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Expert Advice: Training for Dog Sports Agility Tips: A Champion’s Words to Train By
Originally published in the AKC Gazette: In my work as an agility instructor, I find that the use of quotations and sayings does two valuable things: It brings some humor to the teaching process, and it gives students key phrases to help them remember specific handling theories. Here are a few that I use. Playing […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/agility-tips-a-champions-words-to-train-by/ | September 25, 2015
Expert Advice: Advanced Training Teach Your Dog to Do a Handstand
Teach Your Dog to Do a Handstand AKC GoodDog! Helpline trainer Erin Rakosky tells you how to teach a cool trick that will impress your friends -- a handstand! Here are some simple steps to help teach your dog to do a handstand. Remember to take it slow and have lots of small treats ready. […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/teach-your-dog-to-do-a-handstand/ | September 2, 2015
Teach your dog how to catch
Expert Advice: Basic Training Teach Your Dog to Catch
This is an easy trick to teach, and your dog will love it! It’s best to start with teaching your dog to catch treats as you don’t want to throw a toy that might hit him in the face and turn him off to catching forever. Sit your dog about two feet in front of […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/teach-your-dog-to-catch/ | September 1, 2015
Expert Advice: Fun With Your Dog Free Online Classes Help Owners Teach Their Dogs to Do Tricks
Looking for a fun training project for dogs and owners? You might want to try out the “Do More With Your Dog” program created by famous Hollywood trainer and AKC competitor Kyra Sundance. This goal-oriented program creates a solid foundation of obedience in the format of learning simple tricks that owners keep track of and […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/online-classes-help-owners/ | August 31, 2015
Expert Advice: Puppy Training Five Quick Tips for Leash Training Your Puppy or Dog
1. Be a tree. If your dog pulls on the leash, stop walking! Only continue walking once your dog has put slack in the leash. Consider a head halter or front-hook harness if your dog tends to pull. 2. Don't allow your dog to approach another dog without permission from the owner. Just because your […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/five-quick-tips-for-better-leash-walking-manners/ | August 12, 2015
Expert Advice: Cute & Funny Toy or Terrier? 10 Images That Show Both Sides Of The Toy Fox Terrier
The Toy Fox Terrier is a big-spirited dog in a beautiful, tiny package. He truly lives up to both parts of his name: as a lapdog he's adorable, lovable, and devoted. As a terrier, he has spirit, smarts, and tenacity. He is a comical love bug with a touch of a Napoleon complex. Toy Fox […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/toy-or-terrier-10-images-that-show-both-sides-of-the-toy-fox-terrier/ | August 12, 2015
Teach Your Dog to Spin Around
Expert Advice: Advanced Training Teach Your Dog to Spin Around
AKC GoodDog! Helpline Trainer Milena Barreto has taught her Standard Poodle, Phoebe, dozens of tricks. They use their repertoire of tricks to entertain on their therapy dog team visits. Spinning is an easy trick to teach your dog. First get his attention, using a treat. Holding the treat in your hand, hold it above his […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/teach-your-dog-to-spin-around/ | August 11, 2015
Expert Advice: Advanced Training Teach Your Dog To PLAY DEAD!
AKC GoodDog! Helpline trainer Milena Barreto has taught her Standard Poodle, Phoebe, dozens of tricks. They use their repertoire of tricks to entertain when they make their therapy dog visits. This is a good trick to teach your dog when she is tired and ready to rest. She needs to know the DOWN cue before […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/teach-your-dog-to-play-dead/ | August 11, 2015
Expert Advice: Basic Training What is a Release Word? An Important Component of Teaching “Stay”
Does your dog know how to stay? Does he have a release word? If not, he should! A release word is a word that tells your dog he is allowed to move, following the "stay" command. "Stay" needs to have a defined beginning and end, otherwise your dog will learn he can move anytime he […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/release-word-teaching-stay/ | August 7, 2015
Expert Advice: Basic Training A New Way of Teaching Sit – From The Down
When people start training their dogs, "sit" is usually where they start. It’s an easy basic.  I've taught lots of dogs to sit! Then I got a retired racing greyhound.None of the usual methods worked; his back legs were pillars of unbending granite. No amount of luring or tricks would get him to fold those […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/teaching-sit-from-the-down/ | July 13, 2015

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