I began observing canines at a very young age and learned they communicate with every species through body language. Once I understood what most of their movements meant, I began to respond with body language as well as verbal cues.
I also learned dogs live in the moment and most are full of joy so when I began incorporating fun and games to training sessions, the results were amazing. Not only were the dogs looking forward to training, they also began to learn at a faster pace.
When I teach dog owners, I emphasize them to build a relationship based on trust and cooperation. Using gentle training techniques which include body language and play breaks keeps the momentum going and the dogs are eager to continue learning. Dogs have taught me to become more patient and to enjoy each moment so that is how I try to live my life.
From the moment we bring a puppy or adult dog into our home they are communicating with us.
One of the happiest days of your life will be the day when your puppy is completely housebroken.
Don’t you love those movies where children and dogs have an incredible bond? Realize this is just a movie and for this to become a reality, you and your child have to spend time training with your pup.
I was initially introduced to clicker training when I became involved with the training of service dogs and was amazed at how quickly the dogs learned by this method.
Your precious pup greets you at the door by jumping on you. You think, how cute, so you respond with lots of verbal praise and petting.
Have you noticed that young puppies come to you almost every time you call them? You think “I don’t ever have to worry about my dog running off.”