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How To Train A Dog To Sit

How To Train A Dog To Sit

Dog Training Los Angeles: It’s Your Choice (IYC) is a critical core foundation game because it sets the stage for teaching self-control over all future reinforcers (reinforcers = anything your dog likes or enjoys). It teaches our dogs that all things of value must be earned. The premise of the game is that the “work” is what earns the reward not just the presence of those rewards in the environment.

How To Train A Dog To Walk Nicely On A Leash

How To Train A Dog To Walk Nicely On A Leash

Dog Trainer Alexandra Bassett demonstrates how to train a dog to walk nicely on a loose leash. Leash manners are taught in incremental steps starting by teaching a dog what leash tension means (leash communication) and where you want them to be while walking on a leash (stationary and moving reinforcement zone).

Dog Training Games: Hide & Seek

Dog Training Games: Hide & Seek

At Dog Savvy Los Angeles, we are big advocates of making dog training fun and easy. Hide & Seek is a game you can play with your dog at any time--with almost no effort--and get amazing results because it creates positive associations with coming when called.

How To Train A Dog NOT To Do Something

How To Train A Dog NOT To Do Something

Understanding how consequences affect your dog is all you need to know to train your dog like an expert dog trainer. So how do you correct a dog using positive reinforcement dog training methods? Find that out and more on the Dog Savvy Los Angeles dog training blog ...

 

 

Dog Park Etiquette: Do's & Don'ts

Dog Park Etiquette: Do's & Don'ts

Dogs were built to roam and, more than anything, love running around free. Dog parks, therefore, can be a great way to grant your lovable furball some much-desired freedom where they can blow off some steam. Here are some ways to ensure the dog park always remains a positive experience. 

What Causes Dog Anxiety?

What Causes Dog Anxiety?

As more and more people make dogs a part of their family, anxiety in dogs seems to be on the rise, as well. So what causes dog anxiety and what can you do about it? The answer to this question lies in examining how dogs perceive the world and how their natural self-preservation instincts get activated.

Dogs That Bark & Lunge On Leash

Dogs That Bark & Lunge On Leash

As a dog trainer in Los Angeles, the most common problem I see dog parents facing when living in a city is leash reactivity. Leash reactivity is a condition that prompts a dog to bark and lunge at other dogs or people and can make going on a daily walk feel like navigating through a war zone.