Tag Archives: puppy training

The Importance of Remembering That You Are Only Human

Posted on: April 28, 2018 - No Comments

Through my work as a trainer and behaviour consultant I work with a lot of dogs. I also work with lots of humans, more humans than dogs, as most dogs have several humans in their lives. I have spent time sharpening my people skills and feel that I do a good job of making people Read More

Starting out with your new puppy

Posted on: January 14, 2018 - No Comments

You’ve been planning for months, and at last your new puppy is here! Your expectations are enormous: this is going to be the perfect dog you’ve always wanted. And maybe that’s right, and your little puppy will become your Brilliant Family Dog. But for many of us - and for many of our puppies - Read More

What Are You Teaching Your Dog?

Posted on: January 30, 2017 - No Comments

That 'training sessions must be huge, long and totally organised' way of thinking is what STOPS a lot of us training at times, so what can we do to clarify and simplify the whole training thing?

No Plan Survives Contact With Reality

Posted on: January 21, 2016 - 2 Comments

Raising my puppy has been hard work. It has also been well worth the effort.

Ouch, My Puppy is Biting Me! The Importance of Attending Puppy Class to Teach Bite Inhibition and Play Skills

Posted on: September 15, 2014 - 1 Comment

Kari Bastyr, Denver-based VSPDT and owner of Wag and Train, discusses puppy mouthing and the importance of attending a puppy class to ensure proper socialization and bite inhibition before your puppy grows into an adult.

Puppy High School

Posted on: September 10, 2014 - No Comments

Thankfully, many people know and understand that puppies need lots of training, socialization, and focus on creating good impulse control when they are younger. But many stop at a few puppy classes, and don’t continue through adolescence. This could have dire consequences later on, when the puppy becomes a teenager and starts developing bad habits Read More

When and How to Train Your Puppy or New Rescue

Posted on: August 25, 2014 - No Comments

Q. What are some of the benefits of training my dog? A. Training makes home life more manageable and fun for you and your dog. Next to basic health care, it’s the most important thing you can do for your pup. Best of all, training the dog you love is one of the best ways Read More

Victoria Talks Puppy Training on AMHQ

Posted on: June 11, 2014 - No Comments

Victoria was featured on the Weather Channel's morning show, America's Morning Headquarters (AMHQ), where she had the chance to spend time with adoptable puppies from the Atlanta Humane Society. Many families choose to bring home a new puppy over the summer since the kids are home from school and everyone has more time to integrate Read More

Puppy Leash Training

Posted on: January 18, 2014 - No Comments

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Puppy Recall

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Lie Down

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Habituating Puppy To Human Touch

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It is vital to habituate a puppy to human touch as soon as the puppy is born. A new pup relies on touch to find its mother, to stimulate milk flow for feeding, and as a source of comfort. Mothers in turn lick and nuzzle their puppies from birth, improving the puppies’ circulation and encouraging Read More

Introducing Puppy to Equipment

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A puppy’s paws can be very sensitive so teaching him to walk on different pieces of equipment, surfaces and terrain will help him gain confidence when walking in all kinds of environments. This is something that people don’t often think about for their puppies, but becomes an issue when puppy decides to put on the Read More

Puppy Training Basics

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A puppy needs a good learning foundation in order to be a confident adult. But learning is more than just teaching your puppy basic cues such as sit and stay. The most important aspect of the learning process is to introduce your puppy to the environments and situations she is likely to experience throughout her Read More

Puppy Knowledge

Posted on: January 15, 2014 - No Comments

Bringing home a new puppy is a fun and exciting time, but in order to avoid problems down the line and to ensure a lifetime of happiness and enrichment, you must do your research first! A puppy is a major responsibility and it is important to arm yourself with as much puppy knowledge as possible Read More

Top Five Tips for Successful Dog Training

Posted on: August 23, 2012 - 1 Comment

Top Five Tips for Successful Dog Training! It’s scientifically sound advice to be nice to your dog. So says the Journal of Veterinary Behavior, in a consensus article, Good Trainers: How to identify one (2006). The authors, esteemed veterinarians and experts in behavior, recommend positive training methods and tools, and warn against the use of Read More

If Your Dog Could Talk: Reward vs Punishment Dog Training

Posted on: February 21, 2012 - 7 Comments

There's a raging controversy in the field of dog training centered around dog training collars and methods--Reinforcement vs Correction and Treats vs No Treats. What's a pet parent to do? If your dog could talk, your dog would surely ask you to listen to the experts in animal behavior. As it turns out, it’s scientifically Read More

Victoria’s Interview With Dr. Sophia Yin – Part I

Posted on: October 6, 2011 - 1 Comment

I recently connected with my friend, Dr. Sophia Yin, to discuss training young dogs and her new book, Perfect Puppy in 7 Days.   Victoria:  There are a lot of puppy books already out there. What made you decide to write this book? Sophia:  I wrote this book because I needed a resource that would Read More

My Work With Rin Tin Tin!

Posted on: July 22, 2011 - 11 Comments

Just before I went to New York to start filming the new season of It's Me or the Dog, I had the great pleasure of being invited to Little Rock, Arkansas to meet the legendary Rin Tin Tin.  What an honor!  Rin and I have both recently come on board as National Ambassadors for the Read More

When and Why to Train Your Puppy

Posted on: October 24, 2010 - 18 Comments

Q. What are some of the benefits of training my dog?           A. Training the dog you love is one of the best ways to develop a great relationship with your dog that will last a lifetime. Additionally, training makes home life more manageable and fun for you both! Some dogs grow up to be angels Read More

Puppy Won’t Come When Called?

Posted on: June 21, 2010 - 5 Comments

Ah, life with a new puppy! We have a 14 week-old Border Collie pup named Hope at the farm, and what better reminder of the importance of “talking to your dog” with your body! We’ve been working hard on teaching him to come when called by giving him lots of positive reinforcement for running toward Read More