first thing that I want to tell you is that my training technique
and my ideas are no big secret. Most animal trainers that I know
that have had success in the field of dog training pretty much
will agree with my technique. Sure, people will vary with some of
their training philosophies, but for the most part we are pretty
much on the same page.
of the first things I think all pet owners need to do is develop a
great relationship with their pet. If you have not created that
bond, my suggestion is to go back to the ABOUT
COMPANIONS FOR LIFE™ page. This will show you how
to establish that relationship and why it is so important.
you have taken the time to create that bond, I want to
congratulate you on taking the first steps that will help you lay
a great foundation for the training of your dog. This will also
ensure a long lasting awesome relationship too. Remember that in
the past 30 days as you have created this bond, you’ve
learned a lot of things about your dog. The most important things
you’ve done are identified the things your dog likes and
things your dog does not like.
the past 30 years, I’ve really gotten a lot of enjoyment and
satisfaction out of having the opportunity to help teach literally
thousands of people about dog training and responsible pet
ownership. Whether a person has seen my TV series, purchased a dog
training video, or seen me as a spokesperson on a morning show,
nothing is better than having someone come up and say, “thank
you for making training easy and fun.” But in recent years,
I’ve been looking for new ways to make the training and care of
your dog even easier and even more enjoyable for the average dog
first thing that I’ve always tried to focus on was teaching
people that they need to develop a relationship with their dog
before they start training him. A foundation so to speak. And the
second thing I’ve tried to focus on was making people aware of
the fact that dogs are very much like people in that they are all
different and have such a wide variety in personalities. Since
they all have such different personalities, they should be trained
according to their individual personality. These messages have
been communicated over and over again
Color Is Your Dog?
2008 Trainer of the Year
| over the past 20 years
whether you look back at all my dog training videos or TV series.
These were also referred to in my very first dog training video
that was produced nearly 20 years ago.
my opinion, there are many misconceptions that are quite prevalent
among dog trainers and dog owners when it comes to dog training.
One of the biggest one that a large amount of new dog owners and
dog trainers make is training all dogs the same way. If new pet
owners would have the opportunity and take the time and just look
at their dog and understand what type of dog they are dealing
with, and train their dog based upon that personality, I am
convinced more dogs would end up being trained. Instead,
unfortunately many dogs never even get the chance to be trained
due to the fact that the dog was not trained according to his or
her personality. The results of this happening are a large number
of dogs are returned back to the animal shelter, rescue group,
breeder or humane society.
misconception that many dog owners believe is that they could take
a dog from an animal shelter, humane society, or a breeder, and
train the dog immediately without developing a relationship first.
When this takes place, the animal is often forced into something
he is uncomfortable with, and quite often the animal never gets
trained and ends up having a very good chance of getting returned
back to the animal shelter, rescue group, humane society, or
the two things you want to think about are:
Establishing the relationship and bond
Training your dog based on his individual personality
more great dog training information from "2008 Trainer of the
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