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Pitbull Puppy Doing Advanced Dog Training In San Jose

In this dog training video you are watching me do a “Come, Sit and Place” drill with a 20 week old puppy. It is designed to take your dog through multiple movements quickly and from a distance. As time goes on we will add more movements to the drill as well as more distance between the boxes and more distance between us and the dog. Eventually we will get rid of the boxes and we will have a dog that will sit in motion, down in motion and do directional work from a distance. This is a normal dog, not of any high drive. This just shows you what can be done with positive dog training, positive reinforcement dog training and puppy training. I hope you enjoy our dog training videos.

 

Little Dogs Off Leash And Under Control! Yes Even Yours!

Meet our little friend Buster. When we first met he in need of some dog behavior modification. He was highly distracted by other dogs which makes sense because except for a cat the most distracting thing to a dog, is another dog. That’s why you will see my dog running around in this dog training video. We will train your dog to wait for permission before it can roam around and have fun sniffing.

Chasing your dog is no fun!

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We trained Buster to heel, which is having a dog walk by your side while not pulling on the leash. Once the owner gives permission Buster can have fun and explore. If the owner feels the environment is getting a little too out of control he can make that decision and not allow his dog to socialize at this time and call his dog and know that he will come when called every time. Our bay area dog trainers can train any dog no matter what size, breed or type.

How To Keep Your Dog Sitting As You Walk Around

In the above dog training video you will see dog psychologist and bay area dog trainer Ashley Starling teach his client how to keep her dog sitting in one spot as she starts to walk around. What we are doing really is desensitizing the dog to our body movements and rather to listen to what we say. By keeping the dog on the box we can show the dog how to be successful rather than trying to tell it. This works well for dog training tricks too.

Canine Tutors Dog Training offers dog training, private puppy training, behavior modification, aggressive dog rehabilitation as well as agility training.

Our private dog training in San Jose is designed to get your dog to stop the annoying behavior like jumping up on people, pulling on the leash and dashing out the door. Dog obedience and puppy training is the best way to make a happy dog-owning family. Dog obedience is best when started young.

In the above short dog training tips video we are working on three commands at once. Sit, Down and Stand.  Through dog training you will learn to become your dog’s pack leader with out any heavy handed methods. Dog behaviorist Ashley Starling will give you and your puppy the skills and know how to accomplish your dog training goals, dog agility goals for puppy training or dog behavior modification.

Dog training tips for you! In the dog training video, puppy training in San Jose video above you can see I am working with a pitbull puppy. We are working on a “loose leash walk” other wise known as “heel”. It can be one of the trickiest things to accomplish in dog training. The best way to teach a dog the heel is to go one step at a time, sitting your dog after every one step. By sitting your dog after every step you reduce the possibility of a mistake. The other really important item is to keep the head up. Don’t bother your dog with telling it not to look at the entire world, rather just focus on look at me. You tell your dog with food and verbal praise that when you look at me good things happen. Dog training is measured in inches and seconds, not minutes and feet.

The same dog training tools are used whether you have a large, medium or small breed. Teaching your dog to walk on a leash is important and you want to get it right the first time. In this video you can see a good example of a small dog learning to walk in heel position. It is essential that your dog can walk on a leash and obey your nonverbal commands. Otherwise, taking your dog in public can prove to be very challenging. Dog training is fun and rewarding if you have the right tools and the eagerness to learn. Below is a list of steps that go along with the next video to help you lead train your dog. For more information, or to schedule a private lesson, contact Ashley today!

 

Teaching your dog to heel

As you watch the video above you can see three very important steps.

1. I keep the dogs head up the entire time.

2. I only take one step at a time, leading with the same leg every time.

3. I sit the dog after every time after just one step.

Why do I do this? Because teaching a dog to “Heel” the right way is a step-by-step process. It is better for your dog to be taught the benefits of staying next to your leg rather than the detriments of leaving your leg. Rewards are better than punishments.

1. If your dog’s head is up that means its nose is up. If its nose is up then it’s not sniffing the ground. Sniffing leads to looking around and getting distracted and often leads to pulling on the lead. We motivate the dog to keep its head up with the use of food, verbal praise, and hand gestures. Make sure if you are using food, that it is something desirable to your dog. This will be relative to each dog. Your palm must be right on your dog’s nose. If your palm is two inches away it might as well be 10 feet away. Having your palm to the dog’s nose works best.

2. If at the beginning, you take more than one step at a time your dog may get confused, bored and stressed. Lead with the same leg every time. Dogs watch more than they listen. This will be your non-verbal cue. Teaching the “Heel” command is the same for a puppy as it is for an adult dog.

3. If you take a thousand steps what are the chances of the dog making a mistake? Pretty good. If you take just one step at a time what are the chances of your dog making a mistake? Pretty slim. One step at a time. That is the best approach to any form of dog training. Simple. Maybe tomorrow two steps and so on. Keep the head up! Repeat this for 20 or so steps then give your dog a break.

 

In this dog training video, we are teaching this Labrador retriever the “down” command. This is what I call phase three. In this phase, we are no longer holding the leash in our hand and we are starting to add distance to our work.

In the first phase of the down command, we used hand pressure with the leash to get the dog to lay down. Once the dog was down we released the pressure and a reward was given. Soon after that, we started placing the leash under our foot instead of using our hand. So basically we used our foot like a hand. At this phase, we can stand straight up when we give the down command. No bending over, no tapping the ground, no pointing. You shouldn’t use body language at all.

Once the dog starts to drop down with voice only from a distance at about 80% accuracy we can start to incorporate the remote collar. When this happens we use a layering effect so we don’t confuse the dog. If the dog ever gets confused we go back to kindergarten for the time being then quickly get back to where we left off. If we try to force or push the dog through any step we get confusion-stress-avoidance.

The technique is similar to Bart Bellon’s “NePoPo” system. Negative, Positive, Positive. When the dog knows the command very well we give the command, apply a reasonable amount of pressure, whatever the dog can handle without too much stress. Every dog is different. That is the first negative. When the dog complies we release the pressure. That is the first positive. Then the food is given. That is the second positive.

Once the dog understands this language we can apply it from over a mile away electronically. For the sake of clarity, I won’t go into how we use a remote collar in this article.

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