If there is anything likely to cause disagreement between two basically positive trainers, its the use of ‘no-reward’ markers. In theory, a ‘no reward’ marker gives the dog feedback to let him know … [Read more...] about The use of ‘no reward’ markers in dog training
Target training is one of the many useful skills that we can teach our dogs. Targeting teaches a dog to touch an object with a part of his body. The most common body parts we teach dogs to use … [Read more...] about Dog Training Skills: What is Target Training
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
Once you get involved in dog training, you are bound to hear the word ‘extinction’ bandied about. In this article we take a look at the process of extinction. At what it is, and how it can help … [Read more...] about Dog training language: what is extinction?
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?
One of the most influential dog trainers of our time, and the person who bought clicker training to the masses, is Karen Pryor If you want to be a great dog owner, one of the best things you can do … [Read more...] about Influential Dog Trainers: Karen Pryor