Tag: Positive reinforcement training

Why “Sit” Matters in Dog Training

Teaching Your Dog to Be Obedient Starts with Sit

Many know of the traditional “sit” command, but not many know why it’s essential for successful dog training.This simple exercise serves as a stable foundation for all obedience training. Why is “sit” so important for dogs to learn? During the training process, dogs are able to make the connection between the “sit” command and being… Read more »

Clicker Training

A clicker can be a useful training tool, if used correctly.  At one point, the clicker was thought of as a fad or gimmick.  However, its usefulness and effectiveness have been proven.  But, contrary to what some trainers proclaim, clicker training isn’t for everyone or for every dog. The clicker is simply a device or… 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 »