Here I am working with Marty for the first time ever and using the loose leash walking techniques I describe in my book The Complete Puppy Training Manual.
I get asked a lot about clicker training and how to use it for enhancing my puppy's obedience training. In this video, I explain what clicker training is, and demonstrate with my dog Dixie how it's done.
Here is a short video from Sept 2020, of Dixie's 2nd walk of the day. She's being so well behaved and obedient, walking on a loose leash, staying next to me.
Dog enrichment and mental stimulation is essential for every dog, especially high-energy puppies. A session of enrichment will use up the dogs mental energy much faster than exercise. Dog enrichment doesn’t need to be extravagant or hard to organize. Here are a few clever ways to keep their pups happy, healthy, and entertained.
Puppy play biting is the most requested behavior issue to fix with puppies. Follow these guidelines in this video for tips. Don't allow it to get out of control for too long or the behavior will continue to be reinforced, similar to jumping, barking, and chewing.
This video addresses the issue of dog barking in the house. Most owners and guests do not like this behavior. I've included some tips on how to work on minimizing the barking while you are in the house.
Here is a very simple and effective method of putting the leash on the dog when they resist. Chasing them is not very effective. Recall (come command) only works if they know the command.