DOG TRAINING QUESTIONS FROM MY MAILBAG
This is a multi-page article on dog training. I recommend that you start with page 1.
One word of caution: When seeking advice and information pertaining to dog training, you have to be very careful because many dog trainers today have virtually no real world experience and have done very little research into complex health and dog training issues.
TRAINING A DOG TO QUIT PULLING ON A LEASH
Margo from Orlando, Florida asks Mr PitBull:
Dear Mr PitBull How do I train my Red Nose Pitbull to quit pulling on her leash?
Even though dogs are not kids, I've found that people tend to train dogs similar to the way they train their kids. With that being said, you have to ask yourself (if you are a parent) "what kind of parent am I". If you are the kind of parent that does not believe in discipline, that is often observed repeating over and over again the phrases "if I have to tell you again..." don't make me get up", or "OK you're going to get in trouble"... And your child is one that throws temper tantrums, and does pretty much what they want, and when they get a little older start talking back... If that is how you raise your kids; you are not going to be successful in dog training.
I promote remote training collars as a dog training tool that enables the average person to train a dog faster and better than any other method. If you are someone that knows that loving but firm discipline results in a well trained child that respects authority, then you will benefit by incorporating the electronic collar in teaching your dog to do things that most people could never teach a dog otherwise. One thing that I have found is; those who criticize this type of dog training have never tried it. They assume that remote dog training is inhumane. The fact is; the stimulation needed to correct the dog is way below the pain threshold.
When going for a walk, remember; this is your walk! You are not walking the dog. Instead, the dog is accompanying you on your walk. You have to understand that premise first if you expect your dog to understand it. I go into detail here HOW TO TRAIN A DOG TO WALK.
The easiest and fasted way to train a dog to walk beside you and follow your lead is with an e-collar. With a shock collar, a hard to train dog, that the average person gives up on training, can typically be trained in a just a few sessions of 15 minutes. The results compared to traditional dog training methods have astounded professional dogs trainers time after time. Make sure you take the time to consider the info here: DOG TRAINING MADE EASY
HOW TO TRAIN A DOG TO STOP BARKING
Kathy from San Angelo, Texas asks Mr PitBull:
Dear Mr PitBull, My dog will not shut up. I Love her to death and she is wonderful but she barks all the time. How can I train a dog to stop barking? My solution was to fill a spray bottle with white vinegar and every time she barks spray her coat. So far it seems to have worked and I thought it was better than a shock collar or whatever, but now I'm wondering if it could have side effects? What do you recommend? I hate to use a shock collar to train my dog because I do not want to hurt my dog.
I highly recommend you check out my dog training page LEARN HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DOG IN JUST MINUTES where you will find ideas on what to do as well as learn from some of the experiences I have had with my dogs. Additionally, go to Leerburg.com and pick up this video REMOTE COLLAR TRAINING FOR DOGS. Watch it carefully and then employ what you learn. You will not believe how fast and easy it is to train your dog.
Don't think that as a dog training tool a bark collar is brutal; it is not. In fact if a dog yelps when receiving correction, the collar is set way too high. Set it so that when the training dog receives correction you simply notice that the dog looks startled, that's all. You will love the results and so will your neighbors.
Read BARK COLLAR REVIEWS for more information on using a bark collar and my review of the best bark collars.
WHAT KIND OF DOG TRAINING WILL TEACH DOGS NOT TO FIGHT?
Max from Nashville Tennessee asks Mr PitBull:
Dear Mr PitBull, I need help training my dogs! I have an American Bulldog and two PitBulls. My problem is the Bulldog wants to fight the two pitbulls. Yesterday he went after one of the pitbulls and I had a whale of a time trying to get them separated. I love my dogs and do not want to get rid of any of them, but I am afraid that next time I will not be able to handle it. What dog training tips can you provide?
Believe me, without the right kind of dog training the fights will continue to intensify.
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