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Best Dog Training Book ? How a Massive E-Course Improved My Dog’s Behavior

Best Dog Training Book ? How a Massive E-Course Improved My Dog’s Behavior

Are you looking for the best dog training book?

Alright here’s the news, there is no such thing as the best dog training book. You see, most dog training books place heavy emphasis on theory and only provide presumptive information which is something that we dog owners should avoid.

You know, when it comes to training a dog, I recommend obtaining information that focuses on both theory and practical with more emphasis on the latter.  Once, I heard people raving positively about a certain dog obedience training book and some even went as far as citing it as the “the best dog training book”…

Well, yeah right!

As it turns out, the book was actually quite mediocre as it contained too many filler information and lacked step-by-step guide on how to shape a dog’s behavior, how to teach basic obedience commands, housetraining, dog leash training instructions etc.

These things are very important but most dog training books don’t deliver such information in an easy-to-follow fashion…

But there is a simple solution however!

See, my black lab Cheeku used to be a pretty stubborn customer. Very hard to train her! So after spending God only knows how many hours reading this so-called best dog training book, I deduced that in order to train Cheeku effectively, I must refer to training material that contains step-by-step instructions and photos along with videos.

That’s right my friend! You can’t go wrong if you have this sort of training material at your disposal.

So to keep a long story short, I came across a complete e-course package that teaches owners how to train and shape acceptable behaviors in their dogs with the aid of very cheap little metal box called clicker.

Problem solved!

Well, not immediately mind you. However the e-course is extremely helpful because it offers a decent overview on the principles of clicker training along with beginner-friendly practical instructions.

I discovered about 30 different behavior training methods thanks to this massive e-course. I’m on method #12 right now and Cheeku is really enjoying our training sessions.

Now, my one piece of advice here is to seek guidance from courses that offers both easy to follow step-by-step instructions and videos to help you train your dog better and faster. Quit searching for that “best dog training book” because they simply do not exist.

Alright so, once you go through the aforesaid e-course (downloadable to your computer), you will not only know how to train your dog using a clicker, but will also get him to do whatever you want thanks to the intensive behavior shaping strategies outlined in the course.

Speaking of behavior shaping techniques, please refer to the following external material link to check out a step-by-step guide (with detailed photos) that explains how to train your dog or puppy using a clicker. Videos are also included and best viewed on broadband connection.

External Material: Clicker Training Academy Guide

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k9 Cops told to be Considerate?

Question by Rayven: k9 Cops told to be Considerate?…

This is beyond stupid and ridiculous. The whole point of the k9 unit is to SCARE and to subdue a criminal without the use of tasers and guns.

“Take into consideration the fear of dogs or allergies.” I am sorry but if you commit a crime and you are A) Afraid of dogs or B) allergic to them Oh F**king well.

So does anyone else think to higher up in England have lost their minds with this one?

Is it right to make cops assume everyone is afraid of dogs or has an allergy?

I asked this is the Dog section but I also want to get some input from the cop section if there are any dog handlers in here or any cops who have a k9 unit in their dept.

Best answer:

Answer by David
I agree, you use a dog to intimidate suspects, and not to coddle them. Let the dog take a bite out of the criminal and see what he thinks next time of doing a crime.

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At the dog store

My favorite fellow
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Can Any commercial pet food be trusted? latest fda recall notice recalling some products from blue buffalo?

Question by darlin12009: Can Any commercial pet food be trusted? latest fda recall notice recalling some products from blue buffalo?
Blue Buffalo Recalls Can and Biscuit Products Due To Tampering By American Nutrition Inc.
Consumer Inquiries:
Media Inquiries:
David Petrie
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — Wilton, Connecticut, April 26, 2007- We at the Blue Buffalo Company have just learned that American Nutrition Inc. (ANI), the manufacturer of all our cans and biscuits, has been adding rice protein concentrate to our can formulas without our knowledge and without our approval. This is product tampering, and it apparently has been going on for some time. The can formulas that we developed, and trusted them to produce, never contained any rice protein concentrate. It appears that only an FDA investigation of ANI’s rice protein concentrate supplies forced them to reveal this product tampering to us.

While this activity by ANI is in itself unlawful, the situation is further clouded by the fact that ANI has been receiving rice protein concentrate from Wilber-Ellis, some of which the FDA has determined to be contaminated with melamine.

So while no BLUE or Spa Select canned product has tested positive for the presence of melamine, and there has been no reported illness due to any of our canned products, we simply cannot be sure of what ANI has been including in our formulas. For this reason, we have decided to remove all of our canned and biscuit products from retail distribution. While this may seem to many to be a major over-reaction, as other ANI customers will probably only recall the products that tested positive for melamine, we see this as a matter of integrity.

We founded Blue Buffalo on the principle of providing dogs and cats with the highest quality and most nutritious food, and we will not sell any product that doesn’t meet this standard. And under these circumstances, we cannot say that any products manufactured by ANI measure up.

The obvious question is “how could Blue Buffalo not know that ANI was putting rice protein concentrate into our canned food?” The answer is we trusted them. In business and in life, we all trust our partners to deal with us honestly. When we buy produce from our local grocery store, we are trusting growers, shippers and a series of handlers to have delivered a product that is safe and nutritious for our family. If any one of these parties betrays our trust, contaminated products can make their way to our dinner table.

And while we test for known toxins and contaminants, we don’t test for protein sources, like rice protein concentrate, especially when we did not formulate our products to contain them.

In the end, this all comes down to an issue of integrity, and ANI has not been honest with us and with the pet parents who buy our products. We will not put any product made by ANI on the shelf, and are temporarily withdrawing an important part of our business in order to be true to our pet parents.

We have already started the process of identifying a can and biscuit manufacturer with whom we can build a partnership based on trust. Once we have accomplished this, BLUE and Spa Select cans and BLUE Health Bars will be reintroduced with the high quality and superior nutrition that our brand stands for and that dogs and cats deserve.

We have informed our retail partners and the FDA about this action and will be cooperating with them to complete this recall quickly. The specific product involved includes all “BLUE” brand can dog foods, all “Spa Select” brand can cat foods and all “BLUE Health Bar” treats.

Consumers who have unused or partially used packages of any of these products should return them to their place of purchase for a complete refund.

All “BLUE” dry natural food for dogs and “Spa Select” dry natural foods for cats are not affected by this recall and are safe for consumption. Should consumers have a specific question, they can call the Company at 1-800-919-2833, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT, to receive more information.

Best answer:

Answer by Goldengal
So far Candiae is squeaky clean! Thats what I feed my dogs and I am so happy with it and so are my dogs.

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Q&A: How can I treat my 7 week old puppy for fleas?

Question by luckygirl01: How can I treat my 7 week old puppy for fleas?
I just got a 7 week old yellow lab puppy. I saw a flea on him and I gave him a flea bath. But he is every so often scratching and I am afraid that he still has fleas and I don’t want him to give them to my other dog. I bought some flea treatment “for puppies” but then noticed that it said 6 months or older! So now what? I was hoping to get something inexpensive….anybody have suggestions?

Best answer:

Answer by itsme
you shouldnt give a pup that young a flea bath now he could be itching from an allergic reaction to the flea med and not even to the fleas themselves. You should just get a flea comb and pic the fleas out.

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Benefits of Dog Training Classes

by mrjerz

Benefits of Dog Training Classes

Dog training is the way to go if you want to get the best out of your dog. You can build a lifelong bond between you and your dog through obedience training. A trained dog is more effective and enjoyable as a friend companion and playmate. Though a dog can be trained for different purposes such as hunting, law enforcement, dog sports etc what most dogs require is just basic obedience training.

Dogs are ‘pack’ animals. They live in families called packs where there is a dominant leader. This leader is followed by everybody in the pack. Your dog sees your family as his pack and will naturally follow the leader. If he sees no apparent leader, he will take up the leadership and start dictating the laws. This is the general picture of an untrained and unruly dog. Dog training will help you to assert your leadership so your dog can follow you.

Basic obedience training usually aims to condition your dog to the following six commands; stay, sit, down, come, close and heel. Your dog can be trained by different people. A friend can help or you can get a professional to train him for you. However the best person to train your dog is you. Personally training your dog helps you to create a special bond between the two of you. Understanding grows as you work and play with him and you create the best possible relationship with your dog.

Although you can train your dog at home, the best place to train him is a dog training class. He can get trained with little distraction. You will see experts in action and you will be able to watch, learn and practice. This will reduce the frustrations of training for you and your dog. You will learn how to use commands, teach them to your dog and give proper reward or praise. Your dog will also have the opportunity of socializing with other dogs. Dog training classes will motivate you by giving you help and support.

Dog Trainer Valleys is where you can get reliable resources for successsful dog training .

a painter or artist name “Zdenek Berger” who illustrate for book “Dog”?

Question by Anne T: a painter or artist name “Zdenek Berger” who illustrate for book “Dog”?
The book describe about all kinds of dog, the publisher is 1990 AVENTINUM NAKLADATVI, s.r.o., France

Best answer:

Answer by Lioncourt
I dont know….i tried to look it up to no avail….sorry

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