Training a Hyperactive Dog to Calm Down | Whole Dog Journal


Some dogs settle down simply by increasing daily physical exercise. For others, a more involved training plan may be needed.

Source: Training a Hyperactive Dog to Calm Down | Whole Dog Journal

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Intermittent Reinforcement Building Your Dog Training Foundation – TheDogTrainingSecret.com – TheDogTrainingSecret.com


Tweet Tweet Sometimes I forget to go back to the basics sometimes and discuss the importance of foundation building training.  I assume too much prior knowledge due to my experience, for those please excuse me!  Foundation training refers to the beginning of any training program.  Your foundation is built in the beginning and relied on […]

Source: Intermittent Reinforcement Building Your Dog Training Foundation – TheDogTrainingSecret.com – TheDogTrainingSecret.com

Why dogs don’t like to be hugged | MNN – Mother Nature Network


It’s great to show our four-legged best friends how much we love them. But maybe hugging should be taken off the list.

Source: Why dogs don’t like to be hugged | MNN – Mother Nature Network

Resource Guarding – How to Teach Your Dog to Share | Grisha Stewart


Dogs may guard anything! Does your dog growl at you when you approach his food bowl? Is your puppy possessive about toys and rawhides? Does he snap at you when you even step near him when he’s got a bone? Does your dog bare her teeth when you approach the couch? If not, you’re lucky! Read through this information and start working with your puppy or dog now, to keep him in the blissful state of loving your approach to his food bowl or other prized possessions. If you are seeing aggression, definitely read on to find ways to help your dog. The technical term for this behavior is Resource Guarding, and it’s an absolutely normal dog behavior. However, it’s not something we humans appreciate. Fortunately, resource guarding is also a behavior that we can change. Raw meaty bones are hard to share. It’s usually a good idea to separate dogs before feeding bones. A dog is an animal, a specialized wolf cousin living in the human den, and not a furry little person – matter how we view him.

Source: Resource Guarding – How to Teach Your Dog to Share | Grisha Stewart

Teaching a Reliable Recall | Whole Dog Journal


Training Editor Pat Miller, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA, explains how to teach your dog to reliably come when called.

Source: Teaching a Reliable Recall | Whole Dog Journal

Teaching Bite Inhibition To Your Labrador Puppy – The Labrador Site


🙂 Great Info For ALL Puppy Owners 🙂

If your new Labrador puppy is sinking his teeth into your skin, teaching bite inhibition will help – here’s how to do it.

Source: Teaching Bite Inhibition To Your Labrador Puppy – The Labrador Site

Recommended Books & DVDs for Pet Dog Owners – APDT


Source: Recommended Books & DVDs for Pet Dog Owners – APDT