Category: Dog Training

training a reactive dog
Dog Training

Training a Reactive Dog

Dogs are being called “reactive” when they lunge, bark, snap or growl at people or other animals. Reactivity in dogs should not be confused with aggression. The difference here is that these dogs are hypersensitive towards their environment and overreact to certain triggers. The behavior may look like aggression but it’s not. Reactive dogs are […]

top five ways to exercise your dog
Dog Training

Top 5 Ways to Exercise Your Dog

Exercising is very important for your dog, mentally and physically. While physical exercise is often covered in daily walks, training or playing games gets a raw deal. In this blog post, I have covered How to Exercise Your Puppy, so you should check that one out first. There are also general rules on how much […]

how to stop food aggression
Dog Training

How to Stop Food Aggression

Food aggression is a type of resource guarding. It can occur at the earliest stages when your dog is only 5 months old. While a lot of dogs have this instinct to protect their food from you, it is not a genetical behavior. Food aggression is learned when the puppy is still with his littermates. […]

dog training techniques
Dog Training

3 Most Popular Dog Training Techniques

There are so many different dog training techniques that are used by owners. Same with parenting children, everyone has their own opinion on what works best for them. Often times that is right because no one knows your dog or your child better than you do. There are plenty debates on each technique whether they […]

dog facts you probably didn't know
Dog Training

10 Dog Facts You Probably Didn’t Know

There is a lot to learn about our furry companions. While some myths are not true, there are plenty of facts you probably have never heard. 1. Dogs can feel jealous Studies have shown that dogs are able to feel genuinely jealous when you pet another animal. For some dogs that could turn into aggression […]

how to train a deaf dog
Dog Training

How to Train a Deaf Dog

Dogs can learn new tricks and behaviors through visual gestures and vocal sounds. They best learn by teaching them monosyllabic words like “stay”, “come” or “sit”. So how do you train a deaf dog without using sounds and words? It is actually not that different from training any other dog. Getting Attention Many trainers recommend […]

top three dog training secrets
Dog Training

Top 3 Dog Training Secrets

Today I wanted to share with you my top 3 dog training secrets. Although there are dozens of important training tips I find these to be the most overlooked and important to really form a foundation for dog training. 1. Bonding and Communication This the very first thing every new dog owner should be focussing […]

three steps to become a dog trainer
Dog Training

3 Steps to Become a Dog Trainer in 2020

1. The Right Preperation Everybody knows that it needs a bit more to become a dog trainer than just a passion for dogs, although to this date no federal or state certification is required meaning anyone can call themselves a dog trainer. When I got my first Rottweiler puppy, I was so excited to learn […]