Saturday, March 28, 2015

Free Video Tip No. 5 - Chewing And The Redirect

Top Dog Training Tip #5 – Chewing And The Redirect



Well, I hope you understand more about your dog after watching Doggy Dan’s Top Dog Tip No.5. I certainly do, and I use this knowledge everyday to help me read my dog a whole lot better.
Today’s free training video, the last in the Top Dog Training Tips series, is a classic. It’s all about how to handle your dog’s unwanted chewing. This is such a common problem and Doggy Dan brings a clear and simple method to solving it. He calls it the “Redirect”.

Here you can watch it again.
I guarantee you’ll enjoy this one as I’m sure you have the rest of the free video series.

And by now you’ve probably had a look at Doggy Dan’s Official Video Site. You’ll appreciate how watching a professional dog trainer actually training other people’s dogs on video, is the best way to train your dog.

This has had the most profound impact on my life and it is with deep sincerity that I urge you try it, see the results, and enjoy the incredible, boundless relationship grow between you and your dog.
Visit Doggy Dan’s Online Dog Trainer now and see for yourself. 

Thanks for watching!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Free Video Tip No. 4 - Calming Signals

Top Dog Training Tip #4 – Calming Signals


Welcome back to Top Dog Training Tips. I hope your dog is now a swimming champ thanks to Top Dog Tip No.3.

Today Doggy Dan will show you all about Calming Signals and how these will help you to understand your dog better.

If you want to enjoy a stronger relationship with your dog, then watch now the 4th free video in our Top Dog Training Tips series.

Enjoy!

PS – Look out for the 5th free video link, it's coming soon.

PPS – If you haven’t yet heard of Doggy Dan or seen him on TV and you’d like to find out more about his famous dog training techniques then have a look at The Online Dog Trainer

He’s created a website where you can learn the fundamentals of dog training and solve all your dog’s problems by watching him train dogs in real life situations – all on video. 

There are over 100 detailed videos that deal with all kinds of dogs and every possible dog problem. You’ll also find downloadable audio and video clips and a free dog training Forum. I highly recommend it.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

FREE Video Tip No. 3 – Learning To Swim

Top Dog Training Tip #3 – Learning To Swim


Welcome back to Top Dog Training Tips :-)

Today you can watch the amazing Doggy Dan – one of the 

world’s leading dog trainers – in the third video as he 

teaches a dog to swim..

Your link to the next free video in our Top Dog Tips series is 


Enjoy!


PS – The fourth free video link will pop up in the next day or 

so. Look out for it!


PPS – Doggy Dan has spent the last 2.5 years putting 

together over 100 videos that will transform any dog’s 

behavior, often in just minutes. Have a look at The Online 

Dog Trainer  and see his incredible, revolutionary method in 

practice.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Free Video Tip No.2 - How To Stop Chewing The Leash

Top Dog Training Tip #2 – How To Stop Chewing The Leash

 

I hope you enjoyed the first of your five free videos,  Top Dog Tips No.1 “Keep Your Dog Out The Kitchen”.

Today our professional dog trainer brings you the second Top Dog Training Tip and shows a neat trick… how to stop your dog biting the leash.
 
Click below to view it now,  I’m sure you’ll enjoy it!
 Free Top Dog Tip #2
 

PS – I’ll be in touch shortly with your free Top Dog Training Tip No.3…
 
PPS – If you enjoy watching and learning from videos, then check out The Online Dog Trainer where there are over 100 detailed dog and puppy training videos that cover every dog problem.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Free Video Tip No. 1 - Keep Your Dog Out The Kitchen


I’ve formed a great relationship with one of the world’s top dog training gurus, Doggy Dan. He’s mastered a way of training dogs that delivers incredible results, often in just minutes, using no harsh methods at all.
 
Dan has agreed to give me free access to his library of dog and puppy training videos and together we’ve created the Doggy Tips Video Series. It’s made up of 5 great Top Dog Tips, full of neat tricks and expert advice that just have to be shared.
 
The first free video which is all about keeping your dog out of the kitchen – a very common problem – and the solution is amazingly simple. You can watch it HERE

Over the next week or so, I’ll be posting on my blog a new link to four more fantastic free dog training videos.
 
Til then, enjoy!
Here’s the link again – Free video No. 1

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Inside Every Dog Is A Great Dog

As a dog trainer with a huge passion for dogs Doggy Dan has a burning desire to share his knowledge to help make the world a better place for us all, including our beloved friends. 

Dan believes that inside every dog is a good dog and inside every good dog is a great dog. It is a simple statement, but one that Dan has found to be true with every dog, every time.



Working with thousands of dogs all over the country Dan has seen the most difficult of situations turn around when we choose to understand our dogs rather than train them through force.


Here is what Dan says:


"Becoming the pack leader in a kind and gentle way is an absolutely crucial part of this and it is those secrets that I hold close to my heart that I want to share with you. It’s these secrets of becoming the pack leader that your dog is looking for.



Without them in place your dog will always see you as a follower and you will always struggle. Whatever situation you are in there is an answer and it is often so much simpler than you care to imagine. 

Do not worry that your problem seems to be different from anything else you have seen, that your dog is older, or your issue only occurs when you are not home, or it appears to be random, or breed specific.



The training method that I would like to show you treats the cause of the problem, and when you do this the issue so often simply disappears all on its own.



If you are serious about sorting out your dog's behavioral issues and training your puppy up right from the start don’t be tempted to try some fancy gadget that will only back fire on you later on. 

Learn that the real secret to success is YOU and having the skills and knowledge to get your dog to trust, respect and love you for who you are.



When you become the best pack leader that you can be they will chose to follow you. Tere will be no more need for shouting and scaring your dog.



When you chose your puppy or dog you had a certain relationship in mind. A wonderful, mutually benefcial relationship where things were not a strain and you could both just enjoy life to the max. Keep focused on that because that is exactly what you can have if you chose to."


If you would like to take a free tour of Dan's dog training video website which will show you exactly how to do all of this, in step-by-step videos, then I recommend that right now you… CLICK HERE



Tanks for taking the time to read this, have a great day and Love your dog!

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Training Your Dog to Deal With Separation Anxiety in Three Simple Steps


Dogs are very much like children. If you leave your dog for several hours they will start to bark and whine and chew on things if they are not trained properly.  Training your dog properly to deal with separation anxiety is the first key step in being sure that you do not have an upset dog that tears up your house while you are at work all day.

Three simple steps to help your dog deal with separation anxiety:

Step #1: Practice leaving and returning at short intervals at first
Your dog will have to get used to the fact that you are leaving. One of the reasons that he is getting anxious is because he is not sure if you will return. Practice leaving and returning at short intervals. You can do this by simply going outside for a few minutes and then returning. This will help him to understand that you are not leaving for good, but you are also showing him that you will be leaving the house for periods of time.

Step #2: Do not make your departure a big deal
Many fresh dog owners make the mistake of being overly affectionate before they leave the house for work. This ends up getting your dog excited and confused. Playing with your dog for 10 or 15 minutes and then grabbing your stuff and heading out the door leaves your dog wondering what they did wrong. When you do play with your dog in the morning before work, than allow for an ample amount of time to pass so that they can calm down before you leave.

Step #3: Keep your dog busy while you are gone
Leaving a treat, numerous chew toys and other things to do to keep your dog occupied while you are gone, will help them to deal with your absence. And in turn deal with the anxiety.






The Difference Between Therapy Dogs And Companion Dogs


Therapy dogs and companion dogs are your best friends and also your constant buddy. They obtain this classification from being able to assist the owner with a multitude problems. But what exactly is the difference between Companion Dogs and Therapy Dogs?

Defining what a therapy dog is
They are found in retirement homes, nursing homes, hospitals, and schools. They aide people with difficulties in learning, and help to calm stressful situations that can be normally seen in disaster areas caused by natural hazards, such as tornadoes, hurricanes, tsunamis, floods, earthquakes, technological hazards including nuclear and radiation accidents, or sociological hazards like riots, terrorism or war.

Therapy Dogs are specifically trained to provide affection and comfort to people who needs it as  mentioned above. They are well known for their temperament. They are patient, friendly, confident, gentle and easy in whatever situations...

Your dog needs to have these characteristics to be classified as qualified Therapy Dogs. This is because they are expected to enjoy human contact, can be petted and handled by people carefully and even clumsily. They come in all breeds and sizes. It is a Therapy Dog's job to have other people even the unfamiliar one to have contact with them and these people should enjoy that connection.

But, why? In some situations, the Therapy Dogs might need to be lifted onto, climb onto, placed onto individual's lap, sleep on an adult's or kid's bed, and either sit or lie comfortably there. Therapy dogs need to be comfortable on this situations and must cope depending on a person's need to be able to provide emotional support to both adults and children. They are expected to be stroked, held, and sometimes just watched.

Therapy Dogs are not service or assistance dogs. Service dogs directly assist humans, it is legal for these dogs to accompany their owners in almost all areas and in fact, in the United States alone, Service Dogs are protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 which is a wide-ranging civil rights law that prohibits, under certain circumstances, discrimination based on disability.

Therapy Dogs on the other hand are not mentioned on this law simply because they did not provide direct assistance for people with disabilities so this is why some institutions gives limit and prohibit access for Therapy Dogs but, in most cases, they allowed it. However, institutions may impose requirements for Therapy Dog.

What dogs are eligible to be Therapy Dogs? Actually, pure breed and mixed breeds are all fine as long as they are at least one year old, female or male, neutered or not. So, it's not that difficult to pass this eligibility. As long as they pass the test, they can all be Therapy Dogs. If you have your own dog who you think is eligible, then you can always go ahead and have them evaluated then have them trained.

What about a Companion Dog? 
These are the dogs that do not work. They provide companionship for their owners as well as being a pet. Most common Companion Animals are toy dog breeds which refers to a very small dog like spaniels, pinschers and terriers. This is because their looks and traits fits to be used only for the pleasure of their company, but definitely not as workers.

Every dog breed was created for a reason and Companion Dogs are not an exception. They can't be discriminated because on the brighter side, their job is the most important work an animal can do - to keep people company. Any dog can actually be a companion dog.

A Companion Dog is placed with individuals who will actually benefit from physical and emotional therapy of having well trained pet. Companion Dogs help people (especially elders) to live longer, healthier, happier, and a more fulfilled life.

The most common difference between a Companion Dog and a Therapy Dog is that while Therapy Dogs are expected to go out with their owners and be friendly in public, Companion Dogs on the other hand are simply trained to support their owners in the home environment. So in short, Companion Dogs most of the time are not trained for community access, not expected to support owner in public setting, and not trained to travel on public transports as well.

But why do we need to train Companion Dogs? By nature, our dogs are pack animals with well defined social orders. A dog in your house will always look to you and even for entire family for guidance. We are their leaders. That leadership can be established in a friendly and well defined manner. Owners are leaders who at the same time are expected to be teaching dogs appropriate behavior. Like people, Companion Dogs differ from one another, some are shy, some are serious, some are laid back, while others are hyperactive and these makes training beneficial for the entire family.

Training Companion Dogs corrects behaviors such as jumping on people, digging, inappropriate barking and chewing and at the same time enhancing the dog's mental and physical activities. It deepens the bond between the dog and the owner, providing a higher level of satisfaction and enjoyment that we get from the dog's companionship. Training also ensures dog's safety and their happiness that is beneficial for your family, neighborhood and even the entire community.

When do you actually need to train your Companion Dog or to enroll them in a class? The answer is Now. Nowadays, veterinarians encourage owners to have the puppy trained even before the completion of shots. It could begin in as early as seven to eight weeks old. Why? The number one cause of death for dogs under 3 years of age is not actually infectious diseases - it is the behavioral issues between puppies as they grow up to be dogs.

This only proves that delaying the training until the puppy finishes the vaccines may somehow be damaging beliefs which could affect the dogs in the future simply because they are missing almost 16 weeks when the puppy was isolated from the world.






Dog Training - Training Your Dog To Sit


Training your dog can be a challenging task. Teaching your dog to follow your commands takes time, practice, and patience. Training your dog to sit is no different.

Make the process more efficient by following a few simple rules:

#1 Practice throughout the day - A good way to make practice fun is by incorporating training into your daily routine. Teach your dog to sit before you feed him or give him the command to sit before you open the front door to take him for a walk.
#2 Train in a familiar environment - You should train your dog in a place that is familiar and comfortable for him. Make sure this location is free from distractions and loud noises. You are encouraged to use an environment where it's just you and your dog, one on one. This will help him focus in on your commands.
#3 Be clear about what you want - When giving your dog the "Sit" command be clear about how you want him to sit. If he does not execute it properly start over.
#4 After the first few times use food rewards sparingly - Most people who teach their dogs to follow commands use treats. After your dog learns the "Sit" command reward him intermittently. This way he is more likely to follow your commands even when you are not offering him doggie treats.
#5 Keep your dog training sessions short - Training your dog to sit should start with short sessions. Young puppies tend to tire easily so it is important not to exhaust them with long sessions. Start with the short session of around 5 minutes. After a few sessions, you can increase the dog training time but do not exceed 15 minutes.

Teach your dog the "Sit" command by having him stand right in front of you. Take a small treat in your hand and guide the treat from your dog's nose level over his head. The treat should be a few centimeters away from your dog at all times. This will make him raise his nose and move back and his rear will end up on the ground. As soon as he sits, you will say "Sit "and give him a treat.

Repeat this a few times and your dog will make the association between the action, treat, and verbal command. Then you can start saying it without moving the treat over his head and rewarding your dog for properly following your dog training command.







Saturday, March 14, 2015

How to Incorporate Dog Training Into Dog Play and Exercise!


Dogs need exercise. How much exercise depends on the dog's breed and physical condition. The more mentally alert and active your dog, the more exercise and/or playtime he'll likely need. Just because your dog is out exercising and having fun doesn't mean that they don't have to be obedient. While exercising and having fun with your dog, you should use some of this time to practice your dog training, to keep your dog obedient.

A dog getting little or no exercise can become lazy and overweight and develop health problems; or fretful, stressed and unhappy, and resist training. It can be dangerous to feed your dog before or after exercise. Don't feed your dog for at least 4 hours before exercise and wait at least one hour after exercise for your dog to settle down before feeding.

Some important dog training tips for dog play and exercise:

Select a breed suited to your exercise level. If you hunt, hike or run, you'll manage a high-energy dog better than if your idea of exercise is reaching for the TV remote. If you get a dog to up your own exercise level, start slowly and don't overdo. Walk shorter distances a few times a day before slowly upping your distance. Long walks are ideal for bigger dogs; shorter, more frequent outings suit small dogs.

When training your puppy, exercise should be kept to short bursts of 10 minutes. Puppy obedience is a form of exercise for puppies because they're concentrating on you and your commands. As your dog learns obedience and masters the training skills, more of his exercise will come in the form of playtime, walking and running.

The best form of exercise is simply walking your dog around your area. Walking around the streets of your neighborhood for about 30 - 60 Minutes is great exercise for both, you and your dog. Your dog will also enjoy all the different smells and visual stimulation of cars, people and other animals. This is also a great time to practice getting your dog to walk with a loose lead next to you and to sit. Make your dogs sit at every kerb before you cross the road. Walking is a great time to train your dog because you are practicing everything amid distractions and in a different environment.

A active dog will respond positively to both, mental and physical activity. They need to be occupied, and if you don't provide suitable activities, you may not be happy with their choices! Giving them a puzzle such as finding hidden treats (if the dog won't destroy rooms seeking them) or cheeses or frozen dog food packed inside a toy like a Kong can occupy them for a good while. Bones including rawhide that take hours to gnaw are also ways to keep them healthily occupied. You can even practice your dog training in this situation by simply making your dog sit and wait until you're ready to give him the Kong or rawhide. Always pick the Kong up and put it out of reach when your dog is finished with it to show him that you are the pack leader and in control.

Play games together to keep your dog fit. Tossing a Frisbee, throwing a ball, and chasing him in the yard are great. Some dogs revel in tearing past you while you lunge to catch them. Not only will your dog get a great workout from chasing a ball or Frisbee but this is a great opportunity to practice some dog training and also show your dog that you are pck leader. Dog training techniques that you can incorporate into this game are:
make your dog sit and wait before you throw the ball. When he returns the ball to you, have him sit and set the ball in your hand when you ask for it.

Make your dog sit and stay while you walk away from him and then throw the ball. This is a more advanced training trick. Continue to make him stay after the ball has been thrown. He must wait until you say he can go. This is excellent because you're practicing the sit and stay command while overriding his desire to chase the ball, which shows great control over your dog. At the end of play, you must take the ball and set it out of your dog's reach. This tells him you are pack leader because you control when you play ball.

If you play chase with your dog, you can incorporate dog training at the end by relaxing your posture and being visibly calm. When you are calm and relaxed, call your dog over, make him sit and give him a pat. This will let your dog know that playtime is over and that you are back in control.

If you have to stay indoors, make use of your dog's favourite toys to have fun. Dogs that like tug-of-war, for instance, can perhaps have a favourite tug toy tied to a stable metal railing to tug when you are busy. Incorporate dog training here by giving your dog permission to start tugging and when he is finished, you remove the tug toy and put it out of reach. This tells your dog the game is over and that you are pack leader. A more advanced version is asking your dog to leave the tug toy while playing and then giving the command to begin tugging. If you can do this you have excellent control over your dog. Dominant dogs or those you've not bonded with well may turn and bite you in this situation, so be careful when doing this exercise.)

 If you don't enjoy exertion when it's brutally hot and humid, it's a safe bet that your dog doesn't either. Choose the coolest part of the day during hot weather and the warmest part of the day during cold weather, to avoid health complications.

Take your dog to an area where he can safely run free and hit a tennis ball to retrieve. Ball-launching toys are a great way to train your dog to fetch. This is the ultimate exercise for a dog who enjoys this type of play, and a great opportunity to practice your dog training techniques.

When at the park, make him sit and stay before you hit the ball and then make him sit before he gives you the ball back. Another reason this exercise and training routine is so effective is because you begin the exercise with a warm-up walk, and progress into more intensive exercise, with the dog sprinting out after the ball and then jogging back. This can be repeated many times. Once finished, there is a warm-down walk back to your home.

A happy dog is one that is regularly exercised and has basic obedience training. And a dog that is well-exercised will invariably be better behaved. And that makes for a happy dog and a happy owner!