How To Teach A Dog To Stay | Building A Positive Bond With Your Dog

How To Teach A Dog To Stay | Building A Positive Bond With Your Dog

Having your dog stay on command is an important skill that your dog should know.   “Stay” tells your dog to remain in a “sit” or “hold” position until you release them. Teaching your dog to stay is an excellent self-control exercise.  It also has practical uses and will keep your dog safe.  For example, teaching…

3 Awesome Dog Tricks to Teach Your Dog | Dog Training Brisbane

Does your dog know these three Dog Tricks? | Dog Training Brisbane

Dog tricks are a great way to provide mental stimulation for your dog.   Boredom can cause destructive behaviours like chewing, digging and barking. We recommend all dogs be trained in the basic commands – sit, drop, come, stay and “leave it”.   Most dog tricks build on the basic dog training commands. Positive reinforcement training Positive…

Reactive Dogs and Walking| Why It’s A Bad Idea And What To Do Instead

Is walking a reactive dog in their best interest?

Reactive dogs bark, snap, lunge or growl when pushed beyond their threshold.  By “threshold”, we mean what your dog can comfortably handle. Most dogs when they react like this, they’re asking for space.  A reactive dog is saying, in their own way, “please give me some space” or “I’m uncomfortable, please stay away”. For some…

Biting and Mouthing | How To Stop Your Puppy Biting

Biting and Mouthing | How To Stop Your Puppy Biting

Biting and mouthing by puppies are common and normal behaviours.  Like babies, puppies use their mouths to explore the world.  Everything goes in your puppy’s mouth including human hands, feet, fingers and toes. Puppies are also used to rough-and-tumble play with their brothers and sisters with lots of biting and mouthing.  A puppy’s bite will…

Pug Training Tips | Dog Training School Brisbane

Pug Training Tips | How To Train Your Pug | Dog Training School Brisbane

Pugs are very mischievous, playful, goofy, curious dogs.  This can be fun and entertaining at first, but their curiosity and attention-seeking can lead to trouble without proper training.  They are also quite energetic.  Pugs are probably more energetic than people realise and can suffer from health problems like obesity if they are not given enough…

Puppy Vaccinations | Can Your Puppy Go To Puppy School Without All Its Vaccinations?

Puppy Vaccinations | Puppy School and Vaccinations

The first few months of your puppy’s life are hugely important.  They will receive their puppy vaccinations. They must also learn proper behaviour and become socialised. Puppy vaccinations Advice about your puppy’s vaccinations should always be provided by your vet.  Generally, puppy vaccinations start at 6-8 weeks of age.  Boosters are given at 4 to…

Golden Retriever training

Golden Retriever Training Tips

Golden Retrievers are handsome, charming and intelligent dogs with wonderful temperaments.  But they can also be destructive and overly excitable if not trained properly. With the right Golden Retriever training they can become friendly, playful, social dogs.  Because of this, Golden Retrievers are often chosen as companion animals, guide dogs, rescue dogs or therapy dogs.…

Do Different Dog Breeds Have Different Training Needs?

Different Dog Breeds, Different Training Needs? | Dog Training Brisbane

Do different dog breeds have different training needs? Should you find a dog training class for dogs that are the same breed as yours? As highly qualified dog trainers, the answer to these questions are actually pretty simple. The Answer Regardless of breed, each individual dog is different and has their own unique personality.  However,…

courses | Dog Training Brisbane

Preparing for dog training courses | Dog training Brisbane

Every dog needs to learn how to live successfully at home and in the community.   Dog training courses are important for raising well-mannered and good-tempered dogs.  It is also a great opportunity to spend quality time with your dog and bond with them. Follow these helpful hints to help you prepare for your dog training course…

Dog Obedience training | Setting up for success

Preparation for learning during dog obedience training There are many things that will impact whether your dog is prepared, willing and able to learn during dog obedience training. This is particularly important with puppies and adolescent dogs. Ensure that you set your dog up for success by committing to the following: Low stress environment Your…