Day 20: Adult Dog Socialization

So yesterday I discussed the importance and how to socialize a puppy under 12 weeks of age. Obviously, dogs don’t stop learning after 12 weeks of age and you should still continue to socialize them. However, there are a few other considerations to keep in mind. After 12 weeks of age you should continue to Read more about Day 20: Adult Dog Socialization[…]

Day 19: Puppy Socialization

If you’ve ever had a puppy or are thinking about getting a puppy you’ve probably heard that you need to socialize them. Socializing your puppies helps to ensure that they are behaviorally stable and confident as adults. However there is a right way and a wrong way to socialize your puppies and if done incorrectly Read more about Day 19: Puppy Socialization[…]

Day 18: Go To Mat

To finish yesterday’s topic, what my favorite two behaviors are, today’s topic is teaching Go To Mat! Ultimately, hand targeting brings the dog close to you so you may maneuver him where you’d like to and Go To Mat gets your dog away from you. What is It: Your dog runs to a mat and Read more about Day 18: Go To Mat[…]

Day 17: Hand Targeting

A few years ago Evey and I were privileged enough to be photo/video demonstrators for another trainer’s interview. In that interview the trainer was asked, “What are the two most important behaviors to teach your dog?” That got me thinking. What two behaviors would I choose? Today I’m excited to introduce one of my two Read more about Day 17: Hand Targeting[…]

Day 16: Barking

When I get called I often hear the complaint, “My dog barks”. Dogs bark for many different reasons which means that there are many different solutions to this common problem. The cause will dictate the solution for barking dogs. Boredom Some dogs bark out of boredom. These dogs are often backyard dogs and are left Read more about Day 16: Barking[…]