Chicago Dog Trainer: What Puppy Dogs Made Of???

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Dogs are not people. “That one statement,” says Ami  Moore the Memphis Dog Coach, “Is where I make a client a friend or lose a client.”

People want to love dogs as if they are people, but dogs are a separate species. You have to love them as a dog if you want them to have the best life possible. Where you try to love them as people you are demeaning dogs.




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Ami Moore Says Take Care of Your Dog at Christmas


Ami Moore, The Memphis Dog Coach advises her friends and clients to keep their dogs safe during Christmas by making sure that their dogs do not eat items that could cause your dog to be ill.

Grapes, raisins, currants and sultanas can be toxic to dogs in very small does. This seems to be something to do with the “bloom” to be found on the surface of the fruit but the exact compound has not been discovered yet.  What is known however is that the effects are not dose dependent.

This means that while some dogs are know to have consumed large amounts of grapes to no ill effect for others it has only taken a handful of grapes or raisins to cause fatal acute kidney failure. 

Some dogs exhibit no effects but others can develop kidney failure after a few raisins. The mechanism of action is unknown, but dogs may start with vomiting and diarrharea, and then develop renal failure 24-72 hours later. If you suspect your dog may have consumed even a small quantity of raisins  please call your vet.



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Puppy proofing your condo or townhouse BEFORE you bring your puppy home will reduce the frustrations of puppyhood. Here are some simple guidelines for keeping your new puppy dog safe:


1. Always keep toilet lid down if you use toilet bowl cleaners. These cleaners are very alkaline and can be toxic for your dog to drink.

2. Keep cellar doors closed  as well as upper story windows, puppies and babies can fall down and hurt themselves.

3. Always dispose of chicken and turkey bones in a puppy proof manner, If your dog eats these bones they can puncture the stomach or intestines.

4. Puppies will swallow needle and thread if they are out, so be careful and always place your sewing behind closed doors.

5. Anti-freeze is very sweet tasting and completely lethal to dogs and children. If you spill this substance always clean it up before you allow your dogs in the area.




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It is important to understand that the skill of house training your dog  cannot be effective until your Chicago puppy is at least sixteen weeks old.   The Chicago Dog Trainer, says, “A dog does not have any control over his bowel and bladder muscles until this age.”  

If on the other hand, your dog is an older puppy (more than five months of age) or an adult dog, you have about thirty days to assist your dog in mastering these important foundation dog training skills before these accidents become habits.


Normal Communication-Biting Dogs


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Biting is Normal Dog Communication

Dogs use biting as part of their normal communication system. Dogs bite when they are approached, handled, touched, grabbed, hugged, kissed, restrained, surprised, when startled, when grumpy, when they feel shy or hurt; when protecting food, toys or space, cars houes, yards, crates, offspring, owners, when hyper, when playful and when aroused.

The three main reasons that dogs bite are:

1. The dog lacks confidence and feels that it must bite to protect its life,

2. The dog is over confident and knows that it must bite to maintain order,

3. The dog bites because it likes having a hobby, biting for this dog is fun and this dog uses biting to its own social advantage.  If you have a biting dogs into what section does your dog belong?














Chicago Dog Aggression: When Dogs Bite?

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Even Goldens can be aggressive is the humans don’t have Alphatude.


When Do Dogs Bite?

Most dogs bite in very predictable patterns and in very predictable situations. In most cases of aggression the owner has warning that the dog is uncomfortable or edge under specific circumstances and generally the owner takes steps to decrease agitating the dog. The problem is that this management strategy by the owner tends to increase te aggression of the dog and the dog often becomes more aggressive in many more situations.

Dogs bites tend to increase at two periods in a dog’s developmental cycle. The first period when dogs tend to bite is during the Early Adolescence Period (6-8 months) when the dog is exploring it’s status in the human-dog pack.

The second period of a dog’s life when aggression can become mor common is Early Maturity Period (2-3 years) when the dog’s puppy-playful attitude finally develops into the genetic maturity of the breed.  At this time, the dog’s aggressive behavior if suppressed will rebound at a higher and more frequent level than as a puppy.

Reality TV Inspires New Puppy Training DVD

Reality TV Inspires New Puppy Training DVD, Winning Accolades from Parents, Kids, Dog Trainers, Even Social Workers

Clicker Puppy, the new groundbreaking teaching DVD that demonstrates successful, unrehearsed puppy training performed solely by children, is winning accolades from top dog trainers and even social workers across the U.S. and Canada. Clicker Puppy, which was recently nominated to receive the Training Excellence Award for 2005 by The International Positive Dog Training Association, will now be more widely distributed to parenting and pet outlets including stores, catalogs, and e-tailers in the U.S., through Karen Pryor Clickertraining, a leading source of dog training information, products, and services.

Clicker Puppy, created in Canada by Doggone Crazy!, shows how children can safely interact with the family puppy while the puppy learns at an accelerated rate, and everyone has a lot of fun in the process. Using children instead of professional dog trainers to interact with young pups, Clicker Puppy demonstrates how their involvement in the training promotes the development of a loving, respectful bond between child and dog. Many families make the mistake of allowing the puppy to play with the children as if they were all puppies, resulting in inadvertent nips to children, and escalating to progressively dangerous situations as the puppy grows.

We ‘’re thrilled we have the opportunity to distribute Doggone Crazy’’s Clicker Puppy to our U.S. retail partners and pet owners”, said KPCT president, Aaron Clayton. Nineteen million households with children have pets and this DVD speaks right to them. A short clip showing eight-week-old puppies sitting, retrieving and giving a high five can be downloaded.

Karen Pryor, the leading expert in the field of clicker training, said of Clicker Puppy, “This delightful show goes right to the heart of what clicker training is all about. You’ll see boys and girls teaching VERY young puppies, sometimes in a minute or less. A wonderful way to learn clicker training!”

Clicker Puppy, distinctive for its promotion of positive training methods, early puppy training, and child-led puppy training, is also winning accolades from family and parenting experts. Clicker training is much more than just a training method; it is an entire philosophy. Children who learn to use positive reinforcement in animal training acquire empathy and learn to treat people and animals with kindness and respect. This excellent and engaging DVD teaches people of all ages how to teach their companion animals good manners. At the same time, it teaches empathy and stresses safety.  “It’’s a great resource for parents and children, said family counselor and author Lynn Loar, Ph.D., LCSW, President, Pryor Foundation and Co-author, Teaching Empathy: Animal-Assisted Therapy Programs for Children and Families Exposed to Violence.

The Clicker Puppy DVD retails for .95 and includes bonus tracks for training small pets including bunnies and an 8-panel illustrated guide on clicker training written by children.

For wholesale prices and information in US, Europe and Asia, contact Aaron Clayton, KPCT at 800-472-5425. For wholesale prices and information in Canada contact Joan Orr at 905-854-3232.

Karen Pryor Clickertraining is a leading creator and distributor of clicker training products and education resources. Doggone Crazy! is a company dedicated to dog bite prevention education, and the creator of the family board game, Doggone Crazy!, an action-packed game that empowers kids with the knowledge they need to make safe choices around dogs.

Puppy Socialization Classes Desensitize Dogs To Veterinary Clinics

Puppy Socialization Classes Desensitize Dogs To The Veterinary Clinic: Veterinarians Now Offering New Puppy Owners Puppy Socialization Classes In Their Clinics

Many dogs “learn” to become anxious and fearful when it comes to making a trip to the veterinarian. Anxiety and fear can result when repeated exposure to a particular environment results in repeated unpleasant or painful experiences. To address this issue, some veterinarians are now offering classes providing socialization opportunities with other dogs, humans and the veterinary clinic for their new puppy owners by holding classes or puppy pre-school at the clinic itself.

E-Training for Dogs, Inc. has developed a “train the trainer” course providing step by step instruction and education in creating, marketing and implementing puppy socialization classes within a veterinary clinic. The course, Vet Clinic Puppy Manners and Socialization Certification is for canine behaviorists, trainers, veterinary assistants, technicians and veterinarians interested in developing and assisting veterinary clinic clients in early puppy education, dealing with safety, health and nutrition, puppy manner imprinting, socialization and general puppy care. It is available for online viewing, both “Live” (Instructor-led) and “Recorded” (Self-paced).

Taught by Jan Bradfeldt, this is an intensive 8-week course requiring at least 75% attendance and a score of at least 75% on exams to earn the certificate. Jan has been associated with dog training since 1971 studying behavior modification, psychology and animal science at Oregon State Univ. and graduating in 1976. She is currently teaching puppy imprinting classes for three local veterinarians and also a public Canine Good Citizen Prep Class. The Vet Clinic Puppy Manners and Socialization Certification assures clients and veterinarians that graduates are highly skilled and knowledgeable.

Canine behaviorists and other experts commonly agree that puppies appear to have an optimal learning period that falls between 8 and 16 weeks. In these weeks, experiences, good or bad, have a powerful and lasting impact on the puppy. It is also during this period of 8-16 weeks that vets recommend keeping your puppy away from other dogs while he/she completes his/her vaccination course. Puppy socialization classes at a clinic provide for a safe and disease free environment as these classes will always insist that the puppies in the class are up to date with their vaccinations to be admitted to the class.

Veterinarians today are mindful of the clear links between a total wellness program, preventive measures and the subsequent health of their patients. According to an article in the Veterinary Clinics of North America: Small Animal Practice, May, 1997, K. Seksel wrote that “setting up a puppy training program is one of the most important services veterinarians can offer. Puppy socialization classes aim not only to socialize the puppies so that they learn to interact well with children, adults, and other dogs, but also to teach basic obedience exercises. The classes build a strong bond between puppy, owner, and Veterinary clinic.” In another article found in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medicine Associations, July, 2003, Duxbury and colleagues found in a study of 284 dogs found higher retention rates (dogs were not returned to the shelter) in homes for dogs that participated in puppy socialization classes.

Beyond the obvious result of a dog that will not be fearful or misbehave at future visits to the veterinarian, the veterinarian has probably gained a client for the life of that dog and beyond. In addition, perhaps, the more informed the client, and the quality experience of socialization to other dogs, people and the clinic, may actually result in less unwanted pets at shelters. One can only hope.

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Revolutionary Way To Teach Old Dog New Tricks

Revolutionary Way To Teach Old Dog New Tricks or Teach Your Puppy To Behave

Entrepreneur Umesh Kotwal announced today that his website,, will launch on March 20, 2008. Mr. Kotwal indicated that he had to launch the site earlier in response to the growing need for better behavioural training needs of pets around the world.

Dog lovers understand how important it is to be the owner of a well behaved dog. In today’s busy lifestyle all over the world, it is not always possible for a dog owner to pay attention to a dog’s behaviour until it becomes unbearable to the owner and the neighbours. This situation can lead to confrontations in the neighbourhood. It is never too late, as they say. It is true that teaching a dog when it is a puppy is the best way to go. But a dog can still be taught a few things in its adulthood.

Said a passionate dog lover and owner, Umesh Kotwal, “My first experience with owning a dog dates back to 1988. I had a small Pomeranian dog in an apartment building. It was a tough job to live in peace with fellow apartment residents with a badly behaved dog. I have now mastered the subject of dog training over the experience of last 20m years. I strongly encourage you to explore the very practical way of training your dog at home without spending those dollars after a professional trainer.”

Please check out the valuable information quickly to live happily ever after with the most important companion in your life, your beloved dog. Umesh Kotwal has just given the key to the knowledge of wealth, which will help you to get there quickly.

Dog Squad’s Puppy Preschool Class Offers Owners Sage Advice

Taming Terrible Terriers: Dog Squad’s Puppy Preschool Class Offers Owners Sage Advice on Puppy Training

For families welcoming new pets over the holidays, 2009 could mean a host of puppy behaviors that come back to “bite” the owners. California dog trainers Steve Bettcher and Patrick Gibbons, known as The Dog Squad, advise pet owners to start off on the right foot with their dogs through early intervention. The two have announced a Puppy Preschool, starting January 19, that guides pet parents toward well behaved dogs and a better relationship with their pets.

The Dog Squad’s four-week course begins Jan. 19, 2008, at the Redwood Animal Hospital in Castro Valley, Calif., and addresses a number of topics vital to good puppy training: biting, the puppy’s place in the “pack,” appropriate behavior around people and other dogs and crate training. A dog owner who desires effective and gentle advice on puppy training should enjoy the methodologies employed by the team, explains Bettcher.

“We teach pet owners how to train their puppies and dogs using a humane approach to dog obedience training,” says Steve Bettcher, President of The Dog Squad. “This approach teaches the owner how to communicate effectively with their pet, so that their dog understands clearly what they want and expect.”

Puppy Preschool participants learn how to set structure and rules that help puppies understand their place in the pack, proper behavior and manners. Pets are given the chance at each class meeting to socialize with other dogs and people, and offered opportunities to become comfortable in a variety of social settings.

“Our dog training programs produces dogs that listen better and respond to their owners even when distracted in real world situations,” explains Patrick Gibbons, Director of Training.

Through training and socialization the San Francisco, California dog trainers solve typical difficulties with dog behavior – toy aggression, dog dominance aggression, problems with crate training dogs, and puppy chewing to name a few. The team uses a combination of lecture and hands-on experience to teach owners basic dog commands and other valuable skills, ranging from leash training puppy to how to stop a dog from barking.

The Dog Squad doesn’t stop at small dog training; dogs of all ages, breeds, sizes and temperaments benefit from obedience training throughout the year. For example, for the owner of a Saint Bernard or Great Dane, obedience training is not only essential for a good dog-owning experience, but can solve obvious safety issues.

Pet parents can get advice on puppy training and adult dog obedience in a series of free articles on The Dog Squad’s Web site, as well as read true stories about other pet owners and how their lives have improved through training.

For free training articles and information about the upcoming Puppy Preschool, call 510-582-DOGS or visit The Dog Squad at