Jul 242012
 

This simple “no bite” method focuses on teaching a dog that bites and chews on hands and other body members too often, to stop.  When disciplined correctly and consistently you can quickly see a change in your dogs biting behavior.   Often times puppies that are taken away from their mother and litter at too early of an age, fail to learn the value and consequences of biting. This is something that they learn from both their mother and other litter mates.

We all love to play and sometimes wrestle with our dogs.  Often times the result of playing is that our dogs either un-aggressively or aggressively bite our hands, arms and sometimes faces, but when is biting (playful or not) too much?  If you plan to have a dog that doesn’t bite at all, then any biting is too much.  Biting is something that should not be tolerated and if at all possible taken care of at an early age.

The earlier you start to train your dog or puppy the better, and if you have ever had a puppy before then you likely know how sharp small puppy teeth can be.  The ability to teach your dog to stop biting your hands, feet, legs and clothing will often times carry through with helping to prevent your dog from chewing house hold items.  Items such as shoes, purses, electrical cords etc.

No Bite Training Method

This method is short and sweet, very simple bit effective and should be followed at any point in time if your dog or puppy starts biting your hands, arms or feet.

  1. While your dog is biting your hand, arm or garment. grab the back of the dogs head with your free hand and hold it firmly in position.
  2. Take your free hand and hold it open and flat, palm facing down.
  3. Firmly but not too aggressively, force your open hand into the dogs mouth and proceed to push your hand all the way to the back of the dogs mouth to the point that the dog is uncomfortable and can no longer bite.
  4. Once your hand is all the way to the back of the dogs mouth, say the word “No” sternly but without yelling.
  5. Hold your hand in the dogs mouth for up to 10 seconds or til the dog cannot take it any longer.
  6. Repeat this method at any time if the dog continues to bite.

Just like with any other dog training method, it is important to be consistent and persistent.  Do not give up on your dog and show them that you are going to match their stubbornness with corrective discipline each and every time.  With the right attitude and mind set you can quickly and easily stop your dog from biting.

 Posted by at 4:12 am
Jul 182012
 

Dog training has never been more simplified and more effective than right now.  With the proper instruction and the right tools, you can quickly and easily train your dog, of almost any age, faster than you may have ever thought possible.  In as little as 15 to 30 minutes a day, you can teach your dog the foundation of a healthy pet/owner relationship.  This foundation allows a great platform for your dog to grow on.

What are the 5 Commandments of Dog Training?

1. Leash Training

The ability to control your dogs actions while on a leash flows through aspect of yours dogs learning ability.  Keeping your dog from pulling, jumping and chasing while on a leash is the beginning of a beautiful submissive mindset needed to train your dog in all aspects of its daily life.

2. Down/ Sit Commands

A dog in a down position is a submissive dog.  Thus a down dog is showing its submission to you and its respect for your command given.  Many commands easily follow and build from a submissive dog.

3. Stay

The ability to leave your dog in a downed, sitting or standing position builds a new level of trust between dog/owner.  Give your dog the guidance that allows them patience enough to easily stay in a down position for 30-45 minutes.

4. Come

Nothing more frustrating than a dog that does not come on command.  This is especially important in dangerous or hectic situations you may find your dog in.  Teach your dog to approach and sit at your side with only one word!

5. Boundary Training

Sadly dogs are hit and killed by cars all too often. Do you want to be able to trust that your dog will not enter the street unless commanded to?  Give your dog the freedom of no leash, while being able to trust your dogs trained mind and know that your dog will not enter the street even when chasing a ball.

What tools do you need to be an effective teacher?

1. Commandment leash set

The command leash set is 3 different training leashes that are used for different stages and different areas of training.  These leashes are light weight, float and resist mold and mildew. They come in 3 lengths: 8in , 4ft, 12ft

2. Commandment Collar

The commandment collar is an adjustable guardian choke collar.  With overly stubborn dogs, you might need to upgrade to a steel choke chain or possibly a steel spiked choke chain.

3.  Gloves

Gloves are just a precautionary tool and are not required.  They allow you to get a better grip on the commandment leash as well as help protect your hands from possible rope burns and dog bites.

4. Muzzle

A muzzle is also not always required and is a precautionary device.  Although you may feel that your dog would never bite you or anyone, there is a possibility that while in training a dog may show a dominant side and bite you.  If any signs of aggression are shown during training, we strongly suggest a muzzle.

 

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