Rewards come in all shapes and sizes. Teach your dog that keeping you happy is the key that opens the door to all things wonderful by asking for a simple behavior before you do something for him.
Friday, January 22, 2010
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Teaching tricks is not only fun for you and your dog, but also a great way to get in some quality training time! What may look like just a fun parlor trick is also a great way to practice self-control, retrieve skills and drop it. Here, Hope the Border Collie learns to retrieve a hankie from my pocket on the cue of a sneeze!
Once you've done your pre-vet, at-home work (See Vet Prep 101), it's time to work on keeping your dog calm and under control while in the waiting room of the vet's office. Do your dog a favor and visit the office for fun - when he doesn't have to be there! A few rounds of doing so will go a long way to improve his behavior when a real visit happens.