Paul J. Kearney
Why teach your dog how to skateboard? Learning any new trick is fun for both you and your dog and increases your bond. Plus, skateboarding teaches balance and confidence, and whose dog couldn’t use more of that?
Getting our dogs’ attention is truly a foundation skill. It’s a signal for your dog to look toward you and to be mindful of what will follow. This can be a verbal signal, such as their name, or an audible signal like a “kissy” noise.
There are games you can teach your thieving pup that are also preventable security measures in themselves, so these alternative behaviors become part of our lives together instead of caper after caper. Check out these three games.
The human half of the dog-human team is important. Beyond the love we give our dogs and how we meet their needs, there are specific skills we can improve on to help our dogs learn more successfully.
Sharing the joy and love of being on the water stand-up paddleboarding with your dog can be fun, especially if your dog loves water. Here’s how to do it.
Recall at its core is getting your dog’s attention and, when you do, asking him to “Come” to you and, when he gets to you, rewarding him for doing so.