Top 10 Tips On How to Stop a Dog Pooping in Your Yard

Written by Senior Editor Peter Gehr

Top 10 Tips on How to Stop a Dog Pooping in Your Yard

Top 10 Tips on How to Stop a Dog Pooping in Your Yard

This is a subject that stinks, and, if you’re faced with dealing with it, I’ve compiled a list of the top 10 tips on how to stop a dog pooping in your yard. These tips are the result of talking to friends and neighbors, veterinarians, and gleaning the internet for useful and practical tips to help train your dog, or train your neighbors’ dog to do his business elsewhere.

If you are a dog owner, hopefully you already have an established regimen set up for your dog’s elimination needs. If someone in your neighborhood has a dog that habitually poops in your yard, on your lawn, or in some cases, right near the front step of your home or office, then this needs to be dealt with as soon as possible.

As per most issues with pets, this is not the dog’s fault. The dog is not maliciously dumping on your porch because he dislikes you. In his mind, it’s a matter of “when you gotta go, you gotta go,” and if he has not been trained or overseen when the call of nature arises, then this is the sole problem of the dog owner.

I’m going to first cite an example by telling you my story: I live in a condo and the entrance into the building is shared by 20 other condominiums. The courtyard is large and wide and allows for ample parking and entrance into each private garage. The front doors all face onto the courtyard/driveway. Several of our neighbors have dogs, and, for some reason, one of the dogs developed the habit of doing his early morning bowel movement right in front of my garage. It seemed like he picked the same spot every day, and it was early morning when no one was awake to catch the culprit in the act.

Rather than confronting all the dog owners in my neighborhood I wrote to the Body Corporate management. I also included a paragraph excerpted from the council bylaws in relation to dogs defecating in public and private property. I worded my complaint with humor, candor and also included a photo of a steaming feces.

The Body Corporate administrator sent a warning to all the dog owners pointing out that a fine will be incurred upon any dog owner allowing their pet to poop in the courtyard, and that complaints had been submitted.

The monetary “bite” seemed to get the attention of the responsible pooper, and problem solved.

To passively reinforce my request, I also sprinkled granules over the entire area in front of my garage door, and, so far, so good. I’ve re-sprinkled once each week and it definitely seems to work well.

Your situation may be entirely different, and this is why I’ve done some research to help you find a solution to pooping pooches.

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Top 10 Tips On How to Stop a Dog Pooping in Your Yard

  1. Post a Sign. This will display to the offender that you are aware of the problem, and that you are taking steps to at least show your neighbor that you do not approve of your yard being a dog toilet. “Please Curb Your Dog” is a good one. You can also add the name of a security company to show that your yard may be monitored (even if it really isn’t). Try to find a professionally made sign. Responses to “home-made” signs can be negative.
  2. Odors Dog’s Dislike. Citrus oil, white vinegar, moth balls, or ammonia can be used to deter dogs. You will just have to be careful with these as they are not plant or grass friendly when they dissolve. Generally speaking, dogs also dislike the smell of garlic, pepper, chili, and even a soapy spray has been known to discourage dogs. Slow release odor granules are also available to either garden centers or pet stores.
  3. Gate, or fence. A fully fenced property simply keeps out unwanted dogs.
  4. Change Fertilizer: If you are using an animal based fertilizer on your lawn, chances are that the dog is responding to these odors and is attracted to your yard because of the organic matter on your lawn. A dog’s sensory perception is so incredibly acute that it may be able to smell it for miles.
  5. Sprinklers: Chances are that the offending dog is turning up at the same time each day. Program your sprinkler system to be on during that time, or, if the lawn is already wet, this will also act as an effective deterrent.
  6. Motion Sensor: Motion activated sprinkler systems can be a great choice. The dog will trigger the sensors and surprise the dog pre-poop, and will imprint a bad memory for the animal to stay away.
  7. Rosemary: Dogs dislike rosemary and this is a reasonably fast growing and pleasant looking plant.
  8. Plant Barriers: Roses or any thorny or course plants (such as holly) could be considered, but this is more of a long-term plan.
  9. Commercial Repellants: Sprays are available from your favorite pet store, and can be sprayed on pathways or garden edges.
  10. Eucalyptus and Tea Tree Oil: Make up a solution of eucalyptus oil or tea tree oil and spray it around the perimeter of your garden. Dogs detest this smell, and this could be enough to keep the animal away from your home.

I hope these top 10 tips on how to stop a dog pooping in your yard are a help in resolving this issue for you and your family. Remember, it’s not really the dog’s fault, and the dog owner should have better control over his dog. It’s quite possible that simply approaching the owner of the dog and communicating the problem will be the best solution, but this may not always be practical or possible.

If you want to try something natural, here’s a product called I Must Garden Dog and Cat Repellent Granules that is environmentally responsible.

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Top 10 Tips on Training Your Dog on a Treadmill

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Top 10 Tips on Training Your Dog on a Treadmill

Top 10 Tips on Training Your Dog on a Treadmill

Let me tell you a story: My neighbor has an energetic Jack Russell who is so lively and active that he spends a lot of time bouncing like a ball next to his owner, Sandra, who works from home. Although Sandra takes Angus for a walk each day at the local park, she is unable to fully provide the amount of exercise for him, due to her work commitments and time restraints. I talked to her about the advantages of indoor training for her pooch, and I’ve compiled these top 10 tips on training your dog on a treadmill from the advice I offered Sandra.

To this day, Angus seems much happier and stimulated both physically and mentally from his time “at the home gym” and the treadmill has proven to be a great supplement to his existing exercise schedule.

Top 10 Tips on Training Your Dog on a Treadmill

1. Positive experience

It’s imperative to be sure you take the time to introduce your dog to the treadmill, and take it slowly. Dog Whisperer Cesar Millan suggests that you could even place your pets food or water on the platform to help make it a nice place to be.

2. Treats

Use his favorite treats to encourage him to step up onto the treadmill

3. Leash

Use a leash as an aid to guiding him from the back of the treadmill—which is where you’d approach it each time you use it.

4. Naturally uncomfortable, fearful

Please realize that this equipment and a “moving floor” will be completely unnatural and uncomfortable for your dog. Ensure that you have his full confidence and have him “in the zone” when on the machine. Avoid any fearful behavior so that it becomes an enjoyable experience.

5. Noise of machine

Introduce your pet to the sound of the machine, i.e. the beeps of the controls and the whirring of the treadmill in action, and reward him for his composure.

6. Steady the dog if anxious

Once your dog is comfortable with standing on the machine, at a low speed, introduce the treadmill with your pet on a leash and move him forward to the center of the platform. Steady him with your hands if necessary.

7. Repeat when successful

As soon as your pet has done well on the treadmill for a few short minutes, take him off and repeat the whole procedure to reinforce the “fun” aspect of the exercise.

8. Slowly introduce faster speeds

Do not force your dog, or expect him to trot or run on the machine. Take time to build up to comfortable and manageable speeds. You are not trying to train him for the Olympics, but rather introducing him to a steady and comfortable pace.

9. Do not leave your dog alone on the treadmill

NEVER leave your dog alone on any sort of equipment. Be sure you are close by to assure your pet, as well as being there to monitor progress.

10. Don’t overdo it

Build up to a reasonable time-frame of perhaps 15 to 20 minutes. Depending on the size of your dog, and the breed, you may want to come up with a standard that is appropriate and achievable for your pooch.

3 Dachshund Dogs on a Treadmill Having Fun!

The main reason for introducing a treadmill to your dog’s exercise regimen is to ensure that you are providing enough exercise for your pet. Let’s face it, unless you are very active and have the time to walk and run your dog at least once a day, then your dog will not be getting what he needs to stay healthy, fit, and mentally challenged.

You may be in a situation where a treadmill becomes an ideal way of giving your dog the necessary outlet for expending natural energy, and if you train your dog correctly, he will learn to like it and anticipate his exercise with enthusiasm. I hope these top 10 tips on training your dog on a treadmill benefit you and your pet.

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Best Free House Training Puppy Tips (Video)

Written by Senior Editor Peter Gehr

Some of the most efficient and effective ways to potty train your pooch are shown here in this best free house training puppy tips video. My advice to dog owners in the early stages of puppy training is to realize that the little creature in your care is freshly taken from his mother, and is feeling insecure and generally confused with life.

However, if you provide an instant loving connection with your pet, he/she will begin bonding with you as he did with his/her mother. In fact, you will now play the role as pack leader and “mother” to your puppy. This is where your pet will find both security and a sense of belonging–which is critical to a dog’s very nature.

Best Free House Training Puppy Tips Video

Following the steps in this best free house training puppy tips video will render success in one of the most important processes in the life of your puppy. These habits will be foundational milestones that will help your pet to learn the house rules and expectations from an early age, and this sort of progress and education is not only useful to you as the householder, but is very stimulating and rewarding for your puppy as he learns to please you–which is his desire and purpose in life.

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Top 50 Dog Training Online Videos with Dove Cresswell


Sit, heel, stay, leave it, roll over. These are all very common commands that most dogs learn. But, if you were given the tools to teach more than that, would you be interested?

And if it were affordable and effective, wouldn’t you like to know about it?

We spend a lot of time scouring the internet for the best puppy training tips, tools and techniques. Did you know you can successfully train your dog online? If your dog needs training, or if you feel your dog could benefit from a refresher training course, we here at Best Puppy Post recommend one of the most sort after dog trainers, Dove Cresswell.

The biggest advantage of these top 50 dog training online videos is the fact that you can access them right on your smart phone, iPad or Tablet. Mobility and portability have become a huge part of our lives and this platform opens up huge potential for your dog to become smarter, be more obedient, learn new tricks and commands and more.

If you’re serious about training your dog and giving him/her the best input available that will have lasting and life-long positive benefits, then you must consider the inside secrets from this trainer to the pet stars.

With a successful career in the dog training industry, Dove Cresswell has made her mark in an impressive line-up of movies:

Once Upon A Time. TV Series 2011

Diary Of A Wimpy Kid 3. Feature Movie 2011

Santa Puppies. Feature Movie 2011

Level Up. TV Series 2011

This Means War. Animal Coordinator

Marley & Me: The Puppy Years (video) – Animal Trainer (dogs)

Red Riding Hood – Animal Trainer (uncredited)

Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore – Animal Trainer (dogs)

Marmaduke – Animal Trainer (dogs)


Top 50 Dog Training Online Videos with Dove Cresswell

Dove Cresswell has developed a super set of dog training online videos that cover every aspect of canine behavior and obedience. All of which we’ve viewed and highly endorse for dog owners at every level.

Some of the things you will learn from these videos include:

Obedience essentials

Problem behaviors

Advanced lessons and tricks

Puppy Food Aggression

Dog Toys

Stop Chewing Items

Puppy Crate Training

Socializing New Puppies

Choosing the Right Dog Food

There are 30 good reasons why these videos can help you and your dog. Click here to find out more.

Top 50 Dog Training Online Videos with Dove Cresswell

Top 50 Dog Training Online Videos with Dove Cresswell. Photo by Peter Gehr

We have researched countless videos and training programs and have found this series to be the best and most effective dog training advice available. We’ve examined books, videos, tutorials and investigated just about every dog obedience training method under the sun and if you’re looking for dog training tips and techniques that work, then we’d suggest you look no further.

There’s no shipping and handling, DVDs or physical product, as it’s all available to you online. Plus, you can stay in touch with Dove on her blog for updates and special features.

More things you will learn from this affordable dog training online video series:

Training Session Tips



Choosing A Dog Trainer

Long Line Recall


Come When Called

Boundary Training

Heel Sneak Away Game

Toy Dogs

Down Stay

Off Leash Recall

Go To Bed

Loose Leash Walking


Collars, Harnesses and Leashes


Leave It

This highly recommended video series will be the best purchase you’ve made for the benefit of both you and your dog. Dove Cresswell’s dog training online will change your life and make your dog even happier than before. A happy dog is a well-disciplined and well-trained dog. From the day that a dog is born, they are looking for the security of structure and training, and their mother’s begin training them from day one.

To continue with the natural process of learning will create a stable, secure and obedient dog. And, perhaps most important of all, it will establish you as pack leader. This is what your dog is actually looking for in life as this is the social structure that dogs relate to. Dogs need you to be their leader, and these top 50 dog training online videos will enable you to create that bond your pet needs for a happy and well-balanced life.

We here at Best Puppy Post rate this online dog training series as a 10 out of 10.


Best Puppy Service Dogs Training for Active Pets

Written by Senior Editor Peter Gehr

Best Puppy Service Dogs Training for Active Pets

Best Puppy Service Dogs Training for Active Pets

If your dog has the potential to be a helper, you may want to look at the best puppy service dogs training for active pets options. Some dogs will have a natural inclination to be useful not just as a pet, but for a service to the community, rescue, therapy, or maybe even some form of entertainment such as TV commercials or movies. All sorts of possibilities could be available to you if you think your dog is eligible.

Take a look at the general requirements below, and if this suits you and your dog, then there are organizations that you can connect with to take it to the next level.

Best Puppy Service Dogs Training for Active Pets

If you find yourself coming home to a restless pup, you might want to consider finding Fido a job. Dogs were born to work and they thrive on the mental stimulation it provides. Just like us, our-four legged counterparts love the feeling of accomplishment and a job well done. While basic training may be enough work for some dogs, over-“pawchievers” should search the classifieds for job openings in these canine-approved fields.

Therapy dog

For dogs, bringing joy to others is in their genes. Most dogs, due to their gentle and loving disposition, are naturally fit to be therapy dogs. With therapy training, your pet could help create joy for the elderly or help heal psychic wounds for trauma victims. If your pup brings a smile to your face, let them spread the love by making a difference to those who need it most. Some training and certification courses may be required, so make sure you research organizations near you for specific requirements. Organizations like the Delta Society provide extensive information about therapy dogs and where to find a pet partner near you.

Job requirements:

At least one year old

Gets along with other canines

Calm and gentle characteristics

Obey their masters

Current on all vaccinations

Actor/model dog

Is your pet really, really, ridiculously adorable? If posing for the camera makes his tail wag, you might consider taking him for a walk – on the red carpet that is. A dog with the right charisma has the potential for a career in showbiz. While competition in Tinseltown is just as stiff for pets as it is for humans, making your pets’ dreams come true is priceless. Start by making a puppy portfolio, complete with headshots and action shots of your pup. Contact pet talent agencies like Hollywood Paws and Le Paws to help you get a leg up on the competition and sniff out potential gigs.

Job requirements:

Food- or toy-motivated

Calm temperament

Comfortable in crowds

Flexible schedule

Proper grooming and hygiene

Search-and-rescue dog

If your dog has a nose for action, a career in search and rescue may be a good fit. Committing to train your pet as a search-and-rescue dog requires ample time and patience but the rewards are endless. Not only will you and your furry friend help out your community, but extensive training means lots of quality bonding hours. Job duties include utilizing scent training to find people who are lost or missing, wilderness tracking and trailing, and responding in disaster situations.

Job requirements:

Excellent physical health

High levels of energy and endurance

Agreeable temperament

Exceptional listening skills


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No matter what level of ability your dog may be useful for, the best puppy service dogs training for active pets may bring a new lease on life to your canine friend. If you are to consider such an option, then take the time to approach the appropriate agency for more specific information and set up interviews to see where your pooch could fit in. It’s a great way to expand your pet’s horizons, and opens new door for socializing your dog and improving his senses and stimulating that natural instinct to be a helper of some kind.

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10 Best Puppy Training Tips for the First Week At Home

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10 Best Puppy Training Tips for the First Week At Home

10 Best Puppy Training Tips for the First Week At Home

A lot of people ask when is the best time to start training your puppy, and the simple answer is: right away. From the moment your new pet arrives, you should start directing him/her in all aspects and rules. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with having fun with your puppy, and enjoying the antics and cuteness, but it’s equally, or more, important to commence training. The following are 10 best puppy training tips for the first week at home.

Don’t forget that the puppy needs this and will respond to it by soaking up all instruction. Your pet is used to learning from his mother, and this is the responsibility of the pack leader, which has now become your role.

10 Best Puppy Training Tips for the First Week At Home

#10 Be Patient

Remember that your puppy is just a baby and you are training him because he truly doesn’t know any better. There will be accidents in the beginning and you need to stay patient with him if you want to achieve success.

#9 Be Consistent

Consistency is the key to keeping your puppy from becoming confused. If you tell him one thing one day and another the next, you cannot expect him to learn properly.

#8 Be Confident

Dogs need to know who is in charge from the start. Commanding him confidently, holding his leash confidently – all of these things let your dog know that he isn’t running the show, you are.

#7 Use Treats

Treats are far and away the best training trick. As Dr. Lisa Radosta puts it: “If you want to train your dog effectively, you have to find his ‘currency.'” She goes on to suggest finding a treat that will make your puppy do back flips, so that when you move on to harder commands, such as coming to you instead of chasing a cat, your dog is more inclined to listen.

#6 Try the Replacement Theory

Replacement theory is a way to keep your puppy from chewing on inappropriate things. Remember, he doesn’t know any better. So when you catch him with your shoe, firmly say no, take it away, and replace it with something your puppy is allowed to chew on.

#5 Hold the Leash Properly

In holding the leash, make sure that you do not hold it too tightly; there should be enough slack so that your puppy does not feel any discomfort. It takes some getting used to, since it is common for most dog-owners to hold on to the leash too tightly at first.

#4 Utilize Confinement

Confinement can be your best friend when it comes to housetraining your new puppy. When you are not around to keep an eye on your puppy, keep him in a crate or specific playroom or area just for him. Most puppies quickly learn to restrain their bladder, as they do not wish to make a mess of their personal space.

#3 Learn from Others

Enroll in puppy classes. You will benefit from the instructors, as well as the other puppy parents in the class, and your puppy will begin socialization with other dogs.

#2 Stop the Biting at the Start

New puppy owners sometimes allow their puppy to chew on hands or feet because it doesn’t hurt and the puppy is just so darn cute. However, when your puppy reaches full size, those bites are going to really hurt and it will be too late to train him out of it. Discourage biting from the get-go.

It’s important to remember that your puppy has just come from socializing with the rest of the litter where “play fighting” or “inhibited biting” are normal. This type of behavior is natural and helps the puppies determine the social structure among the litter. This little “bite” will certainly be continued naturally as you handle your puppy and play with it. The puppy has learned how to adjust the bite and most of the time it will be harmless. However, it’s definitely important not to allow this to continue regularly, and everyone in your household should be aware that if you promote this biting, it will continue into adulthood, and your dog will develop a bad habit which will most likely be detrimental in his social behavior.

#1 Use Discipline, Not Cruelty

There is nothing a puppy can do wrong that warrants cruelty. Always remember that he just wants to please you and is trying his best. If you consistently stop the puppy in the middle of the act of wrong-doing and sternly say “NO,” the point should be made. Or you can try the ignoring theory. To a puppy, even negative attention is attention, so by simply ignoring the puppy, you are showing him that he is behaving unacceptably and won’t get attention from you. Click here to visit the original source of this post

These 10 best puppy training tips for the first week at home will help you and your dog to develop a good relationship from the very beginning. These early days are extremely important to your pet’s growth and education. House rules are not unfamiliar to your puppy, as his mother has already taught him her rules and he has learned to respect her wishes and guidelines. Much the same as the dogs mother, you must adopt that same role from the early stages and consistently carry that responsibility for the dogs lifetime.


Best Puppy Housebreaking Tips: How to Housetrain an Adult Dog

Written by Senior Editor Peter Gehr

Best Puppy Housebreaking Tips: How to Housetrain an Adult Dog

Best Puppy Housebreaking Tips: How to Housetrain an Adult Dog

Best puppy housebreaking tips: How to housetrain an adult dog. As the saying goes, “You can’t teach old dog new tricks,” but I beg to differ as I’ve done it myself, and seen it done successfully by others too. Yes, it will be a challenge, and will take patience on your part, but if you’ve adopted a dog from the pound or rescue center then you need to be aware that the dog will have habits that will need to be changed, and this is where your love and patience will need to kick in.

It may take 3 or 4 weeks for you to break any bad habits, and if one of those is housebreaking, then this time-frame will be about right—as long as you are consistent and caring, and give the dog a chance to learn and be educated.

The particular case below is from an expert dog trainer and friend of the Cesar Millan, Cheri Lucas. The article below is in response to a question posed by a dog-lover who rescued a Yorkshire terrier from a dog mill:

Best Puppy Housebreaking Tips: How to Housetrain an Adult Dog

Dogs that have been kept in puppy mill environments often never see the light of day. The everyday sights and sounds that you and I are used to can be overwhelming to a dog that has spent the first several years confined.

Often breeding dogs are kept in cages with wire flooring to minimize clean up. Dogs are naturally hardwired not to want to be near their own waste, but dogs kept in these conditions are forced to urinate and defecate in the small space they live in. Lying in their own filth becomes the norm.

Even if he doesn’t show it, your Yorkie may be feeling very stressed out at the idea of being in the great outdoors. Remember, he spent the first five years of his life in an environment that was stark and small. If he’s too tense, he will wait until he’s more relaxed inside your home before he urinates and defecates.

Inside of putting him outside alone, take him on a nice long walk first. If he doesn’t eliminate at this time, go to your backyard with him. Keep your interactions with your dog to a minimum during this time. It will be easier for him to relax and decompress if he’s not focused on you. If he eliminates at this time, calmly reward him with praise. Now you can bring him inside, knowing that he actually took care of his business outside.

It’s very important that you supervise your Yorkie when you bring him back into the house. If you can’t watch him 100 percent of the time, set up a comfortable, small confinement area or a crate for him. I’m a big believer in crate training, and your Yorkie is a perfect candidate for it. Not only is a crate the perfect house training tool, it’s also a modern day den for your dog—a safe and secure comfort zone.

You’ll need to take your Yorkie outside more frequently than normal until he establishes new habits. It may take several weeks for him to understand this unfamiliar routine. Chances are he will make a few mistakes along the way. Using strict supervision will allow you to correct him when you witness “pre-potty” behavior such as sniffing, circling, or scratching the floor. When you see this, quickly but calmly lead him outside and wait for him to eliminate. Reward the behavior before bringing him back inside. Click here to visit the original source of this post

Best puppy housebreaking tips: How to housetrain an adult dog will depend on your regularity, and this will make all the difference to the outcome. Be aware that an older dog will make mistakes, and it’s important that you do not get angry or lose your patience during this adjustment period. Especially if a dog has come from an abusive situation, and a dog mill can definitely slot into that category. Keeping in mind that accidents will happen will make this transition more comfortable and attainable for your new canine, and sticking to a systematic program will lead to a successful change of habits.

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Best Puppy Obedience Training Tips for All Dog Breeds

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Best Puppy Obedience Training Tips for All Dog Breeds

Best Puppy Obedience Training Tips for All Dog Breeds

So you want to know the best puppy obedience training tips for all dog breeds? The very first steps should be taken immediately. In other words, your dog is ready for training from day one. One of the smartest dogs I ever owned learned to sit, stay, heel and fetch the day after he was weaned by his mother. It was astounding, but he was so obedient, and wanted to please so badly, that he was a natural and took on anything I wanted to teach him.

Make sure everyone around the dog understands the rules, and the program you adopt for training. A puppy can be untrained as quick as he can be trained if double-standard are brought into the equation. Furthermore, this will confuse and create insecurity for your new puppy.

Best Puppy Obedience Training Tips for All Dog Breeds

The following article expounds on this expansive topic:

Puppy obedience training should start as soon as you get the puppy. Your puppy should be educated so that you can enjoy a good long-term relationship. Obedience training can start as soon as the puppy reaches 4 to 6 weeks of age. Learning the rules of the house takes a lot of work and patience. The puppy training is much more efficient if you set a schedule for you and your puppy.

Puppy Obedience Training Schedule

Before you start training your puppy you should make a plan considering the best training method for you and your dog.

The plan involves setting some goals, establishing what behaviors you want to eliminate, the means of reinforcing positive behavior you will use and the training schedule.

You should start with short sessions which should repeat several times a day. For instance, you can establish the length of your training session to be of 10 to 15 minutes and repeat it 2 or 3 times a day. The puppy’s attention span won’t allow longer sessions. Even in some mature dogs it is difficult to make them stay focused longer.

You should not interrupt your puppy when he is performing an activity he likes because you might not get his attention. Try to schedule training sessions at regular intervals so that your puppy gets accustomed to the schedule. Dogs get used to habits easily, so it should not be too difficult to get your puppy accustomed with the training sessions.

Repetition is the key in puppy training. Repeat the same exercise until your puppy does it correctly. Stop when you get the result you wanted. This way, your puppy will see a reward in successfully accomplishing the task.

Planning the Lessons

When scheduling your puppy training, plan the lessons you intend to teach him. You should start with basic commands and teach the same command for several sessions if needed. It is important that your puppy learns the command. The easiest to learn is ‘sit’. Then you can move on to ‘stay’, ‘lie down’ and ‘come’.

Teach one command at a time. It is easier for your puppy to learn if you focus on a specific action. However, you can make a command more complex. For instance, when teaching ‘stay’, you can move away from your puppy and teach him that he should stay even if you are away from him.

Make sure you start the training session when you have your puppy’s full attention. If he is playing with his favorite toy or with another animal, your ‘come’ command will sooner be interpreted as ‘ignore’ and he is most likely to ignore it.

It is important that your puppy obeys the basic commands before he learns more complex tricks. Click here to visit the original source of this post

With the best puppy obedience training tips for all dog breeds in place in your household, you will be amazed at what can be accomplished if you spend the time with your new dog. These early development days are critical to his/her education and establishment within your “pack”. The dog will be rapidly growing physically and education is paramount to a successfully trained and happy puppy. To neglect this part of your pet’s life will cause problems that will develop quickly and you may soon have a monster on your hands if you don’t train. It’s your responsibility to take the place of your puppy’s mother, who taught your pup lessons from the day it was born. Cesar Millan is a great advocate of thinking as a dog thinks, and treating your dog as a dog and not as a human. I totally agree with this approach to help your dog learn to the best of his ability.


Best Puppy Training: Don’t Forget to Train Your Kids

Written by Senior Editor Peter Gehr

Best Puppy Training: Don’t Forget to Train Your Kids

Best Puppy Training: Don’t Forget to Train Your Kids

When considering the best puppy training: don’t forget to train your kids. It’s vital for parents or caregivers to take the time to help kids understand that dogs, any dog, no matter what the breed or size, may bite if antagonized or handled incorrectly. A well-intentioned pet owner may not actually be fully aware of what their dog would do under certain situations.

I’ve personally been bitten by dogs that ended up being more of a surprise to the owner than to me. As a dog enthusiast and familiar with the way dogs can react, I’m always aware that even the sweetest looking pooch can react suddenly out of fear and uncertainty. This may result in a bite and if it happens to be a child, it could have serious consequences.

Best Puppy Training: Don’t Forget to Train Your Kids

Teaching children how to behave around dogs is a more effective way of reducing attacks than banning dangerous breeds of the animals, according to an article published in the Medical Journal of Australia.

Researchers, led by paediatric surgeon Professor Roy Kimble, studied data which showed that between 2003 and 2009, 186 children were admitted to Queensland hospitals after being bitten by dogs and 98 per cent required at least one operation under general anaesthetic.

More than 93 per cent of the children were left with permanent cosmetic scarring. Patient records did not always record the breed of the dogs involved in attacks but breeds commonly mentioned in articles included Rottweilers, German shepherds, cattle dogs and the bull terrier group.

However, data on other breeds and cross-breeds showed that any dog was capable of biting.

Professor Kimble said laws which targeted specific ”dangerous breeds” were not based on whether the breeds were inherently dangerous, but on those breeds which had been traditionally used for fighting.

”Breed-specific legislation fails to take into account that any breed of dog can be dangerous in the hands of an irresponsible owner who fails to provide good and early training,” he said.

”Further, these restrictions may create the risk of higher numbers of unregistered animals or irresponsible owners simply turning to other breeds.”

Professor Kimble said dogs should be taken to obedience classes and taught to obey commands from all family members.

Dogs used for hunting or as guard dogs should not be allowed to mix with children.

Children should be taught to:

  • Ask permission from the owner before slowly approaching an unfamiliar dog
  • Never to run from a dog or scream
  • Stand still if approached by a strange dog and, if knocked over, roll into a ball and lie still
  • Avoid eye contact with the dog by looking at their own feet
  • Not to disturb a dog that is sleeping, eating or caring for puppies and
  • Not to pat a dog without supervision or without allowing them to see and sniff them first. Click here to visit the original source of this post

These tips could save you, your child, the dog, and the owner of the dog a lot of grief. Being that so many people may potentially be affected by a dog bite (or, even worse, a dog attack). Therefore, the best puppy training: don’t forget to train your kids motto is vitally important. You should not fear a dog, but if you do not know the dog, or are uncertain of it in any way, your reaction and response will determine the outcome of the situation, and it’s imperative to pass on this knowledge to your children.

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Best Puppy Training Guide: Be a Good Pack Leader

Written by Senior Editor Peter Gehr

Best Puppy Training Guide: Be a Good Pack Leader

Best Puppy Training Guide: Be a Good Pack Leader

When I get asked what’s the best puppy training guide: be a good pack leader is always the first piece of advice I offer. You are the Alpha to your puppy, and he/she looks to you for guidance, instruction, protection, care and security. Just like the leader of a wolf pack, the subordinate dogs respect and follow their top dog and this loyalty and connection is a natural instinct instilled in all breeds of dog.

Whether you have an adorable little Shih Tzu or a massive Great Dane, puppies need you to be their leader, their Alpha.

Being a good pack leader is imperative for the mental well-being of your puppy, and this leadership is essential to maintain at all times. If this structure is not in place in the life of your pet, is when obedience issues and problem behavioral patterns emerge.

Best Puppy Training Guide: Be a Good Pack Leader

Cesar Millan says,

In 2011, I couldn’t have been more proud of Junior. We’ve traveled the world together, teaching thousands of people how they can be better pack leaders for their dogs with Junior demonstrating what it means to be calm-submissive.

Every time we do a show together, people come up to me and tell me that they would never have believed a pit bull could be so sweet, friendly, and well-behaved. And I can’t tell you how many have told me that they had never considered adopting a power breed because they thought they were scary and unsafe. But Junior changed their minds.

When the only images you see of pit bulls on the news are pit bulls who attack or are involved in fighting rings or as guard dogs for gangsters and drug dealers, it’s no wonder people are afraid. Junior has delivered the message that it isn’t the dog that’s the problem, it’s the human. And people are listening.

I hope in 2012 I can continue to introduce people to dogs like Junior, and inspire them not to pass by the power breeds or the older and injured dogs that fill our animal shelters. They need your love and your care and want to give it in return. Click here to visit the original source of this post

So, the best puppy training guide: be a good pack leader and be a responsible and caring pet owner by giving your dog what he needs to feel part of your family, part of your pack, and, most importantly, make sure that your dog is not the head of the pack as this will throw him off balance and create havoc for you and your home. Lovingly care for your dog by supporting the natural instincts to follow the pack leader.

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