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February 28, 2018

How To Teach Your Golden Retriever To Stay

Training is crucial for any dog, and even more so, for a larger breed such as the Golden Retriever. There is no reason not to do this, especially because Golden Retrievers are incredibly intelligent and they’re very eager to please.

Without any training, your dog would be left to do as he pleases, and most of the time you’ll find that this is different than what you had in mind. Remember that it’s impossible to learn how to train a dog perfectly just by reading; you need experience as well as knowledge.

February 28, 2018

How To Teach Your Golden Retriever The “Come” Command Effortlessly

Once your Golden retriever is comfortable with the sit, down and stay commands you can start teaching him some of the more complicated commands. Note that it’s not the commands in themselves that are complicated, it’s that he’s going to face a lot of distraction. In this article we’ll go through how to teach your dog to come.

Before we start on the “come” command let’s talk a bit about using food treats. The purpose of food treats is to teach a new behavior. At first your Golden retriever needs a food treat every time he does the behavior correctly but as he becomes proficient you want to cut down on using food treats.

February 27, 2018

How To Teach Your Dalmatian The “Watch Me” Command Efficiently

Probably the biggest trouble you can have when training your Dalmatian is actually having him listen to you. Dalmatians are notorious for their independence and their “who cares what you say” attitude. Most people attribute this to some form of stupidity. Obviously, that must be the case.

In reality Dalmatians simply don’t have a very strong desire to please you just because. You could say they’re too smart. You need to give them a good reason to listen to you. And what better way to a canine’s heart than food?

February 27, 2018

How To Teach Your Chihuahua To Play Scent Games

Scent hounds have been an instrumental part of hunting for hundreds of years. Hunting with their nose has been a favorite activity among dogs and wouldn’t you love bringing some of that thrill into your Chihuahua’s life?

Sure, he will never be much of a hunter, but that doesn’t stop him from using his nose to find his favorite treats. If the idea rings to you take a look at some of these scent games.

February 26, 2018

How To Stop Your German Shepherd From Food Guarding

You’re in the kitchen, your German Shepherd is eating peacefully, one of your friends approaches him and all of a sudden he starts mumbling and growling as if someone is going to take his food away. Your friend is not the only one who is startled.

And you’re probably wondering why this happens. A dog’s nature is to guard his food, any animal’s nature is to guard what is important to them. Dogs often have to fight for their food, so, the need to protect it is natural for them.

February 25, 2018

How To Walk Your Dalmatian On A Leash Peacefully

Dalmatians are often regarded as dumb and mindless, because they are not easy to train. However most people don’t realize that intelligence level has nothing to do with how easy a dog is to train. This happens between people as well, but just because someone isn’t willing to do what you want doesn’t mean they’re stupid.

Dalmatians are independent-minded and they always try to find means to their own ends. Couple this with a lack of leadership and no wonder it’s impossible to train him to do anything. To them lack of leadership might be more important than any other dog-related problem.

February 24, 2018

How To Make Your Own Agility Course For Your Shiba Inu

Undoubtedly the most popular dog sport in the world, agility involves running an obstacle course, jumping, negotiating tight turns and tunnels and coming out on top in manageable shape. All that and more, as a dog.

It’s time to start your very own living-room agility course. Your Shiba Inu will love you for this. The great thing about it is that all the equipment you need can be crammed up in a small closet, and there’s nothing more adventurous for your dog to do than this.

February 24, 2018

How To Keep Your Pomeranian Out Of Trouble

Unlike other types of dogs, toy dogs require special attention, and this is besides the normal coat caring, nail trimming and bathing. This is because they can get in trouble in seemingly normal circumstances.

Most of this is common sense, you look at a Pomeranian and you already know you shouldn’t let him fight other dogs. Nevertheless, these warnings are here to ensure you know exactly what to expect so you are never surprised and always in control.

How To Make Your Dog Get Along With Your Cat Peacefully

Many people think that whether dogs and cats get along is subject to chance, or, perhaps, destiny. While a secret, all-out war between the local cats and dogs sounds like a good idea for a movie most cat and dog pet combinations are surprisingly calm. However the idea wasn’t born out of thin air. You occasionally see a wild chase usually resulting in the cat taking shelter where the dog can’t reach her.

February 23, 2018

How To Get The Most Out Of A Training Session With Your Pomeranian

Being successful in training your Pomeranian depends on a number of factors. There are many things you can tweak in order to get the most out of a training session but even just doing basics correctly will ensure a high success rate.

Before you start training I feel it’s important to take a moment and discuss your frame of mind. If you’re just starting out for the first time you’re probably quite enthusiastic about it, and that’s good. If, however you don’t really feel like it then don’t even get started. It’s supposed to be an enjoyable experience for the both of you. If you’re not enjoying yourself, don’t do it.