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In this video post I will show you how to train your dog to stay on command

 

There are many times during the day  when you may want your dog to stay in one place while you take care of something. From cooking dinner to fixing the dripping faucet, teaching your dog to stay in one place on command can come in very handy in preventing your furry faced friend from running off with you 9/16th socket wrench.

Training your dog to wait is as easy as 1-2-3, and when you take your time you can avoid backing up saying stay,stay,stay,,,only to have your dog follow you anyway.

Below the video you will find written instructions on how to train your dog to stay on command.

Once you have watched the video, let me know how you will use this command to improve the relationship with your dog.

If you have questions leave them in the comments section and I will address your concerns.

 

 

Learning how to train your dog to stay on command is easy to do. Follow the steps outlined below and in the video and soon  your dog will be waiting at the door until you give them the release word to go out and play.

Step 1-  Get some food rewards and call your dog to come to you..if he sits that is fine, this exercise is about staying in one place.

Step 2-  Hold your hand in front of your dogs face like you were stopping a car, and say in a serious tone of voice, “Stay” and take one step back..then immediately step back to your dog and give him the reward.

Step 3-  Repeat the stay command and take two steps back, and immediately step back in and give the dog the reward.

Step 4-  Repeat the stay command and take three steps back and come back in and give the dog the reward.

If at anytime your dog breaks the stay command, say, “NO” in a tone of voice that tells your dog you know he can do better and calmly put him back into position and work the exercise again.

Once your dog begins to understand what you are asking him to do, then you can increase the amount of time he has to stay put in order to get you to come to him and give the reward.

If you have any  questions about today’s video post on how to train your dog to stay on command just let me know in the comment section and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

Talk soon,

Harley

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come when called reuse

Learning how to  train your dog to come when called can be as easy as 1-2 -3

 

 

 

 

Training a dog does not have to be difficult or time consuming.

My dogs are highly trained and reliable, and all I do is incorporate them into my daily life and reward the behaviors I like, and correct the ones I don’t, it’s really as simple as that.

I have found that some dog trainers make dog training unnecessarily complex,.. and this causes the average dog owner to get frustrated and give up trying.

I have always trained my dogs in the way that was most simple and made common sense, and I share this philosophy in this short video where I will show you how to train your dog to come when called.

Leave me a comment and tell me how you will use the information in this video to help you gain more reliability with your dogs recall.

Talk soon,

Harley

Train your dog to down stay

 

 

 

 

 

In this video post you will learn how to train your dog to lie down.

 

This is a very good command for your dog to learn as it will help you tremendously when faced with dogs behind fences, squirrels that are tempting your dog to chase them and a whole host of unexpected encounters that will require you to have control over your dogs behavior. Remember to leave comments, and let me know how you will use this training to enhance the relationship with your dog.

Here are the written instructions on how to train your dog to lay down.
Step 1

Get your treats ready and call your dog to come, then have him sit.

Step 2

Hold the treat on your dogs nose and slowly lower it straight down to the floor. Your dog will follow it down. Be careful not to move your hand too far out in front of your dogs nose or it will cause him to break and stand up to move forward..just go straight down from nose to floor. The second your dogs belly and elbows touch the floor, then give him the reward. Make sure his belly and elbows touch the floor, this is important.

Repeat this exercise until you are sure your dog knows what you want and then add the command down.

Step 3

You will repeat the exercise once you add the down command and reward every time. You will say, “ Rover, Down“ and follow step 2. Once your dog knows what you are asking, then you can begin to phase out the food rewards.

Step 4

The process of phasing out the treats goes like this. You begin to stagger the rewards, one time you will give a reward and the next two times it is just praise, a “ good boy“ will do just fine. Then you will treat every other time, and then no treat for three times but a chest rub somewhere in there.

You get the idea, just make it unpredictable, so your dog will know that if he is to eventually get the treat he must lay down.

After you watch the video leave me a comment and tell me how using the down command can improve your dog training program.

talk soon,

Harley

 

 

dog sits

In this video post I will explain how to train your dog to sit.

 

When you have trained your dog to sit on command and to be reliable, you have a very powerful tool to work with when faced with every day problems that might arise.

 

 

Here are the written instructions to help you learn how to train your dog to sit.
Step 1

Get your treats ready and call your dog over to you. Once he is there put the treat right on his nose..and using the treat as a lure, raise it up until his head is tilting back, don`t go too high as this might cause him to jump up to get the treat.

Step 2

Now you will slowly move the treat back wards and at some point gravity will take over and your dog will sit down. The second his butt hits the floor, give him the treat.

* If  your dog keeps walking backward you can put him in a corner to prevent him from moving back.

Repeat this until you know your dog understands what you want, and now you add the word Sit.

Step 3

Now you will say, Rover, Sit“ and repeat step 2. Once you are sure your dog knows what sit means, then it`s time to phase out the treats.

The process of phasing out the treats goes like this. You begin to stagger the rewards, one time you will give a reward and the next two times it is just praise, a “ good boy“ will do just fine. Then you will treat every other time, and then no treat for three times but a chest rub somewhere in there.

You get the idea, just make it unpredictable, so your dog will know that if he is to eventually get the treat he must sit down.

After you watch the video, how to train your dog to sit, leave me a comment and tell me how using the sit command can improve your dog training program.

talk soon,

Harley

 

 

 

wolf eyes

In this video post we will take a look at how to train your dog to look you in the eyes, and why it’s important in getting your dog to pay attention to you.

 

Getting your dog to look you in the eyes is not easy to do, and the reason is set deep in your dogs primal nature.

You need to understand that in the human – dog dynamic,  your dog walks a very fine “relationship” line between being attracted to you and being resistant to you.

Your dog will respond to you in three unconscious ways..

1. As a pack member, when we are sitting in the living room watching the television.

2. As prey, when we play with them.

3. As a predator, because your gaze brings about memories of times past when they were wild and their survival depended on being resistant to their natural enemies.

Even a puppy that shows no outward signs of distress in coming near us has an unconscious, internal struggle between being attracted to us, and also resistant to us..that is why you will notice puppies act shy and nervous as they come closer to us.

Think about it, you stand upright, your eyes are set in a big head, and you tend to show your teeth a lot.

Even though the wolf is stopped dead in his tracks by the stare of the moose’s eyes, is still very much attracted to that moose.

There are some who will tell you that in order to train your dog to look at you..you should hold a piece of food up in front of your face and say something like, “Look at me”

While this will get your dog looking in the general direction of your face, I have found that your dog will still resist making direct eye contact.

They will look at your chin, nose or the food that’s in front of your face.

If you are not looking closely you would miss the fact that their eyes never really lock onto yours, they just skim over your eyes and this is usually enough to get you to give them the food.

There is no real communication in this method.

This reminds me of when I was a boy, I would come home from school, and one of my favorite shows was Batman and once I got watching it I was unaware of what was going on around me.

Grand Mother would ask me to do something and I would half look at her and half still watching t.v. and I can remember her warning me to, look at her when she is talking to me.

She understood that in order for me to really hear what she was saying she needed me to give her my full attention, and focus on what she wanted me to do.

When you are looking someone in the eyes they have your full attention.

Getting your dog to hold your gaze is not going to be easy. In your dogs world direct eye contact is not taken lightly and could result in a life and death situation.

You want to make looking you in the eyes a pleasurable way for your dog to solve problems, not a cause for concern that will hamper your dog training efforts.

You want to increase your attraction to your dog and reduce the resistance by making eye contact something your dog desires and finds satisfying.

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There are many people who struggle daily with getting their dogs to pay attention to them and this can be very dangerous to both dog and owner.

Talk to you soon,

Harley

* WARNING… It is risky to stare at a dog, so don`t try what you see in this video with dogs that have food aggression, or dogs you don`t know very well. I don`t want you to get hurt.

jumping dog

In today’s  video post I am going to be teaching you how to stop your dog from jumping on you and other people.

 

 

Is your dogs jumping up so far out of control that you have to hand out protective body armor to your guests before they enter your house?

Sometimes this annoying behavior can have your guests curled up on the floor in the fetal position or pinned to the wall, and the experience leaves them wondering why they even keep coming back.

There are many reasons why your dog jumps up on you and other people,. and to find out what they are and learn some  dog training techniques  designed to bring your dogs chaotic behavior to an end forever I recommend you watch this short video presentation all the way to the end.

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come

 

 

 

 

 

 

In this training video I demonstrate a handy dandy dog training technique that will show you how to get your dog to come without saying a word.

You might have experienced a situation where your dog was off-leash and refused to come when you called them.

I know how this can grind your gears. 🙂

You might get angry and maybe even tempted to chase your dog.

There is a shortcut to getting your dog to come to you without saying a word that works in most cases because it builds desire in your dog.

Building desire for something is key to any successful dog training program and in this short video I will show you how to get your dog to come without saying a word.

I would love to hear what you think about this little know dog training technique and if you try it let me know how it worked out for you.

Leave a comment and let’t talk about it.

Talk soon

Harley

brown dog tugs

In this post I demonstrate how to use the tug toy as a means to connect with your dog and to help release stored up stress.  It is designed to keep the flow of energy moving so it don’t get stuck, and to bring fear to the surface so the dog can process it better.

Although I use the example of Lola being attracted to the power truck out on the road, this exercise is designed to answer the question that all dogs ask..what do I do with my energy,..regardless of it is a person, dog, or squirrel that your dog becomes attracted to,.. this is how you can get them to give their energy to you.

For more information about playing tug with your dog click here,.. Play Tug

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The ultimate pleasure for any dog is to bite, it is what they are designed to do, and in doing so massive amounts of stress is released from their bodies.

In this video I demonstrate a great exercise called bite and carry.

This exercise makes Ragnar feel good, keeps his energy flowing,.. and in the process he follows me wherever I go..

I have always trained my dogs during the course of my daily life, I do not have scheduled training sessions.

When I see an opportunity to work with my dogs, I take advantage of it.

If you have any  questions, leave them in the section below and I will get back to you soon.

all the best,

Harley

 

 

In today’s video post I will show you using my home-made Hill Billy long

line, how to teach a dog to come with distractions.

I added a bonus at the end demonstrating how important it is to be silent
when a dog is thinking about being aggressive.

Rex is hell-bent on killing any cat he sees

Not that he would really eat one, but the sight and movement of a cat
sends his adrenalin on high and kicks in his prey drive to the max, if he
catches one of these cats and gives it a good shaking while in the clamp
of his strong jaws,,well the cat is toast.

He is a very strong dog and would easily pull most people right along
with him.

However the strain he puts on the leash is no doubt causing him some
internal throat damage and this behavior must be stopped before he does
himself serious harm.

What you see in the video is after one day of my putting in place the
four laws of nature that govern all dogs.

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All the best,
Harley