There are several types of breeds – each one having its own distinct purpose. Behavior, looks and size are predictable when you choose a purebred dog but there are many benefits to having a mixed breed dog as well - it has been said that you can avoid health issues in some breeds when you have a cross bred dog. Learn more...
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Like a child, a puppy is new to the world and needs good guidance in order to know how to live happily within the family. Just by observation, it learns everyday. So when should it begin its official training? Learn more...
The dog is an animal which originated from a pack family. This means that they would live in a den with several other dogs. Because of this they grew up in the outdoors. All of their activities such as hunting and playing would occur outside.
Now that we have a more domesticated environment – they now live in our homes and not outside – it is important that they learn the difference between indoor and outdoor behavior. Learn more...
These are the basic items that you will need in order to start training your dog. These will be the tools that you will use for training.
There are many uses for a kennel including potty training, house training (getting a dog accustom to being inside as opposed to outside), creating a safe location that belongs to your dog, prevention of making mistakes such as chewing on wires, chewing on furniture and a list of many other items, Learn more...
Your dog or puppy may be the cutest thing in the whole world but maybe you didn’t realize some of the things that could go wrong with letting your dog sleep with you on your bed. Learn more...
Happiness means good health for you and your dog. Making sure that your dog visits the Vet regularly will maintain a happy dog. If a dog gets sick it can be handled with the right medicine.
Immunization means that you are building an immune system for the longevity of your puppy or dog. Learn more...
There are common diseases that dogs get. There is a remedy to each one of these which your vet could easily prescribe to you or if you decide to take action yourself, there are many dog health books that you can obtain to read up on and handle your given situation.
It's always good to be aware of certain signs. Learn more...
Dogs don’t communicate to each other using words. They communicate in their own special way. Learn more...
Well, dog food is like dog “money” and when you train the dog you make it work for you. It gets paid or rewarded when you does what you want it to do using this dog “money”. This is in part how you create good behavior. Learn more...
If you have a new puppy you will see it slowly gain control of its body as it begins to grow and become stronger. Learn more...
This includes when to feed it, how to control its bathroom schedule, when to take walk, and when is the best time to play.
Just like people, dogs have a schedule for each day of their lives. Here is a typical schedule for a dog: Learn more...
There are many ways to properly greet other dogs. I am suggesting a couple different approaches for you. Learn more...
This happens on a gradient scale working from small efforts to larger ones to attain the goals you set out for the child and the dog. It is not something that happens instantaneously or even overnight. Learn more...
There are good games and there are bad games for dogs. I recommend the following games: Learn more...
There are many laws that you need to know about having a dog in this society. These laws were made in an effort to keep peace, cooperation, safety and happiness for everyone whether or not a person owns a dog. Learn more...
The following is a list of things that I teach to both kids and adults. If you are interested in signing up for a training regimen for you, your dog and/or the whole family please contact me at (818) 559-5482 or emailing me via this website at email@example.com . Thank you.
Housebreaking – how do you do it?
How to give a dog a command – body positioning and achieving the desired result. Also, when not to give a dog a command.
The purpose of a plastic kennel and how to properly use it.
Sit – proper placement as well as teaching when to use this command.
Walking – teaching both K9 and Owner how to do it without stress.
Practice walking and putting the dog into a “sit”.
Practice walking and putting the dog into a “down”.
What is a “Release” and how, when and why to do one.
Teaching the command “come” including body positions.
“Come” from a “down-stay”.
“Come” from a “Release”.
Teaching how to handle a dog “on the loose” and how to get it back.
How to deter behavioral problems; chewing, digging, barking, jumping, aggression and other dog or puppy problems.
Why you should continue practicing feeding on the stationing mat.
Practice more walking – spiffing up Owner on giving walk.
Socialization your dog. This is done by special appointment only and it includes going to areas such as a dog park, shopping center, busy street, outdoor café and any other specific location Owner needs dog to be socialized in.
Education on the best way to travel in a vehicle with your dog.
Basic First Aid. What to do if a dog is overheated, what to do if your dog is choking on food, a bone or anything, how to check a paw to see if it is ok, helpful tips to handling eye trouble, what to do if your dog is vomiting, a wound and what to do on an immediate basis if your dog gets hit by a car.
Overview of any lessons that have been given prior. Handling any weaknesses the dog or Owner may have. This will be adjudicated by Owner and/or Trainer.
Disclaimer: This site includes education and techniques based on my experience, from educational books as well as advice from other trainers who have shared their techniques in dog training over the years. If you chose to use this information it will be your responsibility for the results you get with your dog. Good Dog K9 Training is always willing to assist you in training your dog but cannot be held responsible for any damages or mishaps that may occur if you chose to use and are using the techniques described above.