Category: Rich’s Dog Tips

Training Tips by Rich: Aggressive Dogs

If you happen to have clicked here, I highly recommend you meet with a trusted trainer or behavior expert in your area. Choose a local, known resource – contact your veterinarian or call a few veterinarians in your area for…

Training Tips by Rich: Separation Anxiety

Does your dog have trouble when left alone? Many dogs have a variety of stress issues when left alone. Problems arise such as destruction of your property and in many cases, a stressed pet may injure themselves. Here are 3…

Training Tips by Rich: Counter Surfing

Every rational discussion about counter surfing begins with the suggestion to be careful and to keep edible items, especially anything the dog will love, far out of reach. If you’ve chosen a dog that is long enough to reach your…

Training Tips by Rich: Excessive Barking

Barking Problems? No Problem! We offer a wide range of bark reduction or elimination options. Most communities have barking or nuisance ordinances that require you to keep your pet’s behavior within reasonable limits…for your neighbors peace and quiet. Woof. Woof, WOOF!…

Training Tips by Rich: Chewing

Puppies chew – let’s not be surprised that puppies want something interesting in their mouth frequently, and since puppies sleep about half of our waking hours plus all night, we have a limited window of time where it is our…

Training Tips by Rich: House Training Checklist

House training a new dog or puppy? Here’s a simple checklist that can make the process a little easier on you and your pet. Are you feeding a dry, high grade dog food? Are you skipping supplements and most types…

Training Tips by Rich: Easily Stressed Dogs

Dogs share many human attributes and you probably know some people who do not handle stress as well as others. If you have an easily stressed dog, or if your dog does not “bounce back” from stressful events as quickly…

Training Tips by Rich: Jumping Up

I remember in the 70s watching a trainer teach “no jump” in 1 minute. This wild, happy Golden Retriever came bounding up to him and he placed a knee in that dog’s chest like a brick. The dog squeeled, jumped…

Training Tips by Rich: Puppy Tips

The number one thing I recommend with puppies is to take advantage of this learning period by attending puppy classes before 16 weeks. Hopefully, you will learn how to manage common puppy behaviors to avoid mistakes, to acknowledge behaviors of…

Training Tips by Rich : Choosing a Training Program

Keep in mind that dog training has evolved enormously in the last 15 years, but there remain 2 primary schools of thought. They often appear to be at odds, although it is not uncommon for two trainers with extremely different…

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