Author Archives: canineu

Teach Your Dog to LOVE Nail Trims !

Teaching Your Dog To “Like” Having His Nails Trimmed Nail trims are an essential part of life for any dog but for dogs who can’t tolerate being handled they are pure torture. Having your dog’s nails trimmed on regular basis … Continue reading

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Teach your dog to touch a Target !

Teaching your dog to bump his nose to the palm of your hand is a skill we call targeting. Once the dog learns how to target we can put this useful behavior on cue and transfer it to objects in … Continue reading

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Teaching Your Dog To Crawl backwards !

Last week I was on vacation in Maine and though they didn’t have much snow there was plenty of ice everywhere making it difficult to give 6 active Golden Retrievers a decent workout.  I don’t like to exercise my dogs … Continue reading

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Teach Your Dog To Retrieve His Dish !!

What could be more practical than to teach your dog to retrieve his dog dish !  Lately I seem to be gathering up dishes in the back of crates and under tables. With 6 dogs to feed I’m often in … Continue reading

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Walk This Way !

Who among us has not been nearly yanked off our feet but an over exuberant dog ! Being a dog is all about joy and getting where you are going as fast as you possibly can. If you have 4 … Continue reading

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Taming the Inner Kangeroo

Do you have a dog that jumps, leaps and mouths and nearly knocks your company flat in his exuberance to say hello ? This week I am minding a 14 wk old puppy at our house who has no clue … Continue reading

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52 behaviors in 52 weeks !!

I spent some time this week trying to figure out how to be more consistent with a training blog and what would give my readers the most motivation to work with their own dogs and follow along with us each … Continue reading

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