Have you ever considered the optimal method for introducing your dog to an E collar vibration? These devices usually feature two primary functions: vibration and stimulation. Sometimes dogs can be more fearful of the vibration than stimulation. Read on if you’re looking for help! How do you train a dog with E collar vibration? It’s vital to determine which one to use and how to introduce them. Vibration and stimulation… Read More
So many dogs drown every year when they fall in the pool and don’t know where to get out! Do you want to keep your dog safe around your pool? Do you want control around the pool with your dog? If so, this dog pool safety article is for you! Dog Pool Safety: Training to Prevent Accidental Drowning Every year, thousands of dogs die from drowning. Luckily, most of these… Read More
Do you want to know how to teach your dog the place command? Is the Place command something you should even teach your dog? If you want answers to these questions, you must read this article! Why should I teach Place to my dog? There are many reasons why teaching the Place command to your dog is a valuable investment in their training and well-being: Promotes Discipline and Obedience: The… Read More
Classical conditioning is a powerful training process to teach your dog desirable behavior. However, classical conditioning may work against you and lead to many bad behaviors and habits. In this video, we often discuss that classical conditioning can cause undesirable behaviors. Examples are the doorbell ringing, going for car rides, putting the leash and collar on, getting them out of their crate, etc. We also discuss how you can use… Read More
Learn How to Walk Your Dog and Push a Stroller Having the ability to go dog walking with a stroller can be an extremely useful skill; ask those with young children! Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you train your dog to walk comfortably and calmly with a stroller: How to Teach Your Dog to Walk With a Stroller
Would you like your dog to be perfect on leash in public? Learn how to stop jumping and pulling! It is crucial to have a plan on how to train and socialize your dog in public! We recommend teaching them the heel command before spending time working in public. This is important because it gives you a way to calm your dog down when needed. It is also a good… Read More
Do you want to stop your dog from counter surfing? Does your dog jump all over your counters? Do you have to put your food all the way back? If so, we have some tips for you to work on counter surfing dog training! Teaching your dog not to counter surf provides more control in the house and can keep your dog safe! Thousands of dogs die yearly or need… Read More
6 Tips So You Can Take Your Dog to a Restaurant? As dog owners and lovers, there is nothing we love more than taking our dogs wherever we go! Many of our clients have the ultimate goal of bringing their dog to a patio restaurant but are afraid at how it might go! In this article and video, we cover 6 easy tricks and tips to help you and your… Read More
Training obedience is essential for every dog owner, as it lays the foundation for a well-behaved and responsive canine companion. As you embark on this journey, it’s crucial to explore different training philosophies to find the approach that aligns with your goals and your dog’s unique personality. At Suburban K9, we use balanced training. This type of training encourages good behaviors with positive reinforcement and addresses bad behavior with gentle… Read More
Off-leash adventures provide dogs with freedom, exercise, and a chance to explore their surroundings. However, it is essential for dogs to have good off-leash manners to ensure their safety and the enjoyment of others. In this comprehensive guide, we will delve into the importance of teaching your dog off-leash manners. From establishing a solid foundation to advanced training techniques, we will provide valuable insights on how to achieve exemplary off-leash… Read More
When guests arrive at your front door, it’s natural for dogs to get excited and express their joy by jumping up to greet them. However, this behavior can be problematic and potentially dangerous. Training your dog not to jump on people at the front door is crucial for a harmonious and safe environment.
A perfect recall command is the dream of every dog owner! Teaching a dog to reliably come when called is one of the most important commands to instill in any canine companion. It not only enhances their safety but also strengthens the bond between the dog and their owner. Follow our tips and tricks, and your dog will come every time you call them! Teaching your dog to come when… Read More
Learn how to teach your dog not to run through the front door! Not teaching your dog door boundaries can be a life or death scenario! Every year, many dogs run away and get hit by cars! In order to keep your dog safe, you need to work on door boundaries/manners, and we utilize a process called claiming space. Claiming space uses natural body language that dogs understand! Claiming space… Read More
It is very important to spend time teaching your dog how they should act around food. A dog that will constantly lunge at any food dropped is not just rude, but potentially could knock someone over and hurt them. At Suburban K9 we have a very natural process for teaching dogs to stop stealing food that we call “Claiming” food from your dog. Claiming food works extremely well because we… Read More
Are you working on getting your dog off leash trained? Does your dog listen well on leash, but does not listen at all off leash? If so, short leashes, or short tabs, are an amazing tool when trying to transition away from the need to use leash and collar!
Training your dogs that you can walk multiple dogs at once in the heel position can be a huge time saver! As we mention in this video, you need to make sure each dog can be walked calmly with control in the heel position before attempting walking multiple dogs! So if your dog has excitability or reactive issues, those issues should be addressed first!
What is Off Leash Heel? First thing we need to do before we answer is to understand: what is the heel command? The original meaning of this command is dog’s ear at our heel (free etymology lesson of the day). Many people believe it means sitting near you or in front of you, but really it is a position the dog is in relation to us; they may be sitting… Read More
What Should I do to Pass The Canine Good Citizen Test (CGC Test) Do you want to prep for the AKC Canine Good Citizen Test? In this article we cover the following topics: What is the Canine Good Citizen Test? What are the Canine Good Citizen Test rules? How do you pass the Canine Good Citizen Test? What are the required skills and what can you do to prepare for… Read More
Here are some E Collar tips for beginners to help you train your dog! Some people call these remote collars or shock collars but we generally use the phrase E Collar. Either way, they refer to the same thing.
We love incorporating training and playtime together, it’s our favorite way to make dog training fun! Not only does this challenge your dog mentally, but also gives them physical activity! All of these fun exercises do require advanced levels of training, but once your dog is well trained, this video will give you some fun ideas you can incorporate during training times with your dog!