Saturday, February 19, 2011

Taming Tip from Taming the Wild Side Dog Training

Contributed by Terri Elkins, Owner / Trainer - Taming the Wild Side Dog Training

Note from CP Blogger: We would like to thank Terri Elkins for allowing us to post her weekly taming tips on our blog. Her training facility is located in Fort Worth, Texas.

Each week we'll share a Taming Tip for you, your family and friends to do with your dog(s)! These tips will help teach your dog real world manners in a fun way. Leave us a comment and tell us how it went!

Taming Tip #2:

Walk your dog throughout your house, stopping at each door. Ask your dog to sit and wait for the door to be opened. Open the door, and have your dog wait for your cue to walk through the door. (My release word for Glacier is "Okay".) As long as your dog waits for your cue, it doesn't matter who goes through the door first. Have fun, be patient, and teach your dog in baby steps. For example, if your dog will only sit and wait until you touch the doorknob, click and treat and keep working toward being able to open the door completely.

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Bonus Tip:
Look through all of your dog's toys and take out the toys that he or she doesn't play with anymore and donate them to your local dog shelter. The toy you give away could be another dog's treasure.