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The Use of Negative Reinforcement in Dog Training – Is It All Bad?

The use of negative reinforcement in dog training

In the world of dog training, there has lately been a debate over the use of once popular negative reinforcement or aversive dog training methods in general. But, is it really as bad as it’s generally considered? Not really! If used the right way, negative reinforcement can offer great benefits in training a dog without having any negative … Read more The Use of Negative Reinforcement in Dog Training – Is It All Bad?

Things to Look for When Choosing a Dog Trainer

How to hire a dog trainer?Things to look for when hiring a dog trainer

Hiring a dog trainer is one of the most important decisions that you take for your canine friend. However, choosing a dog trainer can be a challenging process for many dog owners, particularly the new ones. Since the federal or state law doesn’t require any certification or license to become a dog trainer, literally anyone can claim … Read more Things to Look for When Choosing a Dog Trainer

A Brief Guide to Housetraining a Puppy

Potty training a puppy

Housetraining a puppy may seem like a daunting task. However, it is essentially a simple process that only requires consistency and patience on your part. If you’re a new pet parent with no experience in potty training a dog, here’s how you need to go about it: · Choose a Supplementary Training Method Ideally, you should be … Read more A Brief Guide to Housetraining a Puppy

Help Your Dog Learn Emotional Self-Control – 3 Useful Tips

Teach your dog impulse control

We all have seen excited dogs jumping on their owners or getting impatient for their treat. However, if your pooch exhibits these kinds of behaviors or bursts of energy all too often, you need to help your dog learn some impulse control. Here are some of the effective ways to do that: 1. Teach Your Dog … Read more Help Your Dog Learn Emotional Self-Control – 3 Useful Tips

How to Address Behavioral Issues in Dogs – Useful Tips for Common Dog Behavioral Problems

Two dogs running

In our previous blog, we discussed some of the most common behavioral issues found in dogs and the potential reasons behind them. If your dog is exhibiting any of those behaviors, the first step is to rule out all possible medical reasons behind it. A trip to the vet will take care of it. If … Read more How to Address Behavioral Issues in Dogs – Useful Tips for Common Dog Behavioral Problems

5 Common Dog Behavioral Issues

Two pet dogs with behavioral issues

There could be many reasons for a dog’s destructive behavior. Perhaps, your dog was never trained well. Maybe it’s boredom or malnutrition or an injury. Whatever the reasons behind such behavior are, the first step towards your dog’s behavioral therapy is diagnosis.    As dog owners, we should first learn about common behavioral issues in dogs … Read more 5 Common Dog Behavioral Issues

Dog Training Basics –Essential Commands Your Dog Should Know

Training basic commands to dog

Living with a dog is a lot like living with a toddler. Both are highly energetic and hyperactive and require some basic training for discipline. If you do not want to be put in a difficult or embarrassing situation because your pet cannot understand your commands or ignores them, make sure to give your dog … Read more Dog Training Basics –Essential Commands Your Dog Should Know

Is Cesar Millan right about training methods?

Cesar Millan is a dog trainer having more than 25 years of experience. He is known for his book “Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan,” produced from 2004-2012 and is available in over 80 countries worldwide. The author has his instructional DVDs and line of dog products. Before making The Dog Whisperers series, he focused on … Read more Is Cesar Millan right about training methods?

4 Signs Your Dog Needs Professional Training

An aggressive dog pulling the leash

There are no two views about the fact that pet dogs bring unlimited joy and happiness in your life. Nothing can compare pure bliss you get to experience when your four-legged friend comes running to you as soon as you come home from outside and licks your face. However, they can sometimes develop annoying or … Read more 4 Signs Your Dog Needs Professional Training