Dog Trainers & Puppy Training Central
Featured Indianapolis IN USA K9 Obedience & Personal Protection Dogs Training Company:
|Milliner K9 Be Safe|
Featured Ottawa ON Canada K-9 Obedience & Protection Training Company:
K-9 Obedience & Protection Training
Here at Trillium K-9 Training, we have a single goal in mind; to ensure that every dog we have the privilege of working with becomes a permanent, beloved, trusted and happy member of his/her family. We would like to offer you the opportunity to own and spend your life with a fully trained dog and know what it feels like to live with a happy, balanced and 100% obedient companion. We offer 'In-home' and 'Board & Train' packages but specialize in fully Pre-Trained dogs. Our Pre-Trained dogs are generally pups that have been bred and raised in home from Capital Cane Corso, however we are always happy to assist in every aspect of acquiring a new puppy, from breeder research to puppy selection and Pre-Training the pup prior to him/her going into your home, no matter what the breed.
Training packages range from Basic Obedience to Advanced Obedience as well as Personal/ Family and Estate Protection. Our dogs are individually tailored to suit our clients' needs. All Protection training is done for real life scenario, not for sport. All of our trained dogs are excellent with children and are either good with or will ignore other pets and animals, they are also good with the general public. We train to provide the absolute best companions possible, whether it is strictly obedience or with added protection training, the first priority is putting a solid, trustworthy and highly obedient and loving dog into our clients' homes. Our Protection Trained dogs provide the absolute highest level of personal/family and home security, the true feeling of safety will be undeniable when you have your fully trained Protection dog in your home.
Featured Melbourne Victoria Australia In Home Dog Training & Dog Behaviour Modification:
|Take A Paws Dog Training|
|We will address any issues you may have with one or more dogs in your home: Barking-Digging-Chewing-Jumping-Pulling-Walking-Lunging-Fixations-Obsessions-Dog Aggression-People Aggression-Feeding problems-Separation Issues-Puppy Training-Preparing for baby's arrival-Preparing you and your home for a new puppy. To start your dog or puppy of any age on the right path or correct any behaviour issues, we can take care of all your dog training needs. We come to you! Professional personal one on one mobile dog training at home.|
Featured Long Island & Catskill Region NY USA puppy classes & dog training company:
|Happy Paws K-9 Academy|
|Training a puppy or a dog is not just about them. In our approach to good canine behavior we not only teach the puppy or dog what is acceptable and not acceptable behavior but we also teach you how your dog perceives what you want. We will show you how to modify your behavior to get the results you desire. There are many things that affect your dog's perception such as your body posture, timing, the tone of your voice, and your attitude just to name a few. We use lots of affection and praise in our techniques. Unlike many trainers, who take a one-size-fits-all approach to dog training, we believe that there is no one right way to train, but rather, the training method must fit the individual dog and the dog's needs, as well as the handlers capabilities. There are many different training methods out there and in time you will have a well-trained dog; however, why should you spend two years getting the same results we can get you in a few weeks. We have many training packages to suit your needs and one of them will even guarantee off-leash control. We are located in Long Island & Catskill Region NY USA.|
Featured Falling Waters Washington DC USA Dog Boarding Company, Puppy Obedience Classes & Dog Trainers:
|Campbell's Canine Camp|
|Qualified, experienced instructors offering Dog Training Camps, E-Collar Training, Puppy Preschool and Evaluations. We also offer Dog Boarding and a Shuttle Service.|
Featured San Diego Puppy & Dog Trainers, Dog Walking & Pet Sitting Company:
|Yogi Pups & Purrs Dog Training|
|3745 Bancroft Street, San Diego, California 92104 USA|
|Yogi Pups & Purrs is a Dog Training, Dog Walking & Running and Pet Sitting Service. We at Yogi Pups & Purrs also believe that every living thing has a soul and deserves consideration, your dog or cat included. We know how hard it is to maintain tranquility in our fast-paced world and that is why we are here. As a Yogi utilizes Prana to maintain inner tranquility, we use positive reinforcement training techniques to maintain a healthy relationship and good communication between you and your four-legged friend. Positive Reinforcement: Modern training techniques no longer accept the out-dated notion that punishment and humiliation produce desirable results. And neither do we. Instead of focusing on your dog's bad habits, we encourage what your dog is doing right, fostering trust and goodwill. In the long run, this strengthens the bond you share and makes the learning process an adventure, which rewards you both. Positive reinforcement techniques will produce right results with any dog, regardless of age or temperament. At Yogi Pups & Purrs, we believe that good leadership is about partnership and love. Yogi Pups & Purrs offers: Basic manners training (sit, down, stay, come, leave-it, drop-it, go to your place, etc) - Behavior modification (jumping, excessive barking, nipping, housetraining, aggression, etc)- Leash training (addresses pulling or leash aggression) - Daily walks (or runs) for dogs - Home visits for puppies, cats, birds, fishes, or horses - Overnight pet sitting (dog, cat, bird, etc) - Newsletter, Blog - Pet portraits - Yogi dog massage. We serve the greater city of San Diego, CA, USA|
Calgary Puppy Training - Dog Trainers in Calgary
|Experienced, Certified, Professional dog trainer serving Calgary and surrounding areas. I provide both private in-home and group class options to all levels canine learning. Fully certified and current, specializing in problem behavior resolution. Gentle, positive and effective methods.|
|Bark Busters Puppy & Dog Training Calgary East|
|Calgary, Alberta, Canada|
|A better way to a better dog, sharing your life with a dog is one of the most enjoyable and rewarding experiences you can have. Unfortunately, the challenges of training your best friend can sometimes be overwhelming. That's where Bark Busters can help. Bark Busters In-Home Dog Training offers customized, one-on-one, in your home training for your pooch. Our techniques are dog-friendly, results-oriented and guaranteed for life. Bark Busters has helped over 500,000 dogs become better friends with their guardians. Now, let us help you. Range of behaviours Bark Busters can help with: Puppy training, Leash training, Barking, Separation anxiety, Aggressive dog/people behaviour, Jumping up, General obedience training. Have the dog you've always wanted. Bark Busters delivers customized dog training solutions for the results you want. Whether you are looking for a dog trainer for puppy training, crate training, basic obedience, or behaviour modification, Bark Busters can help.|
Edmonton Puppy Training - Dog Trainers in Edmonton
Los Angeles Dog Trainers & Puppy Training
Featured Los Angeles dog & puppy trainer:
|Animal Attraction Unlimited|
|Laura Bourhenne 818-800-4818|
|Santa Monica, Los Angeles, CA USA|
At Animal Attraction Unlimited the goal is to help you build the relationship you've always wanted with your puppy & dog; to guide you in understanding what motivates them and how we can use those motivations to teach them the things we want them to learn. If you understand how they learn and how to motivate a puppy or a dog, you can get them to do practically anything you want. Laura provides private, in-home training for basic manners and obedience; behavior issues such as aggression, separation anxiety, digging, sibling rivalry, destruction, house training, etc...; plus dog/baby preparedness, new puppy/dog, helping you prepare for and choose a new puppy or dog, and just about anything else having to do with your four-legged friend. Laura trains dogs thoughout Los Angeles and Ventura Counties. Although some other trainers charge a higher fee for multiple dogs in a home Laura does not. As such, her hourly rate is the same regardless of the number of dogs you have. Also, you are not required to purchase a large package of lessons for training. You can buy one, or many. There are discounted packages available, but if the issue is simple and straightforward you probably won't need a package to help your dog. So call today!
Featured Los Angeles dog & puppy trainer:
|Animal Attraction Unlimited|
|Laura Bourhenne 818-800-4818|
|Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, CA 91303 USA|
|With more than 20 years experience as a dog trainer in Los Angeles, Laura has the knowledge and skills to help with any unwanted dog behavior you may be experiencing. Having a degree in Animal Training, and so many years of hands on experience with puppies & dogs, she can help you build a better relationship with your puppy or dog so they can become a loving family member. Private, in-home dog training and puppy training in Los Angeles helps you solve the behaviors happening in your home. There is no "one size fits all" approach to dog training; Laura customizes each program for the individual puppy, dog and family. And there is no need to purchase a big package of lessons because individual sessions are available for less difficult behavior problems. In the more than 20 years since beginning her business, Laura has helped thousands of dogs and their families learn to live in harmony. It is her greatest pleasure to know that she has contributed to keeping once problem dogs out of shelters and rescues and in loving homes. In addition to working with people and their pets, Laura also donates her time to various rescue organizations, including the Bill Foundation, Golden Retriever Club of Greater Los Angeles, and Southern California Golden Retriever Rescue, and is a Certified Training Partner for Best Friends Los Angeles.|
Montreal Puppy Training - Dog Trainers in Montreal
|Bark Busters Puppy & Dog Trainers - South Shore of Montreal|
|Alexandre Messier 438-777-8248|
|La rive sud, Montreal South Shore, Quebec, Canada|
A better way to a better dog, sharing your life with a dog is one of the most enjoyable and rewarding experiences you can have. Unfortunately, the challenges of training your best friend can sometimes be overwhelming. That's where Bark Busters can help. Bark Busters In-Home Dog Training offers customized, one-on-one, in your home training for your pooch.
Our techniques are dog-friendly, results-oriented and guaranteed for life. Bark Busters has helped over 500,000 dogs become better friends with their guardians. ,,Now, let us help you. Range of behaviours Bark Busters can help with: Puppy training ,Leash training, Barking, Separation anxiety, Aggressive dog/people behaviour, Jumping up, General obedience training.
My first contact with Bark Busters Dog Training in Montreal was as a client with a dominant Miniature Pinsher who barked and lunged at dogs a thousand times his size and a Bull Mastif who pulled me down the street for what I called drags instead of walks. I would later learn both dogs also controlled my every action with Passive Dominant "requests" (a nice way of saying THEY dominated me by saying please or being cute!).
Within the first 3 hours of that initial in home training session I was absolutely amazed at the transformation in my dogs and more importantly MY understanding of them! This was the most humane thing I could ever have done for my pets! They were content again all along I thought they were just acting out, being bad or worse yet that they knew what they were doing and did those bad behaviours to spite me! After my visit with Bark Busters I learned that they did all those things simply because I was not being the leader of the pack which left them feeling unsafe and insecure. They were simply trying to be the leader I wasn't.
With the lifetime of support and some dedication on my part at following the new rules set out by my trainer (and practicing my daily homework routines) I quickly became the leader of my pack that my dogs needed to relax and settle down.,,This is what sold me on becoming a Bark Buster certified trainer. There is no magic powder or quick fix - Bark Busters simply helps you understand your dogs behaviour and teaches you how to change yours so you can become the leader your dog needs you to be - essentially the product is "freedom to live a happy life with your pet". I fully believed in the ?product? they had to offer having seen firsthand how it changed my relationship with my Golden Retreiver Vito. PLUS I had never heard of another company offering a guarantee of their training for the life of the dog! If someone offered you a better quality of life through a better understanding of your dog, wouldn't you want a piece of that action? Alex,,Alexandre Messier is a graduate of Bark Busters Behavioral Training Program, which is an intense behavioral modification, obedience and canine communication program. Alex serves the following areas known as Montreal South Shore as a Dog & Puppy Trainer - Longueuil, Saint-Hubert, Beloeil, Saint-Basile-le-Grand, Saint-Hyacinthe, Chambly, Marieville, Saint-Bruno, Sainte-Julie, Boucherville, Varennes? and surrounding areas ! Prior to joining Bark Busters Alex was a professional in the TV production industry.
When to start dog training? Puppies, it is never too early to start. I will teach you how to create a safe, nurturing environment that facilitates learning and reduces stress on both you and your new family member. I will show you how to deal with nipping, chewing, and potty training. Then we will work on obedience training all in the comfort of your very own home with specialized one-on-one training. Adult Dogs ,it's a myth that old dogs cannot learn new tricks! I train dogs at any age. If your dog needs better manners, has behavioural issues that no other trainer can fix or just does not listen to you when it counts, I can help!
Toronto Puppy Training - Dog Trainers in Toronto
Featured Puppy & Dog Trainer
|Bark Busters Puppy & Dog Training Toronto West|
|20 Shallmar Blvd. Toronto, Ontario M5N-1J5 Canada|
|A better way to a better dog, sharing your life with a
dog is one of the most enjoyable and rewarding experiences you
Unfortunately, the challenges of training your best friend can sometimes be overwhelming. That's where Bark Busters can help. Bark Busters In-Home Dog Training offers customized, one-on-one, in your home training for your pooch.
Our techniques are dog-friendly, results-oriented and guaranteed for life. Bark Busters has helped over 500,000 dogs become better friends with their guardians.
Now, let us help you. Range of behaviours Bark Busters can help with: Puppy training ,Leash training, Barking, Separation anxiety, Aggressive dog/people behaviour, Jumping up, General obedience training.
Featured Dog & Puppy Trainer:
|Bark Busters Dog & Puppy In Home Training|
|Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
|BarkBusters is the world's largest, most trusted dog training company. We can help you with issues such as jumping, barking, lead work, separation anxiety and aggression. We back up our work with a Life of Dog Guarantee and we'll be there for you for the rest of your dog's life!|
Featured Puppy & Dog Trainer
|Bark Busters Puppy & Dog Trainers|
|Niagara Falls, Ontario Canada|
|Based on years of studying how dogs interact with each other
and years of practical experience solving behaviour problems,
Bark Busters founder Sylvia Wilson developed a proprietary
technique called Motivational Communication Training (MCT) in
Australia over 20 years ago. She identified two keys to
effectively solve behaviour problems:
• Communicate with a dog in a language that the dog understands; and,
• Provide trustworthy leadership.
Used exclusively by Bark Busters, this technique uses praise as the positive reinforcement and primary motivator. The focus is on clear communication that is dog-friendly and easy to implement. Nothing motivates a dog like its' desire to please. By tapping into that innate desire, we are able to see results in as little as three hours. We know this may sound incredible, so please read some of what our past clients have to say about their experience under the case studies tab of this website.
Written Lifetime Guarantee:
We believe wholeheartedly in our methods which is why we back them up with a Written Lifetime Guarantee. As long as you are following the prescribed plan, our behaviour therapists will return free of charge at any point in your dog’s life if problems reoccur and even if new ones emerge. We give you the peace of mind that the problem will be fixed as quickly as possible, and will stay fixed.
Featured Puppy & Dog Trainer
|Bark Busters Puppies & Dogs trainers|
|Brenda & Andy Ray 866 418-4584|
|Training is in your home - we come to you! Does your dog?|
|Simcoe/Muskoka/Dufferin/Grey-Bruce, Ontario, L4N 9C2 Canada|
|Dogs misbehave for only 2 reasons; 1) they don't believe you're the boss,2) they don't understand what you want. Based on over 30 years of studying how dogs interact with each other and practical experience solving behaviour problems, Bark Busters has developed a proprietary technique called Motivational Communication Training. MCT identifies two keys to effectively solve behaviour problems: Communicate with a dog in a language that the dog understands; and provide trustworthy leadership. Used exclusively by Bark Busters, this technique uses praise as the positive reinforcement and primary motivator. The focus is on clear communication that is dog-friendly and easy to implement. Nothing motivates a dog like its' desire to please. By tapping into that innate desire, we are able to see results in as little as three hours. We know this may sound incredible, so please read some of what our past clients have to say about their experience under the case studies tab of this website. Written Lifetime Guarantee: We believe wholeheartedly in our methods which is why we back them up with a Written Lifetime Guarantee. As long as you are following the prescribed plan, our behaviour therapists will return free of charge at any point in your dog's life if problems reoccur and even if new ones emerge. We give you the peace of mind that the problem will be fixed as quickly as possible, and will stay fixed.|
Featured Puppy & Dog Trainer
|Bark Busters Obedience For Puppies & Dogs York Region|
|Tara Dracup 1-866-418-4584|
|610 Lydia St. Newmarket, Ontario L3Y-1M3 Canada|
|Natural Puppy & Dog Training that Works
Every day, family dogs are surrendered to animal shelters because pet owners are overwhelmed by dog behaviors they can't manage. From struggles with basic leash training to more complex issues, such as destructive behaviors and aggression. After years of witnessing this heartbreaking process, former RSPCA manager Sylvia Wilson and her husband Danny created a dog training system focused on fostering a positive relationship between owner and dog to build a lasting, emotional bond based on trust and respect. This was the genesis of the world's largest dog training company, Bark Busters Home Dog Training.
Establishing Pack (or Social) Leadership
Dog behavior issues most often stem from a single problem: lack of consistent leadership. Dogs have an innate need for a pack leader, and in order to maintain a peaceful existence, their owner must confidently fulfill that role. They must also maintain a living environment that's conducive to positive pack interaction. It isn't difficult or elaborate, and typically requires a simple shift of mindset and consistent use of a few, simple techniques.
Dog-friendly Training Techniques
Bark Busters puppy & dog trainers specialize in adult dog and puppy training in your home. They assess your current household dynamics, how these influence your dog's behaviors, make necessary adjustments, and then teach you the communication techniques to lead your dog confidently and easily. Bark Busters' methods are effective with any dog – any breed, any age and any issue. Bark Busters dog behavioral therapists and trainers use natural, dog-friendly methods, through the use of voice tones and body
language geared toward putting the owner in control through effective leadership. These techniques are also ideal for families with hectic schedules who can't rearrange the flow of their lives to accommodate dog training.
Simple, Natural, and Fast
A simple shift in leadership, natural techniques, and consistency are all that's required to re-establish social order and strengthen the animal-human bond, and together with Bark Busters dog trainers, dog owners can transform their "problem dog" into a happy, obedient companion in as little as 2-3 hours.
Bark Busters has been selected by SPCA International as "Best of the Best" in companion dog training, and is proud to have led the successful training of more than 500,000 dogs, and their owners, worldwide.
Call today to get more information or to book a lesson. Your dog will thank you for it!
Featured Toronto Dog & Puppy Trainer:
|KP Dog Training|
|Karolina Prokupek 905-813-7459|
|2938 Arles Mews, Mississauga, Toronto, ON L5N 2N2 Canada|
|Karolina Prokupek is a "Dog Behaviour Expert" specializing in problem dogs! Karolina is referred to as "The Female Dog Whisperer" by many of her satisfied dog owner clients. Serving the Greater Toronto area.|
Vancouver Puppy Training - Dog Trainers in Vancouver
Featured Puppy & Dog Trainer:
|Puppy & Dog Training Vancouver, BC V5X 3W6 Canada|
|In home dog and puppy training. Life time guarantee. A Better Way to a better dog.|
|Bark Busters delivers customized dog training solutions for the results you want. Whether you are looking for a dog trainer for puppy training, crate training, basic obedience, or behaviour modification, Bark Busters can help.|
Featured Vancouver Dog & Puppy Trainer:
|Woof It Up! Dog Training|
|21377 Crush Cres, Langley, Surrey, BC V2Y 2R3 Canada|
|Vancouver Doggy Day Care, Dog Training, Puppy Training, Private In-Home Lessons, Board and Train Program, Dog Behavior, Dog Obedience Classes, Puppy Kindergarden, Puppy Obedience Classes, Agility, Certified Professional Dog Trainer since 2003!|
Featured Dog & Puppy Trainer:
|Biscuits Dog, Puppy & Pet Services|
|Denise Butler 604-216-1001|
|2028 Wall Street, Vancouver, BC V5L1B1|
|Biscuits is a loving, safe and fun pet service provider in Vancouver. We offer some great services for your dog and cat. Our EcoDen Doggy Daycare is open Monday through Friday and is also our meeting point for training classes and other great events. At the EcoDen you will also find some great local pet products in our ethical pet shop. We also offer adventure hikes and overnight boarding for our canine pals. For our kitty friends we also offer home visits for cat sitting.|
Featured Vancouver BC Canada Dog & Puppy Trainer:
|Alpha Puppy & Dog Training Co|
|Obedience training for family pets. All levels from beginner through to advanced including agility and recreational tracking. All without the use of food treats. Friendly, positive reinforcement training techniques. Over ten years experience in dog training and canine psychology and behaviour. Group classes at various locations and private classes available to suit your schedule.|
Featured Dog Training Company:
|Obedience Plus Dog Training Maple Ridge, Vancouver, BC Canada|
|Janet and Warner Hader|
|Janet and Werner have over 30 years experience in the K-9
Industry. Our expertise comes from specific training received in
Europe, California and Montreal, Que.
Our Maple Ridge Facility is 9 beautiful acres of slightly rolling pasture, with 2 creeks. On this land we have our home, hobby farm, training kennel and several different training areas.
We have been breeding German Shepherds for over 23 years and produce 1 quality litter a year. We raise and train our own dogs for Security and Detection. Our dogs have been sold across Canada and the United States.
Please browse our site and please call us if you need more information or would like to use any of our services.
Our Maple Ridge location offers:•K-9 security services
•K-9 handler courses
•K-9 patrol courses
•K-9 detection courses
•Detection dog services
Featured Puppy & Dog Trainer
|Dogs Gone Right Puppy & Dog Training|
|Catherine Whale 778-847-9663 Burnaby & Port Moody, BC, Canada|
|We are experts in dog behaviour, providing group classes, private lessons and other services to deal with common to complex behaviour challenges. Our methods are fair to both you and your dog and utilize dog body language and proven learning theories to retrain difficult behaviours. Through our training, you will not only have a more well-behaved dog, you will also have a stronger relationship with your best friend. Classes available include: Pet Manners: for everything from respect 101, loose leash walking, emergency control (recalls and downs) and tons of other tips for real life with your dog. Growl: for dogs who don't like other dogs; who are fearful, reactive or just pushy and overly friendly with other dogs. Puppy: avoid problems before they start by "bomb-proofing" your puppy! Tons of fun games, obedience and socializing to help puppies grow up into fabulous adult dogs.|
|For The Love of Dog Behavior & Puppy Training|
|We provide in-home behaviour therapy for you and your dog!
Life with a dog is dependant upon two main components, structure
and leadership, without it there is chaos. Often this can lead
to serious behavioural problems.
Dog behaviour is a collection of behaviours influenced by genetic, social, situational and environmental causes. Our responsibility is to assess the issue correctly, take the probelm through a series of therapy and training to create positive change.
For The Love of Dogs Behaviour - Training Tips
Please check back here to see updated and ongoing dog behaviour tips.
Dominance Myths and Dog Training Realities
Real Reason for Behavior
How to Change the Behavior
Your dog barks at you to tell you he's in charge.
•There are numerous underlying factors that can lead to excessive barking such as boredom, fear, and anxiety.
•Owners often inadvertently reinforce barking by giving the dog attention when they are barking, or yelling at the dog, which only strengthens the behavior over time.
•Train the dog to bark and be quiet on command.
•Proper daily exercise, interaction with a dog's human family, and interactive toys such as Kongs® can decrease barking if the dog is barking out of boredom.
•For fearful and/or anxious dogs, determine what is causing the dog's fears and work to desensitize him to them.
Your dog urinates in the house to show you that she owns the "territory" and not you.
•Inconsistent housetraining techniques by the owner lead to dogs that are never 100% housetrained.
•Inappropriate elimination can often be due to an underlying medical condition such as a urinary infection.
•Unneutered dogs will mark territory more often than fixed dogs.
•Go back to "Square one" with your dog and begin housetraining again.
•You must be supervise your dog 100% and be able to take him out when he needs to go and reward him for doing so in order for him to clearly understand what is being asked of him.
•Take your dog to a veterinarian to determine if there is a physical cause for the behavior.
Your dog believes he is in control of the kitchen and is trying to eat before you.
•Dogs are scavengers by nature and if food appears to be available, they will take the chance to "go for it!"
•Dogs who are bored in the home may resort to counter surfing or digging in the trash to alleviate their boredom.
•Teach your dog to stay out of the kitchen and not to jump on the counters.
•Give your dog interactive toys to play with, such as Kongs that you can stuff with food, so he can be steered toward appropriate outlets for his energy.
Dogs jump up on people to assert their height and rank over you.
•Dogs jump up because they have been inadvertently reinforced to do so by inconsistent dog owners.
•Dogs jump up because they want to get closer to our faces to say hello.
•Dogs jump up because ... it's fun!
•Teach the dog to sit when visitors enter the house and reward for this behavior.
•Teach the dog that he only gets attention, treats, etc. when he has all four paws on the floor.
•Make sure everyone who interacts with your dog is on the same page about turning their back on the dog when he jumps up so the behavior is not reinforced in the future.
Dogs pull on leash so they can get out in front of you and be in charge of you and the walk.
•If every time the dog gets to go on a walk, they pull you along without being taught any different, they reasonably understand that this is how walks are supposed to be!
•Getting to go on a walk is a fun-filled and exciting activity for a dog. They pull because they're enthusiastic and want to get out and enjoy the sights and smells of the outdoors.
•Be absolutely consistent with your dog and do not allow him or her to pull you when you go out on a walk. Take the time to teach them what it is that you do want.
•Reinforce the dog heavily for staying next to you, and do not allow the dog to move forward if he is pulling. Teach the dog the "heel" command.
•If your dog is too strong for you, use a management device such as a head halter and use this in conjunction with teaching the dog not to pull so that you can transition to using only a flat collar.
Dogs push you out of the way and run through a doorway ahead of you to show you they're in charge.
•Just like with walking on leash, dogs get easily excited and don't know this is unacceptable behavior if you don't teach them otherwise.
•You only get pushed because you're in the way of whatever it is on the other side that the dog finds interesting and exciting.
•Teach your dog a wait command (or stay command) in door ways and practice so they become used to the idea that you get to come and go first.
•Use baby-gates to block the dog from running through the house and use them to teach behavior such as wait, stay or sit at doorways.
Dogs who think they are boss will ignore you when you call them because they know they don't have to obey.
•Dogs who have not been properly reinforced for coming back to you when called will not understand that "come" means "come here immediately!"
•Dogs become stimulated by their environment and can be easily distracted by other dogs or animals, people, children, grass, trees, cars, etc.
•Teach your dog the come command on-leash until your dog is coming every time when called.
•Reinforce the dog heavily when he does come - it should be 100% clear to him that he did a great thing by complying.
•Never punish the dog if he doesn't come to you - this only teaches the dog that coming to you when he is called is not a "safe" thing to do.
Dogs mount other dogs or people to show that they are dominant.
•Mounting occurs for several reasons which include stress alleviation and play.
•When dogs play they will often take turns mounting each other for fun - the position is one of playfulness rather than an attempt to establish status.
•If the dog is doing this to you, simply give the dog an incompatible behavior to do instead and reward them for doing so, such as sit, down, a trick, or anything else.
Dogs get on the furniture and/or beds to show that they rule the household.
•Dogs get on furniture and/or beds for the same reasons that people do - because they're very comfortable.
•Teach your dog an "off" command so they learn to get down off the furniture when you ask them to.
•If you do not want your dog on the furniture at any time, manage the household so that the dog is not able to get up on the furniture unawares. If they do, this reinforces that it's ok to sit on the furniture - you want to be able to block this from happening using baby gates, tethers, etc.
•Provide the dog with a comfy dog bed or beds of his own and reinforce the dog for choosing to lay on them.
•Finally, if you don't mind having your dog on the furniture but are afraid this means they're dominating you - relax! As long as you are setting the rules and guidelines in your house, it's ok for your dog to be on the furniture with you.