Training your dog at home may be one of the most rewarding activities known to pet owners. Just seeing your pet respond to cues and commands can bring immense satisfaction, because you will see concrete results from all of your training efforts.
Pet owners who are just starting out with their training sessions will often encounter small problems that can directly impede the progress of the dog. If your dog is not responding to more classical training approaches, you may want to try clicker training. Clicker training (or operant conditioning), emphasizes the relationship between target actions and rewards.
Since the association between rewards and actions are continually reinforced during training sessions, dog trainers have minimal problems when teaching their dogs new tricks. Clicker training is so simple that it can even be done by a ten-year–old child.
There are two indispensable elements that must always be present during clicker training: the clicker, and the treats. Some people offer toys, and even verbal praise, as treats. But for the purpose of quickly getting your dog’s attention, I highly recommend that you find a tasty treat that your dog will not mind eating again and again.
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If the dog is not following your commands, it is possible that the dog has yet to establish a solid connection between the command, and the action itself. Review the lesson and repeat the cycles to see if the dog is responding to the nonverbal cues.
If the nonverbal cues are not working, that means the dog has made no association between the action and any signal. Go back to square one, and repeat the association games. Use the clicker to mark the target behaviors during the action, and not after.
Verbal signals can be added to the training equation only when the dog has become an expert in responding to nonverbal commands. Nonverbal commands are easier to master than verbal commands (this is why some folks who use classical conditioning often have a difficult time teaching the simplest of actions).
Training sessions should not be drawn out and boring. Ten minutes is already a long session for an active dog who has never been trained before. During the first few sessions, limit your training timeframe to just three minutes. If the dog responds well to the clicker training, it can probably complete 20 successful cycles in three to five minutes.
Don’t be harsh with your pet if it does not immediately respond to your commands. Review the information signal (the cue), and check to see if the dog has made the association between the cue, and action itself. If the dog looks unmotivated, the problem may lie in the reward that you are offering. Change the reward and see if the dog will respond.
Punishment should be limited to a neutrally toned word such as “wrong”. Don’t scold your pet for not understanding. It doesn’t help the animal learn, and the animal may associate training sessions with being scolded. That is never a good thing for home-trained dogs.
The CBS Dream Team, Its Epic! Adds New Series The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation, Hosted by Mo Rocca, Premiering September 27
Mo climbs inside the 1902 442 Atlantic engine inside the Roundhouse in Greenfield Village
CBS announced today that the new series The Henry Fords Innovation Nation is joining the three-hour Saturday morning block The CBS Dream Team, Its Epic!, which returns for its second season Saturday, Sept. 27 (9:00-12:00 ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Hosted by Mo Rocca, CBS Sunday Morning correspondent, the show will tell the fascinating stories behind the historic innovators of the past and the forward-looking visionaries of today, and the extraordinary talents and dedication required to bring their inventions to life.
We are extremely proud of our Saturday Morning line-up and thrilled to add a fresh, new, inventive show to the mix of our family friendly weekend programming, said Angelica McDaniel, Senior Vice President, CBS Daytime. In partnership with Litton and The Henry Ford, Innovation Nation is the perfect complement to our strong schedule, sharing the same mission to inspire and educate young people and their families.
It has always been our vision at The Henry Ford to become a national force for fueling the spirit of American innovation and inspire those inventors, innovators and makers of tomorrow, said Patricia Mooradian, President of The Henry Ford. With THE HENRY FORDS INNOVATION NATION and our partnership with CBS and Litton Entertainment, we will now be able to share the stories of perseverance, passion and ingenuity that we tell on our campus every day to audiences across the country.
Mo Rocca began his career in TV as a writer and producer for the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning PBS series Wishbone. He went on to write for other childrens series, including Pepper Ann and The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss, a pre-school series combining the whimsy of Seuss characters with the magic of Jim Henson puppetry. Mo is the host and creator of the Emmy Award-nominated My Grandmothers Ravioli on the Cooking Channel. His work on CBS Sunday Morning covers a range of topics, from the presidency of Millard Fillmore to a profile of hockey great Bobby Orr. Also, Rocca is a frequent panelist on NPRs weekly quiz show Wait, Wait…Dont Tell Me! and he spent four seasons as a correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and four seasons as a correspondent on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
THE HENRY FORDS INNOVATION NATION exemplifies Littons core mission of co-viewing, a television show that will inspire young people to open their eyes and minds to becoming innovators in their own communities,” commented Dave Morgan, President and CEO of Litton Entertainment.
Following is The CBS Dream Team, It’s Epic! Saturday morning lineup for the 2014-2015 season. The block is FCC educational/informational compliant, targeted to 13-16 year olds and appealing to all viewers. The schedule’s day and time may differ market-to-market. (Check local listings).
LUCKY DOG Animal trainer Brandon McMillan is swooping into animal shelters across the U.S., rescuing hard-to-love, out-of-control, untrained and unadoptable dogs. Then, back at Brandon’s training facility known as the Lucky Dog Ranch, he goes to work on the seemingly impossible task of turning the frightened pooches into perfect pets. In the end, a lucky family will adopt an even luckier dog, making each episode an adoption story that warms the heart.
DR. CHRIS PET VET Chronicling the adventures of Dr. Chris Brown, DR. CHRIS PET VET allows viewers a unique insight into the life of one of the world’s busiest vets and the animals he devotes his days to caring for and treating. For those animals that require specialist services, Dr. Chris calls on his good friend and colleague Dr. Lisa Chimes, who works at a small animal specialist hospital. Each episode delivers a carefully crafted mix of human and animal interest stories, and features a variety of animals that undergo elective procedures as part of long-term treatments involving the most intricate and technologically advanced surgery.
THE HENRY FORDS INNOVATION NATION INNOVATION NATION, hosted by Mo Rocca of CBS Sunday Morning, will be a weekly celebration of the inventors spirit – from historic scientific pioneers throughout past centuries to the forward-looking visionaries of today. Each episode tells the dramatic stories behind the worlds greatest inventions – and the perseverance, passion and price required to bring them to life. Featuring the what if it never happened, the innovation by accident and a strong focus on junior geniuses who are changing the face of technology, this series will appeal to young viewers and their families.
RECIPE REHAB Hosted by Evette Rios, families submit their favorite high-calorie, family-style recipes, and two chefs face off in a head-to-head competition to give the recipes a low-calorie twist. After making each rehabbed recipe in their own kitchen, the family chooses their new favorite. This recipe makeover challenge promotes using healthy, wholesome ingredients and shows healthy food choices can have positive effects on quality of life.
ALL IN WITH LAILA ALI ALL IN, hosted by Laila Ali, scours the globe to track down the world’s most compelling stories, profiling inspirational people, groundbreaking achievements and extraordinary lifestyles. Whether through sports, culture, travel or adventure, ALL IN steps off the beaten track into uncharted territory inspiring audiences to go all in on their dreams.
GAME CHANGERS WITH KEVIN FRAZIER Celebrating athletes and fans who reach out in their communities to make life better for so many, GAME CHANGERS, hosted by Entertainment Tonights Kevin Frazier, highlights professional athletes who use their public image to make positive changes in the lives of fans in need. Young reporters go out in the field to file their stories and bring back journalistic gold to the GAME CHANGERS studios to culminate in heartfelt reflection and insight from the host. Whether on or off the field, GAME CHANGERS takes an inspirational look at how sports positively impacts individuals and the communities they serve.
CHEAT TWEET: .@MoRocca joins the @CBSDreamTeam Sat morning childrens lineup with #InnovationNation premiering 9/27 on #CBS
Following is the “CBS Dream Team, Its Epic!” Saturday morning lineup for the 2014-15 season: (Schedule’s day and time may differ market-to-market. Check local listings.)
As of Sept. 27 9:00-9:30 AM ETLUCKY DOG 9:30-10:00 AM ETDR.CHRIS PET VET 10:00-10:30 AM ETTHE HENRY FORDS INNOVATION NATION (N) 10:30-11:00 AM ETRECIPE REHAB 11:00-11:30 AM ETALL IN WITH LAILA ALI 11:30-12:00 PM ETGAME CHANGERS WITH KEVIN FRAZIER
Please note: In some markets, CBS News’ CBS THIS MORNING: SATURDAY will be broadcast 7:00-9:00 AM ET/PT.
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About Litton Entertainment Litton Entertainment is the preeminent independent producer and distributor in the U.S. television industry creating and distributing quality programming for over twenty years. Litton’s Weekend Adventure, produced by Litton Studios, is the first program block of its kind airing Saturdays on ABC stations nationwide. Litton’s Weekend Adventure features all original E/I series including Jack Hannas Wild Countdown, Emmy winning Ocean Mysteries with Jeff Corwin, Emmy winning Born to Explore with Richard Wiese, and Emmy nominated Sea Rescue. Litton Entertainment provides CBS Network with six original programs for Saturday mornings called CBS Dream Team, Its Epic!, including Emmy nominated Lucky Dog, The Henry Fords Innovation Nation hosted by Mo Rocca, All in With Laila Ali, and Emmy nominated Game Changers with Kevin Frazier. Litton recently announced the new block of programming for Th
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German Shepherd is a kind of breed that caused different oppinion among different peple. While some see it fierce and threatening, some others, especially who had a German Shepherd look at it much more tenderedly.
The German Shepherd is often aloof – they don’t often walk right up to a stranger but size them up, as if silently figuring whether you are worth their time. Some dogs take longer than others to warm up and create a bond, but once that bond is made is a dog that will face any threat imaginable to protect their family.
It is this loyalty and sense of duty that has made the German Shepherd a dog that willingly guided the blind, works as law enforcement, herds livestock, competes not only in shows but in dog sports, is a friend to the military and performs countless duties in homes throughout the world.
In the late 1800s cavaly officer Capt. Max Von Stephanitz sought to perfect a dog for farm work. As with many animals bred for function, what was needed locally was different than the dogs available. The breed today takes the look of a defined breed but not all are the same. A dog developed as a show dog might look very different from one developed for police work, which may have a different body type from one working on the farm.
American soldiers brought the breed to the US after being introduced to the breed in the military. The breed is still today used to assist soldiers throughout the world.
By the standard, the male should be 24-26 inches at the shoulder with females 22-24. They should be longer than they are tall, with an image of power and grace. Disqualifications from show include: cropped or dropped ears, nose not mostly black, undershot jaw, docked tail and all white dogs. There are many many dogs that are larger than the standard, or all white dogs, as well as all black dogs, that are still fully German Shepherd. For those interested in details of show conformation requirements they can be found at http://www.akc.org/breeds/german_shepherd_dog/
In early development it was felt the GSD should be above everything utility and intelligence. The breed is still today a working machine…functional in the ability to cover ground easily whether after a loose cow or an escaped criminal. They are distinctive in appearance and although known by different names are the same breed throughout the world.
The GSD is one of the breeds some pet food companies have developed special formulas for. They are also many people who feed a raw meat and bones diet. An important factor in feeding German Shepherds is food selection. Do not feed for fast growth – it does not necessarily mean a bigger adult but can mean a weaker adult. High energy food that boosts fast growth should be avoided especially in the rapid growth time of 3-8 months of age. This reduces the chances of displasia later. While selection of breeding dogs and testing hips and elbows before breeding is certainly a factor, equally is diet.
Many things vary within this breed. One GSD charges fearlessly into a conflict that includes gunfire while another trembles in a thunderstorm. Some have been guilty of biting while others would never except under extreme threat threaten a human. Some are bold in any circumstance, some are borderline fearful. Handling and breeding can make an immense difference in this breed. Additionally the breeding and genetic markers for disease can affect an otherwise suitable working dog. Genetic issues affecting the eyes, skin, heart, neurological system, digestive and skeletal systems are all possible within the breed – and most are found by testing before breeding.
It is this testing and the maintaining of healthy, tested clean lines that makes a good GSD an investment. A few health issues to watch for besides the hip and elbow displasia include thyroid disorders, skin allergies, Addisons, vonWillebrand’s disease, heart murmurs, cardiomyopathy, epilepsy, wobbler syndrome and spinal bifida can all affect the breed. Many problems show up at under 2 years old. A condition called EPI, Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency, is another issue that can be overlooked.
A more complete list of the health issues that can affect the breed is at http://www.awsaclub.com/healthgenetics/caninegen.htm – and remember that although it can look like they are prone to every disease known to canines, many of these can be eliminated by genetics.
Although not genetic, owners of GSD should be familiar with the danger of bloat. Like many deep chested dogs, GSD is susceptible to this critical emergency that needs immediate medical attention. This condition is fast-striking and fatal.
Do not be deterred by the list of health issues in the breed – instead, use that to choose your dog wisely. Understand that without testing you have the risk of losing a dog you’ve become attached to – and it may well be worth $ 700-800 for a dog that has a healthy genetic family rather than getting one of unknown background for $ 150 then spending thousands treating problems that are lurking unseen. For a tested, working and show type dog bred for temperament, trainability and soundness do not be shocked by prices $ 1,500 or $ 2,000 and up. Many of these come with health and soundness guarantees.
Dogs of 12-15 years are not uncommon. With a reported average litter size of eight, it’s important to choose mates wisely.
The trainability of the German Shepherd is well documented. The movie “K-9” and it’s sequels revolved around a German Shepherd, as did the infamous Rin Tin Tin. The first seeing-eye dog in 1928 was a German Shepherd. The GSD is one of the most intelligent dogs in the canine world, in one test just behind the border collie and poodle. John Kennedy, Roy Rogers and Franklin D. Roosevelt kept GSD.
Schutzhund, a competition not for the faint of heart, is but one thing the GSD excells at. This competition tests the dog’s intelligence, soundness, tracking abilities, willingness to work, courage and trainability. While photos from these competitions show dogs scaling obstacles and making spectacular leaps to latch bites onto the arm of a “suspect” it’s important to remember these dogs are highly trained. They are not vicious…they are trained to get to a suspect, restrain them and ideally get them on the ground for the safety of their handlers.
No dog, German Shepherd or otherwise, should be teased or mistreated to induce aggression. The difference between an aggressive dog and a trained K-9 is extreme. A K-9’s training is based on play – an aggressive dog is based on survival, and this difference is critical to understand. It drives an aggressive dog to unspeakable acts and reflects poorly on the many great dogs of the breed that are highly trainable.
A good dog with obedience training doesn’t need special training for protection. These operate from a position of defense of the home – and the bark of a GSD is often enough to change the minds of someone who thinks they want to do harm. The natural protection instincts of a good GSD is normally sufficient to deal with a threat.
It is no surprise that there are many heroes in this breed. Ceasar, a K-9 handled by Corporal Mark Sarna of the Shaker Heights Ohio Police Department, had a resume that included drug detection, tracking suspects as well as being a certified therapy dog and friendly with children. Griff, a K-9 with the Summit County Sheriff’s Department, and his handler Deputy Kathy Wilmot is another awarded dog and a great illustration as to the unknown these dogs and their handlers can face. Called to a domestic disturbance where the suspect was threatening to burn down the house of a girlfriend with her and her kids in it, Griff tracked the suspect through freezing rain. While he wanted to continue, the humans insisted on returning to the command unit and before long a second call came in. The suspect returned to the home and was becoming violent. A very dangerous situation evolved with the suspect assaulting the dog and handlers, attempting to kill the dog hands on despite being tazered. Griff not only never gave up but never shifted position – he put himself between the suspect and his handler, willing to lay down his life if need be. After the incident was over it was learned the suspect had commited an armed robbery just hours before, was out on bond and had a previous stint of 13 years in prison.
In the dangerous work of police and military work many German Shepherds have paid the ultimate price for their instincts and training. They serve faithfully and have confronted the worst of humanity, not only on a daily basis but also in events such as the World Trade Center and Oklahoma City bombing.
Because these are bold, intelligent and trainable dogs they must have a home that will TRAIN them. Select a good, healthy dog and put the time into training them. This doesn’t take 6-8 hours per day…it’s teaching things in small ways on a day to day basis. Left to their own devices they will be unhappy and find their own means to entertain themselves, and you probably won’t like it. A bored, untrained dog can destroy vehicles, homes and lives. Once trained then you can sit back and enjoy your beautiful, functional, intelligent and well mannered dog.
For the right home the German Shepherd is a wonderful companion and security that doesn’t fail with power outages. If yours is the right home, do your homework and find the best dog for you. They’re a wonderful breed with a big heart.
Long Term Confinement Area For Puppies By Urban Dog Training
Although we have heard so many times that training a dachshund is not a piece of cake, but not even impossible. As dachshunds are very intelligent dogs and are stubborn which is very difficult to train them easily. A lot of patience and consistency is needed for training a dachshund. So many dog owners complain about the bad behavior of their dachshunds; it is actually a big problem and it arises when they cannot pay full attention to their dachshunds. The shrewd and stubborn behavior of them always makes them to outfox their owners, but the owners should have to work out on this in order to avoid any mishap during training a dachshund.
In training a dachshund, it is comparatively easy to train the puppies. In early stages you can lead them as they are learning and picking things, and they learn what you want them to learn. Basically from a new born puppy till 12th month, it needs much love, deliberation and good food. In this stage these things should be taken care of. Make sure you keep your puppy out of unpleasant happenings, because they get scared and training will not affect them. However when they grow up they will be used to those situations but in early stages it is fearful for them. There are some stages through which they should be treated accordingly. From 3 to 4 weeks the session for training a dachshund puppy starts, during which it learns how to walk, he reacts to noises, starts to eat solid foods, playing with their mates and exploring things around them. This is when you have to keep you puppy away from sudden loud noises and leaving them alone at home, it’s scary for them. After fourth week till seventh the puppy start to go alone and wander everywhere, it’s a stage that learns how to do things without its mother and also starts weaning. Following this till 12 weeks, the puppy learns simple instructions like ‘come’, ‘go’, ‘sit’ and ‘no’ and etc. always talk in a very gentle tone, if it is doing something that shouldn’t do; just say “No!” do not shout or yell. Educate you puppy to get bedded properly at this time. From 12th week onwards, try to take them on walk, make them familiar with other people and animals. And make sure you have started the serious training of dachshund, because at this age they feel the changes in their bodies and begin to adjust with those changes. You should act as a leader, giving more time for their sessions. And keep in mind to take hold of training your dachshund more seriously.
Miami Dog Whisperer Dog training Tip: How to walk your dog properly
Dogs are good companion. They are very lovable and easy to be with especially if you are alone. They will take care of you and you somehow feel safe with them. Plenty of people decide to have dog as a companion. Some decide to buy puppies because they are cuter compared to older dogs. Others decide to have older dogs because they are more mature and behave. However, there is an issue in having older dogs. Older dogs are harder to trained especially housebreaking. This might be true, but it is still possible to housebreak training older dog.
Below are easy tips on training older dog:
Tip 1: Assign a specific place in your house on where the dog can do his business. You may choose a corner or spot in your backyard. This place has the smell that can stimulate the dog to eliminate.
Tip 2: Observe your dog for any signs of urge to eliminate such as pacing ang scratching door or head. Whenever you see these signs, immediately bring the dog outside.
Tip 3: When you witness the dog at the act of incidence, simply say a firm no then bring the dog outside. Never physically punish the dog as it may lead to confusion. When the dog is confused, he night never follow your orders.
Tip 4: Decide a phrase such as Out or Do your Business Outside. These phrases will serve as a command for the dog to follow. As he hears this phrase, he will go out and eliminate there.
Tip 5: Decide a time of the day when you bring him outside. You must be consistent on the time of the day you will walk your dog. You may bring him outside as you wake up in the morning, after breakfast or after dinner. If you do not have the time, you may assign a person to do this.
Tip 6: It is in the natures of the dog no to soil their crate. They do not also eliminate as they sleep. So crate your dog more often but remember to maintain a schedule when you will bring him outside.
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Train Your Dog – 6 Important Dog Training Tips For Obedience Training
The Do It Yourself Dog Training Guide, is a very good dog obedience training program put together by a very experienced dog health practitioner named Sharda Baker. Sharda, although not a professional dog trainer herself, has produced an excellent resource for dog owners who want an easy to follow common sense approach to teaching their dogs to be well behaved, problem free pets.
Sharda put together her own program after getting spotty results relying on the advice and guidance of many other dog trainers. After realizing that there were many conflicting ideas about what really was the right way to obedience train dogs, Sharda decided to pick out the best aspects of many different trainers, and leave out the ones that weren’t so great.
The techniques that she presents in her program will help you obedience train your dog from his earliest days with you as a new puppy, right on up through all the more advanced training, in an easy to follow systematic step by step program.
Sharda begins helping dog owners before they choose their pet. She provides tips on picking a pet breed that is suitable to your lifestyle and your family. Before bringing home your new pet, you should consider a few things about what dog breed has the characteristics that will make it a great pet for your home. Sharda gives you 4 essential tips about picking the pet that is right for you.
Sharda next teaches you some valuable tips on the easiest way to house train and care for your young puppy, as well as the very beginning steps to take with your young pup’s obedience training. As your dog matures you will learn to teach each following step in a logical and practical order.
Like the other high quality dog training courses, The Do It Yourself Dog Training Guide teaches you about dog psychology. The better understanding you have about how dogs view their world and communicate with each other, the easier it will be for you to always use the right attitude and body language and vocal tones needed to best relate to your dog.
Sharda also devotes a lot of attention to correcting behavior abnormalities. There is a lot of good advice on correcting special problems such as separation anxiety, dog aggression, dogs digging or jumping, and all the rest of the many common dog behavior problems.
Sharda’s experience as a dog health expert also is apparent in her book through the very good advice she gives about caring for your pet’s health-from his earliest days as a puppy to the needs of a dog of senior years.
Included with The Do It Yourself Dog Training Guide are several bonuses. Here is a list of the bonuses provided:
1. Potty Training in 7 Days-eBook and audio
2. The Barking Buster Guide- eBook and audio
3. Vet Health Tips Interview-audio
4. Managing Eating Problems-eBook
5. 101 Healthy Homemade Dogfood recipes-eBook.
6. Free Membership to Forum-get any questions answered by emailing the Forum
I can give The Do It Yourself Dog Training Guide a good recommendation. Sharda is so sure you will be happy with her program that she has given a complete 2 month money back guarantee. So, if you are not entirely happy with the results you are getting using her program, you can get your money back.
Check out The Do It Yourself Dog Training Guide for everything you will really need to know about everything about being a dog owner, from picking out the right pet for you and your family to obedience training your pet with an easy to use step by step program. Sharda’s book also provides essential information about your dog’s health and how best to care for your doggy to maintain his best possible health throughout his life.