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The importance of handling

By Emily Larlham Handling is a great way to communicate with your dog that most people overlook. It is also a great way to build calmness and trust in your dog.  The benefits are endless.  When your dog is comfortable with handling, touching your dog causes the release of the calming hormone, oxytocin, in your […]

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Always remember to release your dog!

by Emily Larlham I see this happen so many times to so many dogs.  A person will ask a dog to sit, give the dog a treat, and then walk away or start chatting with someone.  Then the dog sits there looking as though he is thinking  “Now what am I supposed to do?”.  The […]

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Separation training tips

By Emily Larlham 1 Leave your dog alone while you are home This teaches the dog to enjoy being alone while it is not associated only with you leaving the house.   You can use baby gates and pens to keep your dog in one part of the house while you are in another.   You can […]

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Är det skadligt för hundens hals att använda strypkoppel?

av Emily Larlham översättning av Anna Törnelius Alla som lever tillsammans med en hund för sällskap och vänskap vill göra det som är fysiskt och psykiskt bäst för sin hund. Vi skaffar hundar som sällskap för att få uppleva vänskap, tillit och att få ta hand om en annan levande varelse som är beroende av […]

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Don’t only work on one behavior at a time

By Emily Larlham While searching the internet one day for “dog training tips” to see what the average person finds when browsing the internet for training help, I came across a tip that many people believe, yet I find detrimental to training.  The commonly believed tip is that you should train your dog one behavior […]

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Is it harmful to attach a leash to your dog’s neck?

By Emily Larlham (Note: This article is a work in progress- the more I research, the more I will add to this work.) People who live with dogs for companionship and friendship all want what is physically and psychologically best for their dog.  We get dogs as companions in order to experience friendship, trust and […]

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Kaj uporabiti kot priboljšek?

Napisala Emily Larlham Prevedel Rok Miklič Kako motivirati psa? Hrana: Priboljški naj bodo čim bolj zdravi. Pravo meso je eden izmed najboljših priboljškov, ker je zdravo ter ga pes z lahkoto pogoltne. Manj zdravi priboljški so majhni koščki sira, hrenovka, kruh in ostali ostanki z mize. S poskušanjem ugotovite, kateri priboljški so pri vašem psu […]

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Naučite mladička, da vam bo sledil brez povodca

Napisala Emily Larlham Prevedel Rok Miklič Mladička lahko naučite hoditi brez povodca z uporabo t.i. slednega povodca pripetega na  oprsnico.NIKOLI ne pripnite slednega povodca na ovratnico saj si lahko resno poškoduje vrat, v primeru da se zažene in mu “zmanjka” povodca. Psa sprehajajte na slednem povodcu in preden se povodec napne, psa pokličite in ga […]

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Pes posode s hrano ne sme imeti na razpolago skozi cel dan

Napisala Emily Larlham Prevedel Rok Miklič Pogosto v pasji šoli vidim udeležence, katerih psi niso motivirani v delo za hrano. Pomislim: “Je ta pes predebel, bolan, bojazljiv ali ima prost dostop do hrane?” Ponavadi sem zelo dobra pri ugibanju, čigav pes ima doma ves čas na razpolago posodo za hrano. Težava pri psih, ki imajo […]

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Abwechslung ist die Würze des Lebens… und Trainings

von Emily Larlham übersetzt von Joël Müller http://www.shapeyourdog.ch/ ‘Stell dir das Verhaltensrepetoire deines Hundes als Klaviertasten vor. Um Abwechslung beim Spielen zu erhalten, wird man Lieder verschiedener Längen, Geschwindigkeiten und Lautstärken spielen. Spiel das gleiche Lied niemals repetitiv. Spiel die Töne nicht nur, weil sie einfach da stehen!’   Meiner Meinung nach ist der grösste Schlüssel […]

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Don’t let your dog free feed

Often in a dog training class when I see a client who’s dog isn’t interested in working for food, I think to myself, “Is this dog overweight, ill, fearful, or does this dog have free access to the food bowl?”  Usually I am pretty good at guessing whose dog in a class has their food […]

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Teaching your puppy to walk off leash

By Emily Larlham You can teach your puppy to walk off leash safely by using a long line attached to the harness your puppy is wearing.  Make sure you never attach the line to your puppy’s collar, as you can seriously damage his neck if he were to run and hit the end of the […]

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La variété met du piment dans la vie … et dans l’apprentissage !

Par : Emily Larlham Traduit par : Steph Scuttenaire Pensez au répertoire des comportements de votre chien comme si c’était des touches de piano.  Pour créer de la variété, vous devrez jouer des morceaux de longueur différente, et aux rythmes et sons différents.  Ne jouez jamais le même morceau de manière répétitive.  Ne jouez jamais toutes les […]

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Variety is the spice of life… and training!

by Emily Larlham ‘Think of your dog’s repertoire of behaviors as keys on a piano. To create variety you will need to play songs of different length, tempo, and tune.  Never play the same song repetitively. Never play all the notes just because they are there!’ In my opinion, the biggest key to success in […]

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Teach your puppy appropriate greetings on leash

By Emily Larlham I learned this method from my mentor Kyle Rayon.  I find it to be the most effective technique for teaching your puppy to greet other dogs calmly and appropriately on leash. First you will need to teach your puppy a cue meaning “move with me”.  I like to use the phrase “Let’s […]

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