INTRODUCTION

If you’re considering getting a dog, you are in the right place. Yes, dogs are adorable and friendly and everything the 12 pages of your best doggie calendar promises, but they are also a lot of work. Now, if raising your puppy or dog were your full-time job, it likely wouldn’t be a problem. The […]

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TYPES OF TRAINING

Once you get down the basics of training, you’ll see that other types of training may serve you. There are behavioral training methods, obedience training, agility training and vocational training. Each offers a different focus. As you get to know your dog, you’ll be able to incorporate what you need. For example, if you have […]

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7 FUN & IMPRESSIVE TRICKS

We all want our dogs to impress our friends and family. The bottom line, though, is that this takes work and consistent training. There are many benefits to committing to such training. Your dog will learn valuable lessons about what he is expected to do at all times. He will know what behaviors are acceptable […]

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FINDING THE RIGHT DOG PART 1

          Having a dog in your life can be one of the most fulfilling lifelong relationships you have the pleasure of experiencing. Just think of all the fun stuff—the little companion, the love, the play, the tails wags, etc. Dog ownership comes with an abundance of life-enriching fun. If you’re considering a dog, always think […]

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FINDING THE RIGHT DOG PART 2

·        “Will I be sharing ownership of my pet with someone else?” If you’re purchasing a puppy with someone else, ask the above questions of all parties involved. If you’re home more, expect to get more of the load of puppy training. On the other hand, if you’re on the road more, expect the puppy […]

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UNDERSTANDING

                 When you’re considering getting a puppy, remember that your dog is different from other relationships you have had. Understanding what your dog can and can’t do is important so that you properly anticipate what your dog will do for you. First of all, your dog isn’t your guardian. Some people purchase strong breeds thinking […]

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SKILLS EVERY DOG NEEDS DURING TRAINING PART 3

Socialization Socialization is another important part of your puppy’s training. From the age of four weeks to 12 weeks, your dog’s socialization is taken care of as he grows within his litter. Though puppies are small and seemingly just playing, this play is very important. It is the first stage of socialization. Once you take […]

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SKILLS EVERY DOG NEEDS DURING TRAINING PART 2

Walk on a Leash Properly We have all seen them—the dog owner who has his or her dog on the lead and the dog is straining and pulling. You secretly want to help. The dog may be choking from pulling so hard and the owner is left to pull back, to shout the pet’s name […]

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SKILLS EVERY DOG NEEDS DURING TRAINING PART 1

If you are new to dog training, realize that there are some basics he needs to know. Here are the top ten, along with information about when to introduce them into the training schedule. After the list is the perfect guide for the busy trainer to work with each of these commands, as well as […]

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TOP 10 TIPS TO REMEMBER

To make the most of your dog training, you should always keep effectiveness in mind. You want the tools that really work because: (1) you don’t want to train your puppy the wrong way and then have to retrain him the right way and (2) you don’t want to waste your time. Here are the […]

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