“Don't make the mistake of treating your dogs like humans, or they'll treat you like dogs.”
― Martha Scott
Per the client's request we dedicated more training time to "leave it", as Taylor has an affinity for eating poop and she also likes to torment the client's other dog. By the end of the session, while on leash, Taylor was sitting next to the other dog without bothering her.
“The strangest thing has happened. I really missed my dog. That's never happened to me before. You know, on a long tour you do hear people saying they miss their pets. I never have. But last night I started really missing my dog. It's very odd, 'cause I don't have a dog.”
Taylor finished her basic obedience program by learning "off", then we went outside and practiced her recall on a long line. She did very well.
Next week we will work on getting along with her sister, Lucy, and the several cats that she shares her house with.
Loose-leash walking and "stay" were today's behaviors that were taught. Taylor is making great progress, partly because she is very smart, but also because her owners are so diligent in her training.
Today we worked on "off" and Murphy's impulse control by making him wait to be invited up on the couch and to wait patiently when his leash comes out. Murphy's puppy exuberance coupled with his owner's meekness makes this all the more challenging, but he is getting there..
“The greatest fear dogs know is the fear that you will not come back when you go out the door without them.”
― Stanley Coren
Much like a baby, it is amazing to see a young puppy soak in all that she is taught. They learn so quickly! Today she learned Wait, Give It, and Come When Called.
Jeff Dentler, owner of Dentler’s Dog Training, LLC, recently received his certificate in Canine Training & Management from Kutztown University.
Susan Bulanda, Certified Animal Behavior Consultant and lead instructor for the program, presented the certificates to those students who completed the 17-course, 120-hour curriculum. Twelve (12) Continuing Education Units (CEUs) representing 120 contact hours are awarded by Kutztown University and recognized by the IAABC (International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants).
The program, designed to develop a theoretical foundation for canine training, included such courses as Training Methodologies, Basic Counseling Techniques, Pet First Aid, and Comparative Psychology. A research paper on dog behavior was also a requirement for program completion.
Jeff Dentler, CPDT-KA, CTDI