Author Archives: Janice White
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I get asked this question a lot, "is it a good investment to sign up to an online dog training website or are they better spending the money to hire a professional dog trainer in person"?
Well it is a good question, and I'm going to point out the 4 key areas to consider.
Some folks are prepared to spend whatever it takes to get a solution for their puppy problems.
And that’s fine... I get it, you just want the best for your pup and ensure that they don't get injured by not paying attention to your instructions, or you may just want the peace back in your home.
You may not have hundreds and hundreds of dollars to throw at different dog trainers to get the solution you want and need.
Here's a true fact for you: Paying a lot of money does not guarantee that you will get a good dog trainer who can help you and your dog.
The Cost of a Dog trainer in person - Let me run some figures past you...did you know the cost of getting a dog trainer to come to your home can start at approximately $50 for the first hour?
(If someone quotes you less than this you'd have to wonder about their experience and skills) and it goes up from there, sometimes to as much as $500 for a couple of hours work.
The other thing you need to check is whether several sessions will be needed to get the results, because the total costs can be far higher than the initial visit.
It often goes like this... they get a foot in the door, make an assessment, form a relationship with you and your dog before explaining that your dog has serious issues and will need many sessions to correct it.
You may find that after several sessions you are out of pocket $500 and you've seen little improvement. This is very frustrating and disappointing when this happens.
Now with Online Dog Training the entry point is around $40 and this will give you access to an enormous amount of information to help you.
This will include Videos, Audios and written support.
I know of one generous site that will even allow you to trial the site for just $1.
It's Professional dog trainer Doggy Dan’s video website
Here's the link https://tinyurl.com/y46wkrzu
It's one of the best I've come across, it allows you to take a look at the training before you actually pay the joining fee. How fair is that? it just shows how confident they are in their training methods
WINNER: Online Dog Training...
We've seen an influx of dog lovers turning into dog trainers overnight, they may be a dog lover but this doesn't necessarily make them a good dog trainer.
You wouldn't ask a taxi driver about your shares, just as you wouldn't ask your friend to train your dog, just because they like dogs...
The other point is that some people have managed to get qualifications but have absolutely no experience in dog training.
There are some fine dog trainers out there, but if you are going to look for one, make sure you have reliable recommendations from people who have used them.
When a dog trainer comes to visit your dog in person, they have the advantage of watching the dog in action and observing them... which is helpful when trying to find a personalized solution to the problems. If they are experienced then they will also be able to tailor things easily to your home and personality.
Online Dog Trainer - The benefit of using this method is you know your own dog and the problems it's having already and you'll be able to look for the video that will give you the answer.
You'll find the solutions are excellent, and it's done with love and care, no harsh treatments here. You only have to look at the sheer number of dogs and different breeds they have worked with and the many different problems they've dealt with, you're sure to find a quality solution for your pet.
In summary, no matter which option you choose, do your homework first.
Talk to people who have used the service, get referrals and read the Testimonials from others.
Make sure they are genuine and recent.
If you want to see a great example of real customers raving about an online dog trainer, check out Doggy Dan's site https://tinyurl.com/y46wkrzu
You may be lucky enough to have a good personal dog training living nearby and this could be a great option, if you know how much you're going to have to spend from the beginning.
But I must warn you they are few and far between.
The worse thing is if you spend good money and still don't get the results you were looking for,
you then have to throw more money at the problem.
Something that many people love about an Online Dog Training website is the ease of use.
You can watch the videos any time day or night.
You may be at the dog park and need a reminder or suggestions that you can quickly implicate. Training on line means you can learn the methods any time, you don't have to keep appointments or eat up your valuable weekend time.
It means everyone can take part in reinforcing the training too...
The other advantage of Online Training with videos, they are broken down into smaller half hour sessions, not huge 2 or 3 hour Marathon sessions that are too much for you and the dog.
You'll often find the personal dog trainer will do this to maximize their travel time.
The winner is Online Dog Training...
Ask if telephone or email support is available. Most Online Dog Training website include a forum where you are able to ask questions and receive answers.
Some Online trainers will allow you to upload a video to their forum of your dog behaving badly and ask them for an answer, the video will give them a good idea of what is happening with your dog.
As you can see, nothing can beat a good online solution when it comes to COST and EASE of use. With the amazing Technology available now making great easy to follow videos In all the areas of dog training, Online training is the WINNER.
SUPPORT the quality of your support will depend on the solution you choose to go with and can vary tremendously.
Both options are able to offer exceptional solutions.
Likewise, when it comes to the quality of the training, there are some great dog trainers and some great online solutions. The really important point here is... can you find a top class trainer nearby? and if not, then Online Dog Training is your answer.
It WINS in all four areas, Cost, Quality of Solution , Ease of use and Support.
You won't find a better site for value and quality than Doggy Dan's... here's the link again https://tinyurl.com/y46wkrzu
Apart from offering the best quality and experience he also offers you the chance to ask questions in the forum that are answered by Doggy Dan himself, now that's a huge bonus!
With over 250 videos I would happily recommend his site for the full range of Dog Training and for any Puppy Training problems.
He includes an entire section on how to establish yourself as the Pack Leader, (without using fear or aggression) this is crucial for long term success.
Enjoy the site and take the $1 trial, https://tinyurl.com/y46wkrzu
I know you're going to LOVE it!
That can often result in injuries to other pets and humans...
What is the cause of this behavior?
Well, it can often be found in dogs who've been rescued and have suffered neglect, or it can often show up in dogs that haven't had the proper training foundation in place.
Keep reading to learn what you can do to make sure your dog doesn't develop this dangerous behavior.
What Is Food Aggression?
Food aggression is simply the dog aggressively lashing out toward a human or another animal when food is present.
Other characteristics of food aggression can include the following:
Growling if you or another animal gets too close to your dog’s food bowl.
Stalking you for food.
Lashing out at humans or other dogs and biting, or attacking if they come between the dog and their food.
Guarding their food - even when they are not eating it.
Dogs with Food Aggression will show various levels of behavioral issues - from growling to biting but all should be taken very seriously.
What Causes Dogs To Have Food Aggression?
As previously mentioned, rescue dogs can often suffer from this behavioural problem... due to the past neglect they have suffered.
The reason: dogs who have been neglected have to fight to survive.
It's sad, but you can't blame the dog for this, if a "fight or die " instinct has been triggered, the dog will do almost anything to make sure they don't lose out on their next meal.
I'm sure the same would apply to humans, if your family was starving and food suddenly appeared on the street, and there were other humans trying to take it away from your family, you would try your best to keep it.
But, there is another little understood but very common reason why a dog might become aggressive towards his food and that is because he thinks he is in charge, he thinks he is the leader of the pack.
The more your dog thinks he is the boss, the more he will think that he controls his food as well. Quite often he will want to eat before anyone else, including you!
This goes back to wild dog packs, and it still exists in wolf packs to this day.
The strongest wolves would be the boss, saying who will eat what and when they will eat. They will usually eat first and feed their young first.
Think about when humans eat at the dinner table, if they have guests they always serve the "visitors" first, because our table manners dictate that the visitor is important and should be fed first.
But dogs think differently to us, the dog with Food Aggression won't like anyone getting in the way of him and his food.
How to Fix Dangerous Food Aggression Behaviors
If you have small children or other pets, you must address the serious issue of Food aggression in your home... I'm going to give you a few techniques to teach your dog to relax at meal time and so that they don't feel the need to vigorously protect their meals.
Technique Number 1- Stick to a Feeding Schedule
Having a routine is very important to dogs especially if they have just been rescued and have suffered neglect.
Dogs are incredibly smart, so they are able to tune in on patterns.
Dogs generally know what time to go out in the morning, what time their walk will be during the day, what time their owners go to work and come home.
It’s almost like a sixth sense.
So it's no surprise that they key into their feed times, if they are fed on the same schedule each day.
For this reason you must be consistent! - Pick a time every day to feed and stick to it.
In sticking to a routine it will help your dog relax and have less anxiety at meal time.
Here's a good example. I once worked at a doggy day-care centre, where there was a huge pack of dogs of all breeds.
One of the dogs that I loved very much, called Demo, arrived one day really out of sorts, no one knew why.
He was very grumpy, his energy was low, he got into a fight in the afternoon. I asked his owners what was wrong with him when they came to collect him and they said, "Oh, we forgot to feed him this morning".
I am positive this was a contributing factor! In our family, when we are hungry and become angry we call it “hangry.” And I believe it’s the same with dogs…A dog with a full belly is a happy dog!
Technique Number 2 – Supplement Your Dog’s Diet throughout the Day
Monitoring your dogs diet every day is very important so that they don't gain excess weight, having said that, if your dog has stress-or anxiety-related food aggression issues, it might help to supplement his meals, so that he knows he will be continually fed.
There is a simple logic here...
Keep your dog’s belly full so he doesn’t stress about food. Your dog will learn to look to you for food and will associate you with food in a positive way at the same time.
The healthy way to do this is to break your dog’s normal-sized breakfast and dinner into 4-6 smaller meals.
There's a trick you can use if you use dry food is to soak it overnight so it swells to a much larger volume. This gives your dog the perception that there is a lot more food being offered and they feel fuller.
Following this regime will mean you can feed your dog several times per day without overfeeding them. You can also include rewards that you give them throughout the day during training.
Once your dog understands you’ll provide food for him every day and gets comfortable with that you can cut back on the number of mini meals and get back on to a normal feeding regime.
Technique Number 3 – Training the sit and wait command
When Training your dog or puppy to sit and wait for their food it calms their mind and their body.
Take a look at this short video showing you how you can do this with younger puppies. It’s taken from inside ‘Project Moses’ the video diary of my puppy Moses when he was 14 weeks of age.
Technique Number 4 – Don't leave their food down
This is one of the biggest mistakes that I see people doing, they leave the dogs food down. This is not a good idea for a number of reasons.
1. It's not healthy to leave the food down, especially in the warmer weather when it can attract flies and other unwanted animals and pests, plus it smells awful!
2. A dogs digestive system is not designed to graze all day long, like cows. Dogs are animals who eat much larger meals quickly a couple of times each day. (Pups can often eat up to 4 or 5 times a day when very young)
3. The dog will get the wrong message if the food is left down all day, this tells them that they are in charge, not you. This creates a dog who makes his own decisions, is less likely to listen to you and may even ignore you.
So If your dog is not eating the food, pick it up.
Technique Number 5 – Establish yourself as the provider
This final technique is the most important—establishing yourself as the provider and the one in charge.
This part is crucial because dogs who think they are in charge are always going to try to control the food and they will be unpredictable…
This can be very dangerous, especially when other dogs or young children are around when it's feeding time, dogs with food aggression issues simply think that they are the "Pack Leaders" they think they are the ones in charge!
A dog with this mindset, is more likely to get cranky and lash out if they think someone is trying to steal their meal.
Here's the good news…
It’s not hard to establish yourself as the leader in a kind, gentle way. All you need is a little time and patience.
I've found one of the easiest ways to reassure your dog that you are the provider is to always eat your meals first before you feed your dog.
When you finish your meal, eat the last bit over their bowl, to show them that you always eat first. In your dog's eyes, this means YOU are the one in charge and they will understand and get the message.
Your dog will soon understand that you are the provider then everything else falls into place…
Sticking with this routine, will change the whole relationship with your dog for the better. It’s something I’ve helped tens of thousands of people establish with their dogs and it’s what I am totally passionate about.
If you’re interested in finding out more, check out The Dog Calming Code.
In this program, you'll get step-by-step instructions on how to establish yourself as the "Pack Leader", the one in charge or the decision maker. The knock on effect of this is that your dog will relax and focus on you so much more and you'll end up with a more responsive dog who is easier to train!
Next: Steps to Helping Resolve Your Dog’s Food Aggression Issues
To re-cap - Food aggression is a very serious issue that can result in serious injury to other dogs and people.
Is your dog exhibiting signs of food aggression? If so you need to be sure to...
1. Put a comprehensive training program in place—like The Dog Calming Code.
2. Keep kids and other pets away from your dog while he eats.
3. Ensure your dog feels safe while eating meals.
If you'd like to know how to make your dog feel safe while eating, I've put together a FREE guide on 3 ways you can help your dog feel safe during mealtimes.
Best wishes as you work with your pup.
Believe me this mistake is far too serious and too common to ignore.
I'm going to share an email I received yesterday with you because it's just too important and typical of what happens when people get a puppy and aren't aware of this... plus this will save you a lot of heartache and money wasted...
All around the world, thousands and thousands of people are getting new puppies every day and enrolling them in puppy school, or a puppy training class, thinking they are doing the right thing.
They could even progress to dog obedience later on thinking that they are going to end up with an obedient well trained dog that is safe and under their control.
They've spent hundreds of dollars and hours of their time in hope of achieving that...
Would you be shocked to know that they have wasted their money and that sending them to Puppy School or Dog Obedience doesn't mean they will achieve this?
What they will learn at obedience school is how to teach their dogs to follow commands in a sterile environment. Yes they will get some socialisation if done correctly, but what is often overlooked is the really important information.
The number one, most important thing for them to learn first is that YOU are the Pack Leader, this is crucial to prevent serious issues as your puppy grows up.
Understanding how to become and remain the Pack Leader and PREVENT serious issues as your puppy grows up is fundamental.
This will ensure that your training will work while they are puppies and continue to work as they grow up.
Now back to the email I received...
from a lovely lady who unfortunately spend hundreds of dollars and many hours at puppy training, and is now seeking help, it's a classic example of what happens every single day. She has spent close to $500 and she is left with several serious issues which she now needs help with.
Her dog is growling, barking, nipping her to get attention, is fixated, can't relax and follows her everywhere so that she doesn't get any peace.
So what is the point of puppy pre-school and puppy training if all they learn is sit and stay?
Here is the email she sent in...
For my 30th birthday last year I got a little puppy who, for the most part, has been well behaved.
She has done a couple of puppy schools and training classes where she did very well and showed she was a quick learner.
However, over the last few months (she is now 1 and a quarter) her behavior has been getting worse.
Here is a list of her issues at the moment: - Barking & growling.
She is constantly growling out the windows at nothing in particular, anything can set her off - birds, the neighbors chickens, people next door, trees moving, rustling in the bush, dogs down on the beach, kids toys on the lawn next door and imaginary things.
Once she starts barking she seems to get fixated on it. This is her biggest problem and it is so frustrating not only to us but I am sure to the neighbors as well.
As well as barking at things outside, when she wants attention she will growl/bark/nip at me (only does this with mainly me, sometimes other family members. Is very cuddly at the park with other people). -
She is unable to occupy herself and is constantly following me around.
She does not seem to know how to relax and chill out. - Because of her barking, we can't leave her outside by herself, as she will just bark non-stop.
She has a sweet personality but the barking and attention seeking is very draining and I would like to be able to enjoy having her around again and I am sure she would be happier if she were more independent and relaxed.
Do you think you would be able to suggest someone to come and help us get our lovely little girl back?” Thanks Christine W and Poppy
Very sad, when you think that it could have all been prevented and saved her all the stress, time and money if she had only known about Dan's training in the first place.
No one explained to the puppies owner the importance of becoming the Pack Leader because as always this is the real cause of the problems.
Nipping, Barking, following the owner around, not settling, are all symptoms of a dog that thinks that it has to be the Pack Leader to protect the property.
And the dog will follow you around to protect you, much the same as a mum will follow her children to protect them.
It all comes down to YOU becoming the Pack Leader so that your puppy can switch off and relax because you are now in charge.
Puppy training to follow commands is fun and so it should be, your puppy needs to learn these skills but it shouldn't be the only thing you focus on.
Gaining you dogs respect is vital, you really need to understand that, so that they will listen to your commands even when they are fully grown. Keeping them safe when it really matters.
One of the best sites I have found to learn these skills to help your dog is Doggy Dan's Video Website - The On line Dog Trainer...
Watch Dan raising his very cute puppy, Moses, from 8 weeks of age right through to 8 months and beyond, it's full of training hints.
On his site he covers all dog training and dog behavioural problems.
AND right now, Dan offers a 3 Day $1 trial of the site that you can take advantage of.
Go and take a look for yourself, you will really enjoy his method of training, it's not hard at all and he cover the REALLY important topics on raising a puppy effectively.
It's a video diary of an amazing puppy who has turned out to be a fantastic dog.
Follow his lead, (pardon the pun) don't wait until you have problems with your dog, save yourself the stress and the cost of having to re-train when problems develop later on.
It's true that prevention is better than cure!
Sign up for Doggy Dan's 3 Day $1 Trial of the Online Dog Trainer. You'll LOOVE it!
It's the complete dog and puppy training website where you can get it right the first time around.
CLICK HERE: To get access straight away!
Getting dragged along the street when you're trying to have a relaxing walk with your dog is no fun at all! In fact it makes you darn cranky!
Your shoulder aches, your back aches and you can't wait to get home...
It's not pleasant for you or the dog, my dog used to make awful choking noises when we walked him before he was trained. It is soooo much easier walking him now. Now we both enjoy his walk.
And the great thing was it wasn't complicated to train him. With Doggy Dan's Training it can sometimes be a 5 minute turnaround as Dan demonstrates in his video at the bottom of this article.
Let me first explain the really key mistakes that people make when walking their dog.
There are many tricks to getting your dog to walk beside you calmly on the leash and if your dog is one of those "determined" dogs, they can be large or small breeds, you may need to know all of these tricks to master the walk with them.
But in general, the tips I'm about to give you will really help you, so let's get started shall we?
Keeping your dog CALM is the most important point to start with, if you leave the house with your dog all ramped up, like the one in the video, then you're going to have a more difficult time trying to get them to walk calmly.
So how do we calm this Raging Bull I hear you say? Ok, well the number one thing to start with is this...
1. Calming your dog down.
Think about the build up to leaving the house. Your dog sees the leash and Wham! Your peaceful sleeping dog becomes a raging ball of energy. They start jumping up, wagging their tail, you can't even get them to stand still to put the leash on!
At this stage if you give in and put the leash on them, you're reinforcing their bad behaviour with a reward, which is the lead.
If this cycle continues their behaviour will get more extreme. They are becoming MORE excited and not calm at all.
This continues as they drag you out the door, and down the path getting more and more excited as they go. So the thing that you must do, the next time you prepare to walk your dog is WAIT for them to calm down...Simply pick up the leash and wait for them to calm down, take your time with this.
Put the leash down on the table or even put the leash away and ignore their antics until they calm down, carry on doing what you were doing before, it may take several attempts over a long period, but your dog will eventually calm down and get it.
When they are calm you can try again and repeat until they are totally relaxed as you attach the leash. Repeat the process once you are on the path, if they get excited, wait until they are calm to move off again, sometimes at the beginning you may need to postpone the walk until they respond calmly, they will soon get the message if you are consistent.
It may seem tedious but it's much better to sort out this bad habit now than put up with being dragged around the block for the next 10 years or more.
Note: The issue will not “self correct”.
Now step two is a simple exercise that involves you turning around when your dog pulls ahead.
2. Before you start your walk... look at which way your dog wants to go and change direction, If they want to go left, then you lead them to the right.
Take a step to the right and repeat this until they are actually taking notice of what you are doing.
On your walk, you could simply change direction and go the other way when your dog starts to pull ahead.
Don't wait until your dog is way ahead of you, do it early. This way your dog ends up behind you every time.
It can take some time, but your dog will eventually get it.
3. There are many great devices out there to assist you in getting your dog to heel, chose one that suits you. In the video you can see Doggy Dan using a very special harness where the attachment is under the dogs chin.
This is very different from a traditional harness where the attachment is on the back and the dog ends up pulling like a train.
4.Remember, you are the pack leader and you must be the one to Lead...
The pack leader always leads from the front, if you're dog doesn't recognise you as the pack leader they will fight for the spot at the front and it won't be a pleasant walk.
You can't trick a dog, especially the determined, strong minded ones!
Learning to be the Pack Leader is a whole topic on its own...and it's the basis of Doggy Dan's world-famous training method.
He's developed 5 Golden Rules, which when followed daily, help you become the pack leader in a calm and gentle way.
You'll see on his video website The On Line Trainer
Click Here to see more videos: https://tinyurl.com/y46wkrzu
He states that you first need to establish yourself as the pack leader before any training takes place, you can do this using the 5 Rules, he stresses that is the answer to solving all dog behaviour problems.
5.There are loads of extra tips and tricks such as... knowing how to give the lead a little extra pull without being harsh. Learning when and where to let your dog go and sniff and pee pee, that's the reason you're walking them in the first place, sniffing is like reading the paper for a dog, it tells them so much about other dogs and they enjoy it, as well as marking their spot, so they do need some freedom to do this.
If you would like to master this today, then check out Doggy Dan's website The On Line Dog Trainer, he has over 250 Videos on all aspects of dog training, it really is THE Best Dog Training site on line.
There are 7 excellent videos on the subject of mastering the walk, showing you how to deal with every issue and answer questions you may have.
There is even a 30minute Audio that you can listen to while you walk.
You will enjoy your walks so much more once you master this method, your dog will enjoy it more too, being calm and not pulling and choking on the walk.
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Turn Your Puppy Into The Perfect Dog.
How do you raise the perfect dog?
We all want the perfect dog, but it's a bit like saying, is there a perfect human?
I guess you know the answer is No...
However, I must say there are some really good people out there and some awesome dogs too.
So... What's the trick you ask?
Here's my best advice... before you start stressing out about puppy school and learning the usual tricks like high fives, commando crawls and roly polies, ask you self this honest question...
Do you want your dream dog to be a performing monkey? that's on show for visitors when they come, so they can comment on how cool that is? How clever your dog is, asking you how you trained him to do that?
We spend so much time on simple commands while we forget the important stuff, so the next time your visitors come you may be warning them of things like, " Don't go near him when he's eating", or "Don't pat him on the head", or "Watch the children don't go near his toys"!
Isn't this insane? We get so busy teaching them commands like "sit" and "stay" and we forget about the really important things, we often don't think about these things until it's too late.
The reason for this is that most dog trainers are stuck doing what everyone else is doing, training commands like, "sit", "down" and "stay". They don't think any further than that, they are just following what everyone else is doing - like sheep. And no one is questioning it.
I want you to think about this, dogs are not euthanized because they didn't sit properly or they were too slow to pick up the "down" or "stay" command.
No, of course not, people don't really care about that stuff, and sadly that's all that's taught at puppy school, but the fact is that more dogs are put down because of Aggression, barking, challenging and growling at visitors, aggressive behaviour to owners, visitors and children.
It's so sad, when they could have been helped.
Nothing is more frightening and dangerous than a dog that is out of control. A dog that pulls on the leash and who ignores you when they are off leash. This is so dangerous not just for your dog but for cars, and other dogs or people who get in their way.
here are very few trainers out there who can show you how to prevent this, I suspect it's because they don't understand it themselves.
Here's a list of the Five things people see as the "Perfect Dog"
1. Calm around all dogs and other animals
2. Friendly to all people including children
3. Obedient and Relaxed around the home
4. Excels at coming when called at the park
5. Perfect when walking in public on the leash
Hhmmm… I can hear you saying…. You’ve got a point there! So how on earth do we achieve it?
Well I've got good news... it's not complicated.
Well I should say, it's not complicated or tricky anymore...
Thanks to Doggy Dan’s The Online Dog Trainer video website
You'll see when you watch Dan's videos, he even offers a 3 Day $1 trial of the site
I suggest you take advantage of it so you can see for yourself the most amazing collection of videos showing you exactly how to achieve this kind of 'perfect' dog.
Doggy Dan will show you through the video diary of 8 week old puppy Moses, guiding you through every stage of achieving all the things I've just mentioned.
You'll see the entire year of filming where Doggy Dan shows you his puppy growing and the series of lessons each week that need to be learned at that particular stage of the puppy's life.
You will be able to copy the lessons in the video so that you can train your puppy at exactly the right time, to ensure problems don't manifest later on.
And don't worry, the site caters for all types of problems that you may encounter even when your dog is fully grown.
You'll see In-depth sections on health, food, behaviour and training . Doggy Dan’s site is truly Awesome with over 250 videos inside.
You'll learn exactly how to achieve those 5 important behaviours I mentioned earlier... and much, much more!
Remember : If you keep doing the same things, you'll keep getting the same results. Your dog is worth the effort, you'll be so proud of them and you'll have a happy dog for life.
Simply take the 3 day $1 trial inside the Doggy Dan's site.
Is Your Puppy Destroying Your Things?
Here are some great tips for training your dog from Doggy Dan's - The On Line Dog Trainer...
I LOOVVE the way he trains the dogs out of their bad habits, his technique is not harsh, he shows you how to have success the kind and gentle way without harsh punishment.
Whether they're chewing and destroying things, wetting the carpet, pulling on the leash, being aggressive to other dogs and people, barking all day or digging holes, no matter what the problem is, Dan has the answer.
There are a few real keys to dog training, whether you are trying to train your dog to come when called, sit, stop barking or any other behavior.
Understanding their importance is critical to achieving rapid results that are long lasting and help develop the bond between you and your dog.
The first is simple; you must win your dogs mind.
If you don’t achieve this first then you will be struggling all the way.
When I talk about winning your dogs mind what I really mean is that your dog looks to you for all the decisions.
Before you do anything else watch one of the amazing video sites that show you the 5 Golden rules to establishing yourself as the pack leader.
If you aren’t putting these in place then you are setting yourself up to fail.
Just at the crucial point where you really want your dog to listen they will go and do their own thing.
For sure your dog may play ball occasionally or even most of the time, you may even have a dog that is obedient 99% of the time, however if you want a dog who always listens to you and does as you ask then you need to win your dogs mind.
The second key to success is to motivate your dog.
It is really important that you discover what it is that your dog enjoys both in terms of exercise and play but also in terms of a reward. If you can make the experience enjoyable then you will both achieve more and look forward to training.
Some dogs love to fetch, others love agility, and other dogs simply love obedience training, or swimming out into water and retrieving.
At least to start with find out what your dogs love is and help them develop this, what I am saying is work with your dog. The other point to recognize is to make training enjoyable reward your dog.
The three main rewards are:
Food- anything from a single dry biscuit to a whole piece of sausage!
Affection- pats, cuddles, lots of high verbal praise
Toys- games, throwing a stick or object, chasing your dog etc
Your dog is always going to work harder if you are fair in your training. Even if you do not want to use food you should make sure that you use affection accordingly when your dog does well
If you want to use food rewards then always follow these simple tips:
Always vary food rewards
Do not give food rewards every time
Never let your dog know what the reward is
If your dog doesn’t come first time then do not give them the reward
The third key to achieving perfection is practice!
Learning how to encourage behavior that is closer to what you want than the last is the third key to success. Again this is where rewards come in so handy! Motivate and then show your dog what it is that you want and there is no need for any negative training!
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If you have an Anxious dog it doesn't matter what breed your dog is we can help.
Hemp oil can be just as beneficial for pets as it is for humans.
These days lots of people are using hemp oil for pets because of its many medicinal uses. In this article we will discuss how this natural oil can be used for this purpose. It is important that you are aware of how to go about doing this and what is involved before going forward.
People have been using hemp oil as a means of pet relief since ancient times. CBD oil for horses was fairly common when they were used for transportation many years ago. While the full benefits of this oil were not understood, it was sometimes given to animals as a means of relaxing them. Ancient peoples noticed that giving this oil to horses seemed to calm them when they became anxious or distraught. It was also used as a nausea remedy for various animals as early as 800 BC.
As the medicinal benefits and uses of hemp oil became more apparent, an increasing number of people started giving it to their pets. Today it has become a very common natural remedy that lots of pet owners are turning to. Even a number of veterinarians recommend it to their patients.
There are many benefits/effects of CBD oil for dogs and other animals, including:
One of the most common reasons that people give hemp oil to their pets is to relieve pain caused by arthritis. The anti-inflammatory properties this oil contains has been proven effective with combating discomfort caused by this condition. Many dogs and even some cats develop arthritis as they get older, and hemp oil can make it more manageable.
If your pet has issues with anxiety, CBD oil can be an incredibly effective natural treatment. It can help to relax certain animals, thereby improving the overall quality of their lives. Many dogs and cats have issues by anxiety for various reasons. It offers a natural and safe way to get this problem under control.
Studies have also demonstrated that CBD oil can be very effective at preventing seizures in both humans and some animals. Even cats and dogs that suffer from this issue can benefit from this particular treatment in a big way. It can reduce the occurrence and severity of seizures, sometimes stopping them altogether.
Another common reason that people give CBD oil to their pets is to treat nausea. It can soothe the digestive system of certain animals to reduce vomiting and intestinal upset. Sometimes this oil can also increase appetite in animals to help them maintain a healthy weight.
Giving your pet hemp oil on a regular basis can strengthen their immune system. This will enable them to fight off infections and disease more effectively for a longer and healthier life. It is due to the fact that this oil contains omega-3 fatty acids, which have been shown to improve overall immune function. This is a benefit that humans can also enjoy from consuming this oil.
Improved Coat and Skin
Hemp oil has been shown to help maintain a healthy coat and skin with dogs, cats and even horses. It has the potential to prevent certain skin infections and issues that can cause a lot of discomfort and serious health problems with these animals over time.
As with any medication there are certain precautions you will need to take when administering CBD Oil to your Pet.
It's very important to start on a low dose, let your pet get used it and build up a tolerance, otherwise they could suffer nausea or other minor side effects.
It's also important to buy your CBD oil from a well established and trustworthy business, you need to make sure you know the concentration of the CBD you're buying for your pet, there are many places selling it.
But you need to know that not all CBD oils are made equal.
It is unlikely that your pet will experience any adverse side effects from the CBD but you should monitor them after administering it. Your Dog or Cat may become drowsy after being given a dose and this is normal.
But if they start vomiting, reduce the dosage or stop using it all together.
Always look for lab-tested products when shopping for CBD oil for pets. It's important to only give your pet a product that has undergone rigorous testing.
By following the directions above you can minimize the chances of any minor negative side effects. CBD Oil is natural and perfectly safe to give to your Pets.
Studies involving Hemp Oil and animals dates back over 40 years and the potential benefits definitely outweigh any possible risk in the majority of cases.
It's not illegal to give Hemp Oil to your pets but before purchasing CBD you should check that it is legal to possess the oil in the area where you live.
It is a fact that giving your Dog, Cat Horses or other pets Help Oil will be very beneficial, however, we ask that you pay close attention to the precautions given to reduce the chances of any negative outcomes.
CBD is a great Natural alternative to prescription medications.
If you would like to improve your pets well - being and overall health you should consider CBD as a natural alternative.
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Does your dog suffer from separation anxiety when you leave the house?
Are your neighbours getting sick of your barking pooch?
Maybe your dog is showing signs of aggression?
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Your best friend, your dog could be suffering with anxiety and is distressed.
Around 30% of dogs will suffer with separation anxiety, and it can be as traumatic for owners as it is for our furry friends.
You have probably seen all of the signs: barking, whining, crying, having accidents indoors, destroying your possessions – all of these are symptoms of anxiety in your dog.
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Many dogs will display destructive behaviour when suffering with separation anxiety. Usually they will chose something that has your scent on it, and they will rip it to shreds and sit amongst the debris to surround themselves in your scent.
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