The Clicker Method

There is also a new training method called Clicker Training. It's the same method used to train dolphins and whales at Sea World. Whenever your dog does even a tiny part of the retrieving exercise correctly, you click a small metal plastic device between your thumb and forefinger (remember the old Jiminy Cricket clickers ) and then you quickly give a treat. You keep adding small parts of the exercise, clicking and treating for each successful part, until your dog puts it all together into a...

Constant access to an outside yard via a doggy door

We have a small mud room off our kitchen. In the mud room is a doggy door leading outside to a small fenced potty yard. When we have to leave the house for more than four hours, we put our dogs in the mud room. We put a gate between the mud room and the kitchen, so they're confined to the mud room, with access to the potty yard via the doggy door. Click here to order this dog door from PetsMart. Click here to order this dog door from PetsMart.

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How will this help me to train my dog

Different breeds have different needs -- and different abilities -- when it comes to training and learning. Some breeds learn quickly, while others learn slowly. Some breeds are willing to please, while others are stubborn. And the two aren't always connected -- a dog can learn slowly, yet be so eager to please that he tries hard and simply requires patience and repetition on your part. On the other hand, a dog can learn quickly, but be so stubborn or independent that he doesn't obey even when...

Step in teaching the Emergency Down

With the 4-foot leash attached, stroll around the house or yard with your dog. When he has wandered to the end of the leash and his attention is on something else, stop walking. Say his name, Jake 2. When he looks at you, raise your right arm high in the air in a sharp, definitive gesture, all five fingers pointing firmly toward the sky. 3. At the same time, say, Down and take a large, fast step toward him. Grab his leash just below the snap and stop him in his tracks before he can take any...

Finally drop the leash

The complete Sit-Stay program should take 4-6 weeks to accomplish. In the end, your goal is to be able to walk around the room doing normal household things for several minutes while your dog holds his Sit-Stay. What a fine dog DON'T LOOK DIRECTLY AT YOUR DOG when practicing STAY. If you meet his eyes, he may think you're inviting him to come to you. Or he may feel uncomfortable being stared at, and will lie down or move away from your direct gaze. So look to the right of your dog. Look to the...

Heres how to teach it

Hold a treat just above his head and say, Dance Dance Raise the treat higher, encouraging him to come up on his toes and reach for it. At first, as soon as he extends himself, give him the treat and praise him. 2. Gradually coax him to stay up longer and dance around, by maneuvering the treat above his head. Repeat, Dance Good boy Dance so he makes the connection between the word dance and sashaying around. 3. You need to hold the treat higher than you do when...

What Kind Of Collar And Leash You Should

I definitely don't recommend choke collars. Sometimes these are called slip collars or training collars. I used them for years -- and even required them in the obedience classes I taught. It was conventional wisdom that all dogs had to wear a choke collar in order to be trained. But I started seeing too many cases where dogs' throats were damaged by choke collars. A choke collar applies sudden, sharp pressure concentrated at one point on your dog's neck. This can damage the trachea your dog's...

Heeling is a terrific exercise for teaching your dog to pay attention to you

But as I mentioned earlier, on a normal walk you want your dog to have some freedom on the leash so he can sniff around a bit, and relieve himself if necessary. You don't want him to be so concerned about maintaining an exact position beside you that he can't even look around at the passing scenery. So for normal walks, DON'T PULL or RELAX should be sufficient to keep your dog reasonably close to you without pulling on the leash. But there are times when you need more control. For example, if...

In your bedroom is okay

Place your dog's bed, rug, or crate on the floor beside your bed. If your dog keeps jumping up onto the bed, close the crate door. Problem solved. Or tie him to the leg of your bed with a short enough rope that he can shift around to sleep, but can't make it up onto the bed. By the way, if you're looking for the perfect bed for a toy dog, I have a suggestion. Most toy dogs love the pita pocket beds and cuddle sacks made by Whitehouse Designs. The fluffy...

Dogs who pee against every vertical object are obsessed with marking their territory

Piss Object

Marking makes them feel bossy and self-important. This attitude often carries over into other areas of their life, such as ignoring your rules or bickering with other dogs. Unneutered males are by far the biggest offenders, but some neutered males do it, too. Dominant females, spayed or not, may also do it. Cut it wa-a-ay down. Choose one or two likely hydrants or poles at the beginning of your walk and take your dog to these immediately. If he tries to stop elsewhere during the walk, tell him...

Heres how to put on a prong collar

Grasp one prong with one hand and its neighboring prong with your other hand. 2. Pinch one of these prongs together until it disengages from its neighbor. 3. Move your hands apart to open the collar into a U-shape. 4. Place it around your dog's neck, up high behind his ears. 5. Slip the two disengaged prongs back together, closing the collar around your dog's neck. 6. The collar should be snug enough that it doesn't slide around. If you need to make it smaller, take it off and remove one of...

The Compulsive Retrieve works the same way

You start out by teaching your dog to open his mouth and hold the toy, just as you did with the Step by Step Food Method. Then when you get to the step where your dog must reach forward for the toy, you add negative consequences if he refuses. Negative consequences means pinching his ear between your thumb and forefinger until he reaches forward to take the toy. Now, calm down Try this. Take your thumb and forefinger and pinch your own earlobe. No, don't use your finger NAILS Just the PADS of...

Your agility words and your dogs agility skills are perfect for building his confidence in new places

The teeter-totter requires too much balance and calculation for puppies, but you CAN begin accustoming them to the concept of, as the old song goes I feel the earth -move -- under my feet Look for everyday obstacles. A large rock he can jump onto. A fallen log he can walk across. Playground equipment at the park. The neighborhood kids on their hands and knees, bunched up next to each other, arching their backs and forming a tunnel your small dog can run through

A more elegant crate

Petzazz Crate Floor

Finally, if you'd like something a little more handsome, a little more unusual than your typical crate, consider a PetZazz Enduro. Its corners are rounded, which makes it look more sophisticated and also helps prevent the crate from damaging floors and walls. The plastic base won't snag carpeting, and it snaps off for cleaning. Click here if you like the look of this crate and would like to order

Fun heeling patterns

By now you're probably bored with walking in a straight line, making an about turn, and walking in another straight line Try these different heeling patterns. Make a 90-degree turn to the left, and continue walking. Make a 90-degree turn to the right, and continue walking. Walk faster. Break into a trot with long floating steps. Walk more slowly. Take l-o-n-g, s-l-o-w steps. Drag out each step so your foot is in the air longer than usual. Don't take short baby steps Your dog will become...

How to stop inappropriate behavior toward other dogs

If your dog is being aggressive or fearful, your most important goal is to stop it. It may surprise you to hear that fearful behavior is just as unacceptable -- and can be just as dangerous -- as aggressive behavior It's true. A dog who is afraid may react defensively, by lashing out at whatever is frightening him. MANY dogs have snapped and bitten because they were startled, or nervous. So shyness is a big problem. ESPECIALLY in large breeds who can do a lot of damage if they snap, whether out...

Buy the right size

Buy a crate that will be large enough for your dog when he is an adult. That means tall enough for him to stand up in wide enough for him to lie flat on his side deep enough for him to lie on his chest without needing to curl up. Use this chart as a guide Now, for housebreaking purposes, you'll need to make the crate smaller by walling off the back area with some type of divider. Otherwise, your puppy will go to the bathroom in one half of his crate, and sleep in the other half -- and...