Today we'll be taking a look at some great reasons to train your dog or puppy. Sometimes training can seem like a bit of a big deal. It shouldn't be that way, but let's face it, training takes time and we all lead busy lives. It can help to motivate us if we break training down into little steps and focus on the benefits of dog training rather than on the effort involved. Here are 12 … [Read more...] about 12 Great Reasons To Train Your Dog
Are you wondering how positive dog training works? You’ve all seen dogs competing in talent shows and carrying out complex routines, such as dogs in films, acting out a part, doing things no dog would do naturally guide dogs leading their owners, knowing when to stop, when to move sniffer dogs hunting out drugs dogs for the disabled unloading washing machines, or watched … [Read more...] about How Positive Dog Training Works
Capturing in dog training is a simple and useful technique. Let’s say you are observing your dog. He is wandering around the kitchen looking for spilled food and other interesting smells. After a while, he decides it's probably a good time to sit down and scratch his ear. Watch closely You are watching him closely and as soon as his bottom hits the ground you shout YES! He stares at … [Read more...] about Dog Training: What is Capturing?
When you are training your puppy, it pays to have some great equipment. Some puppy training aids can be made at home or improvised. And there is a growing range of equipment available online for those that are short of time. Although there are very few essential tools for effective dog training, there are a wealth of items which can be extraordinarily helpful, and fun to use. Puppy training … [Read more...] about Puppy Training Aids
What dog breed lives the longest? Should longevity play a role in the decision-making process when choosing your next dog? The average lifespan of all dogs is around 10 to 13 years. But this can vary greatly (anywhere from 7 years to 16 years) depending on the breed, size, and overall health of an individual dog. We’ll look at what the experts say about the longest living dog breeds, … [Read more...] about What Dog Breed Lives The Longest And Why Don’t Dogs Live Longer?
If you're a new dog owner, you're probably wondering how to teach a dog to sit. That's usually one of the first questions a new pup parent has. Why “sit” became the obvious first-choice 'command' or 'trick' for dogs is not altogether clear to me. Perhaps we just like the way our pooch gleams up at us through slobbery smiles when their rump is rooted firmly in place. In my opinion, it's a … [Read more...] about How To Teach A Dog To Sit – Basic Training For Your Pooch
Have you heard of a dog training treat pot? It's pretty much what it sounds like. If you are going to train with food, you'll need containers to put it in. So what does the perfect treat pot look like? And what does it have inside? Today’s choice of dog training secrets may seem obvious to some. Others will kick themselves for not making better use of what is an important strategy … [Read more...] about Dog Training Treat Pot – The Perfect Treat Pot For Your Pooch
Are you wondering about the use of hydrogen peroxide for dogs? Many pet owners may attempt to use hydrogen peroxide on their dogs, for everything from inducing vomiting to antiseptic purposes. If your dog is suffering, it’s natural to want to help him out straight away. This is especially true when they have eaten something they shouldn’t have, or appear to be in pain. But can hydrogen … [Read more...] about Hydrogen Peroxide For Dogs – Vomiting, Ears, Wounds, Other Issues
Most dogs should eat one to three meals a day. But deciding whether one, two, or three meals is right for your dog depends upon their age, size, and shape, and individual needs. Choosing the right schedule is important, and there is a lot of research to help you. How Often Should I Feed My Dog? Are you wondering how often to feed a dog each day? Not only is it important what to feed … [Read more...] about How Many Times a Day Should a Dog Eat a Meal?
I’m going to start with my favorite dog training whistle. Also, I'll give you my pick of the top three best dog whistles for training most pet dogs. But if you are curious and have a few minutes to spare, you can scroll on down and find out much more We’ll look at how dog whistles work and the different types of whistle available. After all, what suits me might not suit you. You’ll also … [Read more...] about Dog Whistles – How To Find And Use The Perfect One