Thursday, January 14, 2010

House Training Dogs & Potty Training Puppies

How to Start the House and Potty Training Process

The holidays on occasion brings a new dog or puppy into our lives and is in fact a present that keeps on giving all year round. This gift is one that comes back to you with a joyful part of your life filled with a lot of wags.

Potty training or house training is an integral part of your relationship with your dog right from the get go.  It does establish that you are the leader and you are setting the rules.  It also builds a great relationship simply out the time you will spend with your dog while doing the initial training.

The first and and most important step to successful potty training is do not react ever to your dog if you did not catch the accident in the moment it was happening.

Lets face it, if you have a new puppy or dog setting the rules is something you have to do repetitiously until it becomes a habit.

Dogs think in the moment.  If you get mad when you walked around the corner and saw the nice dark piddle mark in the middle of your favorite rug and started yelling at the dog... 
but in that instant your dog has walked up behind you and was quietly starting into a sit... 
your dog thinks you just got mad for that.... 

the sitting at your feet.... 
not the pee all over the rug thats quickly turning to the unpleasant urine smell.

Ignore the dog.  And go about cleaning the area.  This is ultimately the most important thing you must do to move your dog on to a perfectly house trained dog.

The WAY you clean the urine is just as important as the timing you will learn in this 7 part series on how to house and potty train your dog. 

Urine has an enzyme in it that remains in your carpet or floors if you were to just soak it up, spray some cleaner on it, soak it some more, and let it dry.  Which is the common method of cleaning up the mistake.

Removing the urine enzyme is the most important part of the potty training process.

How To Remove Urine
6 Easy Steps for a Proven Method of
Urine Removal. Freedom is Possible!

Planet Urine - Do you want to stop your pet from peeing?

Click the link below to follow the 7 part series on how to potty and house train your dog.
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©Jt Clough and K9 Coach, Inc. 2010

Friday, January 8, 2010

San Diego Dog Friendly Events - Geocaching

A well trained dog in San Diego is easier to attain than many locations around the country simply because there are so many dog friendly events you can around the city.  As a professional dog trainer, my main message to people when they need help with an unruly dog:  Don’t focus on obedience only.  Focus on attention and activity. 

It makes it more fun for you and your dog puts a paw up quickly for this program.

When you are busy with your own career, household and family coming up with new ideas might not be on your radar.  Not to fear.  Click to to subscribe at the bottom of this article and you’ll get updates on new fun things to do with your dog, your family and your friends all around San Diego County.
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This week think about Geocaching.  It will get you out to a cool new place you most likely haven’t been in San Diego.  It’s an event you can take you dog on and the more you get out with your dog, the easier the idea of training will come.

Find out more:  Geocaching

More San Diego Dog Friendly Events

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©Jt Clough and K9 Coach, Inc. 2010

Monday, January 4, 2010

Boy calls dog who fought off cougar his 'guardian'

If you think the family dog is just hanging out for the free ride, think again after this story.  Link below.

Our dogs provide the wag of our day without even realizing it.  For many, the best friend that is always there for them may not even be recognized but when it comes right down to it the truth of the matter is you can rely on your dog for many things.

Your dog can go so far as to save your life like the boy in the story, or be your best training partner ever.  Those who are dog owners tend to get a little more out of getting outside and getting active and the cool events that are available to with your dog these days are creating an even better bond.

Read the full heart warming story of a boy and his dog below:

Boy calls dog who fought off cougar his 'guardian'

San Diego Dog Training Camps & Private Coaching 

Canine Cross Training Programs:  Health and Fitness Programs for You and Your Dog