Category: Training Class Help

These video lessons will help you have a better experience in your dog training class.

(Video 41) Fun Dog Brain Games for Happiness and Mental Health

If your dog is destroying your house or looks 'depressed' it may be that you just don't have enough mental stimulation. Brain games are excellent for preventing separation anxiety, teaching dogs not to chew your furniture or other items, and just generally making your dog smarter and happier. Dogs and puppies are not natural freeloaders - they would rather work for their food than lie around all day doing nothing. This video has several practical ideas to solve behavior problems and help your dog have more fun!

Also watch: Rainy Day Dogs: How to Exercise Your Dog Indoors

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(Video 27) He’s Not Listening! Problem Solving for Motivation & Training

Does your dog ignore you? Does he turn away when you're talking or otherwise appear to be 'stubborn' or 'dominant?' Why won't your dog listen? This video will go over ways that you can turn those questions around and think about how to motivate your dog to want to respond to you. As usual, the answers apply to other animal species as well.
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(Video 35) Efficient Dog Training: How to Save Time with Good Timing

Does your dog do things for the dog trainer but not for you? Part of the problem may be timing. For example, if you treat too early or late, your dog may be confused or could even be learning a behavior you didn't mean to train. This video goes over some essential tips on timing, to make you a more efficient animal trainer.
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(Video 10) Do I Need a Professional Dog Trainer?

In this video, Grisha goes over the pros and cons of hiring a professional dog trainer or behaviorist.

Hint: in most cases, the answer is yes, even with the excellent support provided on this site. A professional trainer helps with socialization opportunities and hands-on skills, and may notice things that you might otherwise miss -- even if you've had many dogs before. This video also gives you tips for how to choose a dog trainer.

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(Video 22) What’s Really True? How to Handle Conflicting Advice

With some notable exceptions, pet training is getting more and more humane over time. That's why the more you learn about dog training, the more conflicting advice you seem to get! This video discusses the Humane Hierarchy and other useful ways to sort through fact and fiction.
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(Video 12) 10 Ways that Your Pet Says “I’m OK”

Learning when your pet is saying "I like that" or "more please" is really fun! Understanding happy communication gives you a better bond with your animals and also helps you meet their needs.
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(Video 11) 10 Ways that Your Pet Says “I need space”

Did you know that a wagging tail does not necessarily mean your dog is happy? Animals often ask us to back off because they are scared. Unfortunately, humans miss most of the signals and our pets have to bark, hiss, growl, or even bite to finally get the message across.
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(Video 04) Etiquette: What is Polite in a Dog Training Class?

Did you know you can keep other people's dogs from barking in class by calling your own dog away from staring? Grisha's etiquette tips will help you and your dog be good citizens in your training class.

You can apply most of these rules to any time you go to a coffee shop or other public place with your dog.
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(Video 05) Shhhh: 15 Ways to Keep Your Dog Quiet in Class

In this video, Grisha shares some useful tips to keep your dog quiet in class and other situations. These tips can be used for barking and whining in training classes but also at home or when you are having coffee with friends.
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