Many of the most popular dogs in our homes and lives, are members of the gundog group. If your dog is a Labrador perhaps, or one of the spaniel breeds, you may be wondering if you should take this … [Read more...] about Training a Pet Gundog – Tips and Advice to get you Started
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If you are going to train with food, you'll need containers to put it in. So what does the perfect treat pot look like? And what does it have inside it? Today’s pick of the dog training secrets … [Read more...] about Dog training secrets: the perfect treat pot
From time to time people ask me how to cope with a dog that is displaying unwanted behaviours in a situation where the dog is completely unsupervised. One example is the dog that is left alone … [Read more...] about Supervising dogs: management v training
Does your dog ignore you when you leave your treats at home? Has he figured out that when you don’t have cheese, there is no point in coming back to your whistle? This is a very frustrating … [Read more...] about Are you bribing your dog?
Did your dog get lazy about his ‘sits’? Did your dog's recall die? It is very easy to let your dog’s skills become ‘extinct’ But extinction in dog training has nothing to do with dinosaurs, and … [Read more...] about Extinction! Don’t let your dog training die!
I have been thinking about a belief I have heard expressed a number of times recently. The idea that clicker training is too mechanical or unemotional. And that this somehow makes it an inferior, … [Read more...] about Is clicker training too mechanical?
People often disagree as to whether or not we should use the word NO in dog training. We communicate with our dogs through signals. Some of these are visual signals, a raised hand, a swing of … [Read more...] about Dog training: using the word NO
You can buy commercially produced training treats in packets. But they are often too big, quite expensive, and full of things you’d probably rather not have your dog eating. Training treats need … [Read more...] about Home made training treats for happy dogs
We’ve come a long way since the early days of clicker training When clickers were regarded as a new gimmick or passing craze by mainstream dog trainers, and thought unsuitable for 'real' … [Read more...] about Clicker training: what its all about and how it can help your dog
This is quite a short post. A kind of ‘thought for the day’ I was thinking this morning about what really separates those that succeed in training their dogs to a high standard, from those that … [Read more...] about The secret of successful dog training