Training

A reliable recall can take time to teach but the rewards are worth it. Credit: supersizer | Getty Images How to teach a dog to come when called is simple…at least in theory. In reality, newer handlers—and plenty of experience ones, too—often struggle with feeling like the process is taking too long or that the
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: Start training your dog to shake by shaping the exercise and using yummy treats. Before long, your dog will willingly shake paws with anyone! Credit: Thai Liang Lim | Getty Images No matter what you want to teach your dog at home, the first thing to figure out is what your dog wants for
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Many behaviors that are considered “tricks”—like offering a paw to shake—have practical uses as well. “Shake” can make nail trims and paw checks much easier. Credit: Westend61 | Getty Images When it comes to tricks to teach your dog, the list of possibilities is endless. The tricks included in this article assume you’ve done some
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A great trainer will help you better understand and communicate with your dog – which will powerfully enhance your daily life together. Often, during the first dog-training lesson with me, an owner will joke: “Hahaha, it looks like I’m the one who needs the training!” They might be kidding, but they’re absorbing the most fundamental
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: In scent training for dogs, your dog may surprise you at how good his nosework is and how quickly he finds the particular scent he was looking for. Credit: Aksakalko | Getty Images Nosework, or scent training for dogs, such as American Kennel Club (AKC) scent work, is a dream come true for many
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Handy humans can build a box or platform for training your dog, but the ones that are designed and made specifically for dog training are strong, splinter-free, secure and level, weather-resistant, and non-slip. Many trainers use a platform or a box, also called a “place board,” to help a dog understand the concept of remaining
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his is the dream: A dog who listens to our cues and easily complies with our requests, even outdoors in a distracting environment. But the dream doesn’t get accomplished overnight! Start small, training for your dog’s attention indoors with not-very-compelling distractions, and build on those successes. Photo by Srdjana1, Getty Images Perhaps your dog responds
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A short, flat, flexible piece of metal inside a plastic box makes a sharp clicking noise when it is pressed, either by the user’s thumb or, for the button clickers, by the button pressing on it. A dog training clicker is a small low-tech device that makes a distinct and consistent clicking noise. There isn’t
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Today, “Relax” is a favorite behavior of Iris, a rescued Doberman belonging to North Carolina trainer Trish McMillan, CPDT. Iris used to exhibit an over-exuberant greeting style (often muzzle-punching people in the face), so McMillan taught Iris this behavior as a highly reinforced “incompatible alternative” to those greetings. McMillan reports that Iris has generalized the
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How to train your dog to stop picking things up! This video is sponsored by BarkBox! Get a free BarkBox when you sign up for a 6 or 12 month subscription at http://www.BarkBox.com/DogTraining Follow on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/ZakGeorge (@zakgeorge) Like me on Facebook! http://www.facebook.com/TheZakGeorge Support my videos by making a contribution on patreon: http://www.patreon.com/ZakGeorge Get the
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Introducing our puppy to our older dog, going to puppy class, teaching stand and even a somersault this week! This video is sponsored by BarkBox! Get a free BarkBox when you sign up for a 6 or 12 month subscription at http://www.BarkBox.com/DogTraining For more daily dog training tips and videos follow @zakgeorge on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/ZakGeorge
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