Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Dog Training Can be Taken Two Ways!





Hi guys. As many of you will know, and some will find out here, one of our dogs was hit by a train on Monday, and although he is expected to make a full recovery, I have been busy caring for him. The poetry  contest was due to end on Friday, with judging to take place shortly there after. I have decided to postpone judging as I've not got anywhere close to all the poems up on the blog yet. Deadline for submissions will still be the 14th, but please be patient as I work through the wonderful submissions. We have to travel on Monday for a specialist appointment, so I will likely get things finished up following that trip.

On another note, I am no longer posting 'sob stories' or 'tales of woe' or 'warning tales' for the foreseeable future. People seem to be thinking that it is their right to have their stories posted on the blog, and I am partly responsible for that. I always feel terrible when people lose or even just when they have a sad story and want help. That said, the blog is and was meant to be a place of fun, a refuge from the 'nerdiness' of the site and chat (cuz you all know I'm not a nerd!) and lately has felt like a downer.

I will not, ever, become a Debbie Downer! :P

So, on that note, send me fun stories, happy tales, pics of things you've purchased or things you've done with your winnings. And for now, keep the losses for another time.

Take care, thanks for reading.

Deb

4 comments :

  1. i saw dooglus talking about the BC but i was busy in testing a new slow game and didn't noticed that your dog was hit by a train, i can't imagine how a living thing can survive after being hitting by a train they looks too big on tv :( . i hope you can find a way to save him.

    About the sob stories thingy i won't write too much now maybe in other time.

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  2. Hey friends how are you I want share with you some dog training tips hope you try its work really work. Learn to listen to your dog. If your dog appears to be uncomfortable meeting another dog, animal or person, don’t insist that he say hello. He’s telling you that he isn’t comfortable for a reason, and you should respect that. Forcing the issue can often result in bigger problems down the line. Most people don’t have a problem being very clear about when they are unhappy with their dogs, but, they often ignore the good stuff. Big mistake! Make sure you give your dog lots of attention when he’s doing the right thing. Let him know when he’s been a good boy. That’s the time to be extra generous with your attention and praise. It’s even okay to be a little over the top. Just because the bag says “a treat all dogs love” doesn’t mean your dog will automatically love it. Some dogs are very selective about what they like to eat. Soft and chewy treats are usually more exciting for your dog than hard and crunchy treats. Keep your eyes open for what he enjoys. There is nothing inherently wrong with telling your dog “no,” except that it doesn’t give him enough information. Instead of telling your dog “no,” tell him what you want him to do. Dogs don’t generalize well, so if your dog jumps up on someone to say hello and you say no, he may jump higher or he may jump to the left side instead of the right. A better alternative would be to ask him to “sit.” Tell him what you want him to do in order to avoid confusion. Whenever you’re training your dog, it’s important to get as many family members involved as possible so everyone’s on the same page. If you are telling your dog “off” when he jumps on the couch and someone else is saying “down,” while someone else is letting him hang out up there, how on earth is he ever going to learn what you want? Consistency will be the key to your success. Changing behavior takes time. You need to have realistic expectations about changing your dog’s behavior as well as how long it will take to change behaviors that you don’t like. Often behaviors which are “normal” doggie behaviors will take the most time such as barking, digging and jumping. You also need to consider how long your dog has rehearsed the behavior. For example, if you didn’t mind that your dog jumped up on people to say hi for the last seven years and now you decide that you don’t want him to do that anymore, that behavior will take a much longer time to undo than if you had addressed it when he was a pup. Remember it’s never too late to change the behavior some will just take longer than others.
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  3. Hey friends how are you I want share with you some dogs training tips. Dogs have always communicated with each other by using body language. This involves facial expressions, body postures, noises and scents. Dogs will use their mouth, eyes, ears and tail to express emotions. By learning how to interpret your puppy's body language, you can interpret your puppy's intentions.
    Signs of aggression or submission
    If your puppy is feeling brave or aggressive, he'll try to make himself larger by standing tall, with his ears and tail sticking upright. He'll also push out his chest and raise the hair on his neck and back. He might also growl and wave his tail slowly. On the other hand, a submissive dog will try to make himself appear small and act like a puppy. This is because an adult dog will "tell off" a puppy but not attack him. Submission will take the form of a sideways crouch near to the ground, his tail held low but wagging away. He may also try to lick the face of the dominant dog or human. He may even roll on his back.
    Your puppy's tail
    Most of us recognize that tail wagging is a sign of friendliness and pleasure, but the tail can indicate other moods, too.The normal way a dog holds his tail varies from breed to breed but generally speaking, a tail held higher than 45 degrees to the back expresses alertness and interest. If your puppy's tail is waved slowly and stiffly, that's an expression of anger. If it's clamped low over his hindquarters, it means your pet is afraid. An anxious or nervous dog may droop his tail but wag it stiffly.
    Your puppy's eyes
    If your dog's eyes are half closed, that's a sign of pleasure or submission, while eyes wide open can indicate aggression.In the wild, dogs stare at each other until one backs down or makes a challenge, so you should never attempt to outstare your puppy, especially if he's nervous.
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