How to Teach a Dog to Lie Down

How to Teach a Dog to Lie Down

Training Your Dog to Lie Down Most dog owners will agree that a calm dog who is lying quietly next to them as they watch TV, read a book or have dinner with the family is far preferable than an in-your-face dog who just won’t relax. Get your dog to lie down with these dog training tips. Dog Training Methods Use Food Lures One method of teaching a dog the “down” cue is … [Read more...]

Breed Spotlight: Lhasa Apso

Lhasa Apso

Lhasa Apso History & Characteristics Originating hundreds of years ago in the Himalayan Mountains in Tibet, the Lhasa Apso was considered a guardian breed who was kept to protect the inner household of royalty and the hallowed walls of Buddhist monasteries. Lhasa Apsos are often mistaken for being the typical lap dog, but that is not the case. While most Lhasa Apsos … [Read more...]

Training Dogs to Assist People in Wheelchairs

Wheelchair Assistance Dog Training

Wheelchair Assistance Dogs We all know dogs are wonderful companions and they can be especially beneficial for a person in a wheelchair. However, it is extremely important you pick the dog breed that will thrive in the kind of lifestyle you live. If you don't, chances are you'll be contacting your local dog trainer or animal school for help. Things to Consider When … [Read more...]

Train Your Dog to Run on a Treadmill

Dog Running on Treadmill

Treadmill Train Your Dog One of the major causes of dog behavior problems is lack of exercise. Dogs are born to run, jump, chase and bite. If dogs don’t have the opportunity to exercise, they'll probably develop underlying behavioral problems that owners aren’t going to like. Learning to train your dog to use a treadmill can help her get the exercise she needs. The … [Read more...]

How to Prepare Your Dog for Vet Visits

Dog at Vet

Preparing Your Dog to Visit the Veterinarian An inevitable part of a good dog owner’s duties is to maintain her pet's health. Naturally, keeping your dog healthy involves an annual visit to the dreaded veterinarian. Even the word "veterinarian" strikes fear into the hearts of many otherwise brave dogs, and you may find yourself unable to speak the word itself in his … [Read more...]