Dealing with a dog who doesn't respond to his name can make you feel unworthy and unimportant, especially when you are ignored by a dog you have cared about and loved. Don't take it personally though; there are many reasons why dogs don't respond to their name.
To stop an off-leash dog from approaching your dog, you will need to utilize some astute strategies to deflect a possible threat. Sometimes, all it takes is outsmarting the approaching dog, but in order to succeed, you often need to intervene quickly.
Many owners of small dogs struggle to train with treats because their small dogs get easily filled up. On top of this, some small dogs may start refusing their normal meals because their appetites are spoiled. Here are some strategies to train small dogs without overfilling them.
A puppy who can't hold his bladder overnight is something that requires some troubleshooting. Most young puppies cannot hold their pee overnight, but as they mature, they should start to attain better bladder control. Here are some reasons why and what you can do about it.
Many dog owners are eager to train their dogs to ask to go out to go potty, but this behavior can get out of hand and sometimes backfires. Dog owners are often stuck with dogs who are always by the door because they want to go out to sniff and explore more than a true need to going potty.
To introduce a dog to your rabbit or vice-versa, safety needs to be your top priority. Not all dogs are created equally, and whether a successful introduction is possible depends on a variety of factors such as your dog's breed and his level of training and responsiveness to you.
Body-handling exercises for puppies are important so that your puppy won't object when he needs to be groomed or see the vet. You want to start with your puppy early so as to inoculate good habits and create positive associations with a human's touch.
Many dog owners wonder whether it's possible to keep a dog outside without a fence. The fact is that keeping a dog free to romp comes with many potential dangers. In some places, it's even illegal. Learn what options you have to keep your dog contained.
I wrote an article about my ACD about six years ago. Since that article, I have received countless emails, questions and requests for updates over the years. So I wanted to answer some of those publicly and also give an update on Yusuke. (Original article linked at the bottom of the page).
Knowing how to pick up a small dog or puppy correctly is important considering that you may need to reach down for your companion on several occasions. Make sure to keep the process fun and rewarding and involve your dog in the learning process too!
Are small dogs really harder to potty train or is it just a matter of training them the right way? Is a smaller bladder really the main reason why smaller dogs seem to have accidents in the home more often? Let's take a closer look at whether small dogs are really harder to potty train.
Learn about all the different methods for training dogs and how they compare. A recent study has finally confirmed the best training methods for dogs. Interestingly, these methods prioritize welfare above all else.
Training a dog that is not food motivated can be a challenge for many dog owners. A vet visit is always in order if your dog has little interest in food, but some dogs are simply picky. Take the time to find the right treats or try a new training technique if your dog is not motivated by food.
There is one single best way to get your dog to immediately come when called. This ingenious trick has worked for me every single time! It's so simple to teach your dog, you’ll wonder why you never thought of it before.
Yes. It is entirely possible that your brown-spotted lawn is caused by your dog’s urine. As for the why, that will take a bit longer to explain. Let's discuss why dog pee is lethal for most plants and what you can do to stop, treat, and prevent damage from happening.
"Schutzhund" is a very intensive form of dog training that many people associate with police dogs. However, it’s not just police dogs that can benefit from this training practice. Anyone who owns a German Shepherd could experience immense benefits by having their dog learn these skills.
Training a deaf dog to come when called is fundamental. Learn about effective methods and strategies to train a deaf dog "recall" along with important management solutions to protect your deaf dog from any lurking dangers.
There are many articles online that express different ideas on how to properly train your dog (or any other animal!), but I'm here to tell you why positive reinforcement is the only way to go!
Services dogs have different types of training depending on the needs of an individual. There are dogs that can detect cancer due to their sense of smell, dogs for veterans that have PTSD or traumatic injuries (through non-profit agencies), and dogs that are used by the police and in the military.
Many dog owners wonder how to potty train a beagle puppy, considering that beagle puppies have a reputation for being difficult to potty train. By better understanding beagle puppies, it is possible to overcome several potty training difficulties and help these pups succeed.
Learning how to potty train your puppy if you work all day requires knowing how long puppies can hold it. If you won't be able to take your puppy out as often as needed, potty training may also take a little bit longer. There are different options for busy pup owners.
Training your dog to wear a muzzle is important no matter how friendly and nice they are. Any dog that is painful or nervous can bite. Dogs can also be anxious at the vet's office due to scary procedures and the presence of other fearful dogs. Here's a guide to positive muzzle training for dogs.
All dogs need training, but it is especially important to train any dog with its particular breed in mind. Every dog breed has strengths and weaknesses when it comes to training. This article focuses on the art of training an Alaskan Malamute or other Northern breeds.
Help! My dog only listens to me when I have treats! In most cases, the inappropriate use of treats is what leads to problems. No worries, there are several solutions to prevent your dog from developing an over-dependence on treats.
Becoming a dog trainer is a very exciting and fun for those who absolutely adore dogs. Here are a number of steps to take to transform the skill of training from just a pastime with your own canine to a full-time occupation.
Combining dog training hand signals with normal training can emphasize commands and make your dog more compliant. Instead of relying on verbal commands, which can fluctuate in tone, hand signals show a more rigid request. This article covers what you need to learn about hand signal training.
Here's how to train your dog to walk without having to use a leash with step-by-step instructions for building trust and training in a safe way.