There are two kinds of people in this world: people who think nothing bad will ever happen and people like me. You know, waiting for a disaster to occur any minute. Luckily, I’ve taught my dog Honey the emergency word every dog needs to learn. Just in case.
For training Honey, we have a clicker, loads of treats, and some fun toys. We have leashes. Before we moved onto the boat, we had several books. But our most powerful training tool is something we rarely hear anyone talking about. Can you guess what it is?
I would have found it cute if it wasn’t so darn frustrating. I called Honey to come to me. She just stood there and gave me a look that said, “I think not.” My “come” cue is poisoned. I need a new word to teach Honey to come to me when I call her. What […]
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If I was only able to give one piece of advice to someone adopting a new dog or puppy it would be this: always teach your dog the things you know he or she will never need to know. Here’s why.
Click and treat. Click and treat. Do you always associate positive training with food treats? Because maybe there’s a better training reward for your dog.
Honey loves it. It builds our relationship. And it’s a good way for both of us to train our brains. So why do I keep having such a huge training fail?
Has your dog’s recall gotten a little lazy? Have you asked yourself if you’re like the dude with chili stains on his t-shirt belching on the couch who complains that his wife doesn’t like to have sex with him? Because you have to be attractive to your dog if you want her to come to you.