If you are ready to start training with positive reinforcement, there has never been a better time to begin. Positive reinforcement training is all about training your dog without using … [Read more...] about 5 skills to help you get started with positive reinforcement dog training
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Some dogs like to guard stuff. We know this is natural. In fact for generations, we expected our dogs to guard stuff. Our stuff. Nowadays dogs are usually kept as companions, rather than … [Read more...] about Dog behaviour: Growling and guarding
You’ve all seen dogs competing in talent shows Carrying out complex routines You’ve seen dogs and other animals in films, acting out a part, doing things no dog would do naturally. You’ve … [Read more...] about How positive dog training works
Today’s article is all about choosing which class to attend with your new puppy This ought to be a straightforward decision. You should be able to simply enrol at your nearest class. But … [Read more...] about Choosing a training class for your puppy
This article is for anyone who wants to work with a clicker, with a dog that has not previously been introduced to clicker training. The clicker is the world's most effective and popular event … [Read more...] about Dog training techniques: how to charge up your clicker
Stage 5 in dog training is all about maintaining your training standards This last stage in dog training is important, but happily it rarely causes serious problems Let’s face it, anyone that … [Read more...] about Stage Five in Dog Training
A dog with a good solid 'stay' is impressive. He sits or lies like a rock and doesn’t move. Even when his handler walks away and leaves him for a while. Training a reliable stay isn’t as hard as … [Read more...] about Dog training tips: How to teach the stay
There is a rut that many novice dog owners get themselves into, and find it difficult to get out of. It happens when they teach the dog not to do a naughty thing, by rewarding him when he … [Read more...] about Is your dog a Yo-Yo? Find out here and learn how to avoid bad behaviour chains
Should you punish your dog? It is a thorny question. When I was a child, physical punishment was a part of life. Spare the rod and spoil the child was the rule of the day. Both at home and … [Read more...] about Dog Training Methods: Should I punish my dog?
There are a lot of words in dog training these days. Long words Behaviour adjustment training, counter-conditioning, reactivity, positive-reinforcement and negative-punishment. To name but a … [Read more...] about The language of dog training: is it getting too complicated?