The Gentle Leader Collar for Dogs

Worn over the head (similar to the horse), this collar has proven to be a useful tool to prevent the dog from tugging at his leash. Since it is easier to manoeuvre the dog from the head than by the neck, the Gentle Leader yields better results than the traditional leash.

Some dogs steal objects and want to keep them as long as they see fit. These objects are more difficult to recuperate. The easiest solution is to show him the command “GIVE”:

  1. Take a rope, an old towel, or any other convenient object, and encourage your dog to steal the object
  2. As you maintain your grip on the object, tell the dog "GIVE" with an assertive tone.
  3. At the beginning of the education process, use food as a reward to make things easier. Give the command, then offer him food. 1I the dog obeys, give him a treat. He will release the object to get to the food.
  4. If the dog obeys, give him the SR "SOUND + GOOD!" and resume the game. Let the dog win a round or two to encourage him. However, do not let him win if you have given the command "GIVE".
  5. If the dog refuses to give you the object, say "HEY!" with a assertive tone, as you give him the citronella spray. When he obeys, give him the SR "SOUND + GOOD!"

With this exercise, you will never again have to run alter your dog lo recuperate a stolen object. "GIVE" can be combined with "60 FINO", or "STAY" at a distance, and "COME". The dog is exercising, and loves to go get his toy and return it to you. For more information concerning "FETCH", see Section 5, entitled "Amazing your friends with a few tricks.

Remote Controlled Dog Trainer Using Spray Commander: Preliminary Remarks Programming the Remote Control Dog Training The dog's place within the family Socialization Causes for Dog Disobedience Rules and Notions of Behavior Indicators for Good and Bad Behavior Two Categories for Positive Reinforcement (Primary, Secondary) The "SOUND" Option on Spray Commander When to stop using the sound How to Reward a Dog When to use the Citronella Spray The Warning Feature on Spray Commander How to Use Correction Wisely Play During and After Training Session Never Let the Dog Win Stress and Your Dog The Ten Basic Commands Sequence Chart 1: Primary Training Phase Sequence Chart 2: Obedience Training How to Begin Obedience Training Obedience Training "SIT' when the dog is standing "DOWN" when the dog is seated "SIT" when the dog is lying down "STAND" 1 when the dog is seated "STAND" 2 when the dog is lying down "DOWN" when the dog is standing Consolidation Exercises Practice the commands from a distance Positive Association "STAY" Command The "STAY" command from a distance "HEEL" Command How to obtain desired results with a leash When the dog constantly tugs at the leash The Gentle Leader Collar for Dogs "DON’T TOUCH" Command Biting Dog Games "STOP" Command Spray Commander: A Short-Term Training Tool Re-Educating Your Dog Dealing with Unacceptable Behavior How to Evaluate a Problem Counter-conditioning and systematic desensitization 2. Systematic desensitization 3. Immersion Problems with Soiling Possible causes for soiling Fears and phobias Urinating by submission or excitement How to solve the problem The importance of a cage in education for soiling Should you catch your dog in the act Underlying reasons most frequent in dealing with soiling problems: The pack leader controls the food Examples of dominant behavior How lo introduce your dog to strangers Dog Destruction Possible causes for destruction Games and investigating the environment The dog that demands attention How to prevent destruction Before leaving the house Make sure that the dog gets enough exercise How to Prevent Chasing or Running Away Typical causes for running away or chasing Game investigation social contact Procedure to counter chasing The dog that Jumps and Grabs at People Picking up or Stealing Objects How to Stop Your Dog from Stealing Coprophagia - The dog that eats his stools The Agitated, Excitable Dog The Dog Cries to Obtain Attention or Food Separation anxiety Treating Separation Anxiety Separation Anxiety Steps 4-5 Separation Anxiety Steps 6-8 Conclusion regarding Separation Anxiety Fear of men The difference between a fearful dog and a dominant aggressive dog Fear of certain people or other dogs How the Dog reacts to Change Automobile Rides Dog Tricks and Games The search for a person or an object : "Bring to", "Bring the in" "SNIFF / FETCH" Game "JUMP" Game "ROLL OVER" Trick "GIVE YOUR PAW" "THERE'S A BISCUIT ON YOUR NOSE!" How to establish limits with Spray Barrier How to prevent the dog from leaving his territory and running away Excessive barking How are undesirable behaviors reinforced? Feline Problems Feline vocalisation Inappropriate Elimination Behavior Inappropriate Spraying in Cats Aggression among Cats How to select a good educator if you need help Dog Behavior Glossary