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

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

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

How to get my dog used to collars and leashes

How to get my dog used to collars and leashes   Getting to take off the leash or collar (especially the collar) seems to be challenging. The dog doesn’t sit still, backs away from the leash or collar, because he has not been properly imprinted in a positive way to be handled comfortably during the event. Since he has been caught, forced and jelled at to hold still when leash… continue reading

How smart is my dog

How smart is my dog The answer is simple- he is very smart- at least appears to be! He is an absolute sensitive observer. That’s what makes him appear to be very smart! Sequence of events are super easy for him to connect. Yet this capability can really make our life difficult if we are not aware of connections being made in his mind. On the other hand, it could… continue reading

Protective instincts in German Shepherds

Protective instincts in German Shepherds I love to share a true story about my first dog that shows that training might not be as effective, but a strong bond with your dog will! This was my very first dog, a German Shepherd mix named Buddy. Read my Bio. I gave him the name because I read a book called “Buddy’s eyes saw for me”- A seeing eye dog. Buddy was… 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