Training Both ends of the leash

Bringing Your Puppy Home And Developing A Confident Dog

Posted by on Mar 19, 2015 in Professional Dog trainer, Puppies

How To Develop A Well-adjusted, Confident Dog How exciting! You have decided to welcome a furry bundle of cuteness into your family. This will be a fulfilling journey, but will require effort, time, patience and dedication. It is a huge commitment and responsibility to develop your puppy into a well-adjusted and confident dog. This commitment will give your puppy the best chance to grow up without behavior problems and live happy in a human world. I could talk about puppies extensively; however, it would take a much more lengthy discussion. But, below are just a few tips, which may help you focus on some critical aspects of your puppy’s developmental needs. Socialization Start socializing your puppy as soon as you bring him home. The earlier the better! However, avoid over stimulating your puppy, but get him out slowly, and...

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What To Look For In A Professional Dog Trainer

Posted by on Mar 19, 2015 in Professional Dog trainer

Choosing A Professional Dog Trainer When choosing a professional dog trainer, do your research before agreeing to allow the trainer to work with you and your dog.  The steps below will guide you in your search for the right trainer. Research the trainer’s credentials, education and experience.  Many professional dog trainers attend professional training schools and earn credentials by demonstrating their knowledge, competencies and experience in dog training. Take time to interview the trainer prior to your decision.  Have the trainer describe their approach and philosophy of their training.  The professional dog trainer should always be informed of current knowledge and practice in the field of dog training.  They should be familiar and knowledgeable with the latest, most effective training techniques and equipment used in dog training. Ask for referrals of previous clients. Ask to meet their personal dog. ...

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Hiring a Professional Dog Trainer

Posted by on Mar 17, 2015 in Professional Dog trainer

When Should You Hire A Professional Dog Trainer? When to seek out the help of a professional dog trainer can be a difficult decision to make.  Most people that have dogs with behavior problems either accepts the behavior and learn to manage it, or surrenders the dog to the shelters or rehoming.  Accepting the behavior and managing it takes a great deal of effort.  This places an enormous amount of stress on the family unit.  the dog that are surrendered to shelters become one of the millions of dogs in the U.S. unnecessarily euthanized each year because the owners just cant deal with the dog’s behavior.  A simple balanced professional trainer can solve most of a dogs behavior problems in a short period of time.  It can take a friend, family member or a visitor to point out your...

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The Importance Of The Leash

Posted by on Aug 27, 2014 in Leash Training, Professional Dog trainer, The Leash Correction

The first thing most people excitedly buy for a new dog or puppy is a leash. The dog, however, is usually not so impressed with the purchase. Puppy’s First Leash Walk Proud new owners usually can’t wait to take their new arrival for that first walk. They are sure this walk will bring closeness with their new four-legged pal. Everyone who sees them, they reason, will desire to have such a furry friend like theirs. To their disappointment, within the first few seconds, they realize that the walk wasn’t what they were expecting. This cute new arrival somehow has changed. She has now become an out-of-control lunatic on the end of the leash. The long awaited walk has become an exhausting frightful event. Different Expectations Humans somehow believe that a dog is going to enjoy a leashed walk, that...

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Becoming a Dog Trainer

Posted by on Aug 16, 2014 in Professional Dog trainer, Training Approach

How To Become A Dog Trainer? I would love to share with you how, after 27 years as a retired Paramedic and ER nurse, I am now following my passion as a dog trainer. Jaycee the Rescue Dog It all started about 20 years ago, when I rescued my beloved Labrador Mix, named Jaycee. It was soon after I brought Jaycee home, I said to myself, “what did I get myself into?!” I was so frustrated and annoyed. I realized the only option I had to save our relationship was to hire a professional trainer to teach Jaycee some type of control. Obedience Training It was through that dog obedience training that Jaycee and I became partners for life. We developed a bond through obedience, which I never achieved with any of my previous dogs. Once she learned obedience,...

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