As I was preparing to record a video on grooming Ira’s ear hair I found that Ira was concerned with something. This is fairly normal for livestock guardian breeds. They were bred to be wary of new things. This helps them protect their flocks. We had changed the arrangement of our bathtub area to fit… Read More Livestock Guardian Dog Issue – Re-Training A Behaviour
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
A purpose bred dog is – in my world – is one that was bred for one main, specific purpose. The dog is often distracted by this “purpose” especially when being trained for something else. Examples of these breeds are Scent Hounds, Sled Dogs, Livestock Guardian Dogs, and Sight Hounds. All of these breeds are considered… Read More Using Distractions To Train Your Dog
I have written a post, or many posts, discussing the benefits of calming down for both the dog and the human when training. This post is similar in that I am suggesting the benefits of reducing something, only this time it is the speed of doing things. This past weekend we were at a dog… Read More The Benefits Of Slowing Down A Dog’s Training