Training a new puppy can be a difficult task. But, what about training a new puppy in the middle of a global lockdown? There’s no denying that it’s going to be a little rough.
Just as important as food, shelter, and love, puppy training is an integral part of raising a puppy. Check out our tips and trcks to raise your puppy to become the best canine companion for you and your family.
If your puppy tries to bite or chew on you during play, stop the game as soon as her mouth touches you. You can tell her, “Ouch! No bite!” and immediately move your hands and arms out of her reach, stand up, and walk away from her. If she chases you, trying to bite your […]
If your dog were a wild dog, he’d spend his days hunting with his dog pack. He’d use his nose to sniff out prey, and his eyesight to single out which prey animal his pack should go after. He and the other dogs would carefully plan a strategy for their hunt, and then would work […]
Have you ever taught your dog to dance? Sing? Roll over? Shake hands? Too silly for you? Suppose I were to tell you that trick training is not only fun, but establishes a greater rapport with your dog? It provides a welcome relief from boring, repetitive commands like “sit,” “down,” and “stay,” and can actually […]
Mike Stone owns Absolute K-9 Training in Escondido, California, where, with his wife, Toni, they train, show, and work dogs for private dog owners, companies that need trained working dogs, and law enforcement agencies. Mike opened Absolute K-9 Trainingin 1994. He is a certified trainer for obedience, protection, and police dogs. Mike is also a […]
How Can I Train My Dog To Read? Teaching your dog tricks can be great fun. Not only can training your dog to do some tricks add some fun to your obedience training, but it’s fun to show off your dog’s tricks once they’re mastered. If you want to teach your dog a trick that […]
Dogs are gifted with enthusiasm — a good trait if you and your pet are playing fetch in a field. On the other hand, it can be a potentially dangerous trait if you’re strolling along a busy sidewalk. An untethered animal poses many risks: It could jump on strangers, get into fights with other dogs, […]
Most dogs like to dig, and getting them to stop can be like withholding candy from a trick-or-treater. Christi Jones of San Fernando, Calif., an active participant in the Westside German Shepherd Rescue Group, learned this the hard way with Boaz, her four-year-old shepherd. She says, “My dog didn’t dig until my two boys dug […]