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Getting A Puppy Over The Holidays Means Paying Special Attention To Training

Getting A Puppy Over The Holidays Means Paying Special Attention To TrainingWhen a discussion arises about getting a new puppy during the holiday season, there are likely to be highly polarized opinions, none perhaps more forcibly expressed than those of the individuals who adamantly oppose such a decision. This faction will often cite that buying a puppy at this time of the year is often based on emotion ...

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Aggressive Dog Behaviour Can Occur Even Without Direct Provocation Or Threat

Aggressive Dog Behaviour Can Occur Even Without Direct Provocation Or Threat There are undoubtedly countless stories of people who have been bitten unexpectedly by a dog. Usually, these stories go on to say that there was no reason for the dog to bite or no reason for such aggressive and potentially dangerous behaviour. While this may be true in an overt sense, i.e.: the person did not openly provoke ...

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Making Dog Boarding A Comfortable Experience For You And Your Companion

Making Dog Boarding A Comfortable Experience For You And Your Companion It is quite common for dog owners to become very fond of their pets, just as a dog can quickly become very attached to its owner. Such relationships or bonds are often built upon mutual respect and companionship and can endure for many, many years. There will be times throughout that relationship, however, when life’s events will require ...

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Effective Puppy Potty Training Lays The Foundation For A Happy Relationship

Effective Puppy Potty Training Lays The Foundation For A Happy Relationship The welcoming of a new puppy to the family brings much anticipation in terms of what the future will hold. The countless hours of enjoyment, the smiles and laughter, the joy of companionship as the dog loyally follows its family throughout the house, yard, and neighbourhood, and the satisfaction of instilling/witnessing good behaviours in response to training efforts ...

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Differentiating Between Positive Reinforcement And Alpha Dog Training Methods

Differentiating Between Positive Reinforcement And Alpha Dog Training Methods There has been considerable debate in recent years over the appropriate methods of dog training. More specifically, there seems to be a notable difference of opinion between the merits of alpha dog training practices (also known as dominance theory or aversive training) versus positive reinforcement dog training. The two methods basically promote diametrically opposite approaches to dog training: Positive ...

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It Is Important To Initiate Puppy Training As Soon As Your Puppy Comes Home

It Is Important To Initiate Puppy Training As Soon As Your Puppy Comes Home If you were to perhaps ask five people to suggest the appropriate age to enroll into puppy training classes, you may conceivably receive six different answers – five individual responses and a consensus opinion from the entire group of so-called experts. However, if any of their recommendations reflected the following timelines, you would in fact ...

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Why Dogs Dig And What Can Be Done To Prevent Or Change Such Behaviour

Why Dogs Dig And What Can Be Done To Prevent Or Change Such Behaviour For some dog owners, their backyards might best be described as a miniature minefield. From a distance, the lawn appears to have been subjected to countless tiny underground explosions, but upon further inspection, it becomes evident that the property has been subjected to repeated episodes of dog digging – yes, the not-so-subtle behaviour of the ...

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Importance Of Dog Training In The Early Stages Of The Dog-Owner Relationship

Importance Of Dog Training In The Early Stages Of The Dog-Owner Relationship There may be a dog or dogs in your neighbourhood who, to put it mildly, are just poorly behaved, to the point where you may be wondering if the owner/owners ever attempted any type of dog obedience training at all. These dogs may bark or growl at passersby, snap at or try to bite anyone who tries ...

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Set The Proper Foundation For Dog Training

General Tips And Guidelines To Set The Proper Foundation For Dog Training When you decide to bring a dog into your home and family, it is usually with the inherent understanding that some measure of dog obedience training will be required. Although you may primarily be getting a dog for companionship and enjoyment over many years, the amount of pleasure that you will ultimately derive from owning a dog ...

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The Benefits Gained From A Dog Obedience School For Dogs And Their Owners

The Benefits Gained From A Dog Obedience School For Dogs And Their Owners The excitement and euphoria of getting a dog, perhaps as a new puppy or a rescue, will be tempered by the fact that a fair amount of time and effort must be invested in dog obedience training.  Without proper obedience training, a dog will ultimately “train itself” to act instinctively with respect to satisfying its ...

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