Tuesday, February 27, 2007
Basic Obedience Training can be fun!
Dove Cresswell is a professional Hollywood North dog trainer. She trains dogs and puppies for films, television, and commercials.
I'm sure you appreciate that you need to be a top trainer to get this type of job... time is money when filming, so the puppies and dogs need to perform perfectly for each 'take'. You need to know your stuff, and you need to get results FAST... after all, this is a dream job we are talking about here!
Basic obedience training for puppies needs to be fun. And for puppies, in particular, training sessions need to be kept short... the puppies need to consider the obedience training just another game... this is how this particular course can be of help. You'll see what I mean when you view the demonstration video!
The course consists of lessons with sound and pictures - you can view a sample lesson free online when you check out the link at the end [or beginning] of this article. There are 7 lessons which include the all-important obedience training. Also, for puppies, you won't want to miss the puppy house training/potty training video. And you also get an invaluable bonus.
Amongst all the sensible advice on the website is included the caution to keep training sessions SHORT, to keep your pet interested... the well-being of your pet is a first priority.
I won't keep you from reading all the sensible free advice on the website much longer... but thought you would want to know that the course comes with a full guarantee AND a wonderful set of eight bonus gifts, including valuable information on DOG SPORTS.
To view the free video just Click Here! for Dove Cresswells Dog Training Online.
Monday, February 26, 2007
Puppy training secrets... where to begin?
NB: If you are a seasoned dog owner, you will probably want to miss this section out.
Once you have established that you will be available for a good part of 24/7, and 52 weeks per year for your pet... and if not personally available, then you have 'baby-sitting' facilities available for your pet... then we can go on to what sort of home you can provide.
This is where breed research will come into its own. If you decide you want a particular breed, find out as much as possible of what facilities, exercise, etcetera, your pet will require... and find out if that matches up with what you can offer.
A couple, or three, examples!
First think long haired/short haired, color, are you too houseproud? Some dogs shed their coats more than others.
If you go for a working breed, like a sheepdog, remember they NEED loads of exercise, and something of interest to do, like agility or flyball, or they can become problem dogs [have you got the time and energy to look after them properly]?
You would think that a retired greyhound would require loads of exercise... no, they just need loads of love and a couple of walks a day!
Large dog, large garden? No, not necessarily, a Ridgeback would much prefer a large sofa!
So most important is to choose the right type/breed of puppy, both for your lifestyle and circumstances, and for what type of lifestyle you can give your pet.
Once you have researched this thoroughly and honestly, then it is time to find a reputable breeder, and to form a relationship with them and learn all you can about the dam and sire of the puppies... they may also be able to help you decide on whether you want a male or female pup.
Always remember it is wise to choose a pup which is 'somewhere in the middle' within the hierarchy of the family of pups. They should then be both healthy and willing to learn... biddable. When you look at the pups they should have clear eyes, shiny coat, and once they reach the 8 week stage, should be lively and inquisitive.
The next tips cover what you'll need as basics for when you first bring your pup home... you'll also need to think of a name!
Sunday, February 25, 2007
Puppy Training Secrets
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