Guide to Using Treats for Dog Obedience Training
Is using treats appropriate during dog obedience classes? Many pet owners have this question in their minds. With years of training and experience, our trainers at Alpha Paws have understood how dogs think, learn, and sense their surroundings. So, here’s an article that explores how treats affect dog obedience training and how you should use them in the training process.
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When Does Your Dog Need Obedience Training?
Pets, especially dogs, are great at relieving stress and anxiety. There’s nothing more comforting than coming home to see them wagging their tail in excitement, anticipating your return.
However, if your dog holds their tail straight up, barks threateningly, growls, or lunges often, these could be signs of aggression. Behavioural problems can occur at any stage of life. They may cause ... Read More >
Getting Your Dog to Obey Your Commands
In addition to being frustrating, it can also be quite dangerous when your dog won’t listen to your commands. The experts who lead dog obedience classes believe that it is essential to teach them about desirable behaviour to keep them out of trouble and harm’s way. Read on to learn about a few useful tips to get your puppy to listen ... Read More >
Tips to Help Your Dog Successfully Go Off-Leash
When your dog behaves well on their leash, you may begin to wonder if it’s possible for them to go off-leash sometimes, such as through a trail or in a field. While it isn’t recommended to introduce this new freedom to them suddenly, there are some tips you can start doing with your dog to help make sure the transition ... Read More >
Winter Dog Safety Tips
Positive Reinforcement Dog Training Helps Owners Assume Role as Pack Leader
We're right at the start of the winter season, so what better time to start learning how to protect your dog and keep them safe in the cold by these winter dog safety tips. Whether you're taking them for a walk, playing outside, or just letting them out back to do their thing, ... Read More >
Why Your Dog Rips Things Apart When Left Alone
Avert Destructive Dog Behaviour in the Home by Alleviating Separation Anxiety
Many dog owners enjoy sharing stories with family and friends about the daily activities and antics of their pets. These anecdotes often focus on cute or funny little quirks in the dog’s behaviour that bring smiles to the faces of the listeners. And with the technology available today, ... Read More >
Fun Tricks You Can Easily Teach Your Dog
Dog Training Can Be Fun for Any Age Dog and for Its Owner Too
Many people have likely heard or perhaps even uttered the adage that you cannot teach new tricks to an old dog. This expression if frequently used as a figure of speech when a human displays an aversion to learning new skills or changing any part of ... Read More >
How to Introduce Dogs to Each Other
Dog Training Programs Help With Socialization When Introducing a Second Dog
By nature, dogs are both inquisitive and territorial. In the puppy stage, their snooping can be amusing to both the dog and its owners – and at times perhaps not-so-cute too. Then the dog quickly settles into its new home/surroundings and may often demonstrate its protective instincts by barking at ... Read More >
A Treadmill Under The Tree This year!
Are you still looking for that perfect gift for that special someone this year? Well look no further…the best gift you could give your pooch this year is a treadmill.
Exercise is so important to the well-being of your dog and it can impact every aspect of their lives. The first and best thing for this is to walk your dog outside. ... Read More >
Neediness In Dogs
Nobody said parenting was easy and the same goes for parenting and training your dog. Of all the bad behaviours, neediness is probably the most annoying to pet owners, particularly when they have guests. Owners often excuse needy behaviour in their dogs, and the lapse in obedience that usually comes with it, because deep down they know they have caused the behaviour.
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