Does Your Dog Jump All Over You????
Got a dog that greets people with his front paws? Have you tried everything to let the dog know that jumping up is a terrible behavior and that you don’t want it??? Well, have you taught your dog what to do instead of jump? It…
Ravings of a Long Haired Dog Trainer
Have you ever wondered why dogs do that? What can I do to change this behavior? Or, if what you are doing is fair or correct? Well this book is a collection of my most popular talks, blogs or topics on dog training and I…
So What Happens After Socialization?
OK everyone (or at least all my clients know) YOU HAVE TO SOCIALIZE A PUPPY!!! But there is a very significant, important and critical follow up question…. What needs to happen after socialization? Well most agree that the critical social development period for a puppy…
Dog Won’t Come When Called????
Got a dog that takes off, runs away or simply put “Won’t Come Back When Called”??? Well it probably because of what you do when he won’t come back. Let us help you get back on track and teach your dog that coming back is…
I Don’t Want To Eat You, Just Meet You… How the leash can affect behavior!
This blog is going to in a general sense cover the increasing number of dogs that are reactive to people, dogs or any other distraction while on leash… In a sense this will be an oversimplification to a very frustrating and in some cases dangerous…
Why Can’t We Just Work on What I Want????
Sometimes clients become frustrated when their initial concern isn’t immediately addressed (or worked on specifically): A dog that jumps. A dog that pulls on the leash. A dog that doesn’t listen. A dog that is “out of control”. A dog that doesn’t like men, children, house guests or…
The Three D’s – The First Two
In my opinion, there are three basic stages in teaching a dog anything. Whether you are teaching sit, down, watch me, stay or recall for that matter, you must learn, understand, and deal with the 3 D’s of dog training. They are Duration, Distance and…
Letter To the Editor: Readers Digest
In the April 2010 issue of Readers Digest, in the Ask Laskas section, Jeanne Marie Laskas gave some advice to the owners of a couple dogs with a barking problem! After reading the question and the responding advice it made me ponder why some dog…
Regular Crate Training Not Working???
If regular dog training ideas and techniques are not working get creative… Awesome video from a service dog puppy raiser… Working on not being in the room and with the puppy in the crate without whining… Brilliant outside the box thinking!!!!!
Sit Part 3…Signal & Cue!
Now you have to decide which verbal cue or hand signal you will be using for “sit”. As with all of my training, I focus on hand signals first! Remember, DOGS DON’T SPEAK ENGLISH! I simply modified the luring movement of my hand with the…
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Leave it On Leash
OK, this next blog is what follows after working in the car, in the parking lot of a big box pet retailer. You have gotten good at the Leave it/ Watch me command when your pooch is distracted by another dog, and wonder “how awesome Read more →
Leave it… The Next Step (the car)
OK if you have not heard me talk about how to work with reactivity in dogs I always preach 3 things: High Frequency (Every Day Practice) Short Duration (No more than about 15 minutes per practice session) Under Threshold (the dog must not be reacting, Read more →
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