This is one of the most crucial commands that every dog should know. Dogs that are reliable off-leash get to have more freedom, fun and exercise. They secret to teaching this is to always set your dog up for success and then reward them for succeeding. Follow these few tips to get started. If you have any questions, leave them in the comments section. I am posting a new video every week so be sure to subscribe if you haven't already. Thank you for watching!
A simple exercise to teach our dogs that environmental distractions are not a cue that it's time to disconnect from us. The emphasis is on non-verbal communication and creating circumstances where the dog will be much more likely to come when they are called. Work on this one gradually and in conjunction with more 'formal' recalls around lesser distractions.
This is one of the most impressive dog tricks and a great foundation for teaching more advanced behaviors. Teaching a dog to do anything can be achieved with clicker training, good timing and patience.
Many dogs dislike getting their nails trimmed. However, we can break down this task into smaller components and recondition a calm response to help the dog learn to tolerate (and even enjoy) this experience. Clicker training allows us to perfectly time and mark the moments that we need in order to build this behavior. Although I am using a clicker in this video, the same results can be achieved by using a consistent marker sound (like the word "yes") in place of the 'click'. Clicker training is very effective in modifying a variety of behaviors in dogs, including but not limited to - aggression.