Many of us have dogs who are so excited to go outside they dance all around and then burst through the door when it opens. Of course, this causes the dog’s owner great frustration in that the dog simply cannot listen to them. That is due, in part, because indeed, the act of going outside is just the most exciting thing in the moment. Still, a little impulse control can go a long way toward building your relationship with your dog as well as helping you keep your own sanity and patience in check. By using a reward that is more immediate and of […]Read More
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Why train sit? Every dog should have one command she can do anywhere, anytime. Sit is a great contender for that job. It gives your dog a way to say, “Please,” and can become her default greeting, which helps stop her from jumping on people.Read More
Nowadays, there are almost as many brands of treats and goodies for dogs as there are for humans. And why not? Our dogs have different tastes in foods, when given the choice, and what one dog may love, another might not even like a little bit. And in the same way a young man might prefer one candy bar over another, treats also can have differing values to a dog (as in, he likes cheese, but he LOVES bacon). Further, I love to mix up training treats for my dogs because I think they probably can tire of any one treat given repeatedly. One last […]Read More