Dog Fence DIY Guest Post

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Six Great Uses for an Invisible Dog Fence

Your dogs’ safety is your number one priority, and keeping them safe means keeping them at home. If you have a yard for them to enjoy, how do you ensure they stay in it? Tethering them with a leash or chain is unsafe, and not everyone can afford an expensive traditional fence. Have you ever considered getting an invisible dog fence? Besides the fact that the total invisible fence cost is very low, there are many other reasons you might be interested in getting one.

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Pup-A-Tunities Class Starting in April!

Dog Training Class Class starts Thursday, April 3 2014 and runs for 5 weeks in Sandpoint.  This course is designed to give puppies a healthy balance of socialization and training that is easy for any dog owner.  Pup-A-Tunities gives owners the understanding it takes to train any behavior or get rid of any pesky, annoying behavior while maintaining a respectful relationship.

Come meet your pup’s new best friends!  Class size is limited.  Register at North Idaho Animal Hospital to reserve your spot or call 208-627-8134.


Teaching your dog to come – reliably!

If you look at this video you can see how easy it is to tap into a puppy’s brain to communicate that you want the dog to chase you – or come to you. This is a fun and natural way to introduce this concept to your puppy. Most dogs will think that whatever you are doing is more fun than what they are doing, provided that your actually doing something. Some dogs have learned that humans are tricky and have learned to come just within reach and then jump away. What do you do then? Continue reading Teaching your dog to come – reliably!

Why Positive Training?

When people in the US first started taking their dogs to dog training classes, the vast majority of the knowledge of dog training came from training dogs for the military.  This meant that they used aggressive methods designed to train the dogs as quickly as possible with a high rate of failure. These methods were developed using a limited set of breeds.  Those dogs were viewed as tools, not as pets or companions.

Most of us are here because we want to have a companion in our house that is a joy to live with.  As healthy social creatures we don’t feel happiness when we use force or violence.  We all prefer to have choices, just like our dogs, and how much better do we feel when we see someone we love making a decision out of love?  When compulsion is used we take away the opportunity for the dog to make decisions because any action other than the expected behavior results in pain.  Some dogs can be trained very effectively with these methods.  The problems lie with the dogs that are too small to safely use these methods, dogs with sensitive personalities and people who want to have an enjoyable experience training their dog.  For those who wish to go beyond there are some tricks you just can’t train using fear of pain. Continue reading Why Positive Training?