Hey Fellow Dog lovers I recently was given a yellow lab puppy for my birthday. I was looking for any kind of advice as far as training the dog goes. He seems a bit wild!! My best friend told me to get this book called Sit Stay Fetch. Has anyone here ever read it? It is an online book but my friend told me it was the most effective book ever..ha ha. I know for a fact his dog is well behaved and listens so well...., but I mean that may be only one example. The book is fairnly inexpensive but I'd like to be sure about something before I buy it. Again..he swears by it as it was reccommended to him as well by another friend and dog trainer (actually) he knows. If you want, the book is here...check it out.. http://hop.clickbank.net/?jrec3391/sitstay If anyone gets ambitous and buys the book, let me know if it works for them. Or maybe you just want to check it out for yourself anyway..either way let me know! -needing to train dog in RI
I have never read that one. Petsmart has a small booklet that they give out at puppy kindergarten that I really like. They used to have it on their website free to view, but last time I checked I didn't see it there. You might could ask if you can purchase one, or better yet, if you can, do puppy kindergarten! I have heard that labs are very energetic. We had one in our puppy class and he was a bundle of energy but he did so well at the training.
I think crate training is the best start a puppy can get. If that book has something about that, read up on it. It's the best advice I ever got. Crate training makes everything else in general easier I think. Potty training, temperment, obedience....
jiv 80. training dogs is my passion. It's what i do for relaxation. What i reccomend for becoming a good trainer is to research different types of training. clicker, food reward, praise reward,Nothing in life is free. These are all good training techniques. the more tools you have the better. Dogs, like people respond to different things. no 2 dogs are a like. there is no set, full proof best way. a good start is a training class. and get a few books. focus on postive training techniques. also your personal beliefs on what you want for your dog is a factor. If doesn't make sense to you don't do it. Dogs can read through a fake. Also use what your dogs naturally well. if your lab retrieves the ball is an excellent reward. there are no prerequistes for being a profeswsional dog trainer. the field is virtually unregulated. so any certifactes or quals a trainer produces are a good thing but not the only thing.