Should My Dog Always Be In Training Mode?
This is a really good question that is asked quite often not only from my obedience training customers but also from my dog training students. And the answer is really pretty simple. In the beginning we are shooting for perfection because we want the dog to learn good habits. So it’s probably always best to have the dog in training mode when it is on a leash.When Should I Start Training My Dog?
One of the questions I’m asked most often is how old should my dog be before I start formal training. As far as I’m concerned that’s an easy answer, 4 months (16 weeks). At four months old your puppy is like a blank canvas waiting to be painted with all the training you want for your new family member. At four months your dog hasn’t developed a bunch of bad habits and he’ll never be easier to physically manipulate because he’s getting bigger everyday.Housetraining: A Crate Idea
The frustration that leads frazzled pet owners to abandoning their dogs to shelters the most is a lack of effective house training. Remember that your dog is a family member, and as such, is worth the time and effort required to properly house break them, so that you can be a happier pet owner and your dog can be happily in their family’s arms, not in a shelter.The Correct Way To Walk Your Dog
One thing that dog owners complain most about is the fact that their dog is dragging them down the street when they go for a walk. It’s not only uncomfortable but it can actually be dangerous. Over the years I’ve seen people with hurt arms and shoulders as well as people that have been knocked to the ground.Which Type Of Crate Is Best For My Dog?
A crate is the greatest gift you can give your dog. Why, because dogs are den animals and the crate becomes your dog’s den. So which type of crate should you select for your dog, the plastic crate are the wire crate? In my opinion there’s no comparison the plastic crate is the all-out winner and I’ll tell you why.Give Your Dog A Job
Is your Border Collie being mischievous? Is your German Shepherd digging under the fence? Is your Labrador Retriever driving you crazy by bringing you the ball? These are all examples of a bored working dog that needs something to do.Five Basic Things To Start Teaching Your Dog
If you have a dog it does need some training. Depending on your lifestyle or what you expect from a dog will determine how much training you will do with it. Keep in mind that every dog does need some basic training to make it a good member of the family and a welcome addition to your home.Rules Are Good For Your Dog
Rules are good for your dog just like rules are good for your kids. We all like to know what the rules are up front and what we are allowed to do and what we aren’t allowed to do. There is nothing worse than doing something and then finding out it’s against the rules. So let’s share those rules with your dog from the very beginning.A Healthy Dog – 9 Area’s To Keep An Eye On
Keeping a dog healthy and content is neither as easy nor as difficult as many people think. What it takes is an owner who is willing to devote the necessary time and energy to exercise, train, groom, and attend to the other needs of their pet. Conscientious dog care actually begins before you buy the dog, by realistically evaluating the time you have to spend on a dog and opting for a breed whose needs do not outstrip your resources. Good dog care is the dog owner’s responsibility.Dog Food: What’s in a Label?
When you pick up a bag of dry dog food, there are three different places you can look for information about the ingredients: the front label, the guaranteed analysis, and the ingredient list. Understanding what the bag is trying to tell you though, is not as simple as you might think.What Do You Know About Dog Epilepsy?
Have you ever seen a dog suffer from seizures? It happens to be a very sad sight, especially if you happen to be the dog owner. Typically, the first reaction one has is one of fear, probably because of lack of knowledge about what is happening to the dog.Dog Food: Meat vs Meat Meal
Ever read through the ingredient list on your kibbled dog food and wonder exactly what the difference is between meat and meat meal?? It may be more serious than you think!