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Puppy Training

When puppies are in the earlier stages of life they don’t really understand the human trait of distinguishing wrong from right.

At this point in the little lives, eliminating outside and peeing on the carpet makes zero difference to them – it’s a normal bodily function for them.

That being said pups are born with an built in desire to keep their ‘homes’ clean. As they grow up and start to gain more control of their bladders, this  will definitely work to our advantage in our house training efforts!

This doesn’t have to be a difficult process, but you have to approach it from the right direction.

Mistakes will happen that for sure. Out little four legged friends don’t know any better.

As they age, they drink and eat more, burn  off more energy, and are ‘gifted’  with a never ending flow of poop.

Our friends at Dog Training Miami tell us that they will have more control of their system and they will always learn that there are correct and incorrect places to ‘do their business’.

French Bulldog Training

A Simple Approach To French Bulldog Puppy Training

We all want a dog that’s perfectly trained and is happy to comply with simple and easy requests. In contrast, French Bulldog puppies rarely show good manners as they are so energetic and full of life. Based on their energetic nature, French Bulldog training takes time so, start puppy training as early as possible (purely force free) in order to become competent and well mannered companions.

Luckily, training your new puppy needn’t be that tough. To their credit, Frenchies are super intelligent and will pick up training quickly, more so if you begin at an early age. The only difficulty could be deciding when, and how, to start.

My position is that force free training can start as early as you like.

The most important piece of advice going is to start them young. Try and start this as early as possible, when your puppy first arrives, as you don’t want any bad habits to develop and become irreversible. Make sure you’re totally on the ball and never tolerate any rough play fighting or aggressive behaviour of any kind, and make sure your new puppy knows who’s in charge You are the master.

Don’t forget that socialization is an extremely critical part of the process and must be reinforced (positively) on a daily basis so that your dog and puppy becomes comfortable around other people and pets at as early age as possible. Taking him to basic obedience classes will be exactly what you need- not only will you get the added advantage of a professional trainer, but you’ll be tutoring your pet to be around other puppies at the same time.

Always Be Consistent, Always Be Quick To Praise!

It’s so important that you stay consistent throughout your Frenchie puppy and training. switching between roughhousing with him and shouting at him will only confuse him and will definitely not give you the results you need or want. Make it clear what sort of play is appropriate for your house and always stay consistent so that your Frenchie knows exactly what the rules of the house are.

Positive reinforcement is another important part of the process. It’s important that you praise good behaviour and completely ignore the bad, because then your pup will realise that good things only happen when he behaves himself. Reprimanding your dog is still giving him attention, so simply tell your dog “no” whenever he acts up and nothing more. In this way he knows he can only win your full attention by doing something good.

Such methods apply to other forms of training, such as toilet training. When your dog successfully does his business out in the yard you should be quick to offer thanks and praise; in contrast, you should have no reaction to accidents within the house, but simply take your dog back out into the yard to remind him what the right thing to do is-this is an example of being consistent.

French Bulldog Training

Patience Is A Virtue When It Comes To French Bulldog Training

While these dogs are very intelligent, training takes time before it these behaviors become a habit. The fastest way to changed behavior is simply to be as consistent as possible with your training routine and always offer positive reinforcement, be aware that that this process won’t happen overnight. Just be patient and give it time, being mindful that Frenchies have very short attention spans, so you should also keep your French Bulldog training sessions short and full of fun.

If you are willing to put in some work, puppy training your Frenchie can tremendously successful. They’ll quickly grasp the idea and if you take the time with them then great behaviour will be built in into them and will become a habit. In the end you’ll have a great dog that knows basic commands and can be as obedient as he is adorable. What could possibly be better than that?

Andy Murphy is a French Bulldog lover dedicated to helping you get the best from your French Bulldog.

Last thoughts, French Bulldog Training takes time, patience but can (and will) be a very rewarding experience.

Remember to buy from a reputable breeder

Canine Good Citizen Benefits

Canine Good Citizen Benefits -10 reasons to train for the CGC test

Ace took and passed the Canine Good Citizen test Friday. Passing the test itself is not all that important, but the concepts in the test should be goals for every dog owner. The test was a fun way to compete with my dog and get recognition for my work. I like that the AKC encourages all trained dogs to take the test, even mixed-breeds which are normally not acknowledged.

To pass the CGC test, a dog must prove she is able to behave in a public setting. It tests whether a dog can act calm around a new person and dog, walk on a loose leash through a crowd, sit while a stranger pets her and be separated from her owner for three minutes without freaking out. She must also sit, lie down and come on command.
Here are 10 reasons to prepare for the Canine Good Citizen test:
1. Use the CGC test to your advantage against breed discrimination laws.
Unfortunately, more and more cities are passing laws that ban certain breeds. If you own one of these breeds of dogs that are unfairly labeled as dangerous, but your dog has passed the CGC test, you will have a better chance at proving your dog is harmless to others.
2. Some apartments only allow dogs that have a CGC certificate.
Certain apartment complexes, parks and other public places will only allow dogs that have proof of passing the CGC test. If you own a larger breed like a dane or rottweiler, showing proof of CGC completion gives you a better chance of getting into an apartment.
3. It’s a good test to see where you are at with training.
Who cares if you fail the test. I used the test as a way to see where Ace and I need more work. I learned that he needs more work staying in a sit position around other dogs. He also needs work on staying in the stand position. Exposing your dog to new environments and testing her skills as well as yours will only benefit you both. You can always retake the test.
4. The CGC test gives you a goal to work toward.
It’s easier for me to train my dog when I have a specific goal in mind. I work better with a deadline. That’s why I sign up for marathons far in advance. The same is true with dog training. Sign up to take the CGC test a month or two from now, and then practice with your dog until that date.
5. The Canine Good Citizen test is often one of the first steps to becoming a therapy dog.
The CGC test is used by Therapy Dogs International in its assessment of potential therapy dogs. The test is often a prerequisite for more advanced therapy dog training.
6. Visiting new places will not be such a big deal to your dog.
A good way to prepare for the CGC test is to walk your dog in several new places, exposing her to many new situations. My dog still responds much better to commands at home than anywhere else, but working with him in new environments really helps.
7. The Canine Good Citizen test is a good preparation for more advanced training.
Now that Ace and I have worked in front of a judge, I’m eager to look for more opportunities to compete with my dog. Once your dog has completed the CGC test, you will have a good base to start obedience competitions.
8. Set a good example for other dog owners.
I hope that people notice how Ace responds to me and will be encouraged to dedicate more time to training their own dogs. It’s a good way to encourage kids to get involved with training.
9. Your dog will become more socialized.
To pass the test, your dog must stay under control around distractions, including new people and dogs. It’s what every dog owner wants.
10. The CGC test is fun.
It’s good to know my dog can tag along in almost any setting and remain under control. Training and working with Ace is fun for me and strengthens our bond.

Crate Training

Let’s talk about crate training

So, what all this about crate training?

This is a practice that uses a dog’s natural instinct as a den animal. It is best done when the puppies are still young and learning what is expected of them. This type of training is recommended veterinarians and breeders alike.

Reasons for crate training puppies

It helps prevent anxiety for the puppies as large area space especially with no one around can be overwhelming thus they feel the need to protect as smaller place when they have it since it is much more manageable.

It helps to transport the dog and serves as a safe haven for the dog wants to escape to once he accepts the crate as his space.

If the dog is crate trained the dog will take is a resting place he will wait until he is out of to do his business and the owner will have control over when and where the dos relieves himself.

It is also useful for restraining anxious dogs when traveling or has company over and this makes the dog happy and safe.

The training is also important in limiting the dog’s access around the house to places he is not allowed to.

Choosing the best dog crate

Should be well ventilated and large enough so that the puppy can stand up, turn or lie down. A small size will make the puppy uncomfortable. Plastic crates are the best when traveling and even when the puppy need more security or for a home with lots of activities.

Metal crates are top pick for these reasons; easy to disassemble when and transport, provides a high level of visibility ventilation for the puppy while it’s in the crate. They are easy to clean out when the dog have their accident there.

 

Teaching the puppy to love the crate

This can be done by making the crate cosy by adding toys and lining it with blankets and all through it should be ventilated. Bring the dog to the crate for naps so that it can unwind and offer treats when he goes inside.

The dog should be made to feel at ease at all times trough the entire process and this can be done by placing a cloth or blanket on the bottom to make it comfortable.

Take the puppy for a walk as soon as it is out of the crate to allow it to eliminate so as to instill the idea of potty time comes after crate time.

 

crate training your puppy

dog in box

what not to do when create training

Do not lose patience and be consistent as learning takes time even for the puppy to love the crate

Do not make the dog or puppy stay in the crate all day as it will eventually need to have time for feeding, bathroom breaks and playing. Plus he might spoil soil the sleeping area.

Potential problems

Separation anxiety

Whining is one of the dog’s reactions when placed in the crate so that it can be let out. In such an instance ignore the dog.

Too much time in the crate can affect the dog’s muscles development and condition.

How to crate train the dog

Introduce the crate and when the dog is comfortable give it a meal there, make the stay short and prolong the stay with time.

Socialization

Correct Puppy Socialization

We all like to be social… Let’s take it a bit further? we all of us like to be social. Did you think about your puppy, they also like to be social. Adequate puppy socialization should be number one on your list of things you should be doing as soon as you get him (or her).

 

puppy socialization is very important

Socializing your puppy is a secret to get a happy, confident and well adjusted dog to your life. To learn puppy socialization first of all you look into you. Is you like to go outside and have fun if you have a trouble in your mind? undoubtedly the answer is NO. Same as for socializing puppy we want to understand their mindset and want to pick best time for puppy socialization
The important thing is that socialization should be done in the adult ie, age of 7weeks to 4 months. In that period , the personality of an puppy will develop and puppy react to the enviornment as an adult.In this time gently exposing him to a different peoples, places , environment make huge differences in their personality.In the case of breeded puppy the process is take a bit earlier
The socialization is helping ur puppy to become react to all types emotions and senses like sight,sound,smell in a good manner.It also helps to remove the inner fear of dog.Also it improve puppy charecter and we get a happy companionThe whole world is new , strange and unusual to a puppy.So make every situation is an new opportunity to make a new positive association.Help you puppy be exposed to many different types of places , textures, people and noises by taking them to there.It means for socialization we should allow puppy to get experience from different enviornment for example, have him walk on carpet ,hardwood,tile and linoleum floors ; have him meet differently aged people or different nature people.Try to avoid doing too much fast , instead if you want your puppy to be smart, You should train your puppy as your child.

Crate training is also recommend for happiness and well being of you dog.

Thanks to miami dog training for the tips

Sending An SOS To The (Dog) World

Sending An SOS To The (Dog) World

I love my dog. He’s 101 pounds of slobbery affection, dumber than a sack of hammers, and always so very eager to please and training him was a pleasure.

Chances are that I love your dog too, unless it has Small Dog Syndrome. However, any dog with that kind of behaviour problem didn’t get there on its own.. I’m taking the time and trouble and working with the dog trainer Miami to walk nicely, on his own power (not that I would ever consider carrying him around unless I absolutely have to; a plate and 11 pins that hold my right arm together following an accident in 2004 mean that I can’t lift anything heavier than 40 pounds, in both arms); make sure he’s properly socialized, and to obey basic commands. You can do the same.I notice things like this more, of course, now that I have joined The Dog World.

Dog SOS

Something else about The Dog World that triggers my annoyance is the concept of the “puppy mill.” My short neck hairs stood straight up over the weekend when someone pointed out an article in the daily newspaper about the kennel in Shawville, Québec, where more than 500 dogs were removed by animal welfare authorities, said to possibly be “the largest of its kind in Canada.”

Registered breeders of purebred dogs, in general, have always struck me as being a special bunch. At the other end of the spectrum are the backyard breeders, the puppy mill owners, like Charlene Labombard, whose family owned and operated the Shawville facility for the past 16 years. By her own admission, she was actively raising no fewer than 30 breeds of dogs. 30 breeds of dogs. I presume that doesn’t include the cross-breeding and other forms of genetic mischance that were more than likely going on. Back in the spring, I was on the verge of rocking back and forth and humming loudly after I learned that Tucker’s sire had “tied” no fewer than three times with Tucker’s sister Daisy during her first heat cycle, leading to a litter of 11 puppies and she just a puppy herself. I’m told the dogs’ owner tried to keep them separated, the teachable moment here being that the standard baby gate is a poor deterrent to an intact adult male dog. The owner took some of the proceeds from the sale of the puppies ($300 x 11 = $3,000 according to the calculator; no vet checks were done, therefore pure profit) and got Daddy Dog neutered. Better late than never, I guess?

But back to Charlene Labombard: her puppy mill provided her with her daily living, supplementing her old age security benefits. The family originally got into dog-breeding following the collapse of the pork market 20 years ago, which in turn forced them to shut down their pig farm. Really? They couldn’t have, say, gone into “cash crops” instead? Corn and soybeans and hay can be quite profitable, as relatives of DH’s were to learn after they got out of dairy farming, having been casualties of the “mad-cow” crisis back in the 1990s; but it takes time and a helluva lot of work. For the Labombard family, easier money was to be made through indiscriminate dog breeding, clearly.

My wish for the dogs that were seized on the weekend is that they get the care and Dog Training they desperately need, as soon as possible. Why not help this dog-loving blogger sleep better tonight, and visit one of the many sites around O-town that are accepting donations of cash and non-cash items on behalf of the animals. For more information and a list of locations, you can visit wikipedia.com

Fundamental Pup Training

Fundamental Pup Training
Pup training isn’t really an alternative, it’s a need, yet it doesn’t need to be a chore!

From our friends over at Dog Training Miami

Some fundamental lessons are a have to if you desire your new pup to mature to be courteous, loyal, and enjoyable to have around … as well as these can be a fun time of games, bonding and also love.

If you’re a newbie owner, or it’s been a while given that you had a young ‘un in the residence, you may be really feeling a little confused about where to start.

For you and also your new dog, the initial few weeks with each other set the tone for your whole partnership, so it is very important to get off on the best foot, as well as to start out the means you mean to take place.

That small pup will be a teen prior to you know it, and from there it’s simply a hop, skip and also a jump to complete blown their adult years – and those bad habits that seem cute now will be a whole lot much less so when Fido considers 50lbs (or even 120!).