Dog training Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
Dog training Honolulu aims to teach your dog through positive reinforcement methods. Dog training Honolulu associates positive experiences with desired behavior to guide your dog towards success. Dog training Honolulu teaches pet owners to train dogs by being fun and enthusiastic, instead of relying on painful techniques. Rewards are used to teach your dog desired behavior patterns. When interviewing dog trainers in Honolulu, ask them if they use an “e” collar. An “e” collar is an electronic shock collar. Any dog trainer that uses an electronic shock collar is not doing positive reinforcement dog training. Anthony Ohm is the dog trainer that does not use an “e” collar, nor a choke chain.
Dog training Honolulu is positive reinforcement dog training.
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House training a dog or puppy – teaching a dog or puppy to eliminate in the proper place should be taught as soon as the puppy/dog becomes a new member of the family. Do not expect your new puppy to understand where to eliminate when she arrives in your home. Puppy housetraining is something that must be taught. Housetraining a dog can be done at any age. And it will be easier to implement if you do it sooner rather than later. Sometimes known as “puppy house breaking” instead of “puppy house training,” it is important not to punish the puppy when he eliminates in the wrong place. Rubbing the puppy’s nose in his feces or urine does not work. Dog training Honolulu says do not hit your puppy over the nose for eliminating in the wrong place. Over time this will make your puppy anxious and he will begin to hide when choosing bathroom spots.
not listening, not obeying, being naughty – you have the best dog in the world but he just doesn’t listen to your commands. You tell him not to do something and he just ignores you. Why? Dogs do not have an inborn trait of understanding human language. They can be taught what certain words mean, but trying to teach you dog through language is not successful because he just doesn’t understand you. When you work with a dog trainer, you learn how a dog thinks and how to communicate in a way that a dog can understand. A good dog trainer doesn’t talk to a dog. If you take a lesson with someone and their first instruction is “say this… to your dog” that is an indication that you may need to find a new dog trainer. Dog’s do come with an innate ability to understand emotions. Dog’s can read facial expressions and know what a person is feeling. Dog training Oahu employs emoting or being a good actor as part of process of teaching your pet new behaviors.
Pulling on the leash – teaching your dog to walk properly on the leash means that he walks at your pace rather than constantly pulling you forward. When your dog doesn’t pull you forward, walking your dog will become a more pleasant experience. Dogs will get out for more walks when she doesn’t constantly pull on the leash. Also, humans will avoid injuries to the shoulder joint. There are people that have to go for shoulder surgery after years of being pulled by their dog. Constant pulling can cause shoulder injuries, which can easily be avoided with lessons from dog training Hawaii.
separation anxiety – crying or barking when the owner leaves. There’s different manifestations of separation anxiety. Sometimes the neighbors will complain because the dog is constantly crying or barking out of separation anxiety. In other cases the dog may destroy things in the house or even try to escape the house to find the owner. Separation anxiety can be solved with the dog trainer observing the dog’s behavior in their natural environment.
dog house training – Adult dogs or adolescent dogs can be taught to eliminate in the proper place just as puppies can be taught house training techniques. Even if the dog has had a potty training issue for a long time, it is still possible to correct this unwanted behavior. Try not to get frustrated with your dog when he eliminates in the wrong place. Your dog wants to do the right thing, you need a trainer to help teach you how to communicate with your pet. Every year millions of pets are abandoned for the simple reason that they are soiling the carpet. Before you decide to get a dog, accept that you will need to take some lessons on how to communicate with your pet. Its not your pet that’s making the mistake, its miscommunication that’s causing the dog to go in the wrong place.
excessive barking – learning how to train your dog is the first step towards eliminating unwanted barking. When you contact dog training Honolulu, you learn how to be in tune with your dog. Through this process, barking will naturally be reduced. If you are receiving complaint letters from neighbors about your dog barking, you should know that this problem can be solved and your dog will be happier after meeting with Anthony Ohm from dog training Oahu. Something may not be right for your dog, and its the job of the dog training Oahu to find out what the problem is and how to solve the matter peacefully.
lunging on the leash at cats or dogs. You are walking your dog and a cat suddenly catches your dog’s attention. He lunges with all his strength at the cat. Or on your daily walk you see another dog, your dog starts lunging at the other dog. You are concerned because your dog is out of control. These situations are dangerous as they can cause you to fall and get injured. Dog training Hawaii has techniques to calm this unwanted behavior.
aggression towards people – growling, snarling, biting, or making aggressive actions towards people. There are different displays of aggression towards people. Aggression towards strangers and aggression towards family members are different issues and must be treated in entirely different manners.
aggression towards dogs – fighting, barking, growling at other dogs. Is this aggression displayed as aggression while on the leash? Is the dog lunging on the leash to attack another dog? If yes, then how is your dog’s general leash walking without any antagonizing distractions? Sometimes, the best approach is to work in simple steps: make sure the dog isn’t pulling on the leash when dogs are not around. Then, start introducing more complex scenarios to your dog’s situation.
aggression around the food bowl – growling at people when they get near the dog’s food bowl. Both adult dogs and puppies can display aggression around the food bowl. This problem can start when the breeder feeds the puppies from one bowl; Causing the puppies to fight one another for food.
come when called, running away – not coming when called or running away from the house. The most important command that pet owners need to have is come when called. All dogs can learn this command and all pet owners should want to learn this command.
puppy biting – training a puppy has to be more gentle than training an older dog. Puppy biting is a common problem and puppy teeth can be quite sharp. Ow! Puppy biting problems begin with the breeder. If the breeder doesn’t have toys for the puppies to play with, then the litter mates start to bite each other as a form of amusement. Puppy biting can then transfer from the litter mates to the new family. I strongly recommend that you do not hit the puppy over the nose for puppy biting problems. Hitting the puppy over the nose is an element of old style puppy training.
destroying furniture, chewing valuable items – an experienced dog / puppy trainer can come to your home and do an analysis as to why your canine is destroying things in your home.
jumping up on people – there are varying levels of intensity to this problem. Several days before the appointment is scheduled, it is advisable that you are exercising your canine regularly to address this issue. This will help your dog / puppy process the training procedure. If your dog has too much energy during the appointment session, then she won’t be able to learn the training techniques to stop the jumping up on people or children.
preparing the dog for the arrival of a newborn baby – every year a family dog that showed no signs of aggression kills an infant. This disturbing fact is a wake up call that every family expecting infants should undergo a dog training program to reduce the risk of their dog killing their baby. Small problems can be ignored with the family pet, but don’t take this chance when introducing a newborn baby into the house. An adult dog may not understand what a baby is. The dog may be thinking that the baby is a toy or an animal. Before the arrival of your newborn baby, meet with a dog trainer and go over your dog’s quirks and behavioral issues. Even if your dog is not showing aggressive behavior, it is invaluable to teach your pet general training techniques that will strengthen your communication skills with your canine friend.
Dog training Honolulu stories:
Sandy G. walks her dog daily in her Hawaii Kai neighborhood. Every time Sandy’s dog Toro passes their neighbors dog during the walk, he goes ballistic – barking, pulling and lunging on the leash.
Toro is exhibiting aggressive dog-to-dog behavior. Toro is a poodle terrier mix. He’s a small dog that thinks he is about six feet tall. After evaluating Sandy’s dog, I show Sandy some exercises to expend Toro’s high energy. One of Toro’s issues is that he enjoys getting aggressive. He likes getting into fights with the neighbor’s dog. And part of the reason is that everyday, Sandy takes him on the same twenty minute walk everyday. During the dog training lesson, I take the dog and the owner to an open space field in Hawaii Kai. I find another dog owner walking their dog in this field and I ask if we could do some dog training exercises while passing them by. The person allows us to walk past her dog and I prepare myself to see a lunatic Toro go into a frenzy when seeing the other dog. But in this instance, Toro doesn’t lunge at the other dog, he doesn’t bark, and he doesn’t show any aggression. Why not? Part of the reason that Toro doesn’t get aggressive in this public park is that the owner doesn’t take her dog to this place. The park is wide open. There are interesting smells. And the main difference is that it is not the same place that Toro sees day in and day out. When a dog goes on the same walk everyday, and he doesn’t get any new stimulation, then the things that he encounters on that walk become more magnified. Sandy G. is doing the right thing by taking her dog on daily walks. But she has to change up the places that they visit. It’s important to go to open space parks (not dog parks), open space fields, and hiking trails. If Sandy takes Toro to new places with strong smells in nature; and not go on the same walk every time, then Sandy’s dog is going to be more interested in walking and exploring and less interested in attacking other dogs.
If you want to have a happy dog, then focus on walking your dog. Your dog only knows the places that you, the owner, expose your dog to. Exposing your dog to new places in nature is what your dog likes most. And in most cases, this is part of the solution for having a well behaved pet.