obedience training

Teach your dog to fetch objects by name

This article courtesy of woofreport.com.If you’ve read Woof Report’s tip about Chaser the Border Collie who is able to identify 1,022 objects by name, you already know that dogs can learn hundreds of words. Your dog likely knows quite a few – his or her name, Sit, Come, Stay, Down, Shake, Fetch, No, Off, Drop […]

by DogTime
March 31st, 2011

Dog doesn’t listen?

Question:Why does my dog seem to ignore commands?Answer:Ever look at the caller ID on your phone and think, “It’s so-and-so with more complaining–this time I’m not picking up…”?Like people, dogs are moved to action by what they associate with pain and pleasure. We will do anything to avoid pain and gain pleasure. Most likely, listening […]

by Tamar Geller
March 31st, 2011

Dog training without treats?

Question:My dog isn’t food motivated. Will that make training him more difficult?Answer:Using food as a motivator is one way to train, but there are other ways. When I rescued my Doberman mix, Clyde, both he and I discovered that he was very good at fetching and catching the ball. Although he did like treats, I […]

by Tamar Geller
March 31st, 2011

Dog training and non-food rewards

Question:What can I use besides food as a training reward?Answer:The answer to this question is both easy and complicated–it really depends on your dog. An appropriate training reward is anything that your dog will work for in order to gain access to it, such as a chew toy, getting to go for a walk, petting, […]

by Sheila Segurson
March 31st, 2011

Make dog training fun?

Question:How do I get my dog to enjoy our training sessions?Answer:If you really think about it, training time is play time–training should be a fun experience for both you and your dog. Remember to keep your attitude light-hearted and consider this time together a part of the bonding experience. If your training sessions are fun […]

by Nicole Wilde
March 31st, 2011

Teach dog to come?

Question:What is the best way to teach my dog to come?Answer:Happily, it’s not as difficult as it seems. For starters, I recommend giving the cue “here” rather than “come.” The word “come” is used often in day-to-day conversation (come on, come here, come over, etc.) and it can easily lose meaning if your dog hears […]

by Pia Silvani
March 31st, 2011

Dog recall at the park?

Question:How can I get my dog to come when I call her at the dog park?Answer:The recall at a dog park is a pup’s ultimate challenge–there are so many intriguing distractions. And if she figures out that the word “come” usually means playtime’s over, she’ll be even less likely to obey. The trick to dog […]

by Kelly Dunbar
March 31st, 2011

Clicker training?

Question:What’s clicker training?Answer:Clicker training has been used for years to train marine mammals, and it’s very effective with dogs, too. All you need is a clicker–a small plastic box with a metal tab that clicks when you press it–and treats.Clicker training lets the dog know he’s doing what you want precisely when he does it […]

by Nicole Wilde
March 31st, 2011

First command to teach dog?

Question: What’s the first command to teach my puppy? Answer: The first thing your dog or puppy should learn is his name; by that, I mean he should look into your eyes when you say it. The easiest way to teach him his name is to give him a treat each time he looks into […]

by Pia Silvani
March 31st, 2011

Dog ignores kids

Question: How do I get my dog to listen to my children? Answer: It usually boils down to inconsistency. Children tend to be inconsistent in their behaviors while dogs thrive on predictability. Dogs are simply more apt to listen to people who establish clear rules and set explicit boundaries. Dogs live in a black and […]

by Pia Silvani
March 31st, 2011
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