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How Can You Train Your Dog If You Don`t Have Much Time?

March 20, 2010 11:07 am

This is one hell of a 'play dead' :-)

While I`d love to train my dog as much as I possibly could, the fact is that I work 8-5 every day pretty much, do a lot of photography work, play rec hockey a few times a week and still try to find time to love and take care of my dogs as much as possible. The question is, how do I squeeze in some good training time and time for them to get their brain stimulated

While reading some maggwire.com magazine articles today – I came across an article at bark.com which held some interesting tips on how to squeeze in some training time:

  • Do a couple of repetitions of sit and down each time a commercial comes on TV. (For people with TiVo, it is still possible to work in a sit or two while you are skipping past the commercials.)
  • Ask your dog for a stay each morning while you are brushing your teeth.
  • Have your dog wait at the door each time you go outside, even when if you are just going out to get the paper or out for a walk together.
  • Practice a trick or two while you are out on a walk.
  • Do a minute of heeling practice when you are in the back yard for any reason such as to water the flowers, dump your compost, or to have a cup of coffee on the back porch.
  • Call your dog to come when you are about to go on a walk. (It's one of the easiest ways to teach your dog that good things happen when he responds to the cue "come!")
  • Have your dog heel with you each time you head to the bathroom.

Aren`t these great ideas? If you wanted to learn more of these, I suggest you read the article and certainly follow along in the comments as I`m sure there will be lots of tips in the coming days from readers.

Pitbull Puppy Joins ‘Dog Whisperer’ Cesar Millan’s Pack

November 25, 2009 9:42 pm

Well this pup came along way from cardboard displays as a home! Story from Cesars Way Magazine:

This Guy Knows His Stuff!

This Guy Knows His Stuff!

In the newest issue of Cesar’s Way magazine — on newsstands Dec. 1 — famed “Dog WhispererCesar Millan pens a touching article about finding the right pit-bull puppy to follow in the large, calm paw prints left by Millan’s beloved pit bull, Daddy. “Daddy is 15, which means he’s getting old,” writes Millan in the article. “I’ve known for a while that I would have to adopt another pit bull.”

Millan describes how he took Daddy to the home of a friend whose female pit bull had a litter of two-month-old pups.

One puppy caught Millan’s attention right away. The pup was adorable — all gray with a bit of white on his chest — and his “calm energy” impressed Millan. But how would Daddy respond to the gray puppy?

“You wouldn’t believe how well it went!” writes Millan. “The puppy immediately lowered his head, surrendering to the older dog and allowing him to smell him all over.”

With Daddy’s stamp of approval, the gray pup joined Millan’s pack and was anointed — what else? — Junior. “Since he was already settling into his role as Daddy’s protege, we decided to call him Junior,” Millan explains in the article.

Junior has already made his television appearance on the current season of National Geographic’s “The Dog Whisperer,” appearing in an episode dedicating to raising a good puppy. Check Junior out in this video.