Why Choice Is Critical In Dog Training

Why Choice Is Critical In Dog Training

Dog Training Tips: Learning how your dog thinks and makes decisions is the “KEY” to getting your dog to do what you want – when you want, without the need for yelling, intimidation or constant supervision.

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).

Separation Anxiety in Dogs - Causes, Symptoms, & Treatment

Separation Anxiety in Dogs - Causes, Symptoms, & Treatment

Canine separation anxiety is a blanket term that refers to the following home-alone disorders that can be found in dogs: Separation Anxiety (when a dog is distressed by being separated from its main or preferred human caregiver); Isolation Distress (when a dog can’t tolerate being left alone); and Containment Phobia (when a dog feels trapped in confined spaces).

How To Prepare Your Dog Or Puppy For The 4th

How To Prepare Your Dog Or Puppy For The 4th

Dog & Puppy Training Tips: Dogs are social creatures that benefit from being included in family activities. However, if a dog is afraid of fireworks, Independence Day can be a terrifying experience for them. To ensure the 4th of July doesn't turn into a traumatic experience for both you and your dog, it's important to have a plan for keeping your dog safe and comfortable when the fireworks go off. Here are some tips from a Los Angeles dog trainer on how to get your dog or puppy ready for Independence Day.

The United States Of Doodle

The United States Of Doodle

Puppy training is absolutely necessary if you plan to adopt a Doodle breed. Because of their intelligence, all Doodle puppies require consistent training throughout their first year and benefit from ongoing dog obedience training. Plus, training is the best way to strengthen your relationship with your dog!

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. 

Is Your Dog Taking You For A Walk?

Is Your Dog Taking You For A Walk?

Does your dog take you for a walk instead of the opposite? Perhaps pulling so hard that their breathing is impeded in the process? Do you dread going for a walk, as a result, not only because you don’t want to be pulled all over the place, but because it seems to be causing undue strain for your dog, as well?

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.