training your dog

Dog Training

If you're looking for a list of the Fundamentals of Natural Dog Training, you've come to the right place. If you're completely new to Natural Dog Training, or even just looking for a refresher, this list of articles should help you get right on track. You might consider reading them in order, as ideas in later articles are often introduced in the earlier articles. I'll add to the list when it seems appropriate. Should you see an article that you think oughta be here - let me know!

note: If you're looking for a complete list of all the naturaldogblog articles, you can either visit the archives (which lists them by month) or the sitemap.

THE ESSENTIALS: AN INTRODUCTION TO NATURAL DOG TRAINING

  1. This should have been the article that kicked off the whole blog - instead it came later, and it's meant to be a summary of what Natural Dog Training is and why it's so great for ensuring you have the "happiest dog on the block".

SOLVING ISSUES WITH YOUR DOG

  1. What is dog aggression and how do I stop it? If you really want to understand why a dog is aggressive and you truly want to overcome this problem, this article is a must read. I explain how the way a dog feels the world turns into aggressive behavior, and give you some introductory ways to help an aggressive dog become a formerly-known-as-aggressive dog.
  2. How to introduce your dog to another dog. In this article you will learn the best way to introduce two dogs to each other, in order to nip any potential problems in the bud.
  3. How to REDIRECT an excited or aggressive dog. Now we're really getting into the heart of how to apply your Natural Dog Training skills. This article shows you how you can redirect the energy going into that squirrel, person, dog, car, etc. when you're out on a walk with your dog - and to teach that dog to give YOU that energy, since that's where it truly belongs. Want your dog to look to you for an answer when they see the thing that triggers them? One of your fundamental techniques is here.
  4. How to introduce your dog to another person, and overcome aggression (or submissive urination). You've learned how to introduce your dog to another dog - in this article you will learn the best way to introduce your dog to another person. Minus the butt-sniffing, you'll find that the two methods have a lot in common - but there are some important distinctions to be made, which you'll find here.

MISCELLANEOUS TIPS

  1. Eleven essentials that everyone should know about dogs. Presented in an easy-to-learn list that you can have your children commit to memory.
  2. Walk WITH your dog when you walk with your dog. When you're out walking with your dog it's important to stay focused on your dog. When you want to take a walk with your own agenda (and your dog isn't quite ready yet), consider leaving your dog at home.

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