DOG TRAINING SITES or HELP IS ON THE WAY

 

Frank does not make his jump

I believe my way of training is the best for my  dogs or I wouldn’t use it.   I think my method works best with dogs that are “people pleasers”, dogs like the Border Collie, the Shetland Sheepdog, the Labrador Retriever, the Golden Retriever.

See a list of dogs here

http://www.dogbreedslist.info/easy-to-train-dog-breeds/#.VWbzZ0bCsfU

 

Some dogs were bred for a purpose (like getting rid of rats on boats) and they are not interested in doing tricks.  On the other hand,  personality plays a big part.  For instance my dog Sinatra (jumping in picture) is much more of a “people pleaser” than my other dog, Mr. Beans.   Mr. Beans seems to think that being cute should be enough.   He only recently began to show a keen interest in training.  I’ve no idea what finally clicked for him—most likely the type of treats which are now very small (for his small mouth) and soft (he has bad teeth).  (This kind of goes against the old adage that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks…because it is only now that Beans is in middle age that he wants to learn more than ever.)

 

THE LIST

What follows is a list of training sites.  It is not extensive.  I took my own training locally, and they hold training only periodically so I did not include their site.  The training was given by the local kennel club and if there is one in your area you could definitely start with them.   If you have a PetSmart, they also have training.  I list Cesar Millan first, only because he is the best known right now.  However, I am not promoting one method over the others (except mine of course!).

http://www.cesarsway.com/

 

The following are not in any order and I have not tried them.

 

Dog Training Basics
http://thepersonalguide.net/dogtraining/index.html#a_aid=Vorobievak&a_bid=3e5a5b05

 

 

It’s Pawsible

http://www.itspawsible.com

 

Peggy Swagger

http://www.peggyswager.com/

 

If you know a site, please submit it

 

Training your Dog – The Basics

I thought I’d share a document that I recently wrote up for distribution.  Hope some of you find it helpful.

Dog Training – Basics

If you want to download that’s great.  If you want to share it, please refer people to my website so they can get their own copy and see what else I might have to offer by then.  Much appreciated.