Training Your Dog to Stay Calm Around His Dog Bowl

Training Your Dog to Stay Calm Around His Dog Bowl

( Note : Do not attempt to hand feed your dog if he has a history of aggressive behavior, e.g. snapping, lunging, biting.) Next, lower the bowl again, praise and hand feed while your dog remains sitting, and so on, until you can lower the bowl all the way to the floor.

Square-Loving Cat on Twitter Inspires Curious Pet Parents

“A confident, assertive cat may be more likely to quickly investigate and sit inside the square,” says certified feline training and behavior specialist Paula Garber.

How to Train Your Dog to Settle Down on a Mat or Dog Bed

How to Train Your Dog to Settle Down on a Mat or Dog Bed

(You can use a release cue if your dog knows one.) While he’s busy eating the treats, pick up the mat. 8. Once your dog is lying down on the mat right away every time, you can start feeding the treats at set intervals.

How to Teach Your Dog to Perform a Fixed Behavior Chain

How to Teach Your Dog to Perform a Fixed Behavior Chain

Once your dog picks up the toy, start backchaining by cueing “drop it.” Once your dog drops the toy into the box, click and treat. Repeat steps five and six many times, so the dog is really jazzed about dropping the toy into the box to earn the click and treat.

10 Tips for First-Time Dog Owners

10 Tips for First-Time Dog Owners

Instead of giving him lots of space to have accidents, assume your dog is not house-trained and confine him in a dog crate, an exercise pen (aka ex-pen) or a small gated area when you are not around to supervise.

Behavioral Help for Your Pet

Behavioral Help for Your Pet

Professionals in the pet-behavior field fall into four main categories:TrainersCertified Professional Dog Trainers (CPDTs)Applied Animal Behaviorists, Certified Applied Animal Behaviorists (CAABs) and Associate Certified Applied Animal Behaviorists (ACAABs)Diplomats of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists (Dip ACVBs)Here are some frequently asked questions from pet parents who are seeking professional behavioral help for their pet:What are the differences between pet-behavior professionals?TrainersPet trainers use a number of different titles, such as “behavior counselor,” “pet psychologist” and “pet therapist.” The level of education and experience among this group of professionals varies greatly.

How to Phase Out Food Lures During Dog Training Sessions

How to Phase Out Food Lures During Dog Training Sessions

If your dog does not follow your empty hand, try luring one more time. Assuming the dog will follow the hand with the treat in it, click and give him the treat lure one more time.

Dog Obedience Training: What Is a Static Correction Dog Collar?

Dog Obedience Training: What Is a Static Correction Dog Collar?

Static correction dog collars, like PetSafe’s Remote Trainer Dog Collar, are designed to interrupt and decrease negative behaviors, including your dog barking, running away, digging or jumping.

Teach Your Dog ‘Behavior Chains’ With Clicker Training

Teach Your Dog ‘Behavior Chains’ With Clicker Training

In fixed behavior chains and behavior chains with handler cues, parents or trainers offer a primary reinforcer, such as PureBites chicken breast freeze-dried dog treats, after the dog completes the last behavior in the chain.

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If no one else, your pooch will surely rush to wipe your tears

Sanford said dogs who were able to push through the door to "rescue" their owners showed less stress, meaning they were upset by the crying, but not too upset to take action.