Why crate train a puppy?

Why crate train a puppy?

In conversation with Eliza Kennedy from The Paws Room, Cam shares his thoughts on crate training, what is important to consider when choosing a crate, the advantages of dog crate furniture and when is the right time to crate train your...
Handy Hints When Training Your Puppy

Handy Hints When Training Your Puppy

Training starts from the day your puppy arrives. The largest brain development for a dog occurs during the imprinting period from 8-16 weeks, take advantage of it. Start by loading up your marker. The marker is the link between the command and the reward. Once the dog...
Should I crate train my dog?

Should I crate train my dog?

There is heaps of conflicting information out there about the benefits of crate training and whether it is humane. As a police handler and trainer for over 23 years, in which my working dogs have been kennelled at home, I can provide an educated opinion of their...
FAQ on Marker Training

FAQ on Marker Training

What is Marker Training? Marker training is a system of training in which operant conditioning forms an association between a behaviour with a reward. The marker is technically the operant conditioning. The marker is a word or a sound. The word used is “Yes” and the...
Why Does Your Dog Pull on Walks?

Why Does Your Dog Pull on Walks?

The two main contributors to pulling on walks by dogs are conditioning and stress. Conditioning I’ll address the conditioning first as it is less involved. Basically, you have a dog who has been so conditioned to the pressure of the lead pulling on the collar or...