Training your dog is really only partially about conveying information to the dog. The rest of the equation is about other factors that interfere with your training. There are many and even when you're expecting them, sometimes they take you by surprise. The good news is, there is always a solution if you are determined enough. Let's talk about a few problems and some potential solutions.

 

One of the most important skills you will ever teach your dog is to come to you reliably on command. It could literally save their lives one day. Having a dog who comes reliably gives them freedom to enjoy life and gives you the freedom to enjoy them.

 

If you are looking for a great way to spend some time with your dog, why not try some tracking? Dogs have wonderful noses and tracking games are universal for all breeds. While some may be more naturally inclined than others, dogs of all breed, shape and size can have a great time tracking. Best of all, it's easy to teach and play with.

 

Dogs operate very honestly and clearly. They show their emotions and needs through body language. Whether they are trying to show aggression or appeasement behaviours, you'll see changes to posture and expression. Identifying aggression in dogs is fairly straight forward with a little bit of learning.

 

As the summer winds down, the last lingering options for summer vacation are coming up and someone will need to care for your dog while you're gone. Boarding can be a stressful experience for dogs and humans.

 

Dogs are masterful with their mouths. They are quite capable of being able to exert or remove pressure very accurately. That is why when people say, "he bit by accident," in all likelihood, they are wrong.

 

I always recommend tricks... and I mean ALWAYS! Bringing home a baby puppy - start teaching them tricks. Got a dog with focus issues? Work hard on your tricks. Is your dog lacking in his recall? Work those tricks!

 

Life would be lovely if all dogs were secure & trusting. It would be wonderful if every dog was friendly and no dog ever displayed aggression towards people, dogs or anything else for that matter. That's not reality and never will be.

 

Despite the hope of all of us, there are very few quick fixes in life. If you want to lose weight, most fad diets won't help you long term. If you want to save money for the future, there's very little possibility of that happening overnight.

 

 Training mode is a hoax! Want to know why?