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Down

Down is a great cue that teaches the dog to relax even in stressful situations. Combing this cue with the ‘stay’ cue provides for a great management and control tool for the owner over the dog. Teaching this cue can

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Sit

Sitting is a behavior most dogs do anyway. Hence, it is fairly simple to have this behavior on cue. All we have to do is tell the dog that a treat is coming if he/she sits. Prepare in advance a

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Touch

The ‘touch’ cue is easy to teach and it is a great tool to learn the clicker training method. It is also very useful for future training. Learning this cue teaches the trainer the timing of the click and teaches

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The Importance of Reinforcers

If we want to succeed with positive reinforcement training we need to make sure that the reinforcers we use actually reinforce the dog. Remember, that it is the dog who decided whether something is reinforcing for him/her. Just to make

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Shaping

Shaping is a training method in which the trainer is an observer rather than an active participant in the learning. By observing behaviors, clicking, and rewarding approximations of the wanted final behavior, we can gradually get the dog to learn

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The Clicker Game

(It is recommended that you read the Shaping article before reading this one) The clicker game is a great method to learn how to use the clicker and to understand the method of clicker training. All you need is a clicker and

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Gradual Training

One of the most important aspects of dog training is the pace in which it is conducted. Many owners and trainers expect too much of their dogs. This is normal since, as humans, we tend to see the end product

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How to Choose a Dog Trainer

Working with a professional dog trainer is highly recommended. A good trainer will help you to better understand your dog and will get your dog to follow your cues in a positive and humane way. There are many dog trainers

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Charging the Clicker

In order for the clicker to have a meaning we need to “charge” it. This means that we need to tell the dog that this metallic clicking sound means that a treat is coming. We do this by associating each

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Teaching the Dog its Name

Teaching your dog his/her name is the most important thing you would do. The name is actually a cue that should tell the dog – look at me. Having your dog’s attention is the foundation for all other obedience training

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Stay

This cue can come after any other stationary cue – usually, we use it with ‘sit’ and ‘down’. The cue ‘stay’ tells the dog to keep its position until being told otherwise or until he/she is being clicked and treated

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The Best Pet Stain Removers in 2019

We’ve all been there.

We love our pets, but they can sure make a mess sometimes. If you’ve got a dog or a cat that’s been leaving regular urine stains on the rug and tracking mud in then you’re looking for something a little bit stronger than the usual fare.

Thankfully for you, we’ve compiled the best pet stain removers currently around. Take a long, good look at them and we’ll help you figure out which is the best for your home and pet.

Each has their own advantages and disadvantages. Make a careful choice and you’ll be able to say goodbye to messy stains and odors left by your pets. It’s time to enjoy a clean home once more, no matter how messy your pet is.

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The Best Dog Stairs for Bed in 2019

There isn’t much better than cuddling with your dog in your bed. Of course, they have to be able to get up there for you to enjoy the snuggly benefits with your canine pal.

That’s where dog stairs come in handy.

Find the best dog stairs for beds isn’t as easy as it seems at first glance, however. Let’s go over what you need to keep in mind and what you should be looking for in order to enjoy nap time with your canine companions.

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Best Wooden Dog Crates in 2019

It’s time for something a little bit different when you’re picking out an indoor home for your canine companion.

Wooden dog crates, as opposed to the metal cage-like variety, can add a unique aesthetic and a cozy home for your furry friend. As long as you make sure that you have the right one you’ll be able to enjoy the looks and feel of real wood while providing your dog with a crate.

The wrong ones can be an utter pain.

We rounded up ten different wooden dog crates in order to compare them side-by-side. Let’s take a look into them and see how they fare against each other.

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