To educate, train and to live with the dog effectively, we need the dog to pay attention to us gladly. Traning and educating is communication – passing of information from us to the dog. And it is not possible to pass information to someone if he is not paying attention to us.
I was asked several times: “Is it true, that it is not possible to teach old dog new tricks?” My answer is – it depends on what is meant by the “trick”. Continue reading “Is it possible to teach old dog new tricks?”
Just like any other training tool also treats cannot be considered automatically good or bad – it depends on the way it is used. It can be used correctly and incorrectly. Continue reading “Food in dog training & education – yes or no?”
Games and exercises which are engaging dog’s nose are a natural way how to provide the dog with both physical and mental stimulation and it has a positive impact on dogs temperament. It is also a good alternative way for the dog to release the energy in another way than just running or fooling around. Continue reading “Find the keys”
Autoshaping is a training technique, which does not require the trainer to actively do something – instead, the behavior of the trained subject is modified by a specific setting of the environment, which will eventually modify the behavior.
Continue reading “What is autoshaping or adressing problem behavior using chewing toys”
Teaching dog some funny tricks or obedience can be beneficial from many points of view. It is a meaningful way for your dog to spend time, it provides your dog with both mental and physical stimulation and also it reinforces the bond between the owner and the dog. Last but not least it is fun. However, it depends on your attitude and training methods you choose.