Monday, February 28, 2011
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Sunday, February 20, 2011
My dog training philosophy is to make sure that the dogs understand exactly what you want from them and when by introducing them to everything and anything. I am very big on the word NO and the word GOOD, along with the words TREATs. I prefer to begin with treats or food and move to including praise and then to just praise. Although many are not okay with it, I am actually okay with the occasional spank. When you compare methods used by humans with methods used by other dogs, I'm sure that being spanked it much more appreciated then being bit. Of course you should give warnings before doing so and it should only occur in repeated actions by the dog. Of course not all dogs respond to this type of training and I myself am still learning different and new methods with each dog I train.
I would love to eventually take a course on dog training and become certified, I feel it would be soo much fun to learn. If anyone has any suggestions for an online school or experiences that they have had I welcome the advice!
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Lelo, a 3yr old Miniature Pinscher
They both needed work with children and she did great letting them lead the interactions. She respected their space yet encouraged them to bond with her. We have will definitely be volunteering for the next adoption weekend and trying to make a trip to the humane society to help more animals.