Posts Tagged: dog training

5 Dog Training Fundamentals For Every Dog

dog trainingNo matter how young or old, every dog can benefit from learning some basic behaviors. Here at Guthrie Pet Hospital, they’re the first five skills that we teach in our puppy and beginners obedience classes. By mastering these five dog training fundamentals, you and your dog will be well on your way to a healthy, enjoyable relationship. Continue…

The Three D’s of Dog Training

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When I was eight years old, my parents adopted a puppy for me from our local humane society. Being an incredibly creative kid, I named her “Puppy.” She was a Boston Terrier/Beagle mix with a lot of attitude and even more energy. Within the first few weeks, she was with us, we decided that she needed to learn some manners. My parents signed me up to take her for dog training. Continue…

Dog Training “Back-to-School” Special: Save 10% When You Sign Up In August!

dog trainingby Stefani Fortney, ABCDT  August is here, and it’s time to learn! Did you know that Guthrie Pet Hospital offers dog training for obedience and behavior modification? For the month of August, if you sign up for obedience group classes or private instruction, you’ll get a10% discount! All classes and lessons are taught by me—Stefani Fortney—using positive reinforcement techniques. I’ve said it before, and I’ll keep saying it… training your puppy or dog is a great way to bond and build a stronger relationship with your canine companion. It keeps dogs in their homes and out of shelters. It contributes to happier owners and happier pets.  Continue…

The 3 D’s of Dog Training

dog trainingBy Stefani Fortney, ABCDT       Over the past two decades, dog training techniques have gone through quite a period of flux. As scientific and psychological knowledge has increased, the methods used in dog training have become more refined. Still… every day, we’re faced with differing views on how to most effectively get the behaviors we want from our canine companions. The amount of knowledge that’s available via the internet, cable tv shows, books, infomercials, and the like can become confusing. It feels as if everyone has a different opinion or method for dog training. Continue…

Basic Obedience: Canine Good Citizen Stage 5 & 6

basic obedienceA lot of the test items deal with everyday situations your dog may be asked to encounter in the real world—being approached by a stranger, being startled by a cyclist, seeing another dog at the end of the block, getting examined by a vet or brushed by a groomer… all of those fall under what I think of as the “socialization stuff.”  Stefani Fortney discusses the next two stages that involve integrating good social skills with basic obedience training. Continue…

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