Guide: Finding an Obedience Program for Your Dog

A new client of mine had already been through another obedience program with her dog, but you would not know it. She said the classes were large, they used the same technique on all the dogs and the people teaching were far from encouraging. She had problems getting questions answered and the students did more walking in circles and getting yelled at than they did trouble shooting and learning. Many students left after just a few classes and never returned. She finished the program, as she had paid her money but felt like she got little out of it.

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Teaching Your Dog to Come

Yesterday at the dog park a woman was trying hard to get her dog to come.But despite her repeated admonitions, all her buddy did was run…and keep on running…with her in hot pursuit.When her dog finally was captured, the woman put a leash on him, yanked him around, yelled at him, then dragged him out of the park and put him in the car.

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Play Fetch with Your Dog

Fetch is a game we take for granted. Yet fetch is the most perfect of all dog games. It’s easy to learn. It’s easy to do. Fetch is great exercise for your dog (even exercise for you, if you walk or jog to a park to play). Most important, fetch is all about give and take (quite literally); you and your pup are working in tandem.

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