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On Cue Communication Development for Dog Training

By |2017-07-22T16:31:43-05:00February 9th, 2016|Categories: Getting Lifestyle Right, Training & Tips, Wisteria Goldens Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , |

On Cue Communication Development Training Approach Wisteria Goldens English Cream Golden Retriever Dog Training Getting Lifestyle Right seriesOur Dogs develop an ability to respond on cue when we have taught them what each of the cues mean. Dog training would be better referred to as Communication Training as the quality of the relationship and communication skills we have with our dogs becomes most evident when we are attempting to direct them.

The following are basic cues. As we discussed in our previous post (“Teach Your Dog the “Down” Command”) beginning is a process of watching for behaviors you want and teaching the cue when you see the behavior. For example:

Scenario: You have been watching your dog playing for awhile, but, now she is lying down. Depending […]

Leash Training Etiquette

By |2017-06-23T18:31:25-05:00October 29th, 2015|Categories: Getting Lifestyle Right, Wisteria Goldens Blog|Tags: , , , , |

Leash Training Etiquette includes a positive approach method of leash trainingLeash Training Etiquette includes a positive approach method of leash training, questions to ask when selecting the right leash for your dog, and training activity ideas. This is a companion article to Leash Free Training.

Leash Training is not intended to punish, tug, pull, or control a dog’s movement. In our positive training approach a leash is not intended to assist in controlling, but rather, communicating the direction you would like your dog to move. A leash is a law in many areas and a gentle reminder for your dog to stay close to you when there are potentially harmful environmental distractions.

Leash Training is intended to communicate using your voice, gentle leash movements, and positive encouragement will […]

Leash Free Training

By |2015-10-23T15:31:29-05:00February 19th, 2015|Categories: Training & Tips, Wisteria Goldens Blog|Tags: |

Aria English Cream Golden RetrieverIncorporating an off-leash segment to your training routine will improve your dog’s ability to respond to commands. You both will be prepared for off-leash outings or unexpected situations. I was reading a post on the Life's Abundance Blog.   Dr. Sarah’s “Off Leash Training” refers to this as ‘vocal control’ when we are able to keep our dog’s attention on our voice rather than on distractions around us.

While you are training in voice control be sure to build into the sessions (gradually) each of the elements you might encounter while out with your pet where leashes are not required.

Make each of these training sessions into a game where […]

Sharing Puppy Training Guide

By |2015-10-23T15:32:36-05:00December 31st, 2014|Categories: Training & Tips, Wisteria Goldens Blog|Tags: , , , , |

Sharing Puppy Training Guide You can eliminate the need to ‘teach' your puppy to share by adopting these simple tips and training habits. Alternately, if you notice an issue with sharing, you can teach your puppy to share by adopting these concepts. This Puppy Training Guide can be adopted at any age.

Sharing Puppy Training Guide Introduction

Sharing. Puppies are born with a natural awareness of sharing. Right from the start they are sharing their mother with their siblings. So it is natural for them to understand sharing. When the concept is muddled a bit is usually as they are sharing with other pets (in their forever home for example) or with family members (other children and adults who live in their forever home).
At the first sign of […]

Puppy Training Guide Listing

By |2019-05-23T19:10:25-05:00December 27th, 2014|

puppy training guide

This Puppy Training Guide begins with an overview of the English Cream Golden Retriever Puppies Foundational Start Routine at Wisteria Goldens Ranch. The list following the Foundational Start overview will help each family continue with additional training in Forever Homes.

Puppy Training Guide Posts and Pages Listing.

English Cream Golden Retriever Puppies Foundational Start Routin Wisteria Goldens Ranch Newborn to eight weeks training and socialization schedule.This is our new Puppy Training Guide Reference List  of the new and popular segments of our blog posts and pages.We have published a series of puppy training guides to share with you the most effective way to train your English Cream Golden Retriever Puppy.

We have created this one page listing to provide an easy […]

Appointments Puppy Training

By |2015-10-23T15:32:45-05:00December 12th, 2014|Categories: Training & Tips, Wisteria Goldens Blog|Tags: , |

Training PlaytimeYour puppy’s veterinary doctor, groomer, dog trainer, family members, and sometimes even complete strangers play an important role in your puppy’s life. It is important to prepare him to be self confident, polite, sociable, cooperative, and accepting of the activities which are part of the process for each encounter.

When he feels confident it is all wonderful, with each interaction, engagement, and activity, he will love it all, because you have prepared him beforehand. He will enjoy himself and will not cause you embarrassment or cause struggles for his providers.

Appointments Puppy Training  Preparation

The basic elements of socialization training have been started while your puppy is still here at Wisteria Goldens Ranch. You will want to continue the training and build onto the socialization training we have […]

Nipping and Biting Puppy Training Guide

By |2015-11-19T08:45:56-05:00December 5th, 2014|Categories: Training & Tips|Tags: , , , , , |

English Cream Golden Retriever Nipping and Biting Puppy Training Guide Nipping and Biting Puppy Training Guide

Nipping and Biting Puppy Training Guide will provide an overview of the goals, tools, and most common mistakes often made in the process of training a puppy to use their teeth appropriately. We have worked with a lot of English Cream Golden Retriever puppies and dogs over the years. These tips are condensed into a basic training model.

You can expand on these tips, over time, using the basic model as a starting point. All of our approaches are based in a positive reinforcement training model where we focus and praise the behaviors we want. We combine our approach with a communication model which teaches us what we are really saying to our […]

Guide To Fear Puppy Training

By |2015-11-19T08:46:09-05:00December 4th, 2014|Categories: Training & Tips|Tags: , , |

Red Boy English Cream Golden Retriever Puppy for SaleIf your puppy seems to be experiencing fear, which is sometimes a reaction to new things, these socialization training tips will help. When something, or someone, brings something new into a puppy's experience the fear reaction may be expressed.

One of the most common misconceptions about the best way to respond to fear is to express a comforting behavior. We might think it would be helpful to use comforting words or gestures when our dog is showing signs of fear.  After all we would of course comfort a child when they are fearful.  But, with dogs, the comforting response will give us more of the same behavior. He will believe his fear is the response we […]

English Cream Golden Retriever Leadership Approach to Dog Training

By |2016-03-25T06:05:37-05:00October 21st, 2014|Categories: Training & Tips, Wisteria Goldens Blog|Tags: , , , , |

English Cream Golden Retriever Leadership Training ApproachWhen you take on the responsibility of becoming a dog owner you are taking on a leadership role. Many leaders have come to the conclusion when there is a problem in the organization the problem is often with the leadership approach. Many teachers have learned this as well. When a class is experiencing challenges, and other methods seem to be ineffective, there is probably a problem with the way a subject is being taught.

When we are training a family companion, if the problems seem complicated, and we are not getting the results we want, the problem may be in the training approach.

English Cream Golden Retriever Leadership Approach to Dog Training Comparison

Whenever anyone consults with a trainer about the challenges they […]

English Cream Golden Retriever Crate Training

By |2016-03-25T06:05:49-05:00October 14th, 2014|Categories: Training & Tips, Wisteria Goldens Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |

English Cream Golden Retriever Crate TrainingCrate training is a gradual process with the goal of providing our dogs with a comfortable and safe haven for sleeping and retreat. The crate is often compared to a den environment because it is a place where a dog can retreat and be certain disruptions will be at a minimum.

There are a few things to consider and to practice to make the crating process easier and give you positive results.

  1. Crate size,
  2. Crate location,
  3. Routine development, and
  4. What is inside the crate.

English Cream Golden Retriever Crate Training Tips

Each of the items listed above are explained below.

  1. Crate size

A crate should be just big enough for your dog to walk in, turn around, and lay down.

  1. Crate location

A crate should be located in a place where […]

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