Dog Trainers

puppy-sitting
September 16, 2018 0

2 Tips for Crate Training Your Puppy

One facet of dog training that is often overlooked is with the crates. Crates are cages or portable boxes [...]

Dog Treats

dog-teeth
October 18, 2018 0

3 Best Treats for Your Dog’s Teeth (Including Tips For Buying Bully Sticks in Bulk!)

Everyone has probably felt the pain of a cavity or a tooth aching to come out. Well this same pain can be [...]

Puppy Crate

puppy-sitting
September 16, 2018 0

2 Tips for Crate Training Your Puppy

One facet of dog training that is often overlooked is with the crates. Crates are cages or portable boxes [...]

Recent Posts


3 Best Treats for Your Dog’s Teeth (Including Tips For Buying Bully Sticks in Bulk!)

dog-teeth

Everyone has probably felt the pain of a cavity or a tooth aching to come out. Well this same pain can be felt by your dogs.

The difference though is that dogs cannot care for their own dental health. It is up to their owners to do so, but it is often neglected still. The fact is that taking care of your dog’s teeth is very critical to its lifetime. Failure to do so can lead to a slew of oral diseases.

The good thing is that there are treats that your dog can use for their dental health, and that Dog Training is here to report on two of the best ones for you.

Greenies Dental Treats

The first dental treat we’ll be looking at is called Greenies Original Dental Dog Treats. It has been around for quite a while and is considered one of the best brands in the market right now. Most if not all dog owners who have encountered the Greenies Treats will have nothing but positive things to say about it.

As the name states, it is “Green” to extent. When we say this, we simply mean that it is low in fat, which is good if you don’t want your pet dog to gain any more weight. The treat also has a number of vitamins and minerals that are good for your dog. It adds to your dog’s health.

Finally comes its design. It is actually shaped like a bone and a toothbrush combined. Due to this design, as the dogs chew it, the treat comes in better contact with the surface of your dog’s teeth.

Blue Buffalo Treats

Next up we have Blue Buffalo’s Dental Treats for Dogs. First of all, Blue Buffalo is a very well-known brand of dog food and dog treats. In fact, in multiple categories – whether it’s the best dog food, best dog treats, and even dental treats – Blue Buffalo is always in the conversation. This is no different.

This specific dental treat will make your dog’s teeth clean. However, there is more to this treat than just cleanliness. Due to its natural ingredients, it will also greatly benefit your dog’s health. One of the ingredients is Chondroitin which improves the health of your dog’s joints. The ingredients do not contain corn or wheat. This is good since wheat and grains are a common allergy for dogs. While keeping your dog’s teeth clean, you’re also keeping allergies at bay.

Pawstruck Bully Sticks

Finally, you’d be happy to know that there’s an ultra delicious way to take care of your dog’s teeth. If you have not yet heard of bully sticks, you’d be happy to know that these 100% all-natural beef pizzles can actually prevent plaque and tartar build-up. These are cooked to perfection by slow-roasting in the oven, making them one of the most delicious dog treats ever! What’s more, if your dogs love them, you can actually save money by buying bully sticks in bulk. The more you buy, the more money you’ll save. It’s something that you definitely won’t want to miss.

These are only a few of the best dental treats for your dogs. Remember to constantly think about your dog’s dental health.

2 Tips for Crate Training Your Puppy

puppy-sitting

One facet of dog training that is often overlooked is with the crates. Crates are cages or portable boxes that act as your dog’s area of safety, as well as a viable method in which you can safely transport your dog to various locations.

Moreover though, these crates are a way to establish rules and discipline to your dog.

Let’s take a look at two tips to crate training your dog.

Introduce Them

pug-crate

While it may sound weird, the first thing you should do is introduce your dog to his or her crate. In order to do this, what you want to do is to just place in the vicinity of where your dog usually hangs out. This will allow them to see it, sniff it, and familiarize themselves with it. Taking a step near or inside the cage is not the first step.

After a while though, leave the crate open. In time, they will explore the crate. Some dogs are shy, and there is no problem with that.

When this happens though, what you can do is stand behind the crate and try to lure them closer by calling them over. You can also put treats around the crate or even something like a breadcrumb trail that will lead inside.

Apart from food, the team members of Dog Training have also tried putting toys or blankets that their dogs like.

Use Food

dog-food

Once they are familiar with the crate, the next thing you have to do is use their food as a way to make them bond with their crate. During mealtimes, place their food within the crate. Place it all the way inside there so they will have no choice but to go inside.

When they are comfortable doing this, try closing the door once they start eating intently. When they are done, open the door immediately. As time goes on, the time between closing and opening doors can gradually increase.

If however when you try this tip your dog whines, this means that you have pushed your dog a little too hard into embracing his or her crate. Take your time with it and remain patient. Repeat the previous steps.

Please note though that when they do begin whining if the gate is closed, only let them out when they stop whining. You don’t want your dogs to connect whining with being let out of the crate. It could lead to a whole slew of problems.

These are only a few tips to crate training your puppy. We hope you see the value in this training and begin to do so.

3 Ways to Tire Out Your Dog

dog-tired

In Dog Training’s previous article, we listed down a couple of reasons on why dogs get aggressive. Another reason not listed there is the energy levels of the dog.

Dogs have so much energy. Every day, it is the goal of the trainer to deplete the energy of the dog through a variety of means. Ideally, all the energy should be used in just one big activity. This means one thing: exercise and/or physical activities.

Afterward, this ensures that your dog will be too tired to have any aggression that may keep you up at night.

Let’s look at three ways that you can tire out your dog.

Walks

Walks are essential in taking care of dogs. They are also probably the first thing that came in mind when you heard about tiring out your dog.

Walks are great, as it physically benefits both you and your dog. If you are strictly just walking, you’ll need to walk quite a bit in order to tire out your dog. However, if you can run, we would suggest that you do.

Dogs enjoy a good run and it will tire them out relatively quicker this way.

Blowing Bubbles

If the weather is not on your side, this means that you can’t take your dog out for a walk. Don’t worry, you can have your dog do exercises in the house too. One of the most creative and most fun ways to do it is by blowing bubbles at your dog.

The first thing you have to do is teach your dog how to chase these bubbles. Start by blowing out a few and pointing at them to encourage your dog to chase them.

Oftentimes, dogs will be skeptical about something new. When that happens in the case of the bubbles, you can show them it is alright by popping some yourself.

There are some bubble toys that are made specifically for dogs. However, if they eat too much of it, it may cause a bad stomach. Also, remember to wipe off their faces during and after sessions as the solution may go in their eyes and irritate it.

Mental Exercises

The final way that we’ll present is mental exercise. One way of doing this is by training the dog and teaching them some new tricks. Your dog will be forced to think about what they need to do.

It will tire them out, no doubt. Mix these training sessions in with physical exercise too for a holistic session.

We hope you find more effective ways to tire out your dog and implement them to your benefit.

2 Reasons Why Dogs are so Aggressive

dog-fighting

If you have or had a dog, you may have felt a dog’s uncontrollable aggression. These can be during the day. Your dog is just zipping around, barking, biting. It could also happen at night time. Your dog’s energy and aggression doesn’t let you sleep. This memory is sure to stick.

Without the proper guidance though, people have no idea why their dogs are aggressive in the first place. When this happens, this aggression could take a toll on you, the people around you, and your dog as well.

Let’s try and understand a couple of reasons why dogs get aggressive. The Dog Training team hopes that these reasons enhance your understanding and allow you to better care for your dog.

Your Dog is Afraid

One of the most common reasons why dogs get aggressive is because they are afraid. The fear that the dogs have about certain things just pushes them to lash out aggressively. This is usually when they feel like they are in danger.

On one hand, it is good to have a dog that fights for itself when it feels like its life is in danger. However, the trouble comes when there is nothing putting them in danger and it is all in their heads.

To stop this reaction, it all starts with how you bring up your dog. First, ensure that the environment at home is a safe one and that they are relaxed there. Make it feel like their home.

Next, it is important for them to cultivate social skills. You can do this when you bring them to the vet regularly. After they get all their shots, have them take walks outside and interact with other dogs. This will ensure that when they venture out, they can be comfortable everywhere.

Frustration

Another reason why dogs get aggressive is because they are frustrated. They are frustrated they are not getting what they want, or not doing what they want to do.

This is usually seen in dogs that are tied up for most of the day. Try to read the signs that your dog is showing and react accordingly. Boredom leads to frustration, so it’s important that you give them something to do that lasts for quite some time. Hand them chew treats like bully sticks to combat boredom and frustration.

We hope that these reasons for dog aggression have helped clear things up for you and will help you in the long run.

2 Essential Dog Trainer Traits

dog-leash-training

The road to a well-trained dog begins with the trainer. It’s much like success. There is a book that outlines the highly effective habits of successful people. This goes the same when we train dogs.

In order to succeed in training dogs, the trainers themselves must have specific and essential traits cultivated within them. Let’s take a look at two of these traits.

Patience

kid training dog

The first trait we have is patience. This specific trait can be applied to all things. It is no different in dog training.

Patience is quite important with training dogs. For one, people can’t really communicate with dogs directly. We don’t speak the same language. People must rely on reading cues and signals to even try and understand what the dogs are feeling or trying to say.

This communication gap can cause a lot of frustration. However, this is where patience comes in. You need to persevere when you train your dogs.

Moreover, it is best to set a schedule when you train your dogs and stick to it. Even when dogs have been trained, you must stay disciplined and keep training them. This ensures they don’t slide back to their old behaviors.

If you give up on your training half-way, in the long run, you’ll need even more patience when your dogs behave in a manner that you can’t control.

Creativity

training puppy

There are certain guidelines that are already in place when training dogs. The positive reinforcement method, for example, is a good framework to follow in your training. In fact, it is the best.

However, certain details aren’t set in stone. Trainers can get creative in order to get their training across. One example is the reward system. Usually people use treats as a reward. However, if you get creative, you can use fetch as a reward for example.

These are only a couple of traits that dog trainers must have for successful dog training. The Dog Training team hopes you can cultivate these within yourself and train your dog to your liking.

Follow Us

instagram
pinterest
tumblr
twitter

Latest Posts

flexpet

Mailing List

Subscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox.

petzoom