How Patience Can Help Train Your Dog!

How Patience Can Help Train Your Dog!

I always say that in the training game, you want to “tie” with your dog; meaning if you ask your dog to sit once, you should get one sit. If you ask three times and your dog doesn’t sit, perhaps it is time to take a step back and reevaluate the training, or even, just give your dog a little more time to respond.   If a child just learned something and is asked (multiplication as an example): “What’s 6 times 7…?” And then again, without any time to think or respond : “What’s 6 times 7??” …. “WHAT’S 6 … Continue reading

Simple Steps for Effective Dog Training

Dog Training Tips to Easily Help Your Dog

There are many ways to train a dog, but there are a few things that will help your dog learn more effectively.   First teaching in a low distraction, stress free environment is very helpful. Learning new things can be hard for everyone. However, we can help our pets along by choosing to teach in a quiet environment where there are few distractions. Just like humans going to a quiet library to learn, when we are teaching our dog a new behavior, start in your house or other “boring” area. Once your dog has learned the behavior in a quiet … Continue reading

15 Dog Experts Share Their #1 Tip to Make Traveling With Your Dog Easier

Traveling With Your Dog: Dog Experts and Dog Tips...

Traveling with your dog can be a stressful experience, so we’ve asked 15 of our favorite dog experts to share their #1 tip to make it easier and more enjoyable! Find out what they are below. 1. Jenna Drady – http://www.ownedbyahusky.ca/ My #1 tip for traveling with dogs is – EXERCISE! Exercising your dog before traveling – and during – can make a huge difference in your trip. Take your dog for a walk (or run if possible)v at every “pit stop” and/or break that you take on the road.   2. Amy Burkert – http://www.gopetfriendlyblog.com/author/aburkert/ Our #1 tip is … Continue reading

Can Deaf Dogs Understand Sign Language? My Dog Does…

Deaf Dogs Training Using Sign Language

I am the proud owner of a deaf Dalmatian called Logan. A dog considered by many to be untrainable because of the fact he cannot hear. The truth; I’d have a deaf dog over a hearing one any day! When I was researching deaf dogs both when Logan was a puppy and when writing a previous article I was amazed at the negativity towards owning a deaf dog, with many people, sites, books and breeding clubs suggesting euthanasia as the only option for a dog that cannot hear. After all they have no quality of life, become aggressive, are untrainable … Continue reading