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

How to operate TriTronics transmitter

When all behaviors are taught to the dog and he has an optimum understanding of the cues, the  training phase with the remote collar will begin. Considering that the dog has been conditioned to feel really good about wearing the collar itself. Highly recommended Electronic dog training collar, used by ZBB K9 Team, is either Garmin / TriTronics Sportdog or -Pro 500. In order to be the best at training… continue reading

Do I always have to reward my dog

Do I always have to reward my dog in Training? This question about when to reward your dog is a very common concern. Just as much as dog owners/ trainers wonder when to stop rewarding the dog. Most common argument against food motivated training is also the concern that the dog is not responding in absence of the food reward. Therefor arguing that it does not work! So let’s shine… continue reading

Vet Visits always difficult

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Vet Visits always difficult Why is it that most of the dogs being taken to the vet are so hard to handle, and therefore in some cases not even receive treatment? The answer really lies in their negative prior experience going for a vet visit- or even lack of it all together. We see dogs being scared of the whole scenario. The place itself, the vet, the staff and maybe… continue reading

How to feed my dog from the table

How to feed my dog from the table Yes you heard that right! Our philosophy is NOT to say NO. We are always striving to make him operate and find out which behavior it is that leads to success on his part. Of course it is best and easiest to communicate once you have created a marker- such as the clicker. It is normal for the dog to detect yummy… continue reading

How to stop my dog from eating poop

How to stop my dog from eating poop Poop eating is a nasty behavior. What could be the reason, and how can we adjust it? It understandably grosses us out. We have known owners that rehome their dogs for the reason of poop eating. The scientific name of this behavior is Coprophagia. There are behavioral and physiological reasons for dogs to eat their feces. Poop Eating Is Normal for Dogs… continue reading

Rattlesnake Avoidance Training Effectiveness

What you should know about Rattlesnake Avoidance Training Effectiveness? Let’s shine a light on how it is typically conducted and how strongly it can prevent the dog from getting bit! Typically all dog owners attending training for snake avoidance meet at a certain place that a trainer has picked for a gathering. The snake (hopefully freshly defanged) is put in a mash basket or is free on the ground. The dog… continue reading

How to teach my dog a command

How to teach my dog a command The process of teaching a dog a command is misunderstood by most dog owners. They think the dog is born with a response to a spoken word. They are so very wrong. The dog can’t speak….how can he understand? Calling the title of this article a ” command” has really been a decision intending of the title getting more interest. Normally we would like… continue reading

How to condition clicker

How to condition clicker- do I just click and give a treat? There is a little bit more about it- if you want optimum effect!   Giving information to your dog (immediate feedback to his actions) is the most important part of communication, when training your dog The best we can do to convey information, is to create a magnificent marker! A marker is a signal that solely identifies an… continue reading

How to teach your dog come

Chris L. from Flagstaff AZ asked: My dog does not come when I call him. How do I make him come to me? Zauberberg Team explains: Come when called (recall) is the most essential behavior to train a dog to do! Of all behaviors we train, it must be the most reliable, and here is how. How useful is a recall from a down of sit, a “prepared recall”? Not… continue reading