Te fve must-have behaviors for any teaching dog
With time and practice, your teaching dog will likely amass animpressive repertoire of cues, tricks and behaviors under stimuluscontrol. But everyone has to begin somewhere! And when you areworking with a new teaching dog, it’s imperative that he has a goodgrasp of at least these fve behaviors.
What to look for when searching for a teaching dog of your own
So maybe you’ve decided to begin the search for that perfect dog tocomplement your business model. Where do you go frst? When itcomes to acquiring a dog, you’ve got two great options: purchasing adog from a reputable breeder or adopting a dog from a shelter! Bothhave...
Talking To Your Pets Isn’t Crazy, It’s A Sign Of Social Intelligence
This chapter discusses the role of Helper Dogs and Safe Socializers. (Demo Dogs are discussed in the next chapter.) Helper dogs are employed to serve as neutral dogs who help you in your work with reactive dogs who are fearful and/or stressed. Safe Socializers are used...
Dogs Training Begins
Pluis did not need much convincing to get on board with training shelter dogs to be search dogs. The obsessive prey drive that made the dogs unmanageable in an average family’s living room was exactly what she wanted in a potential search dog. So in early 1996,...
The Dogs Geezer in the Fur Coat
The Geezer in the Fur CoatMY DOG ERNEST was a geezer. He was a bloke’s bloke. Know what I mean? If he had been born human, we would have enjoyed a pint and some chat down the local where he’d...