Here at DogLogic, we know that in real life, sometimes you just don’t have time to commit to any type of long-term training program with your dog. However, we know that many of you would like to find some really simple and practical advice to help you with just one specific challenge.
It might be that you’d like to be able to walk through doorways without getting dragged. Maybe you’d like your dog to pay attention and stay with you if you take off the leash? Perhaps, just having him settle quietly by your side when you meet a friend or want to pay your bill at the vet’s office is on your wish list.
Well, now you can find help online in our conveniently bite-sized Stand-Alone Lessons! Only $20 each for one month of access.
Before embarking on any practical training session with your dog, it is important that you understand a little of how he learns. This understanding is essential to your success when teaching him the rules of living with you, his human partner.
Get Out of Dodge
Sometimes the best action is to get out of that situation as quickly and efficiently as possible. In order to do this, we like to teach what we call “An Emergency Walk!” or “Get out of Dodge now!”
Have you ever needed him to wear one of those strange looking Elizabethan collars when recovering from a veterinary procedure? How would your dog react to having to wear a muzzle if, heaven forbid, he were involved in an accident and was frightened enough to maybe bite? Wouldn’t it be great if you could teach your dog to willingly put his head into any one of these?
Leash On, Leash Off
When you take off your dog’s leash, does he just want to run off and play?
Wouldn’t it be great if he waited to ask your permission?
When you put the leash back on, does he think that his fun is about to end?
Wouldn’t it be great if he thought that it might be about to begin?
This Stand-Alone Lesson will teach you how to change your dog’s expectations.
Let’s Go To The Vet
Let’s face it; all dogs will have to visit their veterinarian at least once per year during their lifetime. Just like doctor visits for us, these visits can be very stressful for our pets.
Loose Leash Walking
Think of it more as “walking together” than “taking the dog for a walk.” Walking by their human’s side is certainly NOT natural dog behavior. Therefore, it is the wise human who plans walking expeditions with their dog’s natural reinforcers in mind.
Have you ever wished that, when you meet a friend in the street or try to pay your bill in the pet store, your dog would lie quietly by your feet instead of trying to jump on everyone within reach?
Well, you can teach him how in just one simple exercise that we call PARK!