There are two types of teachers we tend to remember.
First off, there are those teachers who were so harsh and strict that you still have bad memories from being in their class. On the other hand, some teachers become memorable for how they relate to their students and conveyed lessons clearly.
Ideally, you always want to learn from the people in the second group. You should want that same kind of teacher if you’re looking for a dog trainer.
In last week’s article, we looked at the qualifications that matter when looking for a dog trainer. In this article, we’ll discuss qualities that should be possessed by people who make a living through dog training.
One of the most important decisions dog owner have to make is finding the right trainer to teach Fido. You’ll love your dog no matter how he/she matures. On the other hand, it’s easier to share a home with a pet who listens as opposed to one who doesn’t.
With that in mind, we’ll list the qualifications you should see in the trainer you hire.
For this article, we will focus on the specific qualifications dog trainers should have. In next week’s article, we’ll focus on the qualities that a dog trainer should possess. Continue Reading…
There is no one method that is guaranteed to work when you are trying to teach your dog the stay command. Dogs are unique after all, with personalities and quirks entirely their own.
Still, there are some time-tested teaching tricks that can convey your message to your dog clearer. They should be able to work even if there are external factors (discussed in last week’s article) getting in the way.
If you don’t want your upcoming dog training sessions to turn into tiring affairs, you should give these tips a try. Continue Reading…
Teaching stay command is incredibly important. That simple command can prevent them from getting hurt and it’s also going to come in handy if you have guests coming over who may not be completely comfortable around dogs.
It’s a good thing that you want to teach your dog the stay command, but doing so can be tricky. There are challenges inherent to any type of dog training and that remains true especially for teaching your dog how to stay.
Before getting into the nitty-gritty of how to teach your dog the stay command, it will help to understand the potential challenges you may encounter first (ways to train your dog will be discussed in next week’s blog). Continue Reading…
Legitimate problems can emerge from your dog eating too fast. Having your dog excited about mealtime is no problem, but the same can’t be said if your dog remains excited during mealtime.
Once he/she gets that hint that food is about to be served, paws pounding quickly on the floor begins and then the food gulping starts. We’ll discuss how to help him eat slower in this article. Continue Reading…
Among the newer leash options that dog owners can purchase is what’s known as a retractable leash. If you’ve never heard of retractable leashes before, then please take the time to read through this article.
There are important things to know about this particular canine accessory and being aware of them can prevent you from making a big mistake.
What Is a Retractable Leash?
Retractable leashes make use of some cord to connect you to your dog. Specifically, one end of the cord connects to a spring-loaded gadget that you hold in your hand while the other links up to the collar.
There’s a button found on the gadget that you can use to extend the amount of cord available or to retract the length of the cord. According to Dogtime, some retractable leashes that can extend all the way up to 26 feet.
The case for using a retractable leash is that it gives your dog more freedom. By extending the cord, your dog can run around more. Some say that retractable leashes are also useful for dog training.