Teaching your dog not to jump is going to be a perfect behavior to brush up on before you start having family in town for the holidays. This is also an important skill to brush up on before welcoming a new baby home as jumping can be dangerous around small children or elderly. Hope you enjoy ‘Jumping’ into training with me!
Training come is one of the most important things that you can teach your dog. Especially if you want to enjoy off-leash time in your yard or on hikes. Keeping training fun is the number one way to create reliable cues and by keeping it fun you can get the whole family including the kids on board with practicing. Here are some games and videos to get you started. Happy Training.
Here are a few simple rules to train a great recall
Like it or not when it comes to obedience we have a working relationship with our dogs.
If we work at it we can create something that more like a partnership where we are working towards the same goals and both of us are equally motivated.
DON’T BE THE BROKEN POP MECHINE.
Imagine that there is a child on the playground that routinely taunts, makes fun of, and intimidates the other children. How long would you wait before you interrupted this behavior? How long do you imagine this would go on before it would at some point escalate to something physical? Dogs are the same, but far too often owners misinterpret the body language that clearly say’s “I’m a bully and I’m looking for trouble.” I often will watch dogs play at the dog park and I will hear loving owners excuse their dog’s behavior by saying things like “He just likes to play rough.” or “That’s how he plays.” Much like the schoolyard bully is having fun at the expense of others a dog who is practicing bad behaviors may be playing or having fun.
The more you can include your dog in the process the more he will feel included.
Dogs need to be comfortable in the world around them or won’t matter how much time you spend teaching obedience.
How do you phase out food when you are training with food? let me break it down for you.