Judy Keehn - San Diego’s Premier North County
TIPS FOR DOG PEOPLE
Dog Training & Canine Behavior Consultant
Does my dog really want to kill the other dogs that he sees when we're out for a walk? Why does my dog keep jumping on me when he knows I don't like it? Why does my dog keep peeing in the house when he KNOWS ITS WRONG?! How do I get my dog to come to me?? Most often, these problems become deeply rooted because people respond incorrectly and confuse their dog, which keeps the problem going. When people learn how to communicate in a way the dog actually can understand, the dog can learn how to behave.
BE POSITIVE WITH YOUR DOG!
Emphasize what your dog is doing right rather than constantly giving reprimands. A little training guidance will go a long way to build a great relationship between you and your dog.
EXERCISE YOUR DOG!
TRAIN YOUR DOG!
Dogs differ in their need for exercise. If you have a breed or mixed breed whose energy needs are not being met with the right amount of exercise, you can't expect to have a content dog who knows how to relax. Instead, he'll find that barking, digging, destruction and escape behaviors are great ways in which to spend that energy. Dogs need outlets for their breed tendencies - such as hunting, herding or
K9 Nose Work.
agility course work
and lure coursing. If you have a social kind of dog, give him a good run at
Give your dog a good mental workout as you do your training together. Make it fun for you and your dog as you teach obedience commands using praise, treats, toys, etc., to reward your dog for listening to you.