basic behaviors

Training your dog starts with knowing the most important basic behaviors to teach him. Here’s why “stay”, “come”, “leave it” and “heel” top the list. When training your dog, how do you know the most important things to teach him? This article will look at the top four basic behaviors every dog should know – …

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positive training

Set your dog up for success with these suggestions for positive training. Training simply means educating your dog in a safe and loving environment, and teaching her she can get whatever she wants through her actions, as long as she checks with you first. Training should begin the moment you first bring your dog home, …

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best times for training dogs

Training is necessary, and the lessons you teach him should be practiced regularly. Here are the five best times of day to do it. Finding the opportunity for training can be a challenge, but this article will help with useful tips on the five best times to work on your best friend’s training and obedience. Training …

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off-leash

Safety and reliable recall are the two most IMPORTANT factors when training your dog to be off-leash. You’re taking a walk in your local park when a dog suddenly appears out of nowhere, running full speed after a low-flying bird. Then you hear someone whistle. The dog immediately turns around and runs as fast as …

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training leash

In the first part of this article (Oct-Nov 2014), we looked at the disadvantages of each. Now we’ll focus on leashes and tethers, and what you need to know about choosing and using these particular training tools. LEASHES As with collars and harnesses, leash types are legion. Which one is best for you and your …

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