Celebrity Dog Trainer

Monday, November 22, 2010

Chihuahuas - The Celebrity Choice Dog
By Melissa Turner

They've been spotted everywhere-the streets of Hollywood, the beaches of Miami, and the hotels of New York and London. Have you noticed the global spurt of celebrities' fascination (or possibly obsession?) with Chihuahuas? At first it was thought to simply be a phase; either it's a short, or the Chihuahuadom in Hollywood has begun for the long haul.
Who owns these dogs? The list is endless, but here are some of the celebrity biggies: Paris Hilton's Chihuahua, Tinkerbell; Britney Spear's Bit Bit and Lucky; Hilary' Duff's Lola; Scarlett Johansson's Maggie; Sandra Bullock's Chihuahua mix Poppy; and Demi Moore's Yorkie-Chihuahua mix, Louie.
Why do Chihuahuas appeal to celebrities? First, Chihuahuas are normally 6-9 inches in height and 2-6 lbs in weight. This equals a teeny tiny full grown pup. Because celebrities are always on the move, they have a perfectly portable pet in a Chihuahua-they can easily be taken nearly anywhere; the spa, the film set, a private airplane, a shopping spree, a sporting event...you name it. Also, celebrities seem to love buying accessories and items for their precious pooches: carrying bags, jeweled (yes, jeweled) personal collars, doggie sweaters and outfits, custom made leashes, etc. Celebrities have money to spend; why not diffuse cash on their puppy companion?
These dogs have not only grown in popularity because they are owned by celebrities; they now stand on their own four feet. Consider Paris Hilton's Tinkerbell, who seemed to have been the groundbreaking pup which was first in the Chihuahua trend. Tinkerbell even has her own doggie diary, titled, The Tinkerbell Hilton Diaries: My Life Tailing Paris Hilton, by Tinkerbell Hilton. A doggie author? This book is 112 pages full of Tinkerbell's first-person (or is it first-canine?) thoughts as she trails Paris around the world.
Are these celebrity pooches only as popular as their owners, or can they exceed the fame of their mommies? Britney Spear's pup, Bit Bit, is only popular because of the struggle between Britney and Kevin; Kevin thought the Britney's Bit Bit might be harmful to their children. Britney agreed to get rid of Lucky after she snapped at Kevin one day in May, but Bit Bit remained. Are Chihuahuas aggressive pups?
Chihuahua's are known for their extreme loyalty to their owners. They are loving pets who demand attention from their owners, yet they freely give it as well. They are wary of dogs other than Chihuahuas, primarily because they are tiny and sometimes are easily scared. If a Chihuahua is well-socialized, they are happy to be dotted upon and passed around from person to person. They are not recommended for children because Chihuahuas are naturally nervous and edgy dogs, and the teasing actions of a child may cause them to become afraid and nip with their sharp teeth. Chihuahuas are energetic, dotting, and saucy pets; they know what they want, and they plan to get it. Compare their temperament to that of a celebrity; there seem to be a few similarities. Is the primary appeal to a celebrity of owning a Chihuahua because they can keep up with the fast and famous lifestyle? Quite possibly.

Petsafe Dog Trainer

Try the PetSafe Ultrasonic Pet Trainer For an Easy Way to Correct Your Small Dog Wherever You Go
By William Mac
When you are the owner of a small dog, you know they tend to bark at almost anything. They are very territorial and use their bark to communicate fear, protect, and show excitement. Barking is normal for any dog, but can be a nuisance to you and the people around you. You must be able to control your small dogs barking when necessary and dog training products can be very affective in helping you teach your dog when it is not appropriate to bark.
Why do dogs bark? Sometimes it is an instinct to something being wrong or for protection of their family. It is often a way for them to communicate something they need such as going to the bathroom or because they are hungry. They may bark when around other dogs or animals. Consider why your dog is barking before determining and try to eliminate the cause. If you cannot remove the problem, knowing what triggers their barking will help make training easier.
Many dog trainers say that in order for you to train your dog effectively, you must understand the training and know your dog. Understanding the training you are using allows you to know what your dog is going through and will help prevent you from confusing your dog or being contradictive in your training. The PetSafe ultrasonic pet trainer is a great training tool when you comprehend your small dog's behavior. It can be very affective when used correctly. Any training aid can fail you if you do not know the proper training methods that go with it.
Don't be in a hurry to train your dog and resolve the barking. Training takes time and constant correction can be detrimental to your dog's progress. Use them when normal training and commands are not effective. Proper use and training will teach your dog to refrain from barking in specific situations. You do not want your dog to completely stop barking because there are times when their bark is welcomed and could preventing a burglar from breaking or some other catastrophic event.
The PetSafe ultrasonic pet trainer works as a collarless trainer and distracts your dog from barking by emitting a high frequency sound that cannot be heard by humans and is unpleasant to your dog. It has a range of thirty feet and operates as a hand-held device that can easily go anywhere with you. This particular device also has a positive tone that can be used to reward your dog for positive behaviors. It can be used indoors or outdoors, is lightweight, and runs on a nine volt battery. Do not use it for dogs under six months old or any dog that is over twenty-five pounds.
Consider devices like this to train your dog how to behave appropriately and no participate in negative behaviors. Research the training method and decide what behaviors you want to correct and how. This will help you effectively train your dog and get the results you want. Remember to train for one thing at a time and not to rush the training. By doing so, your end result will be a well behaved dog.

Experienced Dog Trainer

Monday, November 15, 2010

How To Choose A Professional Dog Trainer
By Adam G. Katz

1.) Versatility-- A good dog trainer will use techniques and training styles which are compatible with your dog's temperament. Every dog is different, and some dogs respond better to certain approaches. What works for a Rottweiler won't necessarily work for a Poodle.

2.) Experience-- I know people who have been driving an automobile for 30 years and still can't parallel park! And dog training is the same way! Don't measure a dog trainer's skill by his number of years in the profession. Instead, judge a trainer by what he has done in the 'Dog World,' rather than how long he has been doing it.

3.) Cost-- When you pay for training, make sure you are paying for results... not for a specified number of hours or sessions. Good dog trainers know that every dog (and owner) is different. Some need more time to learn than others.

4.) Avoid Group Classes-- I've never seen a dog that is 100% reliable come out of a group class. When professional dog trainers train their own dogs, they never do it in a group setting. It's always one-on-one. There are just too many distractions for a new dog in a group class.

5.) How Much Should You Expect To Pay For a Good Dog Training Program: Expect to pay between $400 and $1200. A good dog trainer will sometimes have a waiting list of dog owners who want to work with him. Your goal should be to work with the best dog trainer you can find, not to haggle over the price. And in virtually all cases that we've seen, the dog trainers who are charging bargain basement prices are the ones who you probably don't want to be working with in the first place. It's better to spend your money intelligently on a top-notch dog training program in the first place, than to waste your money chasing a bargain, and then have to pay more money for a good dog trainer somewhere down the line.

6.) Ask for a Free Consultationhttp://animalsofzoo.blogspot.com/: You don't need to pay a dog trainer to take a look at your dog. This should be done for free. And besides, you don't want to pay money to meet a dog trainer, and then have to decide whether you want to work with him!

7.) Should You Send Your Dog Away To Be Trained? No. The idea of doing this is largely a scam predicated on kenneling the dog so that the dog training company can charge you even more money. For example, as a skilled dog trainer, I can train your dog, and get him responding in a very impressive manner, in about two days. But when I give him back to you, he's going to say, "I've never had to do anything you say before! Why should I start now?" It's just like driving. I can build you a fantastic sports car, but if you don't learn how to drive it, it won't get you from point A to point B. You must find a dog trainer who will teach YOU how to train YOUR DOG!

8.) Should You Have A Dog Trainer Come To Your Home? No. It's going to work much better if you learn to train your dog in a neutral territory.

9.) Why You Should Avoid the big, chain pet store dog training programs: Because in most cases, the dog trainers you'll encounter have only 2 to 3 months experience, and have been recruited through a newspaper ad. Dog training is both an art and a science. There is no way that you can become a professional dog trainer without apprenticing with several experienced dog trainers, with varied backgrounds, over an acceptable period of time. Stay away from the large pet store dog training programs.

Gun Dog Trainers

Hit a Wall With Your Gun Dog Training?
By Gregory Barrett

Don't assume the dog doesn't relate the command with the pressure. The refusal stage is a key moment in the process. The dog is now refusing as an avoidance mechanism.
Before you move to walking fetch you should get a good reaction on the table when you give the fetch command. Right before you go to walking fetch, if you were to take a hold the dog buy the collar and hold the bumper out in front of the dog and say fetch, that dog should make tracks into the concrete and practically spin you in circles.
Now you know the dog gets the picture, then go to walking fetch and when the dog balks at the fetch command, go to the ear immediately then go through the walking fetch with stick fetch. If you're weak at the walking fetch or stick fetch and tip toe through it, when it comes to pile work and driving the dog, you're going to have major issues.
A lot of the dog's training is based from force fetch. Go to the bumper, go to the bumper, go to the bumper. The yard work period keeps pressure on the dog the whole time. He needs to understand that in order to stop the pressure he needs to get to that bumper. When you get to pile work, you will be glad that you have a solid foundation from the table. Give the command...back or fetch. Next its force to the pile. The dog already understands pressure from the ear pinch this is where you use the e-collar and drive the dog to the pile.
A lot of this stuff repeats somewhere along the training so if you're having issues, take the step back and really drive the idea home on how you want the dog to perform.

Local Dog Trainers

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Secrets Of A Professional Dog Trainer - Detailed Book Review
By Chris S

Secrets Of A Professional Dog Trainer was put together by leading professional dog trainer Adam Katz. He states that this book is his attempt to bring together all of the latest tricks, tips and crafts of the dog training profession, and make them accessible to the ordinary dog owner. In doing this I believe he has created the best do-it-yourself dog training system available today.
Secrets Of A Professional Dog Trainer is the most complete dog ownership and obedience training resource I have come across. This book and the bonuses that come with it have changed the way I think about dog training - and no doubt for the better. If you follow Adam's cutting edge techniques, like I have, you'll come away with so much more than just a "well trained dog".
What You Get In The Package
Secrets Of A Professional Dog Trainer Book
This is the main book in the package, when downloaded it's 151 pages chock full of the 

best dog ownership and obedience training information I have seen in any one book. The 
book isn't slick or glossy with lots of pretty pictures, it's just a great resource of 
the latest cutting edge and useable dog training techniques. There is so much to take in and 
understand that you will probably need to read through the book at least a couple of times (I still find new things each time I flick through my copy).

The book covers in precise detail every imaginable aspect of dog ownership and is presented 

in a no-nonsense, take it or leave it style. Adam gets away with writing in this syle because he has an absolute confidence in his training methods which is based on years of experience and proven real-world results.

I can't go into too much detail and give away Adam's secrets, but I'll just highlight some of 

the many topics which are covered. These are just some of the principles I found to be crucial when working with my dogs:

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