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
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Stage Five in Dog Training
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
Dog training tips: How to teach the stay
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
Dog Training Methods: Should I punish my dog?
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?
The language of dog training: is it getting too complicated?
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?
Why you should teach your dog to fetch
Whilst many dogs are happy to chase a stick or ball, not all dogs are natural retrievers. Some won’t chase a ball at all. Whilst others will chase but lose interest once the ball stops moving. Some … [Read more...] about Why you should teach your dog to fetch
Training tips: 6 ways to set your dog up to win
It is all too easy to become embroiled in a battle of wills with a dog With you determined to teach your dog NOT to do this or that. And your dog determined not to get caught and punished. If … [Read more...] about Training tips: 6 ways to set your dog up to win
Opportunistic dog training
Many of us think of dog training as something we do in a class, in the local village hall. Or as something that is confined to designated periods of time at home, or in the garden. And indeed, … [Read more...] about Opportunistic dog training
Why you need to be persistent in order to train your dog
Are you 'persistent' by nature? If not, this may be something you need to work on. Just like humans, dogs learn by the consequences of their behaviour. And just like many humans, dogs are … [Read more...] about Why you need to be persistent in order to train your dog
Stage Four in Dog Training
This stage is in training is about making sure that what you have taught your dog does not fall apart in the real world. Dog training is a journey, rather than a single event. Every single skill … [Read more...] about Stage Four in Dog Training