Articles by Get SMART Instructor Karin Bridge.
About Puppy Training
How to Train a Child Safe Dog
Supervise, expose and educate the child and the puppy into a happy long term relationship.
A Dog in the Family
Developing a Right Relationship
What most people think of as ‘training’ – teaching sit, stand, down etc. focuses on what we want the dog to do. You must also provide motivation for performing the behaviour – the why?
Recycled Love - choosing a dog from a shelter
Most of us are unable to spend as much time as we would like with our dogs – leaving them not only
bored and jobless but alone as well.
Bring the Dog In
Dogs have a strong need to belong to and interact with, other members of their ‘pack’.
Long, routine periods of isolation can trigger problem behaviours for a dog and its family.
Dog Parks - Paradise or Purgatory
Some of the many points to consider when and if you next visit your local dog park.
Training Your Dog
Treat Training - why it works and why it doesn't.
There are many ways to teach this important exercise.
Command vs Cue
How to make sure your dog understands what you mean.
Whisper Schwisper using words as your main communication tool with your dog is very human but not very effective.