Archive for the ‘Training’ Category

David Frei, Co-Host of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, on the “My Doggie Says…” Show

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

Here is David Frei, co-host of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, on the “My Doggie Says… Show.”

 

How to Train Your Dog To Respond Properly When Someone Knocks at the Door

Monday, March 12th, 2012

How do you train your dog to respond to a knock on the door or a ringing doorbell?

This has been a difficult issue with Callie Golden Retriever. I think a knock at the door presents her with a doggie dilemma: Who’s there? Is it a friend or a foe? Callie is as people-social as any dog I’ve been around. So I’m sure she thinks one of her friends might be at the door.

On the other hand, she’s very protective, so she has to be concerned about strangers coming to the door.

My approach to this dog training challenge has been to train Callie to “sit” when someone comes to the door. Sometimes the excitement of the moment overtakes her training, but she’s doing pretty well.

I am often impressed, though, at how clever professional dog trainers can be at solving these kinds of dog behavior problems. In this article, Lisa Moore talks about an interesting approach. She trains her dogs to go to a special place when she commands them to. And she is constantly knocking on the door to “desensitize” her dogs to the sound.

Seems like a good way to train your dog so it doesn’t cause problems when someone comes to the door.

Why Do Dog Bites Happen? Michelle Douglas Analyzes the Data on “The My Doggie Says…” Show

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

Sometimes children suffer dog bites with disastrous results.  Michelle Douglas, of The Refined Canine, is a past president of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers.  In this interview on the “My Doggie Says…” show, Michelle talks about a dog bite tragedy that occurred in her neighborhood — and what can be done to prevent these accidents from happening.

Michelle Douglas

In this short clip (1:34), Michelle summarizes the results of research by the Canine Research Council on childhood dog bites.  Most incidents are a result of a child left alone with an unfamiliar dog in an unfamiliar place:

 

Here’s the full podcast:

 

Cindy Scott Shares Secrets of Dog Training

Friday, August 26th, 2011

Secrets of Dog Training

Cindy Scott is a Trainer and Behavioral Consultant who has professionally trained dogs and their owners since 1993. She is the Director of Dogs Etc. where she consults with owners and their pets during private in-home sessions as well as group classes. She received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from California State University at Fullerton and she continues to work with Behaviorists and Veterinarians form around the world to stay up-to-date on the latest training techniques and learning theories.

Cindy is committed to giving back to the community and assisting as many animals as possible. That is why a portion of all proceeds from training and from the sale of training equipment are donated to the ASOCA and the American Humane Society.

Hear Cindy talk about how dog trainers train people, human-dog relationships, training aggressive dogs, and some unique ideas about using treats in dog training.

 

Man’s Best Friend Likes Boats, Too — A Dog Training Challenge

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

I’m spending a few days at Lake Arrowhead, which is a great getaway for my family — and for Callie Golden Retriever.  Callie loves to swim here, and she loves going for boat rides and fishing from our boat.  It took a little dog training to get her to swim for her floating Frisbee without getting into the boat traffic, but she’s learned well.  It also took a little dog training to get her to stay away from the edges of the boat — I’ve been a little nervous that she might jump off, because she loves to swim so much.

It’s fun, at Lake Arrowhead, to see how many dogs enjoy boating, as well as swimming in the lake.  You see dogs balanced on canoes and kayaks.  And it’s not unusual to see a boat speeding along at twenty-five miles an hour with a dog sitting proudly — all by himself — in the bow.

This morning on my walk with Callie, I watched a couple — and their Yellow Labrador Retriever — launch their kayak.  The Lab hasn’t quite figured out how to jump into the kayak, but with a little more dog training, he will.  So his dad had to lift him in, but then he settled into the caboose seat and looked like he was very happy there.  It reminded me a lot of training Callie to “jump up” into our SUV.  It’s my current dog training challenge., but we’re getting there.

So it seems that dogs make great boaters, too.  Doesn’t this look like fun?

With a little training, dogs make great boaters

All About the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers: With Audrey Tucker, Interim President

Friday, June 17th, 2011

Hear Audrey Tucker share her expertise on dog training, dog behavior, and the CCPDT.

 

Helping Dogs and Cats Communicate — Learn from Jacqueline Munera, of Positive Cattitudes

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

Tune in tonight to hear Jacqueline Munera, on the “My Doggie Says…” radio talk show.  Jacqueline will be talking about interactions and communication between dogs and cats,  Jacqueline is an IAABC Certified Cat Behavior Consultant and an expert in feline behavior.

The “My Doggie Says…” show is broadcast live on KFNX-1100 in Phoenix, every Wednesday evening from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time.  Live streaming can be found at www.1100kfnx.com. Every week, Fred interviews an expert in dog training or animal behavior, or some other important aspect of building a special bond with your dog.   To call the show: (602) 277-KFNX, or (866) 536-1100.  Callers welcome!

Thirty Days to a Well-Mannered Dog: A Podcast with Tamar Geller, Celebrity Dog Trainer

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

Tamar Geller, who has trained dogs for lots of celebs, including Ben Affleck, Kenny G, Whoopie Goldberg, Goldie Hawn, and Larry King, tells listeners how to get to a “Well-Mannered Dog” in thirty days.

 

The “My Doggie Says…” show is broadcast live on KFNX-1100 in Phoenix, every Wednesday evening from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time.  Live streaming can be found at www.1100kfnx.com.  Every week, Fred interviews an expert in dog training or animal behavior, or some other important aspect of building a special bond with your dog.   To call the show: (602) 277-KFNX, or (866) 536-1100.  Callers welcome!

All You Need to Know About Raising Puppies — Michelle Douglas, Past President of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers: Podcast

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

Michelle Douglas, former President of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, shares her expertise in training puppies.

 

The “My Doggie Says…” show is broadcast live on KFNX-1100 in Phoenix, every Wednesday evening from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time (not Mountain Daylight Time).  Live streaming can be found at www.1100kfnx.com.  Every week, Fred interviews an expert in dog training or animal behavior, or some other important aspect of building a special bond with your dog.   Callers welcome!  To call the show:   (602) 277-kfnx, or (866) 536-1100.

Tonight on the “My Doggie Says…” Show: Audrey Tucker, Interim President of the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

Tune in tonight to hear Audrey Tucker share her expertise on dog training, dog behavior, and the CCPDT.

Live streaming at www.1100kfnx.com, at 8:00 pm California Time. To call the show: (602) 277-kfnx, or (866) 536-1100.