How to crate train your dog

How to crate train your dog It is of great necessity to crate train your dog. You will eventually have to put him in a crate as you can not supervise him 24/7. The crate is the only way to keep him and your furniture safe! See it as if you are creating a comfortable house or a den for him versus a prison cell. Start out by tossing his… continue reading

Dog Training Place Command

Having your dog going to a designated place and stay there on command is very helpful when you want him to be out of the way. When you answer the door, you can have your dog on place and not bother anyone. At the same time he is readily available to protect you! At dinner time, he should be on his doggy bed and not begging at the table. In general it… continue reading

How to use the clicker as a marker

How to use the clicker as a maker, after it is conditioned? After the clicker is condition to be the marker, it is used as the secondary reinforcer! Pay attention, it is not a replacement for the reinforcer itself. It identifies the particular behavior the dog is doing at the moment it hears the click, so the actual reinforcer can be delivered afterwards. The clicker always has to be followed… continue reading

What is positive reinforcement in Dog Training

What is positive reinforcement in Dog Training Find the best reinforcer for your dog at a particular time or in a particular situation~ Reinforcement by definition, is making something stronger…..just like the pillar under a bridge! Positive Reinforcement is used in Dog Training to make behaviors stronger and more likely to be repeated. If a behavior is continuously reinforced, it is more likely to reoccur. It is getting to be… continue reading

Our Dog Training Environment

Here is a quick insight of what our dog training environment looks like. Created for most concentration, very little distraction – if any. Created the class room environment for dog and trainer where the mode is “I want to learn” ! Things need to work right here first- before they can be trained outside the classroom and under uncontrollable distraction. Within the training environment, distractions that you want to introduce are under… continue reading

Creating the Dog Training environment

Creating the Dog Training environment Creating a dog training environment is the second step after a relationship is created. Once the relationship has been established, it is very helpful to have a location that sets the training mode. Besides the trainer now being a source of good things and information, the  trainer should establish a place that is also connected with the hope that good things are happening here. The trainer… continue reading

Important tips starting clicker training

Don’t ever break the promise. If you click- you have to feed, even though it might have been the wrong moment. As long as you realize it was wrong, you more likely learn to be sharp! If you break the promise, your dog will start looking for other, more reliable information to know that now the reward is coming. Click- pause- treat! Do not fuse the click and the treat… continue reading

Forming Relationship before training dog

Forming Relationship before training your dog Forming a relationship between owner and dog is the most important thing to do before trying to establish any kind kind of communication. A good relationship means to know about each other! Relationship will help the dog to recognize that the owner is an important source of information to him. Forming a relationship with your dog, means that he needs to experience that all good things… continue reading

German Dog Training Commands

German Dog Training Commands, for those of you that bought a dog trained in German language, or is planning on training his own dog in German! Recall     “Name” hier Sit               Sitz     Down        Platz Stay           Bleib Heel          Fuss Kennel    Zwinger Place       Voraus Jump      Hopp Fetch… continue reading

Valley Fever in Dogs

What is Valley Fever? Valley Fever is a disease caused by a fungus known as Coccidiodes immitis. Although the proper name for this disease is “coccidioidomycosis”, it is most often called Valley Fever, “California disease”, “Desert rheumatism”, or “San Joaquin Valley Fever”. Where is Valley Fever found? This soil-dwelling fungus has adapted to survive in desert climates and is prevalent in certain parts of Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas,… continue reading