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Sunday, June 9, 2013

More #WorkLikeaDog Training Tips

by Carrie Boyko, CEB
courtesy @FurkidParent
Vlad is Here to Help Deliver Training Tips
In preparation for #WorkLikeaDog, I've been busy putting together some training tips.  I thought it would be a manageable list, but little did I know what would roll out when I started typing. I'm planning to share quite a few during the Twitter Party for those of you who enjoy learning new ways to work with your dog. Here's some of the overflow that simply won't get included in the party. Hope to see you there on Tuesday for more tips, Zuke's info and prizes :)

  • Dog touchy about brushing? Start w/soothing massage and work up, using back of brush first. Praise softly.
  • With practice, praise and reward, Fido will allow inspection of ears, teeth, tail, body, paws/pads.
  • Help Fido associate grooming w/pleasure. Play soft music, speak sweetly, treat when successful.
  • Get your dog used to crowds and people by visiting your pet supply store on the weekend when busiest.
  • If Fido pulls toward people or dogs to greet, start teaching the ‘Leave It’ command, treating accordingly.
  • Another strategy for pulling toward people is to use the ‘Watch Me’ command and a
    treat, getting his ATTN back on you.
  • Balance these ‘Leave It’ experiences with time at the dog park to meet and greet off-leash. Gr8 for socialization!
  • Remember that training your dog makes him a better family member and more enjoyable companion. He’s worth it!
  • Relish your training time as a bonding experience and remember to end on a high note with praise and a treat.
Join us Tuesday night at 8:30 PM ET for more tips. Now it's your turn. Share your best training tip in a comment below. Thanks for joining in. We may repeat your tip at the party.

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FANCY the Red Standard Poodle said...

Hi Y'all!

My best training tip is to learn to read your dogs body language!

Y'all come by now,
Hawk aka BrownDog

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