TRAINING TO HEAL

TRAINING TO HEAL

Teaching your puppy or older dog to heel can be easy and fun. Use this directed shaping technique to help your dog learn to love to walk beside you. Get a lot of yummy treats, cut up into small pieces. Start inside the house and walk around a spacious room or up and...
3 KEYS TO SUCCESSFUL DOG TRAINING

3 KEYS TO SUCCESSFUL DOG TRAINING

Consistency When you are training a behavior, you must consistently reward the behavior. If the behavior is new to the dog, you must immediately positively reinforce it when the dog is doing its best to give you what you want. Once the dog knows the behavior,...
SOCIALIZATION

SOCIALIZATION

A well-socialized and secure puppy is a happy puppy. This means helping him early on to feel that the world is a fun and safe place to be—whether encountering other dogs, children, or strangers on the street. Ideally, your pup will be content in any setting, and even...
TRAINING THE “COME” COMMAND

TRAINING THE “COME” COMMAND

Step 1: Play the “ping-pong” game. This is one of the first games I play with my puppies. To start, you need a friend, lots of high-value treats, and a tug toy. Next, make sure your puppy/dog has used the potty. To teach the recall, sit on the floor in a...