Posts Categorized: dog training

Come!

The “Come!” command is one of the very most important things we can teach our dog. A reliable recall is imperative to get them quickly to safety, to recover them if they happen to get out the door, and to proactively remove them from a situation at the dog park that might evolve into trouble…. Read more »

Drop It!

Note: this is an article in a recent series of puppy training articles – see the bottom of this page for links! We know many people during Covid may lack a lot of options when it comes to puppy classes. They do exist in Portland, but these days they are often filled up too quickly,… Read more »

Fun Video of Canine Freestyle Dancing

Fun video of dog and handler dancing Freestyle is a fun dog sport where human and dog perform complex routines together to music. Although I can’t help thinking Freestyle is a tad goofy with its costumes and routines, I am also in awe of how much you can accomplish with positive training, and I think… Read more »

Do I Always Have To Use Treats?

(Foundational Thinking For Creating Good Behavior In Dogs Part Three) A lot of people worry about training with treats. * Do I have to keep giving them treats for everything for the rest of their  lives? * Aren’t I bribing them? * I want them to do things because they want to please me. *… Read more »

To Treat Or Not To Treat?

Foundational Thinking For Creating Good Behavior In Dogs Part 2 : Choose Your Methods of Training Carefully, Especially with Reactive/Fearful Dogs. There is still a big disconnect in the world of training – there are two camps: some trainers that use positive reinforcement training (“Causing desire of a thing, situation or behavior by using a… Read more »

Tips for New Puppy Owners

By Green Dog Pet Supply (This was written as a handout for customers, and we thought it might be useful to others as a blog post. If you share it, please give credit to Green Dog Pet Supply. Thank you) Congratulations on your new puppy! What a fun time you’ll have! We very much want… Read more »