavior.

* Remember that some dog breeds are more prone to digging so think carefully before you purchase your first dog.

We hope you found this article useful and will use some of the techniques that we have provided to cure this problem should you encounter it.


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by bullcitydogs

How to Train Your Puppy Obedience

July 11, 2012 by  
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by Oberazzi

All your dog needs to know to make you happy:

What a wonderful thing to have: a new puppy at home. They look so lovely, real heartbreakers.However, it is not all sunshine when we bring home a new dog. Dogs need to be trained, else things may happen that will upset the family where they live. How to train the dog in general and what the differences are between the several dog races, is essential to study as soon as possible. The rewards will be great: when a dog is well trained it will be your best friend for many years to come!

When to START with the training?

“Starting puppy training early will lead to a lifetime of good times with your dog”.A simple but universal truth! For instance: Starting the puppy out at a very young age will learn the puppy to accept this activity. Start with short periods of time, say 15 minutes, and work up as your puppy gets older and more familiar with this exercise.

How the Dog’s MIND works (and yes, this is very differently from human minds)

Dogs are naturally good at persistent behavior, and even better if rewarded for it.

Dogs learn quickly through games,just like our children. Try to play with your puppy as often as possible. Unless something was really fun (and a repetitious act like going to the bathroom is not), they are not thinking about what they did in the past. Puppies are well known for “stealing” (being naughty :-) ) anything that they can get their mouths on and then run away with it. Dogs express their feelings thru body language more so than facial expressions. A wagging tail and friendly grin are invitations to approach and perhaps make friends, while a snarl, a fixed stare, stiff, straight legs and tail are warnings to keep your distance.Dogs are, by nature, social animals. Dogs are very smart and will quickly understand that potty belongs outside.Pups must be allowed to play with other puppies and dogs, and to enjoy numerous positive interactions with a wide variety of people, especially children and men.

HOW TO train the dog?

Different owners will have different expectations from a similar breed of dog. For instance, a German Shepherd can make a happy, docile family pet or an aggressive, noisy guard dog. Different breeds require specific instructions as the response is not uniform from say a Poodle and a Terrier. Positive reinforcement is very important and can can come in a number of ways. First, it is a good idea to see what your puppy likes. Positive reinforcement means we are reinforcing something with a positive feeling. In other words, your puppy sits, you reward him. If barking is the problem: Start with someone at the front door knocking or ring the bell. When your puppy barks at the door, make a sound to distract him from the door and look at you.This way you will train the dog not to bark anymore when someone rings or knocks the door. It might take a little while to housetrain, and you may also have some furniture that is slightly chewed. Puppies have a natural inclination to mouth and nip. Though it’s often encouraged by owners who understandably see the behaviour as cute, human restraint is a prerequisite to dog restraint. Puppies investigate mostly with their mouths. Murphy’s Law is also applicable here: a puppy will be most attracted to the things he should least have — electrical cords, your expensive rug, your brand new shoes, and so on.

Train the dog YOURSELF

It is not only fun, but surely it is the best way to make friends for life with your dog. There is many free information available on the internet, but you might be better off to buy one of the many available online training programs. These can be eBooks, Video’s, monthly memberships for permanent training and information, or even a combination of these three. If you order online delivery, you get immediate access to the products you bought, physical delivery takes some days before you can use the products. Puppy potty training is something you need your puppy to “get” .right away. If your puppy doesn’t seem to understand the puppy potty training, you need to change your training program. Puppy potty training is important for the puppy and for you as well. It is an exhilarating feeling when your puppy runs to you with puppy dog eyes and in dog speak says, ?I need to go out,? and you respond.Treats are very effective and a good scratching behind the ears works well too. Using the words, ‘good boy’ is a great way to verbally praise him. Treats are great incentives, but whether you reward with treats is a matter of personal preference. Remember, your puppy wants nothing more then to make you happy.

One of the major common problems: DISOBEDIENCE

There’s a difference between disobedience and incomprehension. If your dog isn’t obeying a command because he doesn’t understand what it is you want him to do, that’s not a behavioral problem at all; it simply means that you need to spend some more time together in training. True disobedience occurs when your dog deliberately does not obey a request or command, although he has full knowledge of what it is that you’re asking him to do (and you know this because he’s performed it reliably on several occasions beforehand). Although this may seem like a relatively minor inconvenience, it’s actually a pretty serious thing – not only can it be dangerous for your dog (for example, if he’s heading towards a busy road and ignores your ‘come’ command), but it’s also detrimental to your relationship with your dog. Disobedience is caused by disrespect. When your dog deliberately does not obey you, he’s saying, “I don’t respect your authority enough to do what you want me to do”. If you allow him to get away with this, you are allowing him to form the habit of passive-aggression. This is not something that can just ignore, it will get worse if not fixed and if you leave it. It’s extremely important that your dog recognizes your authority: that you outrank him in the social hierarchy of the household. The concept of alpha status is one that you need to be familiar with in order to maintain a healthy, functional relationship with your dog. It may sound cruel from a human perspective, but your dog is happier when he knows that someone else is in charge of making all the decisions – including his day-to-day behavior and obedience levels.

A good owner/dog relationship can only be established if the dog understands you are the authority: he must know the chain of command: you first, than him. Your first step in dealing with generalized disobedience is to reestablish your dominance. Here are some tips on doing so: When leaving the house and the car, you must always leave before your dog. This is unmistakable alpha behavior: to a dog, only the alpha leaves first. If you allow him to exit the house or the car ahead of you, you are saying to him, “You’re stronger than me; you should go first because you’re the decision-maker”. Inside doors aren’t so important, but every time you leave the house or the car to go outside, you must make him wait for you to go first, until you release him from the ‘wait’ with a release-word. Make him wait for his food. Your family and you must always eat before him – if it means he has to wait an extra half hour or so for his meal, it won’t hurt him any. When you put his food down for him, make him sit and wait until you release him to eat. Keep his feeding schedule varied, so he’s always aware that you’re in charge of his food – don’t allow him to form expectations of when he should be fed.

When you arrive home, don’t rush straight over to him and shower him in affection. That is not alpha behavior at all.


Dog training is fun, but it also takes time and effort to get the wanted results. There are many ways to train a dog well, with or without the help of professional trainers. The best way to learn how to train a dog yourself is by getting yourself an Online E-Book and/or Online Training Video’s. They can be bought Online, with immediate download, so you can start immediately. Most people think Dog training is easier when they are still puppies, but that doesn’t mean you can’t train older dogs as well. Remember, your puppy wants nothing more then to make you happy.

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Good Puppy Obedience Training

June 16, 2012 by  
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Puppy behavior education largely amounts to standard instructional commands like ‘sit’, ‘stay’, ‘fetch’, plus a couple of others. Puppy obedience training is usually tremendously helpful in satisfying a number of the dog’s most significant necessities.

It really offers your dog certain things to aim its to. This would consequently render the puppy pretty content.

Nearly all dog owners do not understand that among the key causes why a great deal of young dogs behave badly, is the fact that people don’t maintain any focus while attempting to mould the dog’s behavior.

They do not understand how to react appropriately in the numerous situations that they will confront. Almost all pups can in fact be correctly educated as soon as they are seven or eight weeks old.

Why don’t we check out a few standard commands and the way to execute them.

To effectively teach all of the following commands employ the use of the dogs favorite treats.

1. ‘Sit’. To execute the principles of this command it is advisable to hold the portion of food, in your left hand, over the dog’s head and voice the word ‘sit’ plainly and emphatically. The automatic response of the dog at this point would be to sit on its rear end on the floor. The dog is going to do this and raise its head back at the same instance. If the pup’s rear end does not strike the floor, use your other hand, the free one, to put the dog’s bottom securely down on the ground. As soon as the dog sits on your control reward it with plenty of praise and the treat.

2. ‘Stay’. Before you start teaching this puppy obedience training command, bear in mind that rewarding the dog with the treat should ONLY be when it is in the ‘sitting’ position, at which position, the dog should be, when you issue the ‘Stay’ command. Get the puppy to sit, then firmly say ‘STAY’ and move away a few spaces at the same period. If he does not move but remains in the sitting position reward it with praise and the treat. It is very crucial that the pup recognizes that the treat and reward is because it stayed put and did not move.

3. ‘Heel’. With this puppy obedience training command it might be intelligent to clearly show the pup the treat at exactly its brow height. Ensure that the treat is in your left hand. At this point you will want to utter ‘heel’ after which you can step forward a tiny bit. While you are moving allow the dog to eat some of the presented food.

To start with, make sure you just traverse two or three steps. After that, you may proceed a bit more every instance you issue the command ‘heel’. Every time the pup does it textbook, don’t forget to reward him with praise. As soon as the doggy starts to understand what exactly is required of it, you can begin raising the portion of food slightly higher. If your puppy jumps to bite the treat be clear not to reward him. Reward him only if he obeys the command.

4. ‘Stand’. This obedience command could only be trained after you get the dog in the down position. Ensure that this is completed to make the dog understand the importance of both the commands. Use the treat to get the dog to stand on issuing the ‘stand’ command. Move the treat higher till the dog is in an erect standing position.

Reward him with the treat and praise each time he stands erect on your command. When his action becomes reflex withdraw the treat or lengthen the standing time before giving it.

5. ‘Down’. Openly and blatantly show off the treat to the dog to train it for this puppy obedience training command. At this point, you have to voice the word ‘down’ moving the treat gradually to the floor at the same time. You must use your hands to push him down to the floor only if it is required.

Reward him with the treat and loads of praise if he does lie down on your command, even if it is for just a instant or two. Repeat the exercise, and once the reaction to the command is reflex, you must withdraw the treat or give it after some time, to ensure that the dog is not obeying the command for the treat.

6. ‘Come’. The best way to teach this puppy obedience training command is to call out the name of the dog with the word ‘come’ directly after it, at various times of the day. Do no fret if you have nothing particular in mind for the dog to do.

Reward it with lots of praise each time it comes. Next, get someone to hold the dog then call his name and say ‘come’ after it. Remember to reward him each time he struggles free and comes on your call.

The accomplishment of implementing these puppy obedience training commands lies in your consistency in rewarding, praising and being friendly towards the animal.

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Puppy Obedience Training – The Right and Wrong Ways to Train Your Puppy

May 4, 2012 by  
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Puppy obedience training is something that you can either conduct yourself or hire somebody to do, depending on your preference. Remember, training them right away after getting them is critically important.

If you wait to start and then attempt to change their actions later on you will be simply sending mixed signals, and they won’t know what they did wrong. Often times people who first get a dog find their behavior problems cute and they let them slide.

When they try and crack down on them down the road the dog gets confused because they used to be allowed to do those things-why not know?

So what is the right way to do puppy obedience training? Should you hire a professional or attempt to DIY? The truth is, it just isn’t that hard to train your dog when using the right techniques, and doing so yourself can save you some serious cash.

Consistency is key

Keep in mind that the most important part of puppy training is consistency.

Make sure to use the same commands each and every time, because if you don’t your dog will not understand what to do.

For instance, don’t say “come” one time and “heel” the next, as your dog will not know what to do. Sounds obvious, but an important point nonetheless.

Avoid giving treats

Also remember to use some method to show them they’ve done something good. A common method is giving them a treat, but this isn’t very effective because they will often times only obey you because they want the reward.

If you don’t have a treat then they won’t obey. For this reason clicker training is something many people like to do, because instead of giving them food you just click the clicker every time they do something good.

This works because the dog will come to associate the clicker with something good, and pretty soon will only look for that sound as opposed to a treat.

The reason this is more effective than just praising them is that dogs hear you talking all the time, and therefore they won’t necessarily associate you praising them with something good.

However, since they will only hear the clicker when they’ve done something right, they will instantly know it’s a good thing and will start to listen for it after obeying; it basically takes the place of a treat. Sounds a little far-fetched, but using a clicker is very popular for one reason-it works.

Be positive

Be certain to stay positive with your dog. Don’t ever be overly harsh because this rarely produces the results you want and they will come to resent you.

Make sure not to go too long per session, and a couple brief sessions work more effectively than having 1 long one with puppy obedience training. Younger dogs don’t have much of an attention span and keeping it short helps them focus better.

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Dog Obedience – Training Your Puppy Part 1

April 27, 2012 by  
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by Oberazzi

Owning a pet is a great thing, and owning a dog makes your life a little more interesting every day. Obviously, if you enjoy having a dog around the house. The thing is, dogs are generally full of energy – they enjoy playing, running therefore they make a great playmate for active people. However, remember that any pet needs to receive a certain amount of attention daily, and if you feel as if you cannot offer that degree of attention daily simply avoid getting a pet since you would make him more miserable than happy by keeping him alone in the house all day.

Nevertheless, since this article is not about whether to chose a dog as a pet or not, we shall focus more on the title. With dogs, as with many other pets, it is recommended to thoroughly train them in their first few months because later on you will have to destroy some already created routines, therefore it will be more difficult for you to train your pet.

 House training your puppy

Probably the most annoying part with pets is that they leave their smelly stuff all over the place if you do not manage to house train them at the right time.

At one point or another, everybody has experienced a puppy making a mess around the house and that is when you should start your pet’s training.

First of all, teach your puppy that he should go out at regular intervals – while in the beginning it may not show great success, you should take him out at certain hours (for example in the morning at 9 am, and in the afternoon at 5 pm). Second, whenever your dog goes in the house, you should let him now it is wrong by saying “No” with a firm voice and afterwards keep him on the balcony for 15 minutes or so.

Avoid hitting your dog since you will only send him away from you, making him your enemy rather than your pet.

Venecia and her husband Pat have had many years of teaching Dog Obedience. Do you want to learn the easy way. Check this out

Puppy Training, puppy proof your home & obedience training the natural way

February 7, 2012 by  
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Puppy Training, puppy proof your home & obedience training the natural way

Puppy Training, puppy proof your home & obedience training the natural way

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Puppy Obedience Training Explored

January 22, 2012 by  
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by robswatski

Dogs are domestic animals that have the ability of quick learning and can be trained from home quite easily. The early you start training your dog the early you get the result by hand. Any member of your family can take the responsibility of training a puppy. It is not necessary that a dog needs to know all sorts of activities that special trained dogs can do. It is always better to make it understand what you want from it and what type of behavior it should leave to stay at your home.

Puppy obedience training can be started from the very day you bring it home. Make it understand the value of some basic commands like sit, stand, jump, creep and many more. Make sure that when you shout command of sit it sits down properly and you must help it understand how to sit formally. It is not like it can understand all of your commands in a day or two but it is quite evident that in a couple of week it will understand meanings and it may start performing as you want.

Dog obedience training is comprised of several factors-


When to start training

It is always better to start as early as possible. You can start training a puppy at the age of 2 months or after. Before that a puppy may not perform as you wish. It is true that if you start training a puppy obedience training it may not adopt all the things you want as soon as it gets some maturity it starts better understanding of things. .

2. How to start?

It is equally important as like the first one. You cannot force a dog or a puppy to perform some extra ordinary activities on the very first day. You need to proceed step by step so that things become easier for it to grasp. There must be some basic activities or worm up exercises before you start daily scheduled work.

While training a puppy always makes sure that you provide it proper environment so that things seem quite natural to it.

You may do all those things that you do with your child as a puppy is nothing but a new member in your family and it will share your home with other members. Once you show your love to your pet dog it conversely shows gratitude to you and this will do a world of good to your training schedule. If things go so smoothly you and puppy both will enjoy the time spend in during ‘puppy obedience training’.

Puppy Obedience Training is very important and quite difficult too. But when you follow proper guidelines it is not so difficult and it becomes a complete package of enjoyment for you and your dog.

Puppy Obedience Training Guidelines.

Dog Obedience – Training Your Puppy Part 2

January 21, 2012 by  
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In the previous part of this article series, we discussed about the fundamental issue of training your puppy – house training. What I did not mention in that previous part was the use of “patented” techniques to train your dog – the two most popular house training methods being hitting the dog with the newspaper and rubbing the dog’s nose in his own urine.

The first one is bad simply because the dog will understand mostly the fact that he will be hit and he might not always make the association with the “going in the house” issue – he will associate the hit with you, and make it your fault. The same goes with rubbing the nose in urine – all you are doing at this point is burning your pet’s nose, and he will do the same association as with the newspaper issue. Since you want a pet that loves you and wants to play with you, I would suggest going for a more humane approach to the problem.

The second issue that should be taken into consideration when training your puppy is teething.

This can be a nightmare if you have expensive furniture or you simply care about the way your house looks. Nevertheless, in order to abolish this problem you have to understand what causes this type of behavior in dogs – first of all, there is boredom. When dogs are too bored of their routine, they start spicing things up a bit, and sometimes teething is the outcome.

The solution to this is taking 20 minutes out of your time and play with your pet – you will notice that the degree of teething will diminish almost immediately. Nevertheless, 20 minutes per day are not by far sufficient therefore you could color your pet’s life by using some toys – buy anything from squeaky toys to medicinal toys since most of them will fill your pet’s day.

Venecia and her husband Pat have had many years of teaching Dog Obedience. Do you want to learn the easy way. Check this out

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