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Do we need to use tools like shock collars, clickers or even treats, force or domination to train dogs?

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Do we need to use tools like shock collars, clickers or even treats, force or domination to train dogs?

The question that I always struggle to explain to dog owners is the following: Do we need to use tools like shock collars, clickers or even treats, force or domination to train dogs? The simple answer is NO. Dogs are intelligent animals and it is not necessary to use tools to train them or to modify their behaviours. The best things that you will need to use to train a dog is TIME & KNOWLEDGE. Most dogs can learn the basic dog training lessons quickly and easily without using anything. What I mean is for instance, the basics of obedience...

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Having the best dog might be your New Years’ resolution!

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Having the best dog might be your New Years’ resolution!

No matter when or why, we all want to have the best dog. Your goal may be to provide the best for your dog. We all want to have a dog that listens, doesn’t misbehave, makes life easier for us, doesn’t embarrass us, doesn’t drive us crazy… but just by wishing doesn’t happen. One of the realities of life is that we must act to see results. That means, investing time and physically getting involved with the tasks that we must do. This applies to any aspects of our lives. For instance, if you have a dirty car you need to put aside couple of hours...

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What is dog Training?

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What is dog Training?

Many people end their dog training process either with a puppy training or basic obedience. Dog training is a life long process and it shouldn’t end at year one of the dog only. There are so many types of training that every dog owner can join and have fun with it. Here is a video, explaining of what dog training is and what are the other options of dog training.

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High energy, hyperactive dogs

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High energy, hyperactive dogs

I see many dog owners who are concerned about their dog’s high energy level. Some dogs seem to have lots of energy, but is it high energy or bad habits? Some dog owners feel that their puppy or their adult dog is high energy and it needs a lot of exercise to drain them out. Most dogs, especially younger dogs are born with healthy, low to medium level of energy. That is the normal energy level that most dog owners are posed but for them it feels unusually high or uncontrollable. Dog owners need to learn and understand that they just need to...

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What it takes for a dog to learn.

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What it takes for a dog to learn.

By Saro Boghozian, Expert Family Dog Trainer You’ve just acquired your new puppy or new dog. How do you go about teaching them all the commands and wanted behaviours that are necessary in order to end up with a well socialized, well behaved and easily controlled dog? There are basically two types of behaviour, natural behaviour which means preprogrammed in at birth and learned behaviour which means it is acquired as the result of personal experiences in the environment. Natural behaviour can be manipulated genetically and will depend on...

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House Training Solution

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House Training Solution

By Saro Boghozian, Expert Family Dog Trainer This is a topic that not many dog owners are clear about it and don’t feel comfortable to talk about it either. Here are some suggestions that will help you ease off this basic yet very important issue. In general, when you bring a puppy or even an adult dog to your home for the first time, you need to understand and follow some simple and important rules. First thing first, don’t take them inside your home right away. Walk them around the block for 10 to 15 minutes until they are fully relieved....

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Sending your dog to a daycare or a kennel!

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Sending your dog to a daycare or a kennel!

By Saro Boghozian, Expert Family Dog Trainer This is an article for those who need to send their dogs to daycare or boarding facilities. As dog owners, we need to leave our dogs in care of others sometimes. Be it dog daycare, boarding place, the vet or the groomer, etc. We may feel bad or even guilty. It is a human nature to feel that way, but I think most of the times it’s a selfish act. We think about our own feelings because we will be missing the dog and I know some dogs miss us too, but we have to teach them just the same way we need to...

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Do dogs enjoy being trained?

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Do dogs enjoy being trained?

By Saro Boghozian, Expert Family Dog Trainer Recently, I have been going around promoting my book “A Dog’s Five Essential Needs” and I came across a question from one of the TV personalities which made me think deeper about this question. Do dogs enjoy being trained? The answer is yes; dogs do enjoy being trained, but depends on the training system and the way the dog gets trained. The dog needs to enjoy the training time and have a good time. If the training time is fun it becomes more enjoyable therefore the dog learns better and faster. I...

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How can play replace work for dogs?

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How can play replace work for dogs?

By Saro Boghozian, Expert Family Dog Trainer Most dogs are working dogs of working breeds. Play can replace work they need to do. This is apparent in most high energy/hyper dogs. The solution by the owners and dog professionals usually is exercising the dog to the point that he is so tired he can’t even walk anymore. Hyper dogs can also become hyper active which leads to some major behavioural issues. They also bear health and physical issues. To solve this issue you need to look at three parts. Part one is to learn the fact that dogs are...

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The best time to feed a dog?

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The best time to feed a dog?

By Saro Boghozian, Expert Family Dog Trainer Although, food is very essential part of a dog’s life, it is not the most important part. Dogs rather play, socialize and explore than eating. Since they are scavengers, they will eat whatever they can find most of the time if possible and or not eat at all for few days. Eating is only important when they are hungry or starving. Food for dogs has the importance of reward or the pay for a work that they have done but not for a behaviour. That is why I don’t agree with using treats or food for...

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