Tug-Of-War – Good or Bad DogcareSchool.com

Tug-Of-War – Good or BadIf your dog has a lot of energy and loves to play, it’s great exercise. If you have a puppy, it’s a good time to start playing and teaching the game of tug-of-war and is a great bonding and learning experience. Teach your dog the “drop it” or “release” command. When your dog learns to obey, praise him and continue the exercise, giving the toy back. When your ...

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Positive Training DogcareSchool.com

Positive TrainingWho doesn’t enjoy being praised for a job well done. Our pets thrive on praise and of course, food too. Positive reinforcement is offering praise and/or treats for your pet’s positive behavior. That’s what positive training is about. We’ll talk mainly about dogs, but cats, horses, all animals benefit from positive training. When your dog performs correctly, immediately praise and offer a treat. Your timed response is very important and ...

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Controlling Excessive Barking DogcareSchool.com

Controlling Excessive BarkingThere are other reasons why dogs back besides sending an alarm. Here are some tips on controlling excessive barking. I am aware that there are sprays and collars available that may stop a dog from barking. However, they do not get to the root problem. And I believe in more humane ways of stopping excessive barking. I have a barker. My latest rescue Cookie, a Shepherd mix, can bark incessantly at ...

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Matching People and Service Dogs DogcareSchool.com

Matching People and Service Dogs Besides giving us their unconditional love and loyalty, dogs serve us in so many ways. There are trained service and therapy dogs to aid the sight-impaired, hearing dogs, dogs to aid people who have psycological or emotional needs such as PTSD, dogs who are trained to alert people before seizures occur, dogs who can sniff out cancer, diabetes dogs and on and on. The list is endless. These ...

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DAID Training for Dogs DogcareSchool.com

DAID Training for Dogs Many of our behaviors and skills are learned by imitation beginning almost at birth. Studies prove that other animals besides humans learn by imitating even complex behaviors. Dogs teach other dogs by doing, so why shouldn’t they be able to learn from watching their humans. And so we come to DAID – Do as I do. The DAID method of teaching was first developed in 1952 for chimpanzees ...

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First Lesson in Dog Training DogcareSchool.com

First Lesson in Dog TrainingThousands of years have gone into training dogs to willingly and happiily obey our commands. Different breeds have been used for different jobs, but obedience has been bred into them all. While it may seem that your dog missed those classes, it isn’t so. Some dogs learn quickly and others just take a little more time and patience. Your dog may appear to be stubborn or ...

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Is Your Dog Reliable Off-Leash – Training Tips DogcareSchool.com

Is Your Dog Reliable Off-Leash – Training TipsHere are some training tips I gleaned from an article by Mardi Richmond, dog trainer and author of books about dogs.The first thing to remember is to use caution when training your dog off-leash. There are triggers that can make the best trained dog take off on his/her own such as sighting a prey animal, sudden loud noises, even the wind blowing leaves ...

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Teach Your Dog the U-Turn DogcareSchool.com

Teach Your Dog the U-TurnThe idea of the u-turn is to have your dog turn in whichever direction you want to go without having to yank on the leash. Knowing the command to u-turn becomes very handy when trouble might lie ahead – for example, another dog approaching.You’ve already taught your dog to walk at heel and the signal you use to have him/her look at you on command. However, ...

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Swimming Pool Safety for Dogs DogcareSchool.com

Swimming Pool Safety for DogsPractice stay and wait commands until your dog performs them well. Don’t allow your dog to jump into the pool. A sudden leap can frighten or injure someone already in the pool. Instead teach your dog to use the steps or a slip-proof ramp. Place rough waterproof treads on the steps to avoid slipping. You can also place some kind of marker on the steps that ...

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First Lesson in Dog Training DogcareSchool.com

First Lesson in Dog TrainingThousands of years have gone into training dogs to willingly and happiily obey our commands. Different breeds have been used for different jobs, but obedience has been bred into them all. While it may seem that your dog missed those classes, it isn’t so. Some dogs learn quickly and others just take a little more time and patience. Your dog may appear to be stubborn or ...

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