That to do list never grows any shorter and there are always so many demands on your time. You may think you have no time to train your dog due to all the other pressures
Tools are an essential part of life and dog training especially when your dog has figured out how to use items as tools.
I stumbled across Fenzi Dog Sports Academy classes on an online forum. I thought it would be good for Mr. N to take an impulse control class and I couldn’t find an in-person class that fit with my schedule, budget and would take him.
There was a little dog. And he had a little curl right in the middle of his forehead. When he was good, he was very, very good. And when he was bad, he was horrid.
When the weather outside is frightful and you (or your dog) don’t want to venture outdoors but they’re still looking at you expectantly, what do you do? It’s going to be a long winter
I often refer to Mr. N as my “guinea pig” dog because he is my first dog and he gets the brunt of my training mistakes. One mistake I’m glad I’ve never made though is
The one trick I will never teach Mr. N is “limp.” It always drives me into a tizzy whenever I see him limping (usually because he has something caught in his paw). And someone has
Know thy dog. Are they non-aggressive, well-behaved, and able to handle crowds, loud noises and constant stimulation? If so, they’re ready to attend dog-friendly events like BlogPaws, pet expos and other dog-friendly events. If not,
I usually ask Mr. N to perform some tricks during spare moments while we’re out and about. Mr. N often does tricks for people on store counters, while we’re waiting in line, and in t
I usually use food or life rewards as motivation for Mr. N. I’ve been slowly trying to use more toys as rewards (usually paired with food) and we’ve also been working on our personal play