Every Dog Has Its Day

Archive for Training Tips and How-To’s

WOOF!The Barky Dog Series: Attention or Demand Barking

A series about dog barking, how to stop barking, why dogs bark and much more. One of the most problematic behaviors a dog does naturally is bark. We commonly hear dog owners complain that their dog barks at them all day, barks at other dogs, barks in their crate or barks at the front door. […]

Will work for…nail trim?

What if I told you your dog could jump for joy when you got the nail clippers out? Or sprint their fastest to their dog bed and lay down to wait for you to open the front door? Or do a backflip in mid air? That would be pretty cool, right? Or maybe you’re thinking […]

Shy Dog Tips

Help for the Shy and Fearful Dog Shyness and timidity can develop as a young dog matures. Sometimes the root of the problem is lack of proper introduction to different people, animals, places and things during the prime puppyhood socialization period. Other causes include emotional trauma, physical abuse or simply not getting enough social interaction. […]

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 […]

Positive training for the everyday dog!