Category: Training

Expectations from a Conifer Canine dog training program

What can a client expect from a Conifer Canine dog training program? Thanks for asking! #1 Each client can expect top-notch dog training services.  Our experience and knowledge will be striving to bring out the best in your dog.  The best in one dog may or may not be as solid as other dogs.  For… Read more »

Choosing a Dog Trainer

Choosing a successful Dog Trainer can be a tough task.  This article is an effort to help you sort through the malaise. First of all, the dog trainer you choose should be able to effectively Communicate with People.  Many trainers can train dogs but don’t have the ability to transmit effective technique back to you,… Read more »

Why Should Dogs Go Through a Training Course?

The question is often asked, “Why should I put my dog through a training course?”  Here’s a partial answer. Training Improves the Human/Dog relationship A dog who has been through a reputable training course has learned how to better communicate with humans.  An even greater benefit is that the human learns how to better communicate… Read more »

Choosing a New Dog

This is a huge topic and not everything that is contained in this article can be applied to everyone.  Some tips are given and may be modified to fit your particular need or situation.  This article is written to help dog people choose a best friend that will have minimal issues, fit more comfortably into… Read more »

Training Protection Puppies

Before you continue with this article it is recommended you read our article entitled, “Protection Puppy Training”. We are taking for granted that you have a puppy who is genetically capable of doing the work you desire and that the pup is being properly socialized to many different kinds of stimuli and situations (see our article… Read more »

House Training Puppies

The subject seems like such a daunting task! The truth is, if you will devote some time and effort, and be consistent, your puppy’s elimination problems may be an easier fix than you expect. Start the process as soon as your new puppy moves in. Consistency now will reap great dividends down the road. And… Read more »

German dog training commands

The following commands are given with their German dog training commands equivalent and a pronunciation guide. Command                  German                               Pronunciation Heel                                Fuss                                         foos Sit                                   Sitz                                          zits Stand                              Steh                                         shtay Stay                                Bleib                                        bly’b Down                              Platz                                        plotz Come                              Hier                                         hee-er Retrieve                           Bring                                        brring Jump                               Hopp                                        hupp Go Out                            Voraus                                     for owss Guard                              Wache                                     watch-ay Bite                                 Packen                                     pock-en Let Go/Out                      Aus                                          owss… Read more »

Crate Training

Crate training is a dog-owner’s dream tool. When done correctly, it is a comfortable and humane means of confining a dog when she can’t be constantly observed. Whether it means preventing a house-training accident or chewed sofa, the rewards here are well worth the effort. At the onset, it should be said that the crate… Read more »

Positive Reinforcement Dog Training methods

At the forefront of this discussion, let me point out that we are certainly not against using positive reinforcement dog training methods.  We have trained many dogs utilizing this method and it is one of my personal favorites.  Due to increasing ignorance and myths among the pet-owning public, and even some pet training “professionals”, and… Read more »