The pack leader
By nature, dogs tend to be in packs; hence they have need for those around them to be either submissive or dominant. It has been seen that many dog owners without realizing tend to become submissive before their dogs. Hence it is important to establish the basic master and pet relationship. Read more….
Simple dog games
Dogs have been regarded as man’s best friend for centuries. The role that most dogs enjoy the most is pleasing their masters. Whether your dog is just a puppy, or whether he is full-grown, he will still enjoy learning and playing new games with you. Teaching your dog a few simple games can lead to hours of enjoyment and a stronger bond between you both. Read more….
Puppy school is a helpful tool for socialization and learning. This is particularly so for dogs from very small litters but will benefit all dogs. A lack of socialization and learning from an early age can lead to bad behaviours such as fearfulness or aggression. A good puppy school can address these issues and stop these issues from becoming …Read more….
How to teach your puppy to sit
One of the first and easiest commands to teach a puppy to do, is to “Sit” on command. Learning to sit on command is the basis of many other commands including ‘stay’ and ‘drop’. Once your puppy has learnt this basic skill, she can go on to learn her next command. Follow the steps outlined below and your puppy will learn her first command of “Sit” in no time. Read more….
How to teach your puppy to stay
The command ‘stay’ is an important control command for your puppy to learn. A dog who knows how to stay on command is a much more enjoyable companion than a dog that wants to bolt off at every opportunity. Teaching your puppy to stay should be done after he knows how to sit. This is important as you will need your puppy to begin in the sitting position to teach him to stay. Please read the previous page about training your puppy to sit for some helpful advice before teaching your puppy to stay. Read more….
How to teach your puppy to lay down
Teaching your dog to lie down on command is important as it is one of the control commands to help establish to your dog that you are in control and are dominant over him. This is also a useful position to have your dog in when you take your dog out with you, as when he is lying down, he cannot jump up onto the table, beg for food or chase other dogs which may also be in the same venue as you and your dog. Read more….
How to teach your puppy to shake hands
Teaching your dog to shake hands can be a lot of fun for both you and your dog and this trick is even more fun for kids. Tricks that allow a physical connection between children and dogs allow for a stronger bond to develop between the two. It is also a pretty cool trick that they will enjoy showing off in front of their family and friends. Teaching your dog to shake is very straight forward but Read more….
How to teach your puppy to play fetch
Teaching your dog to retrieve an object is a very fun and rewarding game to play with your dog. Not only does it add to the repertoire of games you can play with your dog but it allows your dog to burn up plenty of energy running around chasing and retrieving a ball while you can be as active as you would like to be. It is also great for the days when you may not have as much time … Read more….
How to stop your dog from digging
The best course is to prevent the behaviour from developing in the first place. The easiest cause of digging to cure is to make sure the dog has a comfortable place to rest, especially during hot and cold weather to prevent the need for the dog to make their own spot. The next step is to try to figure out why the dog is digging. If your dog is… Read more….
How to stop your dog from jumping up
When dogs meet each other they will often sniff each others faces as a way of saying hello and since our faces are much higher than our dogs they will often jump up to meet us nose-to-nose. As puppies we often allow this behaviour to go on and even encourage it as… Read more….
5 key principals for training your dog
Training your dog is a fairly straight forward process and even seemingly complex tricks or behaviours can be taught by most owners at home. There are a few things to keep in mind when training your dog… Read more….