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Dog Training Tips

PAWS N PLAY’S DOG TRAINING TIPS

We want to make you and your dog’s training experience as positive and as successful as possible! Below is a list of training tips on a variety of topics that are sorted alphabetically by title to help you!

  • Puppy Potty Training Tips (06-15-2017)
    So you got a new puppy.  Congratulations! Potty training is the one of the first things you will teach your new puppy.   One of the top reason...
  • Fear Based Dog Reactivity - Use Desensitization & Counter Conditioning (06-10-2017)
    What is Fear Based Dog Reactivity/Aggression?  In dog training fear based dog reactivity is usually defined as “a feeling of apprehension associ...
  • Calm Dog Greetings (06-02-2017)
    One of the most common complaints I get from dog owners is that they think their dog is "aggressive" on leash towards other dogs.   Usually this thi...
  • Loose Leash Walking - A Refresher (05-11-2017)
    The weather is finally getting warmer!  You and Fido have serious cabin fever and you are ready to get out side and start walking in the fresh air an...
  • SOLID STAY COMMAND- DOES YOUR DOG HAVE IT? (02-25-2017)
    The STAY command is one of the best skills you can teach your dog.     What does STAY mean?  For this article, STAY means that you are asking you...
  • Markers, Cues, Release Words - Fundamentals of Dog Training (02-13-2017)
    When training your dog, it is most important to understand the difference between Markers, Cues, and  release words.  As you dog's leader and traine...
  • Dog Games that Reinforce Obedience Commands (01-05-2017)
    Dog training doesn't need to be all about hard work.  It is proven that dogs learn faster when your training sessions are short, 10-15 minutes a coup...
  • What does it mean to SPOIL A DOG? (12-30-2016)
    This is one of my favorite articles that I had to share with all of you! By Karla Gardner Hamlin, B.S. RVT.  Published in Off Leash, March/April 2...
  • Bark Park Etiquette (01-15-2012)
    Bark Park Etiquette Everyone wants to take their dog to the Bark Park at least once so that their dog can romp and play with their other canine buddi...
  • Fun Games... Serious Skills (01-01-2012)
    Who says you can't have fun while training your dog!   Here are 4 games that you can play with your dog and practice his obedience skills all at the...
  • Fixing Come When Called Dog Training Problems (01-01-2012)
    Dog Training - Resolving Come When Called Problems Come When Called Does your dog come to you when you call him every time?  Even when he is chasing...
  • 12 Steps to Successfully Training Your Dog! (12-30-2011)
    When working with your dog, training mistakes are common, but easy to avoid if you know what you are doing. 1.  DON'T PUNISH - Physical punishment...
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