Basic Obedience 4.2: Leave It

There will be times when your dog is going to put something into his mouth that is not appropriate, is harmful, or is just plain gross.  You need a command that will stop him in his tracks and get him to visually check in with you. [header_box title=”HOW TO:”]Get out your clicker and some treats.  […]

Basic Obedience 4.1: Watch Me

Teaching your dog to make eye contact with you on command can be an extremely useful tool.  Many common behavioral issues can be avoided when you have the ability to grab your dog’s attention.  By interrupting your dog’s stare at the other dog, bicycle rider or neighbor’s cat, you can often intercept the bad behavior […]

Clicker Training 1.0

A clicker is a little plastic device that when pressed, makes a “click” sound. The clicker allows you to mark and capture a desired training behavior the instant that you see it. Your dog learns that the behavior being demonstrated at the instant of the “click” will produce a reward.   Saying the word, “Yes” can also be used but […]