Tips To Looking For A "Good" Dog TrainerWritten by Moses Chia
Dog training is definitely not rocket science and is easier than you would expect particularly if you can get help from a good dog training book or guide. Itís also certainly possible for almost any dog owners to train their dogs themselves provided they put in adequate amount of effort. Nevertheless, you might still want to get additional help from a professional trainer, especially if you got a tough nut to crack in your hand. Before you engage a trainer, itís always best that you do some research first as there are many trainers with different teaching styles and not every style suit every dog or owner.
Hereís a guide for you to find a reliable trainer: Ask someone It wouldnít hurt you to open your mouth to ask someone for advice or recommendation. - Ask your friends, even strangers you meet in park for contacts of their trainer if you notice that he owns a particular well-train dog. Even if they donít engage a trainer, you could still possibly pick up some valuable training tips. Youíve got nothing to lose and Iíll bet owner would also most probably be flattered. - Ask your veterinarian for recommendations. He deal with dogs everyday and must have seen best and worse dog. He should have contacts for some good trainers in your area. - Ask local Humane Society, dog breeder or even your pet supplies shop owner. They are also a good source of information and might just be able to direct you to a trainer who is particularly suited to training your dog breed. - You can also check out The Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) Trainer Directory: => http://www.apdt.com/trainers-and-owners/trainer-search/trainer-search.php
This directory has a search engine that allows you to search trainer by specific geographical location and also list out if trainers are Certified Pet Dog Trainer (CPDT) to help you make your decision.
Biting & Nipping Behavior Can Kill Your Dog!Written by Moses Chia
Dog bite injuries are alarmingly most common condition that we human suffer from as a result of contact with dogs. In United States alone, there are between 1-2 million people bitten by dogs each year. Most bites landed on children with boys more likely to get bitten than girls. (guess boys are more mischievous!) Fortunately, most of these bites are not serious or life threatening and fewer than 5% become infected. However, with more dog bites receiving numerous bad press lately, more and more anti-dog legislation were introduced in United States. In some states, itís even illegal to own certain breeds! You must teach your dog never to allow him to bite anyone, including yourself! Your dog must not grab you at your hand in whatever situations including during play and training sessions. He should also never mouth or nip you when you are petting, grooming or trimming his nails. Be consistent in your correction and make doubly sure that every member in family follows it. Itís not difficult to train young puppies not to use their teeth. Each time your puppy grab your clothes or skin, tell him in a deep firm tone, ďNo biteĒ, (use whatever you want to associate this correction with) and pull your puppy away from your hand. Correct his nipping behavior whenever he does it, irregardless of any events.