Month: September 2013

Dog Training For Tricks. Part 6. What Motivates Your Dog?

  By Claudia Bensimoun What Motivates Your Dog?   Image Credit: BarkUpTodayDog While there isn’t an immediate “calm down” command we can cast over our hyper or mischievous furry best friends, there are a few things we can do to help bring focus into a training session. Forget the old training methods like the electronic…

Dog Training For Tricks. Part 5. Simple Behavior Changes

Why Working on Simple Behavior Changes is Easiest For Fido   Image Credit: BarkUpTodayDog   Tips Reward and praise your dog when he is sitting quietly beside you. Reinforce your canine companion when he walks on a long leash without tugging. Reinforce your dog for not barking at the dog that is walking nearby. Catch…

Dog Training For Tricks.Part 4. Reinforcing The Behaviors You Want.

Reinforcing The Behaviors You Want   Image credit: Wiki Listing all the existing behaviors that you would like to change makes for easier changes. You have to know what you want to change. Many frustrating behaviors can be easily changed. Break down each behavior into small easy steps. Thirty second increment training can be effective…

Dog Training For Tricks. Part 3 Clicker Training

Clicker Training For Dogs Image Credit: Wiki   The clicker is a marker signal. It makes a certain sound that in turn marks the correct behavior the very instant your dog performs it. What is a Clicker? It’s a small plastic box that has a metal tongue, which clicks each time you press onto it.…

Dog Training For Tricks. Part 2 Positive Training

By Claudia Bensimoun Positive Training Image Credit: BarkUpTodayDog   Training our canine companions should never be stressful. Instead it should be fun and inspiring for both you and your dog. The benefits of positive training are huge. Positive training not only strengthens your bond with your canine companion, but also teaches you empathy, patience and…

Dog Training For Tricks

Getting Back To Basics Maybe you even have one-he’s hyper, high strung, and training classes involve a game of chase in which only your furry best friend is having fun. Most times, troubling behavior such as hyperactivity or playfulness is simply a sign of puppyhood, and only time and training will bring the difficulties out…

A Nose For Travel With Hanrob Pet Hotels Australia!

A Nose For Travel With Hanrob Pet Hotels – REBLOG ON GUEST POSTS NEEDED! Our furry best friends, for the most part, crave routines. They don’t need alarms to predict the precise time you both will be heading for the dog park or when it’s time for that pet vacay. But when the holidays arrive…

Sloughi- North African Dog Breeds- Arabian Greyhound

By Claudia Bensimoun Image Credit: Wiki       The Sloughi,  a dog breed from Northern Africa,also known as the Arabian Greyhound ,originated from Northern Africa. Group: UKC History: The Sloughi is believed to be a descendant of the drop-eared sighthound that had been treasured by the ancient Egyptians.This devoted family dog of the Berber…

World’s Smallest Dog is in Puerto Rico. Miracle Milly! Guinness World Records.

Miracle Milly, the world’s smallest Chihuahua is tinier than a can of soup, currently standing at 3.8 inches(9.65 cm) in height when measured from backbone to paw, announced Guinness World Records Thursday. Weighing close to a fragile pound, she is two years old and is known for sticking out her tongue during photo shoots.Her  lucky…