Dog Obedience Training Tips and Tricks
ABCDT Certified Dog Trainer Shares Insights
Rogue Dog Training wants you and your dog to have a happy relationship for years to come. Our lifetime, free email and phone support for graduates of our canine behavior classes is a great resource to keep your dog on the straight and level. Our blog is also available for tips, tricks and insights into reinforcing good behavior. Learn about nutrition, pet health concerns, dog training tips. This blog does not replace our dog training classes, but is an excellent supplement and refresher for dogs needing a behavior boost. Read on for expert advice from Rogue Dog Training.
Rogue Dog Training’s Steve Terwilliger is ABCDT certified and a member of APDT, but he is not and does not intend to portray himself as a veterinarian or animal nutritionist. Any advice for your pet’s heath or diet should be taken as a guideline from a certified dog trainer interested in promoting the well-being of your pet. Always consult with your veterinarian or a certified animal nutritionist if you have a serious health concern and before making any major changes in a dog’s diet.
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Date: Oct 20, 2017
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Date: Dec 15, 2015
A Gift That Will Certainly Keep Giving for Years to Come
Looking for a last minute gift idea? Have a friend or family member who's dog could use some work? Give the gift of reward based dog training for Christmas! Choose from single sessions to private packages. Rogue Dog Training has the appropriate option to address every facet of dog training. ...
Date: May 11, 2015
The Doggy Office, 4525 N 124th ST. Butler, WI
Each session starts at 7:00 pm.
The class is open to dogs at least 16 weeks of age.
Each session lasts approximately 1 hour or more.
The 1st session is humans only! The following 6 weeks are used to train your dog.
What You Will Need For The 1st Class
Date: Feb 19, 2015
Reward Based Dog Training Similar to Therapy?
Great dog trainers are using an abbreviated variation of cognitive, rational-emotive and cognitive behavioral therapies. Educated and certified dog trainers in one form or another are implementing proven techniques similar to that of therapists! Think of it this way, in the psychiatric profession, ther...
Date: Nov 21, 2014
This is the complete list of food rewards we recommend and use for our reward-based training. Our training philosophy is rooted in methods that benefit the mind, bodyand spirit. For this reason, we made a careful selection of manufacturers that are both trusted and respected. We would only feed your pet what we feed ours, with 100% confidence....
Date: Nov 20, 2014
Stressing the Importance of Reward Based Training and Socialization
Reward based training is important for many reasons, but possibly the most important reason is the bond that is created between the human and animal. Reward based training has been proven to be the most effective way of teaching cues in order to get a desired bahvior. Don't be foo...
Date: Oct 3, 2014
I have used this technique for those who have some difficulty with the "dance" of loose leash walking. This is when I implement something a little different. I instruct them to stop using their hands to control the leash. By going hands free, it is much easier to deliver rewards at the appropriate time and reduce accidental tension on the leash. Wh...
Date: Aug 15, 2014
This has shown to be a very useful technique especially for those struggling with housebreaking. Potty training can be more of a struggle for some people and trust me, you're not alone. This technigue has helped a lot of people who have difficulty picking up on the signs dogs give that they need to go outside and relieve themselves. For others who ...
Date: Jul 11, 2014
This is a very basic introduction to behavior adjustment training. Not all situations are alike or as simple as this example. This is simply a guideline to the technique I utilize because of it's outstanding results when used appropriately and professionally.
The first question I ask my clients is, what type of barking do they think it is? With a ...
Date: Jun 23, 2014
Have a dog that counter surfs? Won't leave you alone when making dinner? This could be the solution for you. As with any training program I offer from Basic Obedience to Unwanted Aggression Reduction, I utilize a treatment plan. The purpose of a treatment plan is to break up the problem into sections rather than haphazardly dive in without any rhym...
Date: Jun 7, 2014
The "Why" behind Dog Training Rewards
OK, yes I am kind of a dog training nerd. I will tell you why! Because, unlike a lot trainers out there, I am intrigued with the "why" behind great dog training lessons and not just the "how." My clients usually want to know why varying rewards will increase their dog's performance in response to t...
Date: May 8, 2014
Ralphee the kitten and Max the Australian cattle dog are an odd couple who seem besotted with each other's company after they were introduced following Ralphee's rescue from a barn at a horse stable in Australia.
Ralphee's condition is a neurological disorder known as feline cerebellar hypoplasia. A kitten is born with "CH" when their cerebellum, ...
Date: Apr 30, 2014
Most people know that a domestic cat is a carnivore, an obligate carnivore. Your kitty's diet should resemble the diet of a ferocious tiger, lion, cougar, so on and so forth. They are essentially just that! Their diet consists of mostly meats and some fruits and vegetation. Yet so many people trust the "Big name" pet f...
Date: Apr 16, 2014
This section explains the terms I use on a frequent basis and is the base of my dog obedience classes. There are a lot of terms used while training a dog, but these are the most common and are often misunderstood.
The importance of using a food lure is that it gives you the ability to guide the dog into many positions. This technique is...
Date: Apr 8, 2014
Loose Leash Walking vs Heel
Loose leash walking is an extremely important skill for all dogs to learn but it is often confused with the heel command. Both are included in basic dog obedience classes, but people still tend to blend them together. Loose leash walking is getting your dog to walk on a leash without any tension in it. The distance the ...