This podcast will help you understand how dogs think and learn. We'll talk about all kinds of topics including how to teach your dog to come when called, walk without pulling, and respond every time you call his name. We'll also talk about some ideas for spending quality time with your four-legged family member. McCann Dogs helps dog owners to have a well behaved four-legged family member with over 500 dogs each and every week. So enjoy the conversation that comes from the wealth of experience of our trainers.
Without question, the recall is the most important skill anyone can teach a dog. Teaching your dog to "COME" when you call will allow you to give them freedom, knowing that they'll be safe and will come back to you when you need them to. Without a reliable recall, your dog could find danger, become lost or even worse. All dogs can learn a reliable recall if they have an owner willing to put in the time and effort.
Resources mentioned in this podcast:
Teach Your Dog To LOVE Playing With Toys And How To Tug!: https://youtu.be/P7LcXurMqkU
Dog Tug Game- How To Play Tug Of War With Your Dog: https://youtu.be/q2Ln7fMUVE8
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Training mode is a hoax! Want to know why? Think about this for a moment - training mode would be the time you strap on your bait pouch, get out your clicker and set out to train your dog. Okay, so we know that practice makes perfect, which means it is important to set out to train skills that you might not encounter in day-to-day life, but that can't be the only time you teach your dog. What about the rest of the time?
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Dogs are masterful with their mouths. They are quite capable of being able to exert or remove pressure very accurately. That is why when people say, "he bit by accident," in all likelihood, they are wrong. There's truly only 2 reasons that a dog will put teeth on a human. They either meant to or they've never been taught not to.
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Make no mistake about it! Dogs are not who this blog post is about. Dogs are easy: If we give them good information, they will rise to the occasion. When we start a new session of classes, we can identify quickly which teams will have the most success. When we find ourselves frustrated with a team in class, 99% of the time, the frustration is with the handler, not the dog.
Dogs are almost always excellent students, so we won’t talk about that part of the equation. Instead, let’s focus on the two-legged half of the team. Here are 6 ways to be a good dog training student and get the most out of your obedience classes
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There are many types of learning when it comes to dogs. Trainers often talk of Classical and Operant Conditioning as the two main ways dogs learn, but it can get a bit more complicated than that when you start to dig below the surface. There are several other things that may come into play when analyzing your dog's behaviour.
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Housetraining can be a daunting task if you don’t go about it right. With proper supervision and timely responses, any owner can have a fully housetrained puppy in no time.
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In this episode we'll discuss some of the best ways to stop your dog from jumping up on people, and things!
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One of the first commands I teach a new puppy is "OUT". It comes in very handy considering I like sporting breeds who are very tactile and love to pick up anything and everything, but it is quite typical of most puppies to want to explore the world with their mouths. Hence the need to teach the "out" command early on.
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Do you feel like you have to bribe your dog with treats to get them to listen? Do you feel like food has failed you in training them? We couldn't agree more than having to have a handful of cookies to get your dog to listen is NOT the path to a well-trained dog.
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All dogs are capable of showing possession. It is ingrained in their DNA as canines and part of their base instinct behaviours as predatory creatures. So how do we work through this instinct to ensure our dogs don't think they need to turn teeth towards us if we wander into their space while they have an item of value?
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Leadership is an important thing in so many situations. Good leaders are revered and keep the world moving smoothly. Good leaders make wonderful bosses, raise amazing children and, for our purposes today, raise and train wonderful dogs. So the burning question, of course, is what makes a good leader when it comes to dogs?
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If you found a magic lamp, what would you wish for? Wealth? Love? A well-behaved dog? As the old saying goes, if I had a nickel for every time I heard, "I wish my dog would listen like yours," In this podcast, we're going to give you the 4 important "P's" to help your dog to be successful!
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To some people, the idea of a Daycare for Dogs is still outrageous, but we know that dogs have taken on a different role in our lives. We want to make sure their needs are met through the day, which sometimes means enlisting the help of a dog walker or a daycare. For most people, it's also a nice thing to bring home a tired dog at the end of the day, but daycare is not for every dog and not every daycare is created equally.
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This podcast from our YouTube live stream is all about crate training troubleshooting! We will answer questions from our subscribers all about some of the crate training troubleshooting we have done with our own dogs, as well as some crate games that we have played with them to make crate training go a lot more smoothly. Crate training can be a really challenging process for some puppies and dogs, but with some good information, and a little work, your puppy or dog can learn that their crate is a safe and comfortable place to be!
So, you're training your dog. Congratulations! Training adds to your journey and will help you build a great relationship. What could be more bonding than learning to communicate better with each other? We see 500 dogs a week come through our classes and a common question we get during training is 'what do we do the REST of the time?' While you wait for the lessons you're teaching to be ready for practical use, how do you live with the dog?
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Do you have a dog who loses their mind around other dogs? Does your dog turn into a champion weight puller the second they see another dog? Well, if you're ready to put in some work, here's how to turn Fido into a polite and enjoyable partner to walk with, regardless of the distractions.
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Your dog's recall is arguably your most important skill. Knowing your dog can respond immediately when you call them can also provide you with the confidence to take them off leash! In this episode we'll talk to Shannon Viljasoo from My Dog Can about 5 important tips for having a great recall with your dog!
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In this video, we're going to discuss treat training a dog and when to skip treats to be successful! Using an escalating scale of rewards can be a great way to encourage even the most stubborn dog to be motivated to work. Sometimes it's play that's the high-value reward, or maybe it's their favorite toy. We'll talk about how to integrate all of these motivators into your dog training to help you have more fun and be more successful with your dog.
In this stream, we've got some great puppy owner tips, but we want to answer your puppy questions! This livestream is dedicated to you puppy owners! We train over 500 dog owners, and their 4-legged family members at McCann Professional Dog Trainers each week, and we want to help you with your puppy struggles!
If you compete in dog sports, then you need to be thinking about dog sports injury prevention. Keeping your four-legged family member injury free, will not only allow for greater performance, but it will also make it more likely for a long career in whatever your chosen dog sport is.
Find out how Kayl McCann began a career in dog agility. Kayl McCann is a 21-time world champion of dog agility and a professional dog trainer. We'll hear about Kayl's introduction to dog training and how her experience training hundreds of dogs each week have made her such a successful dog agility trainer.
The Labrador Retriever is the focus of the Livestream this week! Specifically, Deegan, my 13-year-old Black Lab! I'll talk about how this amazing little dog totally changed my life in so many incredible ways!
Here's what you really need to know about dog toys. In this livestream we'll talk about toys for dogs and the different kinds of toys that are appropriate for YOUR dog. Do you know the dangers of chew toys for dogs? This will be both a teaching show as well as a question and answer for you at home. We train over 500 dogs every week to be well behaved four-legged family members. So be sure to take advantage of our depth of knowledge when it comes to choosing the right toy for your dog.
Being a better dog trainer, with less training is a simple strategy. In this video, we'll show you how spending hours on your skills may not help you reach your goals for you and your dog. In fact, you may find out how spending less time working on some of these skills will actually yield better results!