Every Dog Has Its Day

Archive for January, 2014

Rainy Day Fun!

Don’t let the rainy days get you or your pup down! Play some of these great indoor rainy day games to keep their minds stimulated. Food Dispensing Toys- Food dispensing toys are invaluable boredom busters. While rubber Kongs are classic toys and can be stuffed with a great variety of treats and tasties, in the […]

Reliable Recall- Come when Called

Recall: v. officially order (someone) to return to a place.  In terms of dog training a recall is teaching your dog to come to you when you call them.   The Recall Game!! Rules to the Game: Always use come to do something wonderful for the dog- treats, petting, going for a walk, a fun […]

Top 10 Dog Behavior Myths by Jean Donaldson

Jean Donaldson is the founder of the San Francisco SPCA Academy for Dog Trainers. Her books include The Culture Clash, Dogs Are From Neptune and MINE! A Guide to Resource Guarding in Dogs. I hear at least one of these myths a day. Here is the list of the Top 10 dog behavior myths: 1) Dogs are naturally pack […]

Teaching a puppy to respond to their name.

Name Recognition- Teach your puppy to respond to their name and pay attention to you. Teaching your dog their name is such a valuable step in the training process. A dog that not only knows their name but responds to it positively and gives you their full attention can then be taught a variety of […]

Puppy biting! OUCH!

How do I stop my puppy from biting me?!!? Dogs use their mouths to explore the world. It is very common and natural for young dogs to chew everything in sight, often including your hands and feet. If your dog is mouthy like this, it does not mean he is destructive or aggressive. He is […]

Positive training for the everyday dog!