Pet-proofing your house won't just protect your possessions from becoming chew toys—it could save your dog's life. You will need a dog crate, a dog who's ready to move in, dog manuals, pet repellent, electrical cord covers, baby gates and a dog bed or towels for bedding. These are helpful tips for pet proofing your home for your new puppy or dog.
In this two part video Tab and his German Shepherd "Solea", show exactly what you need to do to stop your dog from pulling on his lead. Eventually, your dog will be walking on a loose leash where they'll feel safe, satisfied, and help keep your dog healthy. While there are many dogs that pull on walks, any dog can learn to walk calmly on a loose leash if we create a positive learning environment and teach them in the way that their minds understand. Find out how using positive reinforcement y...
If you're looking for some natural dog food recipes or homemade dog food, this recipe from the Natural Pet Food Cookbook is a great start. Chef Jason Hill of Chef Tips puts Bandit's Beef Stew to the test, and this dog food recipe was approved with enthusiasm by his family's Shih Tzu puppy, Sugar. This recipe can be prepared as an organic dog food with the right ingredients. Just choose canned organic vegetables when preparing this meal. It's also a human grade dog food, as Chef Jason Hill att...
Check out this lesson on how to understand your dog and train her to listen. This video will show you how to use a clicker to communicate with your dog. It will also show you how to teach your dog the "Leave It" command. This is a helpful video for training puppies and older dogs.
Arguably, "Stay" is the most important command you can teach your dog. When you train your dog to stay, be low to the ground and eye-to-eye level with them. Zak George show how to use a clicker and food treats to demonstrate how to teach a dog to stay. Also learn how to correct your dog when it breaks the stay command.
In this how-to video, you will learn how to stop your dog from barking excessively. Dog's bark naturally. It becomes a problem when your dog barks too much. First, determine the reason why your dog is barking in the first place. From this, you can determine the next step. If your dog looks like he or she is barking at nothing, the dog is definitely barking at something because of heightened sense of hearing and smell. You must communicate to your dog what is acceptable behavior. Never reward ...
A dog who constantly follows you around the house wagging his tail is a dog who really likes you (or is hungry), but sometimes you're tired and just want your dog to sit and be still for once. Teaching a dog to sit is one of the most basic obedience training tricks out there, and one of the most important (especially in cases of your dog bounding onto friends who enter the house).
Although most dogs are lovable, friendly beings that approach you rather than the other way around, dog personalities are as varied as our own and inevitably there will always be the reluctant, shy loner.
In this video by Dogmantics, dog trainer Emily Larlham goes over steps on how to teach your dog to love being in a purse.
This is the most important thing that a dog should know. In this video will learn the fundamentals of how to begin to teach this. It is by no means entirely conclusive to the training that is involved in teaching stay. Tab with his German Shepherd "Solea" demonstrate the do's and don't when training your dog to "stay". You'll also learn the importance of this command for the dogs safety.
Dog grooming is an important part of keeping your dog healthy and happy. Learn how to do basic dog grooming with tips from a professional dog groomer in this free pet care video series.
The therapeutic benefits of dog massage include helping with joints, muscles and internal organs and keeping your dog happy and calm. Learn more in this free pet care video guide.
In this video by Dogmantics, dog trainer Emily Larlham goes over some beginning exercises on how to teach your dog not to bark while on a walk.
Learn how to teach your dog to high-five. Make your pooch the hippest dog on the block by teaching him how to greet you with a high-five.
Rolling over is a simple trick that any dog can master, and it will help you build confidence in your dog. Learn how to teach your dog to roll over with this how to video.
Teaching your dog to sit establishes trust and also creates a foundation for other tricks. Learn how to teach your dog to sit with this dog training video.
This is a basic trick for little dogs like this Miniature Pincher, Daisy. The dog jumps off a human's leg and does a half turn (180). LIke any dog training be patient, go over each step multiple times in order to help the dog learn. The treats should be broken up so you don't spoil the dog or make him stuffed with sweets.
Mike The How-to guy shows you how to wash your dog. This is not an easy thing to just jump in to. Get towels, dog shampoo and a low nozzle so you can spray the dog close to his fur. This can be enjoyable for a dog or really stressful. Make sure you have everything prepared before you bring the dog into the bathroom.
Dogs barking at other dogs behind fences can be annoying while trying to walk your dog. This tutorial shows you how to condition your dogs with clicking and treats to be perfectly calm when walking past a house with a neighbors barking dog.
Dogs love their owners and will sometimes leap up in anticipation onto you. While pleasant for owners, strangers and friends might find the action uncomfortable or even intimidating if you have a larger dog like a German Shephard.
Dog trainer Emily Larlham of Dogmantics, goes over some good clues on how to grab your dog when it's running around loose.
Dogs need to be trained to understand a few basic commands for their own safety and for your own happiness and peace of mind. Learn basic dog training commands with tips and advice from a professional dog obedience trainer in this free dog training video series.
In this Pets & Animals video tutorial you will learn how to train your dog to perform the "cop-cop" trick. In this trick the dog learns to put its feet on your feet. Step 1 ‚Äì teach the dog to target a book or a mat with their feet by offering them some treat. You can do this either by appreciating or clicking when both the feet touch the book. The next step is getting the dog to target the book with their feet while they are between your legs. You have to continually reinforce the dog to ma...
This video explains how to keep a dog calm and to be less reactive to objects that it is not used to including baby strollers, hats, canes, and a few other items. Starting with a few tips on how to get a dog used to the item in question such as keeping a leash on the dog and far enough away from a person the dog trusts and loves so that the dog will associate the object with a person. There are many aspects when training a dog in this way and each method can be tried if one does not work. Aft...
From Dogmantics, dog trainer Emily Larlham shows how to train your dog to walk calmly on a leash. "I would advise against using any forms of positive punishment when teaching any behavior, but especially leash walking, as startling or hurting a dog actually increases their stress hormones in their body causing the dog to be more hyperactive and more likely to become aroused and reactive towards other dogs and people (whether they want to greet them or not)." (Dogmantics)
In this tutorial, Zephyr Clarke-Dolberg gives us advice on choosing the right dog for you. For a lot of people, they don't think about what dogs they choose before they buy them. Make sure you choose a dog that is either high or low energy, depending on what type of energy level you have. You also need to think about how much the dog sheds, and if you have any allergies. Also, pay attention to the age of the dog and if you have the energy to walk the dog all the time. Next, you need to choose...
Teaching dogs to traverse the teeter totter is a great way to prepare them for competition. Learn more about agility dog training from a professional dog trainer in this free video.
First in the training for a German Shepherd is that your dog should start the very first day you bring your German Shepherd puppy or adult home. In general, Dog obedience training benefits are to give proper mental and physical activities. Secondly, there should be existence of friendly relation (bond) between you and your dog. The third is to ensure that your dog's safety and happiness. Lastly correct many types of dog nuisance behaviors like digging, barking and chewing etc. Two levels of D...
In honor of the Obamas' new furry friend and as a remembrance of the fist bump heard 'round the world, a dog behaviorist shows you how to train your dog to do the fist bump. This is a perfect pet trick for any dog, Portuguese Water Dog or otherwise. Bo Obama is the most acrobatic of all First Dog histories.
This video dog training tutorial is lesson on teaching your dog to walk on their hind legs. To train a dog to walk on their legs using this method, the dog will need to be clicker trained and will also need to be able to able to beg. Watch this instructional video and learn how to teach a dog to walk on their hind legs.
One of the most important lessons to teach your dog is simply to teach him to recognize his name. Usually dogs will pick it up within a few days if you use it often, but other times, depending on the dog, it's not as easy.
If you've ever wanted to ride your bike with your dog, this tutorial with Zephyr Clarke-Dolberg will teach you just how. One of the first things to think about is to put your bike into a very easy gear, so your dog won't get too tired from this walk. Make sure to pay attention to your dog, and see if their feet are getting tired, and pay attention to how hot it is outside. Make sure you teach your dog to walk next to you on the left, just as if you were walking him. When you want to turn, giv...
In this how to video, you will learn how to teach your dog to retrieve. First, you should teach your dog the a regular retrieve. You will toss the object so that the dog sees where it lands. Next, give it the command to retrieve. Next, attempt the semi blind retrieve. This involves tossing the object, allowing your dog to see where it has gone. Next, distract the dog for a bit before giving it the command to retrieve. The full blind retrieve should now be attempted. This is done by hiding the...
When you meet a dog, the first thing you do is pet the head and the dog likes it, right? Wrong. Most dogs don't like being pet on the head, even if you think they do, and they're constantly sending signals that they don't want to get a head patting. Learn how to read a dog's body language to find out whether or not they want to be pet on the head by watching this instructional video.
In this how-to video, you will learn how to groom your dog. Grooming is important for any kind of dog. It is important to find a groomer if you cannot do it yourself. Hair under the arms should be trimmed, otherwise it will become dread locked. It is also important to brush your dog's teeth on a regular basis. You can feed your dog with a brand that is good for teeth care. Purchase and use a brush specially designed for dogs. This will help keep your dog's hair from becoming matted. Teach you...
Worried your canine might bite somebody? Afraid to take them on walks anymore because of what could happen if a child walks past you? Afraid of a lawsuit? These are the worries associated with overly aggressive dogs. But with proper training, an aggressive dog can be transformed into a well-behaved companion you'll love having at your side.
Dog trick training is a great way to bond with your dog and teach some impressive tricks. Learn about the basics of dog trick training with tips from a professional dog trainer in this free pet care video series.
Never feed a dog anything you wouldn't eat yourself. Learn about the importance of dog food and nutrition, as well as tips on making sure a dog is eating a healthy diet in this free pet care video.
In this video, you'll be shown how to train your pet dog to respond to a clicker. Instead of having your dog respond to treats, have your dog respond to the clicker. It'll cut down on food costs for you as the owner and help keep your pet healthy and sane. Just follow along with the video to learn how to do this training.
Dogs are famous for being man's best friend and in this tutorial learn all the basics on taking care of your new little buddy. In this pet video Marc Morrone will show you the best way to care for dogs and find out why they make great pets. Start looking at the world from your dog's point of view with the helpful hints, tips and advice found in this clip.