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 […]

Changing A Dog’s Name

Two questions we receive often are: 1. Is it possible to change a dog’s name after you adopt them? Answer: You can absolutely change your dog’s name. Many people change the dog’s name to represent a fresh start for the dog, especially if the dog’s past was negative. 2. How do you teach dogs their […]

How Open-Mindedness and Flexibility Improves Your Dog Training Skill

There are ten traits that professional dog trainers should possess in order to provide exemplary service to their clients.

Four Tips to Improve Training Success

Do frustrated dog owners mention that their dog follows commands better when they know a training session is about to begin? Have them skip their normal routine of training. Here are some tips to help: 🐶 Ditch the treat pouch. Instead keep treats in your pocket 🐶 keep treat stations hidden around your home. You can keep […]

Why The Word “No” Rarely Works in Dog Training (and What DOES Work) 

Do you find yourself saying “NO” to your dog, rather than giving commands to stop a behavior? We are not opposed to using the word no, as long as it is used properly. Here is our philosophy on the word “no”. Imagine you are at work and make a mistake. Your boss screams “no”, glares […]

Protect Dog Paws on Hot-Summer Days

Did you know dogs’ paws can burn on asphalt, artificial grass, pavement and other outdoor surfaces when the weather is hot?  Follow the Seven Second Rule Before walking your dog or working outdoors. Place your hand or bare foot on the ground. If you cannot keep it on the ground for up to seven seconds […]

5 Ways Dog Owners Can Achieve Training Success

We’ve all admired dogs with impeccable listening skills. You know, the ones who obey their owner’s command, without the owner having to repeat the command twice, three times or five times. The dog responds the first time. The reason dog training works so well for these dogs and their owners is because they follow these […]