• Training

    Unintentionally Rewarding Bad Behavior in Your Dog

    You finally have your dog all trained. He no longer jumps up on people when they come over and he knows not to sleep on the bed. He’ll even shake a paw and speak for a treat. And although he is a bit of a whiner, you’ve even trained him to stop doing that. All you have to do is give him a treat and he’ll stop whining, even if only for a few hours.But here’s the thing: you haven’t trained your dog to stop whining when he gets a treat, your dog has actually trained you to give him a treat when he whines! It’s almost a case of…

  • Training

    How to Clicker Train Your Dog in 6 Steps

    1) Buy some clickers to begin your clicker training. Rather than buying just one clicker I recommend that you buy many. You should always have a clicker handy so that you can immediately click and reward any good behavior. Clickers are inexpensive so it will not be difficult to buy one for the back door, car, living room, kitchen, and computer room. 2) Click equals treat in clicker training. The first thing your dog needs to know to start clicker training is that a click equals a treat. To begin clicker training spend 5 to 10 minutes clicking and treating. Every click should equal a treat so be sure to…