Frequently, when you want to start your walk, or at other times, you need to get your dog back to heel position at your side. Here is quick and simple way to teach it.
Another technique for loose leash walking that everyone should know, which has a similar function to the about-turn, is the U-turn where, when you make the turn, your dog is stationary and you walk around him. That means if your dog walks on your left side, you turn to the left and walk around him.
In this blog, I’ll introduce the about-turn which you can use: (1) if your dog gets ahead of you, (2) before she has a chance to get ahead of you, or (3) intermittently just to spice up the walk.
To improve your dog’s behavior and the enjoyment of walks for both of you, here are a few tips on training your puppy or adult dog to walk on loose leash at your side.
Working out with your dog is possible! Normally, both the down-stay training for dogs and exercise for humans can be boring and tedious, but, by combining the two, we make it fun.
Exercising with your dog can be easy. It’s the New Year and no doubt many have vowed to exercise and get into shape. But when you wake up in the morning do you look at your dog and feel guilty that you’re working out instead of playing with him? Well, here’s a short and easy indoor workout routine that includes treats and training for your dog and exercise for you.
The easy slip lead is the solution to getting the leash off of fearful dogs at the vet. This is an easy-to-loosen slip lead that you can make yourself. Find out how here.
Everyone who is serious about understanding animals and modifying behavior knows the research of B.F. Skinner well. But only a few have met him personally. In her new book The Science of Consequences: How They Affect Genes, Change the Brain, and Impact Our World, author Dr. Susan Schneider reveals some of the lessons she learned during her 15 year friendship with the Father of Operant Conditioning. She shares some of her stories in an interview with me.
New book reveals the research supporting the importance of positive consequences—for people, pets, and other animals.
Have you ever wondered why your dog, cat, bird, or 3 year old child are so adept at whining, screeching or complaining until you finally give in? Or why you always fall into that cycle of resisting at first but later bend to their wishes? Now, biopsychologist and behavior analyst, Dr. Susan Schneider, has written a fascinating book titled, “The Science of Consequences: How They Affect Genes, Change the Brain, and Impact Our World,” that reveals it all.