Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Dog Training Tips

There are a few real keys to dog training, whether you are trying to train your dog to come when called, sit, stop barking or any other behavior. Understanding their importance is critical to achieving rapid results that are long lasting and help develop the bond between you and your dog.

The first is simple; you must win your dogs mind. If you don’t achieve this first then you will be struggling the all the way. When I talk about winning your dogs mind what I really mean is that your dog looks to you for all the decisions. Before you do anything else watch one of the amazing video sites that show you the 5 Golden rules to establishing yourself as the pack leader. If you aren’t putting these in place then you are setting yourself up to fail. Just at the crucial point where you really want your dog to listen they will go and do their own thing. For sure your dog may play ball occasionally or even most of the time, you may even have a dog that is obedient 99% of the time, however if you want a dog who always listens to you and does as you ask then you need to win your dogs mind.

The second key to success is to motivate your dog. It is really important that you discover what it is that your dog enjoys both in terms of exercise and play but also in terms of a reward. If you can make the experience enjoyable then you will both achieve more and look forward to training.

Some dogs love to fetch, others love agility, and other dogs simply love obedience training, or swimming out into water and retrieve. At least to start with find out what your dogs love is and help them develop this, what I am saying is work with your dog. The other point to recognize is to make training enjoyable reward your dog.

The three main rewards are:

Food- anything from a single dry biscuit to a whole piece of sausage!
Affection- pats, cuddles, lots of high verbal praise
Toys- games, throwing a stick or object, chasing your dog etc
Your dog is always going to work harder if you are fair in your training. Even if you do not want to use food you should make sure that you use affection accordingly when your dog does well

If you want to use food rewards then always follow these simple tips:

Always vary food rewards
Do not give food rewards every time
Never let your dog know what the reward is
If your dog doesn’t come first time then do not give them the reward
The third key to achieving perfection is practice! Learning how to encourage behavior that is closer to what you want than the last is the third key to success. Again this is where rewards come in

Become The Pack Leader

Become The Pack Leader

Pack Leader Dog
 all the questions that people ask “how to become the pack leader” is the big one! This is by far the most important question how to convince your dog that you are the person in charge. Think of the pack leader as the decision maker - where you should go on the walk, how to behave in different situations and how to respond to all the strange things that are out there.

When you understand how dogs packs work you soon realize the importance, that pack leader makes all the decisions. If you leave it up to your dog then there a big chance that your dog is going to get something’s very wrong and make a mistake!

In order to understand how to become the pack leader you must first recognize that the following means nothing to a dog….

What car you drive, the size of your house, the money you earn or the fact that you speak languages! Your dog would happily swap all of that for a nice snack!

Asking your dog to sit before her dinner falls a long way short of what you need to be achieving to become the pack leader and walking through doorways is only necessary when your dog is on the lead.

Lastly - dominating your dog is certainly not the way to become the pack leader in fact this can back fire badly on you later on if you teach your dog that physical strength is what it is all about. Whilst you may force your dog into submission it will not be convincing your dogs mind that you are worthy of the position and that you should become the pack leader only that you are a bit of a bully.

So how do you become the pack leader? All dogs worldwide, regardless of breed use the same ways to check to establish the pack leader. The best way to learn about how to put it into practice is to watch it being done on video as I have done through one of the video based web sites. The important areas to take control in are the following:

The pack leader will be in total calm control when your dog barks and alerts you to danger. This includes anything that your dog may perceive as dangerous and barks at in and around the property
On the walk your dog should not pull you at a single stage, even the beginning! Learning to walk your dog properly can only really be learnt through video as I have found out!
If you are the pack leader then your dog should be able to relax and switch off completely inside the house. If your dog is always switched on most of the time and can’t relax then that is your dog on pack leader duty!
Getting your dog to switch off is directly connected to how you meet and greet your dog after your return home. You need to watch it on video it is so subtle but it is the difference between being the pack leader or the follower.
Lastly, feeding your dog correctly will establish who is the pack leader and there is much more to it than asking your dog to sit! Also if you have a dog that is “not food motivated” then you may be in for a surprise!
There is one site that shows you – using video – exactly how to become the pack leader and how crucial it is to changing any behavioral issue.

Monday, July 18, 2016

How to Calm a Hyper Dog

A dog with too much energy can be especially draining.
When you're gone for a few hours a day and come home to a
dog that quite literally cannot sit still, the first
response is often anger. But, for a dog with too much
energy prone to excitement, anger is the last thing you
want to exhibit. Many people attempt to understand what it is that
causes this level of excitement in their dogs. It's hard
to pinpoint exactly where all the bouncy, barking
excitement comes from at times, but in other instances it
might be as simple as pure boredom. Helping a Bored Dog A bored dog needs one thing - attention. And that
attention should come in the form of as much exercise as
possible. Over 90% of the time, the biggest culprit here
is that the dog is being allowed to sit around at home and
not do much of anything. That lack of action can quickly turn them into a lump
that will only make it harder for them to relax and enjoy
the rest of their day. But, how much exercise do they
really need? It depends on the breed. Certain breeds like herding
dogs or working dogs (malamutes and huskies) will need a
LOT of exercise. We're talking 2-3 hours a day of walking
or running to stimulate their desire to work. Smaller dogs may not need as much exercise, but keep in
mind that some breeds like terriers are also bred for work
and will seemingly never run out of energy. Dealing with Separation Anxiety Sometimes, the over excitement is a simple matter of
anxiety related to you leaving and then coming back home.
To start with, stop rewarding your dog for this behaviour
when you return home. You'll only make it worse in the
long run. Instead of giving the dog extra attention when you come
home, ignore them and don't allow them to jump on you.
When you have more time, start teaching them to stop
reacting so vehemently when you leave the house. This can take a lot of time and patience. You'll
basically be going out and in of the door for very short
periods of time, trying to stretch out the amount of time
they can last before you return each day. Combine this
with a good toy and their own space when you leave. Calming a Rambunctious Dog The easiest way to calm a dog that is too wound up,
assuming they are getting enough exercise, is to train
them. The amount of work that goes into thinking through
your commands can be extensive, pushing your dog's mental
capabilities to the limit. Do that and they will often
slow quite a bit. This starts with teaching your dog that you maintain
the lead role in your household. From there, however,
you'll need to teach your dog simple tricks like sit,
wait, and be quiet. The dog will focus so intently on remaining still that
they will quickly forget the source of their excitement
and reach a calm state that is much easier to control. Not all dogs will calm down completely. Some breeds are
just more excitable than others and will always be a
little perkier. But, whenever a dog gets so excited that
it infringes upon your daily schedule and activities, the
odds are that the dog needs some kind of special attention
to help reduce that overabundance of energy. Before I go, I thought I'd let you know about a new
dog training guide that I recently discovered. It's called
"The Dog Training Tutor". Inside, it contains a cutting-edge training method for
putting a stop to all major dog behavioral problems. First of all you should know that it is NOT about: 1. Hitting, scolding or yelling at your dog
2. Punishing your dog at all What it IS about is this: 1. Communicating with your dog by understanding and 
playing on his natural canine instincts so that he WANTS