Free Dog Training Tips

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Free Dog Training Tips

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Free Dog Training TipsHere are some useful free dog training tips that will make their dinnertime a little easier for you to deal with. Do your dogs jump all over you at feeding time? Do they sometimes knock the food dish out of your hands and slurp up the resulting mess?

We used to have something like that happen to us, then we spoke to a fellow who spoke fluent dog. He set us straight and gave us some free dog training tips that really make the dinner thing a lot easier to deal with.

As you know, dogs are pack animals. In the wild when the pack takes down an animal the alpha dogs (or wolves) eat first, then the rest get their turn. Besides getting the choice bits, this also allows the alpha dog to get his (or her) saliva all over the meat.

The other dogs or wolves then get their share, but with the alpha dog’s taste already there. This helps establish the alpha dog’s position.

Free dog training tip #1 then, is to spit into you dog’s food before you give it to him. This helps to establish you as the alpha dog and makes the rest of your training a bit easier. We got quite the look from our dog the first time we did that. It helped to control that #115 pound Rottweiler.

Free dog training tip #2 is to have your dogs do a “down, stay” while you prepare their food and put it down. Have them maintain the stay for several seconds before giving them the release word. Again, this helps establish you as the boss dog.

Free dog training tip #3, which may not work for certain dogs, or puppies, is to feed them once per day. If they haven’t eaten it within a few minutes you remove the dishes, clean up, and they can wait until the next day. This helps to establish a routine, as well as your dominance, and helps to ensure that the dogs will actually eat their dinner.

Free Dog Training TipsKeep in mind that dogs in the wild might go several days without eating. Then, when they do get to eat, the food has the top dog’s saliva all over it. The dogs learn their place that way.

You can find a lot of free dog training tips all over the web, but these have worked well for us and the guy who gave them to us teaches the same tips to all of his clients. Dog feeding tips like these may seem a bit odd, but they work well and they work within the dog’s natural behavior.

Give them a try for at least a week and you might just find your dogs to be a little easier to control.

Dogs? In World of Warcraft? Sortof. Hunters can tame wolves and use them for various purposes. To help train their wolves they use the Hunter Canine Pet Treats that you can find in the World of Warcraft Cookbook.

For further dog training tips (not free, but at a great price), click here.

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12 thoughts on “Free Dog Training Tips

  1. John

    Excellent tips! I also found an interesting site which a Step- by- step training instructions and the training commands to keep your dogs obedient, happy well behaved. Get to know the insider’s secret of a Professional Dog Trainer learn how easy it is to train your dog.

  2. Bill Grant

    Hi Brigitte

    I used to have a “Who is the alpha male problem” with my very favourite Eddie the Blade who is a German Shepherd mix and potentially dangerous if crossed.

    As you say, sign language is everything in dog society and our behaviour is constantly under scrutiny. So, I have tried as much as possible to copy how the Alpha male behaves in the wolf pack.
    For instance when returning home, dogs will rush up to their owner and make a great fuss. This must be totally ignored for five minutes or so. Then cuddles and kisses are allowed.This is difficult to do, but the results are amazing. Now, after the initial rush and offering of something yummy like a well chewed bone, Edd veers off and gets on with something else until called for the greeting ceremony.

    While I am out, Edd takes control of the pack and needs reminding of his place in the pecking order when I return. In the wolf pack, the alpha male and female always go through this routine..

    He and Coco, my Thai Ridgeback ,come with me in the car every day. Here, it is absolutely essential that I get into and out of the car first.

    These two things work verywell for me.Consistency is very important. Forgetting is sending the wrong signal which will be picked up immediately.

    Fraid have to get back to work…………!

    All best as ever, Bill

  3. Margarete

    Hi there,

    I am in Australia next (across) a neighbour whos dog (golden retriever) barks endlessly when they leave. Now the 3rd day.

    I would like to give them your book to help them with their dog, but I know some people just get angry here when u tell them anything, so how should I approach them and how can I help them?

    Any advice would be very appriciated. How much is the book?



  4. Stephanie Stewart

    I have just adopted an Irish Red Setter, she is 15 month old, she was only In the RSPCA pound for five days.
    Her other owners got her into the habit of sleeping on their bed waking them when she wanted to go out, then going back to bed with them.
    We have had her for now a week, the first night she messed everywhere, which was understandable, new food, new place, so changed her sleep room from the main living area to the Laundry for the second & third night, she was fine. next night ok got up when we hear her and let her out, leaving the dog open. she then messed inside and out, chewed my shoe.
    forth night let her out and she then went into the lounge room and pee on carpet.
    Last night she woke me at 3.45 I let her out she did pee and was told what a good girl she was, but would not go back into the laundry for sometime (Like its time to play I dont think so) she has master the art of opening the door. So I wait for her to try it again, I keep puting her back say stay this continued until everything was settled for about 1/2. then I went back to bed, to get up 1 hours later, to find she open Laundry door had chewed the newspaper up and had my hubby’s boots and taken the insoles out chewed them.
    I have given her my dressing gown so she know’s I am going to be their when she wakes, we take her around our 1 acre property before she is bedded down at night, try to make sure we watch her to see if she has done her business
    She goes to work with my husband all day and is so good, She has learnt to walk correctly on her lead, and not pull me over.

  5. maug

    I am sorry to admit that my year and a half old labador does not get walked as often as he needs and certainly deserves. When he does get walked he is about to jump out of his fur coat at even a peek at his leash. I must stress the importance of consistent. I.E. making sure your pet knows who is the “head of the pack” and certain rules he must always obey. It still takes some time (alot) to make him sit on his bed and waiit untill he is leashed. As soon as he allowed to get up and move toward the exit, he is reminded to “heel”. As we proceed onto our adventure he still needs to be reminded that we will only be able to go on when and if I say. If he starts to pull at all, (and by the way always tell him what a good dog he is if he is already or continues to heel), I stop dead in my tracks! It might come to be that I only get a few steps in before he is trying to run the show, but over time he will realize that its not much fun to take a hour to go a few steps. As for the jumping on people. Try and bribe or beg what ever it takes to have a friend or two to come and visit. When they ring the bell or knock have your dog sit and stay. If he doesn’t, use your body to back him into his position again. If he loses himself right away and goes for the door with barking etc. you leave the person outside with a reminder him to “back-up”again using your body as a tool. If he is able to maintaine his composer through the friends greeting but then jumps have your friend take a firm stand facing away from him with folded arms and no comments or eye contact. Your friend may have to keep turning his back so much that he will end up making circles ignoring your pet at the same time you will correct him. The thing is alot of the time your dog will settle for repremand , ( better he thinks than no attention) ,but avoidence will hopfully be harder for him to accept. Same goes for bad behaivor when entering a room already occupied. Turn and ignore him and leave the room leaving only himself to deal with. I’ve always thought that dogs have a family cats..have a staff. Hope this will help some, good training, and I hope you are forgiving my spelling and grammer. Hope you can let me know how it is working. Sincerley,maugfrog

  6. Lixie

    my dog is a great dog he doesn’t bark, or poop every where (even when he sneaks inside) but he chews everything! His favourite game is catch (surprise! Surprise!) but we can’ stop him chewing every ball he has, he chewed through a cricket ball in two days

  7. christine

    we have a new puppy, a staffy cattle dog cross. 3 months approx
    although fun and affectionate and enjoyable- we are totally exhausted- she barks non stop at night. we put a radio on in the laundry room and a clock. she has toys. we go to her sometimes and say it is ok. and leave.
    yet when she is left alone she does not like it.. i know a pup is a pup- but what form of training can we apply?
    we are thinking of getting the bark collar with the spray?
    but find we are investing more and more money in gadgets and articles when all we wanted was a dog.
    we do not leave her and go out to work.
    she is not left alone in the garden.
    we are training her to sit and lie down.
    she is not responding to her name very well but she may have had a different one (RSPCA)?
    we are just very tired and very lost as to what we can do..
    can anyone help before we decide she is a cattle dog and belongs on a farm?

  8. esmee


    I have x2 staffy’s and have just moved to acreage out in the country. I would love to walk them out of our paddock/yard on the road without leads as no traffic around and a few scarce homes but do not want to encourage them to think its ok to just wander outside of the property whenever they feel like it. Hence i don’t want to start something bad here. Also do u recommend keeping them off the chains at ngt with news that wild dogs are in the area some 5km away or further?

  9. Trish


    I have a pretty well behaved rescue small terrier. he is very loyal, and is only tied up at night.
    However whenever he hears my car, or a visitors car that he recognises, he runs out onto the road to greet us.. running beside and in front of the wheels. Then he will jump up and scratch at the drivers side as we slow down. Heis obviously excited to see us. we live in a quiet cul de sac and he doesnt bother any other cars. I cant tie him up all day, and dont want him in the house. Any suggestions how to stop this behaviour.? he does jump on us as well when we exit the car. This is his only vice..!!

  10. Brigitte

    Hi Trish,

    Sorry, I missed your comment when it came in. Hopefully you have got the problem sorted out by now!

    But the only thing I could really suggest is that if there is a second person in the car (apart from the driver) that that person gets out of the car before the car gets to the point where your terrier starts running beside and in front of the car, clip a lead on him, and teach him how to behave with the car.

    Apart from being annoying, it also sounds a bit dangerous!

    Hope this helps.


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