Blog #Dog Training


Dog aggression.

Aggression in a dog comes from various areas. Many times aggression stems from fear. Some dogs are just inherently mean. Others have not learned to behave socially with people or with other dogs yet?  While I advocate working with dogs and trying to stop and correct aggressive behavior there are instances where you just won't get this out of a dog. I would hope in most cases aggression can be corrected, however in those where it will not go away often the options are limited. I do not believe in giving up on a dog, but I have seen many that will bite their owners, friends or just anyone sometimes unprovoked?  In these cases I believe that a dog must be dealt with, unfortunately sometimes this means the worst possible scenario.

Where fear is the cause of aggression I am one that believes in most cases you can slowly and steadily socialize and work with a dog no matter its age and get it to where it will come around?  This process requires a lot of patience and a lot of work. Sometimes an enormous amount of socializing and time spent putting the dog in various situations while you supervise and watch the dog closely. Many dogs once they overcome their fear they become a joy to be with. Dogs and people suddenly become their friends and they experience a whole new world for them.

Remember when working with an aggressive dog it is important to seek a professional in the industry someone that can and will be able to help and or render a decision on a dogs behavior and the likely hood of that dog overcoming their aggressive behavior.

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19Oct

Dogs were meant to have a leader, to follow someone, to bond with someone.  They need direction, leadership and guidance. They want it, they need it!  Yet so many people treat their dog like a child or a family member and not a dog.  Dogs want to be what they are DOGS.  Man's best friend is wanting to be your best friend under your direction. Leadership is key in this relationship. Give your dog the guidance it wants, give it everything buy re-directing his/her life to become truly you and your families best friend! 

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Dogs will react to praise as a Dog Training tool

In Dog Training, often dog trainers focus on treats. While I understand this approach, I do not use this technique myself (don't get me wrong, even I have moments where a treat is a must to entice a dog to come, go to kennel, or a number of other beginning instances). While Dog Training, dog treats are not always available. Dogs can and will react to praise, during any Dog training you are doing. Praise training as a Dog Training tool is a constant that can work for virtually any dog. When Dog training, Dogs love something? Dogs are entertained and love to be loved. Also, correction is a must, but praise is even more important than correcting the behavior you do not want. Have a great day and remember to give your dog what he/she needs In work, love, praise and daily routine.

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29Jul

Dogs are Family

Ever wonder why typically farm dogs and hunting dogs seem so well behaved? They are taught to respect and are loved for what they are. They are given direct commands and are expected to obey those. Farm Dogs and Hunting dogs alike are treated as dogs, treated like they were meant to be and furthermore they are given all the exercise and stimulation they need. These same basic rules and principals apply to our Family Dogs. Treat them as they want to be treated, love them, earn their respect and loyalty and you will have a true FAMILY MEMBER in your dog. This works for all dogs, small, big, medium or in-between. Dogs are meant to become family! They are also Dogs, and expect to stay dogs, they are not people. Treat them this way and you will be amazed at the results. If youre having issues with your Dog Training, or your techniques, we would love to help. 

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