Dog park near me
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Dog Park near Me (Fenced, Indoor and Off Leash Dog Parks Nearby)

A dog park is a place that is set aside specifically for dogs to play and exercise freely (off leash)…

Chinese Crested Dog
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Small Hypoallergenic Dogs (Tiny dogs that don’t shed)

There are small hypoallergenic dogs that produce little Can f 1 protein in dander, urine and saliva. This protein is…

White Akita Inu
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10 Large White Dog Breeds: List of Big White Dog Breeds

Dogs come in all shapes and sizes, from the tiny shedding Chihuahua and West Highland White Terrier (Westie) to the…

Dogs that don't shed
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List of Hypoallergenic Dogs (Breeds of dogs that don’t shed)

Hypoallergenic dogs (non-shedding dogs) are breeds of dogs that don’t cause a lot of allergies to people. They are dogs…

American Pit Bull Terrier
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American Pit Bull Terrier – Short haired but not hypoallergenic

The American Pit Bull Terrier is a medium-sized, strongly built, short haired dog. It is a member of the molosser…

Are goldendoodles hypoallergenic?
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Do Goldendoodles shed: Are Goldendoodle Hypoallergenic?

Are Goldendoodle hypoallergenic? Goldendoodles are a crossbreed between the golden retriever and the Poodle. Poodles are hypoallergenic. Golden retrievers are…

Badass dog names
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Tough Dog Names – List of Tough Male and Female Dog Names

Why would anyone give their pets tough dog names? Because their canine companion is really tough. Or just to feel…

Bernedoodle Puppies
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Bernedoodle – 10 Facts about Hypoallergenic Bernedoodle Puppies

The Bernedoodle dog breed is a mix between the hypoallergenic Poodle and the shedding Bernese Mountain dog. But do Bernedoodles…

Your dog may never be headed for the ring at the Westminster Kennel Club, but that doesn't mean he can't be as well-mannered as this year's Best in Show contenders well, almost. Along with love, good nutrition and health care, proper training is one of the most important things you can provide for your dog's long-term health and well-being. In fact, the American Humane Society lists a lack of training as one of the main reasons dogs are surrendered to shelters or re-homed. Poor training can ultimately result in a dog being injured or euthanized. Keep your best friend safe and happy by following these tips for training a well-mannered dog:

Stay Positive

Positive reinforcement is the quickest way to teach your dog to repeat a wanted behavior. She lives for your praise and attention, and the liver treats in your pocket! The Sit command is typically the first obedience command puppies master because it's something they do naturally. When she sits, praise her and give her a treat. It won't take long for her to begin sitting pretty each time you ask. The same method of praise and reward works with even the most complicated set of commands.

Keep it Fun

Training should be an enjoyable activity for you and your dog. Keep sessions short, no more than about 5 to 10 minutes for puppies and 10 to 15 minutes for adults. The mental exercise of training can exhaust a young dog quickly. Watch for signs that your dog is getting tired. If she acts stubborn or seems disinterested, it may be her way of saying she's had enough.

Begin and end each training session with play. A little dose of unconditional love and a game of fetch with his favorite ball will have your dog looking forward to his training sessions.

Be Consistent and Patient

Teaching your dog to be well-mannered isn't a one and done event. It takes time and repetition for your dog to master new skills and practice to help her remember them. As long as you maintain a positive attitude, respect her abilities and maintain realistic expectations, your dog will soon be exhibiting the kind of manners that will make her welcome in even the most exclusive dog parks!

Be Quick, but not too Quick

Timing is essential when correcting or rewarding a behavior. A reward should immediately follow the wanted behavior, not before a command has been correctly executed or after it's already been released. The crucial element of timing is why many people use the clicker method of training. A clicker is a small device that makes a clicking sound when pressed. Using a clicker to reinforce the wanted behavior may help you teach your hypoallergenic dogs manners.