Pros and Cons of Dog Training Class

pros and cons of dog training class

There is no doubt that dog training classes are popular. It’s cheaper than private lessons and you get to work with other dog owners of the same skill set. It’s also a great opportunity to observe how others work with their dog. Here are some pros and cons to taking a dog training class. Pros…

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Dog Training Games

When do I stop using the clicker?

As many of you know, I am a huge fan of clicker training. It’s always good to practice your skills with or without your dog. Getting the right timing takes practice! Here are some dog training games I’ve compiled so that you can have fun while you practice! If you are not familiar with clicker training,…

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Dog Play Styles

Almost every time I visit my relative’s home, they ask why I don’t bring my dog, Loker. The reason is because I know my dog and their dog and can figure out that they would not get along. Am I psychic? How do I know? Well, it’s because I know both dog’s play styles. Dog play…

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The Dog Trainer’s Dogs

This wonderful article on the dog trainer’s dogs came out recently by Paws Abilities called “What’s Important to You?” The article covers reasons you might think the dog trainer’s dogs are not well trained. “Here’s the thing: we each train what’s important to us. What I find important with my pets and what you feel are a…

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Parading Through Potty Training

puppies

I volunteer for a Chihuahua rescue as their go-to dog trainer. One of the most common issues I hear is trouble with potty training. Unfortunately, Chihuahuas are notorious for being difficult to potty train. This is due to several factors: small size, lenient owners, and lack of crating. Unless you can watch your dog 24/7, crating is…

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My First Dog Show

Dog Show

I am planning on competing in AKC Rally in the future with my dog, Loker, so I attended my first dog show to see how everything happens and the kind of environment to expect and prepare him for. Personally, I have never seen so many dogs in one place! Wow! I had a great time…

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We’ve Made it to the Finals!

Hello fellow dog owners! I need your help!! I’ve entered my dog (Loker) and I in a National Train Your Dog Month contest and we’ve made it to the finals! We need public votes now to win and would really appreciate it if you’d go vote for us! My video is called Loker the (Smart)…

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Tricks to Teach My Dog

January is National Train Your Dog Month! I want to go through and talk about some tricks to teach my dog this month. Some tricks I have in mind are: perfecting Loker’s heel, turning counter clockwise (he already does “spin” clockwise), and bow. Here’s a list of tricks you could work on with your dog:…

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