Labradoodle Training Ideas That Work Best

August 31, 2011 by  
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It is not hard to differentiate an untrained or improperly-trained labradoodle from the one that is given proper labradoodle training. Each time you see a dog running around like crazy inspite of his owner’s command to sit or stay, it could signal that the pet lacks obedience training. Furthermore, the one that drags on the leash when walking isn’t trained how to walk appropriately. On the other hand, a labradoodle that stays alongside his owner while walking, does not pulls on the leash, doesn’t jump on people and obeys basic commands such as sit, stay or come is an example of a dog that is properly taken care of and trained.

One can’t consistently predict the traits of the labradoodle simply because they’re still developing as a breed. But a correctly bred labradoodle should display no symptoms of aggression neither health problems. The labradoodle is bred to bear the intelligence, well-balanced personality and high energy of their ancestors, the labrador and poodle.

Although this breed is an outcome of breeding two intelligent dog breeds, they should get appropriate and timely labradoodle training as well. By utilizing effective strategies, surely this breed will make not only terrific pets but also exceptional therapy and service dogs.

Lots of people will take their pet to dog training schools or work with a dog trainer to complete the task for them. While it is a good idea, you do not actually need to shell out extra money for these services. You can train your dog yourself provided you are aware what techniques work best.

To start off the training, do it as soon as possible, preferably the moment your dog gets home. Expose him to common things and everyday scenarios like children laughing while running around, telephone, television, vehicles, pals coming over to visit and the likes. When he is ready to go out (has completed his shots), take him to dog parks so that he can meet other dogs or for a brief vet visit. You may also take him to send off or fetch the kids from soccer practice. This stage of labradoodle training is known as socialization.

After or while socializing your pet, it’s also best to start obedience training, period of training in which commands such as sit, stay and come are taught. These commands are better addressed one by one to prevent confusing your pet.

One more tactic in attaining an adorable pet everybody loves to be around is through housebreaking. Through this, you’ll definitely never have to be worried about your dog defecating on the new carpet or urinating beside the sofa. Additionally, you’ll become more confident when you take him out to walk or even to travel with you.

By knowing what technique is best suited for for your pet, having a well-behaved pet is surely not unachievable.

Being a labradoodle owner for several years, Emma Hayes has been giving out labradoodle training advice. In order for you to find out more about labradoodle training, check out her site specially dedicated to the breed.


Atlanta Dog Obedience Trainers Wild Life Experience

August 29, 2011 by  
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There were about three thousand animals that were housed at Africa USA’s compound, an African wildlife tourist attraction that was open from 1953 until 1961, located in Boca Raton, Florida on 300 acres of land.

All had to be cared for. Along with feeding, one of the many tasks given to an animal keeper is to wash all the cages and pens daily. If you are like me the most feeding and cleansing of any animal I had ever executed was with my canine and cat. This was a little bit bit different. With every animal, keepers acquired special instructions in regards to the cleansing of their pen and cage, most were easy and obvious.

The animals of the cat and bear families had been kept in cages that had
both a den box contained in the cage or in a large corral or pen. With those
that had a den box, I would have to coax the animal inside, close the box and go inside to clean. In cleansing the pens of the others that were housed in
large corrals or pens, if the directions were not carried out carefully, there
might be grave consequences for the keeper.

The ostrich pen was a big open pen. Thirty to forty ostriches were housed in
a half-acre area of open ground with a number of towering eucalyptus trees
enclosed by a six-foot high cyclone fence. There was a large mound of earth rising about six ft tall that was located in the center of the pen that ran the total length. This mound of earth proved to be much more than a mere pile of dirt — it also served as a shield.

Part of the daily chore of the ostrich pen was cleansing the water tank. The most secure approach to do that was to divert the eye of the ostriches. The process was to feed them on the far side of the pen, then hurry back around, enter the gate, shut and lock the gate, crouch down so as to cover behind the mound of filth whereas working my or crawl my way over to the water tank. It was then cleaned, refilled with water and I would get out of there before they finished eating.

One large male ostrich, named Barney, stood about 8 feet tall and was very protecting of the girl ostriches. Barney made it fairly harmful for a keeper to be inside the pen. We were informed of the power and hazard of these funny birds. Due to their powerful legs with three-4 inch claws, they are able to rip a person wide open or kicking him to death.

In reality, this was really a 2-man job but because of a shortage in keepers it
was given to just one. Evidently, none of us looked forward to this chore– so
we took turns.

That day it was my turn. It was a sunny, cool day with a light breeze. It was the
kind of day that gave me the feeling that it was an ideal day. But that was
about to change! I had just done this one time and I was very nervous so I
made a decision to do it very first thing in the morning. I went round and fed
the big birds as instructed, and hurried back around to the double gate.
While opening the gate I peered over the mound checking to make sure
Barney was not finished eating. I entered the pen and crawled my way
rapidly to the water tank. I had just turned over the tank, which was really an
outdated cast iron bathtub, to scrub it when I heard this very strange, loud
hissing sound. It was one thing I had never heard before, sort of like an over
heated radiator, still, I knew instantly what it was. It was Barney and he had
noticed me! Still hunched over in order to remain low, I looked up and saw
Barney’s head rise above the mound, his beak wide open and heading
straight at me.

This is a real story about the tearly years of Lawrenceville, Ga dog obedience trainer Larry Titus. To read the ending of this exciting adventure and get a great discount on his dog obedience school, go to

Larry Titus is a retired wild animal trainer and now runs a dog obedience school in the Atlanta area. To read the exciting ending of this story and get a great deal on dog training classes go to


There’s A New Dog In Town: Don’t Make A Big Dog-Choosing Mistake!

August 27, 2011 by  
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When buying a new puppy, you have to consider your place of residence. Are you located in a busy city or out in the country? Are you staying in a house, condo or apartment? It would certainly be difficult to raise a dog in outer space or under the water.

There are three prime factors to consider when choosing the right puppy and your place of residence should be a big influence on your decision.

1. Not all dogs sound alike. Some bark more than others. Some bark louder.

2. How active are you? The dog you get should match your exercise habits because dogs need exercise too, and the amount differs from one breed to another.

3. How big is the dog? If renting, check with the landlord what the size limitations for pets are. If you have your house, check with the home owner’s association.

An Easy Mistake

Some people think that big dogs are suited to live in a rural area with a large backyard to play in, while small dogs are meant to live in a condo. And grand mansions with luxurious furniture should be the house of rich dogs.

Apartment living actually works for some
large dogs, and rural homes sometimes are perfect for small dogs.

For example, if you are thinking about owning a Greyhound, you need to know that this breed is a sprinter, not a long distance runner, and although he enjoys a good jog with his owner, he will be equally satisfied with a 15 to 20 minute brisk walk in the morning and at night.

Greyhound dogs are also generally not loud barkers, which makes them well suited for apartment or condo living. The main concern with owning a large dog in a condo or a high-rise apartment is carrying him up and down the stairs if he’s non-ambulatory due to age or injury, and there’s no elevator. This will, however, lead to impressive biceps.

These dogs are also sometimes used in races on weekends.

The Jack Russel Terrier on the other hand, keeps on barking so are not ideal for apartment living. Neighbors might get angry and you might even get evicted.

Many small breeds bark incessantly, have enormously high energy levels, and throw water balloons out the window, making them a poor candidate for apartment life.

So before getting a dog, consider how noisy they can get, how much attention they need, and how often you can take them out for a walk. You might realize that you would rather buy a fish or a plant.

Learn more about dog training tools. Stop by Ed Randall’s site where you can find out all about how to train a dog and what it can do for you.