Using the Positive Reinforcement Method to train your dog

The method of positive reinforcement is something I have already repeated numerous times in other articles I have written. Here I thought I would explain it a little more in detail and point out some important issues when doing this. Positive reinforcement is something that practially all modern dog trainers are using and it is …

How to stop dog from whining

Puppies whining   Whining is a very natural behavior for a puppy. A young puppy will whine when she is feeling uncomfortable, hungry, cold or tired. The pup will do this without thinking of it. The pup’s mother will respond by giving the pup milk, affection and a warm place to sleep. With time the …

How to potty train older dog

Most of the time when you think of toilet training a dog you think of training a young puppy. And usually when a puppy is toilet trained this is not a problem that will repeat itself. However if you have an older dog coming from a rescue shelter then maybe this is needed. This dog …

How to dog training tips!

Here are some simple and useful “how to dog training tips” I hope will make good use of them. Listen” to your dog and observe his reactions If your dog is not comfortable with something, like for example saying hello to a stranger, then do not force him to do it. If your dog is …

Why does my dog chew at his paws?

Almost all dogs chew or lick their paws sometimes but in some cases this behavior becomes too extreme and is not only annoying for the owners but can also harm the dog. Some dogs are just gently licking their paws but others really chew their toes. If this is an ongoing behavior or if it …

Low Calorie Dog Treats

This will be a really short and quick post. I often mention the use of “treats” when training your dog. That is you give your dog a little treat when he/she does the right thing. However a couple of readers have reacted to this and say that their dogs are already too fat and the …

Stop Dog From Chasing Cars

Why do dogs chase cars? Chasing fast moving things is a lot of fun for some dogs and some dogs chase just about anything that comes in their way. Sometimes this gets really troublesome and especially when they choose to chase cars or other moving vehicles. The reason why dogs chase cars (apart from being …

German Shepherd Handbook Review

Introduction: The German Shepherd Handbook is an e-book dedicated to the German Shepherd. The book is written by Michael Tapscott who has owned several German Shepherds himself as well as working as volunteer for a dog rescue center. The German Shepherd Handbook caters to everyone who has a German Shepherd or who intend to get …

How to potty train puppy

Another beautiful day, you wake and when coming out of your bedroom you discover your puppy rolling around in poo, and it is just everywhere. You’ll be cleaning up for at least half an hour probably more and you will be late for work. Frustrating isn’t it`? After taking your puppy young dog outside to …