Training Your Dog

What do you do if your dogs keep fighting with each other?

Take your dogs to the vet to be thoroughly checked over, just to be sure that one of your dogs isn’t having a health issue. If there are no health issues, relationship exercises are a good way to get your dogs to get along together, and a positive reinforcement dog trainer can teach you how to do this.

Is it okay to use food when training your dog? Why or why not?

It’s a great idea to use treats/food to train your dog. Keep in mind that treats are used to “shape” a behavior. When the dog learns the behavior, the treats can be discontinued and replaced with love and praise. If your dog isn’t motivated by treats, you can use a favorite toy or affection and praise.

Are some breeds not smart enough to train?

All dog breeds can be trained, though some dogs are smarter than others on the learning spectrum.

Mark Tipton, CPDT-KA, is the owner of Angel Dogs Training.
He can be contacted through www.angeldogstraining.com.