Your Dog Training Questions Answered

by dogskool on November 17, 2009

Finding solutions to your dog training questions is easier when you know what your are looking for.

Imagine your dog in the situation you are curious about. Feel what your dog may be feeling while engaged in this activity and see your dog making the behavioral decision you want them to make.

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Should The Stay Command Be Taught or Implied?

by dogskool on September 18, 2009

Stay is the tool we use to teach our dogs self restraint. This is how they learn to resist their impulses. It is a very specific behavior different from sit, down or stand. Stay crosses over into many other behaviors as well.

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What To Do When Your Dog Is Biting You

September 11, 2009

Dog aggression is often times a very frustrating behavior to deal with. We love our dogs, so it is difficult to see why they may be displaying these aggressive behaviors toward us or our family. We have all heard of the old fashion technique of the alpha roll and maybe have even tried it. Only to find that our dog has either bite us again or now is avoiding us and looking fearful and perhaps ready to now bite back in fear.

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Discover The Reasons For Proper Motivation In Dog Training.

August 13, 2009

When most people think of dog training, they think that it is teaching the dog to do things such as sit, down and come. In reality every dog, even a nine week old puppy knows how to do these things already. So we are not really teaching them anything new. Rather we are teaching the dog or puppy to respond to human words for each skill or behavior.

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Here’s A Quick Way To Form New Habits

July 23, 2009

The foundation of any training program is the ability to break bad habits and form new, good habits. To be able to do this you must really understand and define what the “bad habit” is and what “good habit” you want to put in place. Removing “bad habits” is a process of changing the habit and replacing it with more appropriate habits.

Habits are things that happen without even thinking about them. Habits are conditioned responses, that are formed through repetition, until that action or reaction becomes second nature. Habits normally end up as an unconscious behavior and automatic reactions in a particular situation.

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What’s The Most Important Skill In Dog Training?

July 16, 2009

Do you know what is the most important skill in dog training?

This skill also applies to all learning situations. Including learning in humans. With this skill you can solve nearly all problems and issues. With this skill learning is accelerated and performance is increased.

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Who Else Needs Summer School?

June 23, 2009

With summer upon us and the kids out of school, we are spending allot more time at home. The more time you spend at home with your dogs, the more you realize that they are in need of training.

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Starting Over!

June 21, 2009

Trying to do to much at once always seems to bring on more work.

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