Relaxing with your dog(s)!
Yes. RELAXING is part of our training. Rufus here has a huge fear of cars. So we are learning to"chil-lax" next to the busy road. Training your dog doesn't have to all be go go go. Actually, getting your dog to relax more is better than physical activity. Your dog should be getting somewhere around 30min-2hours of physical activity a day depending on the energy level of your dog. The rest of your day, you should be practicing calming exercises. Working your dogs brain is ju
Leash Training your dog!
Does your dog pull you down the street? Leash pulling can actually be extremely dangerous. Some people have broken bones, sprained ankles, pulled or torn muscles, have ran little kids over, etc. To some people, it's not just being pulled on the leash, it's much more than that. Luckily, leash pulling can actually be corrected in about 10 minutes, give or take, depending on other issues the dog may have. Heres a good "how to video on leash training your dog"! #Leashtrainin
Guests visiting your home with hyper dogs!
How many of you have dogs that rush the door when you have guests over? This is a very common issue that most people have. Most the dogs we have that come in, have had an issue with people knocking or coming in the door. We work those dogs a lot on their place command and down stays. Then, we make scenarios that would happen at home. You can have your friends come over, your neighbors, or family to help you practice for real situations. Correct what you don't want and reward
Teaching your dog rules
Are you on a roller coaster with your dog? Rufus came to us because he had bitten 3 people, all in different situations. He also didn't like moving vehicles, especially the mail guy or the big delivery trucks. So, we are working on his impulse control. We have him in place while these delivery guys brought in the new washer and dryer. All dogs should know how to control their impulses. Just like we, humans, do. We are taught at a very young age, no hitting, no biting,
How to stop a dog/puppy from chewing random objects.
Tips on getting your puppy to stop chewing on random things -The first thing is to WATCH them. Puppies are just like infants that can crawl around the house putting everything in their mouth. So watching them ALL the time is critical to them learning "no" and correcting the dog. -Second, be CONSISTENT! Without being consistent your dog will always know that rules are negotiable and will always try to put different objects in there mouth because he was "allowed" once before