Dogs with Jobs: How do you train a guide dog to become someone’s eyes?

Dogs with Jobs: How do you train a guide dog to become someone’s eyes?

Before the guide-dogs-to-be are placed with trainers like Sam, they spend a year with a volunteer who helps them with basic training and socialising, as well as helping them get used to living in a family home.

Positive reinforcements: How to train dogs

Positive reinforcements: How to train dogs

- Dogs learn by trying out different behaviour and associating the consequences that arise as a result of that behaviour.- Always end the training on a positive note and reward your dog.Train your puppy for a sitting posture using treats.

Glasgow gym AG Fitness Training lets you work out with your dog

Glasgow gym AG Fitness Training lets you work out with your dog

AG Fitness Training is a pooch-friendly gym in Glasgow (Picture: SWNS)One Glasgow gym has come up with the solution for the most paw-fect workout ever. ‘I just said to my clients they can bring their dogs along and it seems to have worked.

Experience: my dog is a champion surfer

Experience: my dog is a champion surfer

I never planned to raise a surf dog, but she had been in a kids’ pool at eight weeks old and showed great balance on a boogie board. Surf dog contests were becoming popular in southern California and someone suggested she take part in one, at Ocean Beach in San Diego.

Dogs With Jobs: Meet the dogs giving chronically ill people back their lives

Dogs With Jobs: Meet the dogs giving chronically ill people back their lives

Stowe still gets plenty of time to play (Picture: Aaron Crowley/) How did Medical Detection Dogs get started? Stowe and Zoe were matched through the Medical Detection Dog charity (Picture: Aaron Crowley/)There are lots of way to get involved.

Choosing the perfect pet dog is as tricky as finding a perfect date!

Choosing the perfect pet dog is as tricky as finding a perfect date!

Using the results of this study and by focusing on a subset of desired traits, researchers believe that they could make animal adoption more efficient and successful. They surveyed the preferences of 1,229 people who visited dogs at an animal shelter, including 145 who decided to make an adoption.

After graduating, here's what Sunny's siblings will be doing next

After graduating, here's what Sunny's siblings will be doing next

His handler, Lauren, explained that Izzy would reunite with his sister Camden through the Guide Dog Foundation before undergoing formal training. @nbclapuppyUnfortunately, NBC Los Angeles’ puppy with a purpose is unable to continue on with America’s VetDogs due to allergies.

Farewell, Sunny! See where TODAY's puppy with a purpose is headed next

Farewell, Sunny! See where TODAY's puppy with a purpose is headed next

TODAY’s puppy with a purpose spent his last day with the show on Thursday, and while we’ll miss our friend, he’s moving on to a new and exciting chapter in his life.

It's proved! Dogs use ‘puppy eyes’ to manipulate us

It's proved! Dogs use ‘puppy eyes’ to manipulate us

Well, a recent study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests that a canine's eyes have evolved over the years to manipulate humans. The researchers also suggest this movement by dogs increases the human desire to look after them.

Pick of the Litter review – heartwarming dogumentary

Pick of the Litter review – heartwarming dogumentary

Cuteness levels regularly exceed safe norms during this heartwarming “dogumentary” as five labrador puppies – Potomac, Patriot, Poppy, Phil and Primrose – are put into training to become guide dogs for the blind.

Storm Gareth: Missing dog winched to safety from Scotland mountain

Storm Gareth: Missing dog winched to safety from Scotland mountain

"To put their winter skills to the test, the two Winchmen were dropped off at a nearby bothy to undertake essential medical training in the snow." The spokesman added: "The remaining helicopter crew flew off to simulate a refuel and as they circled 1000ft up Loch Avon in the Cairngorms, a nearby section of cloud cleared and they happened to spot the dog perched precariously on the ledge.

How to Train Your Dog to Use Dog Steps

How to Train Your Dog to Use Dog Steps

How to Train Your Dog to Use Dog Steps If you have a small dog or a senior pet who is having trouble getting up on furniture or into the car, getting a set of dog steps might be the answer.

Ultimate New Puppy and Dog Product Checklist

Ultimate New Puppy and Dog Product Checklist

“So, being careful not to overwhelm them initially can help them to adjust.” Dr. Mitchell recommends giving your new dog his own space, such as a small room or bathroom, providing him with downtime, and staggering introductions with family and friends so they happen over time, not all at once.

Choosing the Best No-Pull Dog Harness for Your Pup

Choosing the Best No-Pull Dog Harness for Your Pup

“The mechanism behind the no-pull dog harness is, when you attach the leash to the D ring on the front of the chest, you gain full control of the dog’s upper body, which is what he uses to pull you,” Bevilacqua says.

Experts warn that shouting at your dog could lead to worse behaviour

Experts warn that shouting at your dog could lead to worse behaviour

But animal experts are warning that yelling is the worst thing you can do if you’re trying to train your dog. Dr. Haywood says it’s important for dog owners to remember that their pets aren’t human, so they’re not going to respond in the same way.

Everything You Need to Know About Pet Doors

Everything You Need to Know About Pet Doors

For indoor use only, PetSafe’s 2-way locking cat door is designed to effectively thwart your dog from accessing a specific area—for example, your cat’s litter box in the spare bedroom.

Qualities of a good dog trainer

Qualities of a good dog trainer

A good trainer will use gentle, dog-friendly and progressive reinforcement means instead. But pet parents need to witness the training, so that they also learn how to train their dogs. Learning basic commands like ‘sit’, ‘stay’ and ‘stand’ is just the ABC of dog training.

"Ideas, Formulas and Shortcuts for quail dog training

"Ideas, Formulas and Shortcuts for quail dog training

After adequate training, a bird hunting dog will have the ability to perform all the duties they will need to fulfil. The Supreme Strategy for Quail Dog Training What You Need to Know About Quail Dog Training

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.

Chewy and Hill’s Throw Holiday Party for Shelter Dogs at Peggy Adams

Chewy and Hill’s Throw Holiday Party for Shelter Dogs at Peggy Adams

Chewy and Hill’s Throw Holiday Party for Shelter Dogs at Peggy Adams In honor of Giving Tuesday, Chewy recently partnered with pet food company Hill’s to throw shelter dogs a holiday party at the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League in West Palm Beach, Florida.

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