Learn how to teach your dog to spin– both left and right! Master dog trainer Adam G. Katz shows you how with “Shorty” the little Jack Russell Terrier he rescued from the animal shelter.
Dog Trick — Here’s how to teach your dog to sit upright and balance on his back legs. (Some dog trainers call this dog trick “sit pretty”). Master dog trainer Adam G. Katz shows you how.
Teaching your dog to spin on command is probably one of the easiest tricks you can teach him. Master dog trainer Adam G. Katz shows you how.
Hi Adam! Your book is fantastic! And when I follow your advice, it works to a tee. I have a dog that is about 16 months old. She loves to fetch and find the ball. Even when I throw it in the brush, she just does a search pattern and finds it. I would like to train her to find a certain “mushroom.” Yes, I said mushroom… which seem to grow in our area. Can you give me some help on training her to sniff out this mushroom? Thank you, Bob Dear Bob: Thanks for the kind words. You’ve got exactly Read more [...]
Competition dog trainers rely on food and tennis balls to motivate their dog into giving a performance with much gusto and attitude. While I don’t generally advocate using food for pet/companion dog training (it takes WAY TOO LONG and is not necessary unless you’re trying to pull additional points in a dog competition)… it’s often rewarding to be exposed to the tips and tricks used by professionals.competition dog trainers. In order to constantly have food ready to reward extraordinary speed, Read more [...]
I was sitting in the waiting room of my local HMO with a sinus infection and happened to pick up the recent issue of Outdoor Life magazine. Actually, it was the only thing to read, but that didn’t bother me as most hunting publications usually include at least one article on dog training. I was lucky, as this month’s dog training article was interesting enough for me to tie into this week’s e-zine issue. On page 36, sandwiched between the ‘Professional Bass Tournament’ article and the “His camo-painted Read more [...]
Once you’ve established a proper relationship with your dog, it’s okay to incorporate food into your training to perk up the dog’s attitude, or to help communicate more advanced behaviors. Or simply as an additional tool to motivate your pet. To teach you dog how to crawl, first make sure that he’s REALLY HUNGRY, or food motivated. Start by putting the dog in the down position. Next, hold a piece of food approximately two inches beyond his front paw, close to the ground. If the dog incorrectly Read more [...]
It is always a lot easier to teach a puppy the right things to do when they are young, but it is not impossible to eliminate the bad habits of an older dog. The first step obviously is the need to make sure the dog understands that you are the master so you can gain it’s respect and then you can start the process of training the dog so that it no longer performs the unwanted actions. It is important to address only one thing at a time and not try to change the way your dog responds to different Read more [...]
Because much of training involves teaching your Golden Retriever what his place in the family is and how to control himself, training can get to be rather serious. However, training can also be fun. Teaching your dog games and doing some trick training can really challenge your Golden’s ability to learn. Once you have taught your dog, you can have a great time showing off your dog’s tricks, amusing your friends and family, and just plain having fun with your dog. RETRIEVING As their name Read more [...]
[DogProblems.com] “Dog Trick — Teach Your Dog To Spin” Dogproblems.com Dog Training Tips Newsletter IN THIS ISSUE: Video Lesson of The Week – “Dog Trick — Teach Your Dog To Spin” ———————————————— Copyright 2009 by Browning Direct, Inc. All Rights Reserved. ————————————————- “Dog Trick — Teach Your Dog To Spin” Teaching your… Read more [...]
[DogProblems.com] New Video… “Dog Trick — Teach Your Dog To Balance & Sit … Dogproblems.com Dog Training Tips Newsletter IN THIS ISSUE: Video Lesson of The Week – “Dog Trick — Teach Your Dog To Balance & Sit Pretty” ———————————————— Copyright 2009 by Browning Direct, Inc. All Rights Reserved. ————————————————- “Dog Trick — Teach Your Dog To Balance… Read more [...]
The “Retrieve” must be learned step by step. First, you should teach your dog to take a very light dumbbell and hold it. Even though a handler has never tried this with his dog he should be able to accomplish it in one lesson. If you are training a dog who refused to retrieve when some other method was used, and he has become stubborn or frightened, it might take two or three lessons. The length of time it takes will depend upon your skill in using your voice as you tighten his collar. Teaching Read more [...]
Teach Your Dog to Find Your Keys Once you’ve done the Shell Game for awhile, do this: Attach a small piece of leather to your key chain. Spend two minutes pinching the leather between your thumb and index finger. This will transfer some of the oil in your skin to the leather and link your “scent” to it. Next, repeat the “Shell Game” with your key chain, instead of the doggie cookie. When your dog finds the bucket that hides your keys, lift the bucket to reveal your keys. At this point, you really Read more [...]
I received a surprise Christmas present last year in the form of a 4 year old female shepherd mix that my wife and daughter decided I needed to replace my long time pet who had to be put down last summer. She really is a beautiful dog, but the shelter fibbed to us when they said she was good with other dogs and cats. She has been rather aggressive with them. We are 6 months into this relationship now and she is much better. I guess she is more secure now. The one problem I have not solved is her Read more [...]
How To Train Your Dog To “Retrieve” The “Retrieve” must be learned step by step. First, you should teach your dog to take a very light dumbbell and hold it. Even though a handler has never tried this with his dog he should be able to accomplish it in one lesson. If you are training a dog who refused to retrieve when some other method was used, and he has become stubborn or frightened, it might take two or three lessons. The length of time it takes will depend upon your skill in using your voice Read more [...]
“I have a chocolate Labrador Retriever (very active) that is being trained (in OPEN class now) and he seems to be regressing since we are working on retrieving. He retrieves very well with the dumbbell, etc., but other dogs in the class do not. And they bring toys for their retrieval work. My problem is that my dog is just “overcome” with these toys and isn’t paying close attention to me. He goes after THEIR toy many times instead of HIS dumbbell. He knows the command “look” or WATCH ME” Read more [...]
About 6 weeks ago, I acquired a border collie through the local SPCA. She is about 18-24 months old. I have no idea of her history. All I can say is that “Rosie” is a very smart dog. Rosie is a quick learner and eager to please me. She knows the word “NO”., knows how to sit, is housebroken, comes when commanded to, stays within the borders on my farm, and comes wherever she is when I ring a Tibetan bell. My Question: Since Rosie is from a working breed, I would like to teach her how to fetch so Read more [...]