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Picking out an appropriate training collar for your dog.

By | March 7th, 2018|Dog Training Articles|

There are many different training tools out there to select from to give you better control, and easier handling of your dog. The issue is not really the type of training collar you pick. The real issue is “how” you use it. Regardless of training styles, positive or balanced, it is very important to understand [...]

Best practices for dealing with unwanted behaviours.

By | March 6th, 2018|Dog Training Articles|

People always comes to me with some sort of behaviour from their dog that they do not appreciate or wish the dog would stop doing. Instead of reprimanding, correcting, or getting angry at the dog, there is a much more effective approach which doesn’t need to be negative or positive punishment-based modification. Regardless of the [...]

You can reduce the risk of damage to occasional ill-gotten items by teaching your pup to…

By | February 5th, 2018|Dog Training Articles|

You can reduce the risk of damage to occasional ill-gotten items by teaching your pup to exchange toys for treats, using something he loves that he's allowed to have, such as a favorite chew toy or a food-stuffed Kong. The key to this game is he learns that if he gives something up, he gets [...]

Does your dog suffer from a sense of entitlement?

By | September 6th, 2016|Dog Training Articles|

If your dog seems to rule the house, tells you what to do and when or always has his own agenda then it’s quite possible the dog suffers from a sense of entitlement. Humans can encourage this behaviour in many ways. Dogs need and like a sense of leadership, routine and structure. It removes excess [...]

10 questions: to review before looking for a Dog Trainer or Canine Behaviour Specialist.

By | September 3rd, 2016|Dog Training Articles|

1. Where should you look to find a good trainer? Answer: Best place is through referrals, previous clients, friends, family, your vet, your pet store, SPCA or rescue organization. Other places would be to search on line in your area. When searching on line, be sure to look up reviews, testimonials and get a feeling [...]

Using Patience With Dog Training

By | July 2nd, 2016|Dog Training Articles|

Using patience can be the best method when teaching your dog to be responsive for the best outcome! Lots of people think training their dog to be obedient or well behaved means constant drills, repetition, being stern, stubborn and authoritative. This is not necessarily the most productive, successful or enjoyable way to get results. Near [...]

Educate Your Children How to Approach Dogs

By | March 12th, 2016|Dog Training Articles|

Teach them to respect a dog's space Children are naturally drawn to animals, particularly dogs, because they’re cute and furry. However, children don’t understand that it’s not a good idea to run right up to a strange dog, which is how a lot of bites happen. They often also don’t understand that most dogs don't like having their [...]