Happy #trainingtiptuesday! We're going to be talking about crate training and some tips on how to do it. First off, we wish we could tell you that there is a nice, quick, simple, cookie-cutter method for easy crate training. Unfortunately, there isn't. The reason for this is that every dog is different. Dogs are living beings and just like humans, they have different personalities, different ways of learning, different things that scare them, and different things that motivate them. This is why it is so important to train the dog in front of you. Just because your previous dog was able to learn crating easily and now you're frustrated because your puppy doesn't like it, you shouldn't be upset and expect the puppy to be the same as your old dog. But I digress, that is a topic for another day. If you search our Facebook page and look for the word “crate” you will find a few different posts with amazing resources on how to start out crate training and some of the many benefits of crating.
This #trainingtiptuesday we are bringing out the big guns. This tip is something that can accelerate your training in BIG ways and has personally helped us out immensely. Get yourself a training buddy! Whether this is a friend, sibling, online group, or a formal training club - find a buddy that has a dog and would like to do some training as well. We are going to start off right now by saying THANK YOU to Kristina, Ryan, Kerri & Alyssia for being our #trainingbuddy !
Another year has come and gone! It was definitely a busy one for us here at Canine Coaching.
We started 2021 slow due to COVID restrictions meaning we had to continue to teach online classes. When COVID first brought everything to a grinding halt in early 2020 it caused us a bit of panic on how we would continue to help our clients. We decided to see it as a blessing in disguise as we had been talking about overhauling our virtual content for a while and this was the push we needed. We jumped in head first and completely redid our online content. While this wasn’t ideal for everyone we were so happy that we had amazing online content to share. We are now extremely proud to offer in depth interactive classes for Obedience and Scent Detection and have gotten really happy feedback from those who have taken the classes.
We would like to take a second to share this video with you and have a little bit of “real talk”. In this video, we were doing a little bit of practice obedience work with our 3 dogs. We were working on everybody listening to commands together as well as separately when their name was called. You will notice that Viking was pushing the limits a little bit, requiring a sterner command as well as having me repeat myself.
As September creeps upon us and things slowly have been returning to more of a “pre covid” normal, many dogs will soon be returning to days spent without their humans around or experiencing this for the first time. Adults are returning to work, summer vacation and days off are coming to an end, and children are returning to the classroom for another year of learning. With this happening some dogs will experience stress and some may show signs of Separation Anxiety. Hopefully they do not have a wild time like Kevin in the classic Home Alone.
Samantha is the Owner and face behind Canine Coaching. She believes all dogs (both young and old) are capable of learning and are happier being well-mannered members of the family! Samantha resides in Central Alberta with her Husband on their acreage with their two German Shepherds Tori and Baron.