Dog Training Tricks - What Is The Best Dog Training Trick?

Dog Training Tricks - What Is The Best Dog Training Trick? By Lee Tuan James

There are hundreds and many different versions of dog training tricks out there, some being just basic commands, while some others represent complex exercises. These tricks while can be great fun to teach your dog, in principal they can also be complement as effective obedience and behavior training lessons for your dog.

To help your dog to learn any dog training tricks effectively, it is important that both you and your dog are having fun when you are doing this. Furthermore, do note that no matter what dog training tricks you intend to teach your dog, the learning location must be quite so that it will not distract your dog’s attention. Any dog training exercise must also contain as many rewards as possible since it will serve as good motivation to keep going.

Do take note that dog training tricks require a longer time interval to be taught, therefore do not push it too hard as forcing your dog to learn too fast is almost impossible for any animal. Raising your voice won't make the dog understand what you want, instead it will just get scared. Don't let your dog lose interest; simply stop when you feel tired or when you sense that your dog is getting frustrated.

For starters, one of the best dog training tricks that everybody knows and likes is the “Hello” or “Hand Shake”. Almost everyone will be impressed when your dog presents the paw out for a shake as a form of greeting. This is one of the first dog training tricks you can teach your pet.

To begin: Make your dog sit in front of you, lift its paw gently and shake it easily, when you shake its paw reward it somehow. Repeat this dog training trick procedure constantly and don’t let it go unnoticed no matter the results. After the dog has learned to raise the paw when you stretch your hand in front, start repeating the word “Hello” each time the dog presents its paw. Though it is a simple dog training trick it always brings a smile on the face of any visitor and especially children, they will simply love it instantly.

Another dog training trick is the “Carry” command; it is both funny and useful. Most dogs love carrying bags and though it might look like a difficult trick to teach your dog, it is however not. The learning process consists of three steps. First, the dog will get used to “Hold” things and not the ones it likes but any object. Each time it takes the object from your hand reward it. After it got used with this command try the “Release” order and give it a reward each time it drops the object in your hands. The last step of this dog training trick consists of teaching the dog to effectively carry a bag; this is simply learned by commanding the dog to hold an object while moving several steps. Call it and when it’s near you give the “Release” command.

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Tips For Grooming Your Medium Coat Dog

Tips For Grooming Your Medium Coat Dog by Kelly Marshall

If you own a dog with a medium coat, you will want to know how to groom him. Each length of hair needs to be cared for and groomed in a different way. You can not groom your long hair dog in the same manner in which you groom your medium coat dog. If you do choose to groom them in the same way, you may end up with a dog that has a coat that does not look right.

It is important that you learn how to groom your dog properly. The proper grooming can make a huge difference in the appearance of your dog. A dog who is groomed properly looks clean and neat. You will be surprised to see the difference proper grooming can make.

One great thing about medium coat dogs is that most of them do not require you to cut their hair. The hair does not need to be cut because it does not tangle, mat, or hold onto dirt like long hair would. This makes it much easier to care for and you won't have to worry about giving the dog a bath or a haircut everytime they play outside.

The most important thing to remember about keeping your dog groomed is that regular brushing and bathing are necessary. Brushing the hair at least once a week and bathing once a month are good routines to get in. If you can brush your dog every day, that is even better.

The best time to trim your dogs hair, if necessary, is after they have their bath. After bathing your dog, you will want to towel dry them and possibly use a blow dryer with a low heat setting. It is important to make sure your dogs hair is completely dry before attempting to trim it.

After the dog is dry, you should stand back and look at him to see if there are any stray, or long hairs that need to be trimmed. Having a picture of your breed of dog that is a show dog is a good way to know what your dogs coat should look like. Use this picture as a guide, and make sure to only cut a few hairs at a time. After cutting a few hairs you will want to step back and look before cutting any more. If you do not do this there is a very good chance that you will end up cutting too much.

Another area of concern is the dogs paws. You will want to make sure you cut the long hairs between the paw pads. You will also want to make sure you blend the foot and leg hair with the rest of the body. You also want to make sure that the dogs hair all over the body is well blended. This is why only minimal trimming is needed. The purpose in trimming your dog is to get an even look. You are only trimming a little bit to get rid of the stray or long hairs that look out of place.

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Easily Housetrain Your Adult Dog

Easily Housetrain Your Adult Dog by MR Bruno

If you have an adult dog who has never been housetrained, or is just stubbornly using the indoors as an outhouse, you can easily correct this dog behaviour.

You may not know your dog's history, especially if she was adopted or rescued from a dog shelter. As a result, you may be dealing with an adult dog who lived outside, was never housetrained at all, was insufficiently housetrained or even incorrectly housetrained. Your adult dog may be dealing with some behaviors that have been reinforced through time and experience, so the most important thing to keep in mind is that you must be patient with your dog.

You should keep an "eagle eye" on your dog and observe her actions when she is in the house. Does she head off to a specific room or corner prior to relieving herself? If so, you'll want take her outside whenever she makes a move toward her "indoor outhouse."

Once outside, give her time to take care of doggy business. When she is done, give her a small treat and say "Good Dog !". Your adult dog will start to associate going outdoors to relieve herself with getting a treat.

This technique has worked for us with multiple dogs. It does take time, several weeks to a few months of constant repetition, but your adult dog will catch on.. Once she is conditioned to go outside to relieve herself, you will have conquered the task of housetraining your adult dog.

Here's a few tips to help you easily housetrain your adult dog.

* Keep your adult dog under supervision indoors until housetraining is accomplished. You may want her to prevent her from access to some rooms such as the laundry room, bath rooms, bedrooms or other places where she can cause a little doggy havoc.

* Don't give her food and water late in the evening. If she needs to relieve herself during the night she may do so while you are dreaming of happy days at the dog park. You want to be alert to her needs to go outside during the housetraining process.

* Look for ways that your adult dog communicates when she needs to go outside. One of my dogs will tap my foot with her paw. Another will sit by the door. Each adult dog has her or his special way of "talking to you". Listen to your do when she talks. Her housetraining will progress at a much faster pace.

* When you go outside, take your dog to the same area each time. Your adult dog will start to associate that place as the designated doggy bathroom. She'll become conditioned to using it and this will make your time outside for this activity short and productive.

* When you take your adult dog outside, give her a verbal cue to complete her task. We say " Hurry Up" in an upbeat and happy voice every time we take our dogs out. They get the tone of your message and it will become part of the conditioning process that tells them what you want them to do.

* Housetraining an adult dog is not as hard as some folks believe. It simply takes some time and patience . The rewards are certainly worth it, both for your and your adult dog.

* Never physically abuse or punish your adult dog or any dog. This is inhumane and counterproductive. Your dog will not understand what is happening as the event that provoked the punishment is already a past event for her. It is not on her mind and she can not relate to your anger. As a consequence, the unwanted housetraining challenge will get worse. So stay calm and show your adult dog love, patience and proper training. You and your adult dog will both be happier in the long run !

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Applied Dog Behavior Training

Applied Dog Behavior Training by David Lambert

Before starting dog training, it is best that you understand your options well. These days you can find many types of dog training, in many different places. These trainings vary in price and each one them has amazing different to present.

The first kind of dog training is known as puppy preschool. This is a dog training course destined for puppies that are approximately 6 weeks to 5 months old. These puppy preschool classes usually last for no more than 6 to 8 weeks. In these training sessions, your puppy is fundamentally trained how to socialize with people also as well as other puppies. Here your puppy also begins to study how to sit down, stay at a place, and how to come.

The next type of dog training course is destined for the dogs that are at least 5 months aged. This type of dog training is recognized as the basic dog training. The period of these classes is usually about 8 to 10 weeks. This is the basic course, where your dog is taught the art of walking correctly on a leash, sitting, staying, coming and heeling.

The third kind of dog training course is known as the intermediate dog training. This dog training aims at teaching the dog more often than not the same things that are taught in the simple training course, in a more detailed form. Here the dog is trained to stay for a longer span of time, and is also taught to follow the instructions given by other people.

The intermediate dog training usually lasts for about 8 to 10 weeks, and is meant for those that are no less than 5 months old. It is essential for the dog to have finished its basic dog training course, or to be familiar with the essential commands that could have been taught by the owner.

The next type of training course is recognized as the advanced dog training course. Here, once again, the course is fairly similar to its previous one, i.e., the intermediate dog training course, apart from for the fact that this time it is more detailed. Here, the dog is trained how to sit even without you in the view.

This training course is about 8 to 10 weeks long, and is meant for those that have finished their intermediate training. Here, they are also trained to walk next to their owners with no leash. furthermore, it slowly prepares the dog to take the Canine Good Citizen training course.
The Canine Good Citizen training for dogs is the final course. To pass this course, your dog will be taught the 10 essential aspects.

This course is strictly meant for those dogs that have completed all the previous courses. The test is quite tough and can only be passed if the dog is actually well behaved. Depending on whether your dog can pass, the lessons can continue for several weeks.

Keeping this information in mind, you should be able to decide the dog training course best suited for your dog. Though, you may look for the opinion of your local dog trainers to understand more. A lot of trainers consult gratis. So you should immediately be at least a step closer to introducing your dog into a training course!

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Stop Your Puppy From Jumping On Everybody

How to Stop You Puppy From Jumping On Everybody by Edie MacKenzie

It wasn't that long ago our Chessie/Golden mix, Sonagh, would go into a state of complete apoplexy with the arrival of guests. She would be completely out of her mind . . . to the point where I couldn't open the door. Well today, I can report both of my dogs stay in their sit position and are perfectly quiet when anyone arrives at the door.

This article will show you what you need to do to stop your dog from jumping up on everybody who enters your house.

And here's the good news: Your problem is solvable, because dogs are very trainable. That behavior just needs to be modified into acceptable house manners.

So the first thing you want to do, if you don't have one, is get your dog a Gentle Leader. You can find one at your local vet office or pet supply store.

Now here's how the training starts: Before company comes, take your dog for a good, vigorous, half hour walk, making sure they stay in a heel the whole time. You want to be in charge of the walk, not your dog. No sniffing and exploring on this trip. This does two things.

1 - It uses up some of your dog's energy

2 - It establishes your leadership

Next, when company comes, pick a spot you want to establish as your dog's "company spot." This can be 4-5 feet back from the front door. Next, have your dog in their Gentle Leader with the leash clipped to it. Then put them in a sit/stay and step on the leash so your dog can't get their head any higher than a normal sit position.

Praise them for sitting nicely and give them a special treat you use ONLY when guests are coming. Try some dried liver bits - disgusting to us but candy for dogs. Now have someone else answer the door while you continue to manage your dog. Keep them focused on the treats, their sit/stay and your praise.

You may even want to develop a command for this activity. If you tell your dog "Company!" they will eventually associate their "company spot" and the desired behavior with this command.

It's just that simple.

Now I'll be honest, you will need to practice this quite a bit before you can expect a calm dog when people come into the house. So make people coming and going from your home a regular thing rather than a special event.

I think one of the other factors is how your guests react to your dog. You can help coach them so they can change their behavior. This will help with your dog's behavior, because their anxiety over the bouncing, jumping dog is being conveyed to your dog and she is, in turn, reacting to it.

Your dog will probably continue to try your patience - that's what puppies and dogs do. Just hang in there, because it will be worth it! Ear scratches to wee your dog! Tell them, with your help and dedication, they're going to be an incredible dog some day!

May you all have great moments with your dog.

Edie Mackenzie has been a dog nut for longer than she can remember and
is the author of two books on designer dogs, the Labradoodle and Goldendoodle. You can learn more about successful dog training and the only guide Edie recommends here: Dog Training

About the Author

Edie Mackenzie has been a dog nut for longer than she can remember and
is the author of two books on designer dogs, the Labradoodle and Goldendoodle. You can learn more about successful dog training and the only guide Edie recommends here:
Dog Training

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