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Some dog trainers say we shouldn't use our dog's names when training. I'm not one of them! In this post I outline the reasons why I DO use my dogs' names in training, and a brief overview of how to do this both for individual dogs and when you live with more than one dog. Dog Trainer, Dog Names, Boston Terrier, Outline, Reasons, Trainers, Posts, Teaching, Live
Should I teach my dog his name?
Some dog trainers say we shouldn't use our dog's names when training. I'm not one of them! In this post I outline the reasons why I DO use my dogs' names in training, and a brief overview of how to do this both for individual dogs and when you live with more than one dog.
Alison Carpenter: In a Spin Dog Training
Alison Carpenter: In a Spin Dog Training
I want to ensure my old dog remains active and healthy, so my quest is to provide the right conditions to allow him to continue to be independent and enjoy as much of what he always has, to maintain his quality of life. Not every dog will age in the same way, and this is by no means a definitive guide, but hopefully you will find some food for thought here as your dog reaches his senior years. Older Dogs, Active, Enjoyment, Guide, Age, Healthy, Blog, Happy
How do I keep my old dog happy and active?
I want to ensure my old dog remains active and healthy, so my quest is to provide the right conditions to allow him to continue to be independent and enjoy as much of what he always has, to maintain his quality of life. Not every dog will age in the same way, and this is by no means a definitive guide, but hopefully you will find some food for thought here as your dog reaches his senior years.
Alison Carpenter: In a Spin Dog Training
Alison Carpenter: In a Spin Dog Training
The most reliable way to stop pulling is training, but while this might seem simple, it’s actually quite complex. Here I outline a few additional things to consider that might just complement your training of loose lead walking. Complex, Complements, Lead, Improve, Walking, Training, Loose
7 ways to improve lead walking with your dog
The most reliable way to stop pulling is training, but while this might seem simple, it’s actually quite complex. Here I outline a few additional things to consider that might just complement your training of loose lead walking.
Alison Carpenter: In a Spin Dog Training
Alison Carpenter: In a Spin Dog Training
I'm a huge advocate for the use of harnesses for walking dogs. But on the whole it's not to prevent pulling. Find out the real benefits to using a harness, and the best way to prevent pulling in this post. Advocate, Harness, Prevention, Huge, How To Find Out, Real
Will a harness stop my dog pulling?
I'm a huge advocate for the use of harnesses for walking dogs. But on the whole it's not to prevent pulling. Find out the real benefits to using a harness, and the best way to prevent pulling in this post.
Alison Carpenter: In a Spin Dog Training
Alison Carpenter: In a Spin Dog Training
People are often concerned about using food for training their dogs, and want to know if it's 'forever'. This post explores the answer to this question. But actually a more important question is to think about the reason you are using the food to begin with! Dog Training, Forever, Canning, People, Messages, Dog Training School, Blogging
When can I stop using food in dog training?
People are often concerned about using food for training their dogs, and want to know if it's 'forever'. This post explores the answer to this question. But actually a more important question is to think about the reason you are using the food to begin with!
Alison Carpenter: In a Spin Dog Training
Alison Carpenter: In a Spin Dog Training
Of course managing the consequences (i.e. reward) of a behaviour that you are training your dog is important, but it is equally important to consider what might be in the environment or influencing his choices before that behaviour happens. The 'antecedents'. In this post we unpick the key elements and how we can influence the things that precede a behaviour. Consequences, Training Your Dog, Distractions, Behavior, Corgi, Choices, Environment, Key
Training your dog to work with distractions, part 3: What happens before the behaviour
Of course managing the consequences (i.e. reward) of a behaviour that you are training your dog is important, but it is equally important to consider what might be in the environment or influencing his choices before that behaviour happens. The 'antecedents'. In this post we unpick the key elements and how we can influence the things that precede a behaviour.
Alison Carpenter: In a Spin Dog Training
Alison Carpenter: In a Spin Dog Training
No need to feel guilty about taking a break from your dog. A change is as good as a rest! Its Ok, Guilty, Rest, Take That, Good Things, Change, Feelings, Dogs, Movie Posters
Why it's OK to have a break from your dog
No need to feel guilty about taking a break from your dog. A change is as good as a rest!
Alison Carpenter: In a Spin Dog Training
Alison Carpenter: In a Spin Dog Training
I often get asked how long it takes to train a puppy. Short answers include 'As long as you like' or 'It depends'. Read more to find out what direction your dog training journey might take you. Answers, Journey, Puppies, Reading
How long will it take to train my puppy?
I often get asked how long it takes to train a puppy. Short answers include 'As long as you like' or 'It depends'. Read more to find out what direction your dog training journey might take you.
Alison Carpenter: In a Spin Dog Training
Alison Carpenter: In a Spin Dog Training
Why giving him relaxation time is just as important as keeping your dog busy Dog Behavior, Exposure, Tired, Relax, Animals
Dog Tired - Is exposure to lots of stimulation affecting your dog's behaviour?
Why giving him relaxation time is just as important as keeping your dog busy
Alison Carpenter: In a Spin Dog Training
Alison Carpenter: In a Spin Dog Training
Is training your dog to do tricks a good idea, or is it a bit pointless and demeaning? Read more in this blog post. Pointless, Trick
Trick Training with your dog
Is training your dog to do tricks a good idea, or is it a bit pointless and demeaning? Read more in this blog post.
Alison Carpenter: In a Spin Dog Training
Alison Carpenter: In a Spin Dog Training
The rewards your dog finds motivating might not be what you expect! Rewards, Hot Dogs, Sausage, Ethnic Recipes
What is a Reward in Dog Training?
The rewards your dog finds motivating might not be what you expect!
Alison Carpenter: In a Spin Dog Training
Alison Carpenter: In a Spin Dog Training
Moving home is hard enough for humans, but don't forget the impact all the changes and upheaval may have on your canine companions! Moving House Tips, Moving Home, Canine Companions, Dog Houses, Don't Forget, Impact, Hard
Moving house with dogs
Moving home is hard enough for humans, but don't forget the impact all the changes and upheaval may have on your canine companions!
Alison Carpenter: In a Spin Dog Training
Alison Carpenter: In a Spin Dog Training
We can't control other people or their dogs. Responsible dog owners make choices for their own dogs needs as well as those of others. Responsible Dog Owner, Dog Ownership, Other People, Siding, No Response, Control
Responsible dog ownership – There’s two sides to every story
We can't control other people or their dogs. Responsible dog owners make choices for their own dogs needs as well as those of others.
Alison Carpenter: In a Spin Dog Training
Alison Carpenter: In a Spin Dog Training
We control and expect so much of our dogs lives. This post encourages you to consider where you might allow your dog to make a few choices of his own. Confidence Building, Dog Life, Natural Landmarks, Travel
Giving your dog choices
We control and expect so much of our dogs lives. This post encourages you to consider where you might allow your dog to make a few choices of his own.
Alison Carpenter: In a Spin Dog Training
Alison Carpenter: In a Spin Dog Training
Dogs who surf the kitchen work surfaces or constantly pre-wash the dishes can be a real pain. Here are some reasons why it happens and how you can change it! The Dish, Surf, Counter, Dishes
Dealing with dogs who raid the kitchen counters
Dogs who surf the kitchen work surfaces or constantly pre-wash the dishes can be a real pain. Here are some reasons why it happens and how you can change it!
Alison Carpenter: In a Spin Dog Training
Alison Carpenter: In a Spin Dog Training