hi there doggy Dan here from the online dog trainer this video is all about helping you get to grips with walking your dog on the leash this is a Content consultation this is mr. Kane he’s a 5 year old mixed breed dog and you can see before he even leaves the property he’s already pulling he’s already taking control of the walk and it’s very subtle and it’s something which happens in a lot of situations that your dog is actually running the show they’re in charge inside the house and when you pick up the lead they simply carry on taking control making decisions remember the pack leader leads from the front so if your dog thinks they’re in charge then that’s what they’re going to do now if you see how he is now and you’ll see in a second you’re going to see me walking mr. Kane in exactly the same place look at the difference in energy his tail is down it’s not under he’s not fearful he’s not scared I haven’t corrected him compared to here he’s far more confident and bolshy headstrong pulling he’s making all the decisions and taking no notice of his owner so that’s where being the pack leader has this very subtle effect it calms the dog down and calming your dog down on the walk before you even start is something I’m going to touch on right here so before you even get outside of your property you need to be kind of in control of your dog and that’s what I’m doing with dear mr. Kane here he’s trying to pull me down the steps and I’m saying no hang on boy I’m in charge I’m just gonna wait there until he calms down and there are 2 options basically you either wait or you can decide it’s not going to happen and just take the lead off put your dog inside and sort of postpone the walk but mr. Kane’s responding well and all I’m going to do is walk down the steps he tries to drag me to the gate and I say nope I’m in charge you follow me and it’s it’s easy to do this in your own garden in a calm environment that’s where you should start it rather than trying the straightaway on the street once mr. Kane is walking nicely in that area we progress to the garden and she’s good at the garden we more when we move towards the gate and then we open the gates and we walk in and out of the gates you can see I’ve moved my car because my dogs are in the back of the car it was just too much distraction and it’s just this calm repeating keeping your dog in that calm state saying to them follow me follow me but you can see if you rush this bit then you end up with that far more excited headstrong who’s making decisions whereas when I stop dear mr. Kane stops it’s beautiful the crazy thing is it’s actually not rocket science it’s not tricky it’s not complicated anybody could do this you do have to be the pack leader inside the house though for it to sort of have the effect that I’m have it’s having on mr. Kane here you can see there it’s not about yanking on that lead there’s a couple of little touches and and that’s all it needs now what I’ve decided is to help mr. Kane’s owner we’re going to put on a slightly different device because that collar is not the easiest thing to train a dog on so we’ve put a special harness on him where the harness actually clips on underneath his chin it’s not clipping on his back and here’s the first time he’s walked on his new harness you can see the effect it’s having now yes mr. Kane’s tails under but it will come out very very quickly he’s just not me it’s just new this feeling on his body it’s a it’s a case of choosing the right device for every dog every dog is different but what I’d suggest is that this device is a pretty good fit for deer mr. Kane he’s calmed down and once he gets the hang of it you’ll see his tail come up and you’ll be very happy walking on his new harness so there you have it here’s mr. Kane just a few minutes earlier pulling his owner down the street pulling her shoulder out of its joint absolute nightmare dear boy though few minutes later with me happy as can be you see dogs can change whatever your situation it’s just understanding what you’ve got to change and then they’ll walk nicely on the leash of course becoming the pack leader is all part of that so go to my website the online dog trainer calm
hi there I’m doggy Dan welcome to the first part and the video series the easy way to an obedient dog in this video I’m going to introduce you to the most powerful dog training method in the world which is also the easiest and in my opinion the quickest way to a long term solution this is not just about learning a few more tricks and a clever technique nope far from it this course it’s about understanding there’s a completely different way of working with your dog of communicating with them and it’s a way they understand it’s their way when you’re working with your dog and this clear communication everything happens smoothly this approach literally puts your training on rocket boosters and in terms of time frame many dog owners are seeing big changes within just a couple of days with dog training like many things in life there’s an easy way and there’s a hard way and it doesn’t have to be a nightmare I know for some of you you’re probably thinking is there actually a way out of this or do I have to get rid of my dog or puppy you’ve found yourself in this tricky place and it’s not your fault you see to be totally honest there’s a lot of rubbish II dog training out there methods and myths that have made dog training appear so hard and complicated and even sent you in completely the wrong direction how do I know this well because I go to work with people every day who’ve tried to train their dog with clickers food bribes shaking rocks in a jar growling squirting water in the dog’s face spray collars pinch collars and even heaven forbid using horrific electric shock collars if you’ve tried this stuff and discovered it doesn’t work don’t worry you’re not alone many people have been there absolutely stuck unable to see a way out so my promise to you is this by the end of this series by the end of today even you’ll see that there is a way out now of course some of you may have a new puppy and you just want to get it right first time to avoid all the pain and stress and that’s great too but first they want to explain a little bit more about why some of the most commonly used methods of training fail and I know they fail because for a long time as a dog trainer these methods were all that I had to use the first approach is chicken and cheese training or Treat training and I include clicker training in this it’s where you use a piece of food to tempt your dog to do as you’re asking and then you reward them with the treat if they do as you ask now of course if you’ve got a young puppy and you want them to learn a simple trick like a Rollie pollie or a high-five then use it a little bit of bribery early on some cheese it can go a long way and I’m all for that that’s cool but hold on a second have you ever heard of a dog being put down because they couldn’t complete a high-five or a roly-poly of course not this is what I’m talking about trick training clicker training treat training basically bribery it’s one thing and I’ll show you how to do all the tricks that you want but using food to train your dog or puppy has its limitations you’ll never solve any of the major behavioral problems that you’re experiencing just using food and a clicker it’s really just bribery dressed up a little bit essentially your dog or puppy is still only doing what you asked for the food you’re simply adding the little clicking noise but you may as well just be saying click click or good dog and then treating them it’s exactly the same reason parents don’t try to stop their children’s squabbling the whole time by using chocolate and a clicker picture this you’ve got two kids fighting in a room you walk in with some chocolate and a clicker you start saying no fighting good click treat chocolate no fighting stop fighting good click treat now of course they stop fighting whilst they’re reading the chocolate and you’re shoveling it into their mouths but how long after you leave do you think they’re going to start fighting again of course long term this approach is not the answer and we all know this when it comes to raising children it’s obvious actually exactly the same when it comes to training dogs bribery repetition on its own is not the answer we have to be just a little bit smarter now there’s also still a lot of the old-school dog training out there often referred to as yank and crank where people are screaming and shouting whacking their dog and there are lots of strange devices coming out to scare shock and hurt the dogs but they’re all still based on fear and pain nowadays this sort of approach tends to be done behind closed doors where nobody’s looking and to be honest most of it I think is done out of sheer frustration because we don’t know what else to do the other issue though with this approach is that it doesn’t really work I mean you can’t just stop aggression by being aggressive it’s the way to have a calm obedient dog so all of this stuff you can just throw it away water bottles shaking rocks in a jar or a tin broomsticks shock collars the rolled-up newspaper throw it away gone you don’t need it the other myth out there is the good dog training has to cost a fortune from puppy training to obedience classes to repeat consultations from top dog trainers it can cost you thousands and thousands of dollars and it’s actually also unnecessary you see dog training doesn’t need to take hours and hours weeks and weeks if you’re spending heaps of time and money and seeing little or no progress then you’re probably not using the easy way to an obedient dog in my experience it often takes just a couple of minutes each day incorporating some very simple stuff into your everyday life for a couple of days and you can have a totally different dog the changes they should come easily also what I’ve discovered is that around about a year old your dog is the equivalent to a young teenager and they behave accordingly let’s face it we all know how difficult they can be to control so if your sweet little puppy or your young dogs starting to push the boundaries then this really is just a sign of things to come like with children as they grow up your puppy or dog will start to test who’s in charge it can be a really tough period if your dog isn’t choosing to listen to you so in the next video in an amazing live consultation I’ll show you just how fast dogs respond when you communicate with them in a way they understand because one of the most beautiful things about this method is that it totally aligns with your dog like I said at the beginning they understand it because it comes naturally to them it works with their nature not against it it’s really their method so your dog will totally get it you’re not going to have to explain this method to them they’ll be thinking now you’re talking sense to me now you’re saying that you’re in charge and I should be listening to you following you obeying you got you it’s going to be that simple so whether you’re dealing with an aggressive dog or a dog or pulls you down the street what’s constantly barking or can’t be left at home or you’ve just got a young puppy and you want to make sure you get it right first time then take comfort knowing that there is an easy way out it’s an easy path that’s try tested and works so if you’re wondering can I actually get out of the situation I’m in can I actually save my dog then the great news is yes there is a way it’s the easy way to an obedient dog and I am so passionate to be able to share it with you you can watch video number two now if you like by clicking the button below I’ll also email you the link in the next email thank you for watching and have a great day
Becoming your dog’s pack leader is a question many dog owners ask. This is an important question, but the answer isn’t so simple. The idea of becoming the pack leader is that you will convince your dog to trust you and your authority. By positioning yourself as the person in charge, your dog will be confident in your decisions and be more apt to listen to you.
As pack animals, dogs require a leader by nature and instinct.
Without you positioning yourself as a leader, your dog will feel obligated to take that position because having a leader is an absolute instinctual requirement for their “survival” in life. As the pack leader, you have to be responsible for every decision—and it’s outcome. That means it’s up to your to pick a walking path. And it’s up to you to decide how to behave in different situations, and up to you to determine how to respond to all the strange things you and your dog come across out there.
If you don’t make a decision, your dog will feel obligated to make a decision for you. When you don’t direct your dog, your dog will try to direct you as they will feel like they will need to act as the pack leader. If you go along with your dog’s decision, you will be reinforcing that superior position. However, if there comes a time when you try to ignore or “disobey” your dog’s decision, especially if they are used to you just following along (even if you don’t notice it, because it’s little things you let slide by), you will end up in a battle of tug-of-war with your dog—often times literally.
So, how do you position yourself as a pack leader?
You can begin with little things, like having your dog sit down before you provide her with her dinner. But to be a stable pack leader that your dog recognizes, you have to be stern with everything. The point is not to be aggressive, but consistent. If you let some things slide your dog will be confused about who the leader really is, and it will only lead to more behavioral issues.
The point isn’t to dominate the dog, either, and showing your physical strength is no training method. You’ll end up in a battle of tug-of-war or a real fight because you have unknowingly provoked your dog’s instincts (fighting to prove who is stronger/dominant). The right way to show your dog who the pack leader is to remain calm and confident in situations. Become a trusted leader, not a feared one. When danger arises, think through your next step before committing to something.
Lastly, don’t let the little things slide. Walk through doors before your dog, have your dog walk beside you. Have them sit and be quiet when asked to constantly be maintaining your position as leader.
How To Stop Your Dog From Tugging On The Leash
One of the best parts about having a dog is that you can take them with you everywhere—to the park, to the store, and out to have fun. But, if your dog tugs on the leash when you try to walk them, it can quickly diminish all the fun you imagine having with them and discourage you from taking them out anymore. You might look at other dogs and their owners and think, “Why can’t my dog behave like that?” The truth is, no dog is born “obedient.” Despite being domesticated, they still have instincts that tell them that (one) they need a pack leader and (two) exploring and adventure are super fun!
These instincts are what make your dog great, but since they are living in a world with laws, regulations, and manners, you need to learn how to hone into their instincts so they behave more appropriately and so they see you as their confident and trusted pack leader.
The solution to stopping your dog from tugging on the leash is kind of a catch 22. For instance, letting your dog pull on the leash is telling them that they are in charge and that they are leading the pack. However, in order to teach them not to pull on the leash, you have to get them learning that you are the trusted pack leader.
Before you invest in all sorts of collars, leads, and gadgets that are out there to help you tackle this issue, you’re better off looking at the bigger picture. Having your dog walk properly on a leash is just the first step in positioning yourself as the pack leader. The training has to go beyond just walking—you need to be reinforcing your position as leader all the time and you’ll begin to see results across your dog’s behavior, not just when you’re outside.
Think about it like this: your dog knows someone has to be the leader. If they don’t see you as the leader, they’re going to take that position. You might not notice all the little “cute” things they do, but having them pull on a leash is definitely one of the places you’ll see them begin to express their feelings that they are in charge.
So, how do you teach your dog not to pull on the leash? Here are some tips:
• When you bring out your dog’s leash, wait for them to calm down until they are ready to go. Never rush through the excitement stage and try not to provoke them to get too excited.
• Practice at home first.
• Walk around your home and outside until they can behave in familiar surroundings.
• Begin to venture further out, coming back home when they misbehave.
Best & Worst Ingredients in Dog Food
We want to do the best we can for our pets. But, unfortunately, cheap dog food brands make feeding them right hard. Some cheaper dog foods pack in a multitude of fillers that are unhealthy and oftentimes dangerous. With prolonged feeding of these foods, your dog will suffer from lack of nutrition and even increased risk of digestion, immune, and heart issues caused by the low-quality ingredients in their food.
This list will help you figure out which ingredients you should be looking for and which ingredients you should definitely be avoiding when it comes to dog food brands.
What To AVOID
By all means, avoid these things:
- Corn and wheat gluten. This is a very popular filler and it can adversely affect your dog’s health.
- Meat and grain “meal” is not a substitute for real, high-quality meat protein. It’s a filler and it will not benefit your dog in any way.
- Meat by-product. Similar to “meal”, by-products do not serve any nutritional purpose in the food, they’re a cheap alternative.
- BHA, or Butylated Hydroxyanisole.
- BHT Butylated Hydroxytouene.
- Food Dyes. Many people are waking up to the adverse health effects of unnatural dyes in both human and pet food. You should be sure to avoid Blue 2, Red 40, Yellow 5 and 6, and 4-MIE for certain but you’re best off avoiding dyes altogether—high quality foods will not use them at all.
- PG, or Propylene Glycol.
- Rendered fat.
What To Look For
Here are some tips for finding high-quality dog food:
- Rather than meal or by-product, look for foods that have Beef, Chicken, Lamb or another protein as the first ingredient. Meal might come later in the list, but it should be the secondary source, not the primary source.
- You might have to skip past the big name dog food brands to find a truly high-quality solution. Smaller brands might be lesser known to you, but all you have to do is compare the ingredients list to see which food is the best—forget about commercials, marketing tactics, and the “big names” if you truly want to find a great dog food.
- If you find a dog food that has any food dyes whatsoever, chances are, it’s low quality. No high-quality dog foods use food dyes in their product because there is simply no reason to (other than human marketing tactics). Skip any brand that uses food dyes.
In addition to offering your dog a high-quality dog food, you might also need to supplement their diet with a pet supplement to help support their health and give them the full range of vitamins and minerals they need. Some of the more popular supplements include gels, liquids, and pills that give a range of nutrients to help support join and overall health.