How do you train your dog?


How do you train? Do you use treats, toys, praise, all three or neither. Many trainers have multiple opinions on the right methods of reinforcement. Purely positive reinforcement (PP): This is the sole use of treats for training. Treats are great in training because they are the primary reinforcement for dogs (R1). Treat training isContinue reading “How do you train your dog?”

What to do before you get a dog?


Getting an animal is such a great experience. But like anything worth having, buying a dog should take some research. This is how to prepare yourself for your furry addition. First I always advice people seeking a new dog to consider adoption. There are so many dogs in rescue homes and shelters that need adopting.Continue reading “What to do before you get a dog?”

How to Train Older Dogs and Puppies


Everyone knows puppies need training early in life. That’s why millions of people go to basic training classes and puppy perfection lessons. What people don’t realize is that when your dog becomes an older dog sometimes you need to treat them like puppies. Is your older dog starting to pee in the house? Do theyContinue reading “How to Train Older Dogs and Puppies”

How to Sit


Sitting is a fundamental behavior in obedience training. This should be starting right when you get your dog. There are many ways of starting the process but today we will learn how to use positive reinforcement training to do “sit”. Bring your dogs favorite training treats and get your dog positioned in front of you.Continue reading “How to Sit”