Why Do Dogs Hump and Lick?

Why do dogs hump? Humping can be sexual in nature, especially for young, unaltered dogs. It can also be a form of dominance (at any age). Dog who are not properly socialized and those lacking obedience training may do it when they are overly excited. It is important to teach your dog that humping is inappropriate, otherwise, they will continue to exhibit this fun, playful behavior on other dogs, humans, pillows, stuffed animals, etc.

Ask The Trainer: What breed of dog does not do well living in a multi-dog home?

I honestly do not like listing dog breeds that do well, or don’t do well, in a multi-dog home. The reason is because everyone has their own opinion. I have read articles that list the Golden Retriever and Maltese as dogs who do better living alone. While other articles list these same breeds as dogs who enjoy multi-dog homes. I have witnessed both breeds happily living together with other dogs.

Human-Canine Bond: 10 Steps to Increase the Bond with Your Dog

The bond we form with animals is real. It explains why we suffer intense grief upon losing our pets. There are times our human-canine bond is super strong and times it’s weakened. The reason for a weakened bond is life. A busy work schedule, returning to school, having a new baby, getting married, moving. Any life change can disrupt our routine. Our pets often suffer as a result of our busier schedule. We provide you with 10 tips to strengthen your bond with your new dog or a long-time furry family member.

How to Get Dogs to Listen Around Distractions

Your dogs refuse to follow commands that they know. What causes them to ignore you? Dominance? Stubborn behavior? Lack or respect? Human error? Well, my friend you likely failed to generalize the dog’s behavior.

Calling All Dog Lovers!

ISCDT is hosting a Valentine’s Day Contest In 100 words of less, tell us why your dog is  special to you. Email submission to info@iscdt.com Follow us on Facebook for winning announcement https://www.facebook.com/ISCDTDogTrainerSchool Submit your entry and share the post with someone who absolutely loves their dog and wants everyone to know! Deadline: February 7,2020

Effectively Marker Training Your Dog

In marker training, how a dog responds (or behaves), determines whether the marker will be positive or negative. A positive marker is either the word “yes” or the sound of a clicker, followed by a reward. The most common rewards used during marker training are food, toys or affection.

Charging the Mark in Dog Training

Charging the mark is the first step in training your dog. Charging the mark teaches the dog to associate the word “yes” or the sound of a clicker, to a high-value reward.  

Six New Year’s Resolutions to Adopt NOW If You Want Dog Training Success!

Want to increase your training success? Adopt these six tips and watch your dog’s training abilities go from learning to responding in real life situations

The Compassionate Dog Trainer

 In past articles we have shared the importance of patience and open-mindedness while training dogs.  If you would like to read those articles, visit https://wordpress.com/view/iscdtfordogtrainersblog.school.blog Today, we reveal the next trait: EMPATHY  Empathy is one of the most important skills we possess as humans. The ability to understand and relate to another person’s feelings from […]

Traveling with Your Dog Shouldn’t be Stressful

We want our dogs to travel with us, yet their presence can cause us to stress. What if they soil inside? What if they break something? What if they get loose and run away? Stress can cause us to fall back into bad habits of yelling at, or punishing, our dogs. In turn, the dog […]