The most important and helpful thing you can do for your reactive dog (besides training him throughout his life), is training yourself to do this one thing when reactivity happens. Control your emotions. This is difficult for us humans. Emotions are contagious and quick to arise. When you see someone arguing or fighting, you most… Read More Do This One Thing For Your Reactive Dog
Ira our 16 month old Kuvasz is having an especially destructive and annoying teenage dog phase. I have raised a female Kuvasz, my dog AJ, before but I don’t remember this much difficulty. Maybe I forget! Sometimes it actually seems like he has forgotten all that I have been teaching him for the last year.… Read More Sometimes It Seems Like The Training Isn’t Working
Last Wednesday I was preparing to record a video on grooming Ira’s ear hair. We had changed the arrangement of our bathtub area to fit in a freezer. We just changed the DIY tub from one side of the space to the other – about 5 feet. No problem, right? Nope. This change confused Ira… Read More Your New Best Friend – Patience
I’ll get right into it so you can get going on the training: Train first thing IN THE MORNING. Yes, this is a solution to the problem. Don’t like it? Read on first. When I was starting out in the dog world I attended a class at the local dog club – in which there… Read More Can’t Find The Time To Train? Try This.
One of the obstacles that many people with dogs run up against is finding the time or the desire to train, i.e. motivation. We humans like instant results. We have trouble seeing the benefit of doing something which will only result in changes far into the future (or what we perceive as being far into… Read More Motivate Yourself To Train Your Dog