My first attempt to blog about dogs

This is my first attempt at blogging but we hope to announce great tips along the way as well as events. Please keep it nice on my page, nasties will be removed!(and remember I have three big dogs)(just kidding)

Your dog is part of your family. Dog training should be made to be fun and all family members encouraged to participate! It should not be viewed as a chore. We don’t expect our children to understand and know what a potty is before we start training so how can you expect a puppy to? An older dog that is rescued may have never been taught manners. You can’t get frustrated with that. Patience is needed while training dogs as well as time commitment. Training once a week an hour before class just doesn’t cut it. During training phases, you have to practice every day, sometimes twice a day and always praise compliance. Your dog wants to work for you, he just needs you to show him kindly what to do.

People always say they are too rushed for time to train their dog. I say well everyone watches a few hours of tv a night usually, why not take an hour for your dog? Why not unwind after work and yack to your dog about your boss, he doesn’t care, he is getting exercise. Why not get up half hour early and get some fresh air? Both are great for your well being as well as your dog.

But here is the real kicker…perhaps before people consider getting a dog they should consider their lifestyle. A crated dog all day is eager for human attention and then you get home and are too busy for him! Totally unfair!

Thanks for reading!

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About dogsliketraining2013

Hi Folks: I have loved and trained dogs for 30+ years, training in various styles and am now a professional trainer. Many were rescues. I love to chat about things in the news, things to share with others about dogs! I love to read your dog posts too! Please keep it nice on my blog! Nasties will be removed!
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5 Responses to My first attempt to blog about dogs

  1. ldmaking says:

    All of what you wrote is too true. I took in an almost-one-year-old rescue OES and while she was still a puppy and easier to train there were issues. Its been a lot of work and mistakes were made but now that we’re on a new path she’s growing into an amazing dog and I’m becoming a much more balanced person.

    • Good for you! I always believe the dogs we need find us! (and we think they need us)heehee! I love the tent idea especially(great to do at adoptions in public to bring a sense of calm). Looking forward to future updates~

  2. Pat Allen says:

    Love blogs about dog training. With so many techniques out there, it’s nice to read about other folk’s experiences about what works for them and what doesn’t.

    For instance, we had one dog, Yeagger, who was NOT food motivated.We tried everything from liverwurst to toys and never found what motivated him. So, we decided to just love him and move on. After all, we had other dogs who were trainable. Yeagger was just a super big love bug how eventually learned enough to follow the family routine but for other skills, ah … no.

  3. Hi Pat:
    You are so right! So many techniques out there, but I firmly believe that not every method works with every dog! Many dogs are not motivated by food or toys, but often they are with you the human! So a happy voice and socializing the dog(often gets rid of fear issues) is enough to motivate! Good for you for loving Yeagger!

  4. Great idea! I like dog training blogs, it is a great way to learn and everyone should make the effort to train their dog, it will benefit both in the long run and is a great way to bond with our most loyal furry friends.

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