Sheltie Puppy Training Reviews
Discover the best Sheltie puppy training resources for your sensitive little pooch! Includes comparisons of the top dog training courses available online.
So you want to train your Sheltie puppy, but don't know where to begin?
There are many dog training philosophies these days, so it can be hard figuring out which are the best methods to use on our sensitive little Shelties.
That's why I decided to investigate the top Sheltie training programs online and highlight my favorite ones for readers of Sheltie Planet.
A Straight-Talking, Comprehensive Dog Training Course
Pros: Secrets to Dog Training is now the most popular dog training program on the net. It's user-friendly and covers an extensive list of training topics. Included in the course are consultations with real dog owners with advice on nipping, chewing, excessive barking and separation anxiety which are all common issues with Sheltie puppies.
Bonuses include a house training ebook, audio files (so you can listen to it on your dog walks), and a grooming guide (which will come in handy when your Sheltie grows into his full coat). To get a taste for what this program is like, take a look at the free mini guide: 5 Dog Training Myths.
Cons: Since this is a massive resource it also costs the most, at $39.95.
For More Info: Get the course online at the Secrets to Dog Training website.
Online Video-Based Puppy and Dog Training
Pros: This is a fresh and fun online video approach to Sheltie puppy training. Dove Cresswell is a professional Hollywood dog trainer and only uses the most humane training methods which she picked up from her experiences with many top dog trainers.
For a new Sheltie puppy owner, the best lessons are on housebreaking and crate training, as well as obedience and good puppy manners. Dove also has some great videos on special dog tricks which Sheltie owners will love. You can watch a free video at Dove's website right now which teaches the Shake-a-Paw command.
Best of all, the format is highly visual and there's very little reading involved. This is most fitting for learning something as practical as dog training.
Cons: You have to be online at the time you watch the video lessons and listen to the audios.
For More Info: Check out Dove's interactive website for full details.
The #1 Clicker Training Resource
Pros: Clicker training is a powerful yet gentle dog training method based on positive reinforcement. I use it on my Shelties for all kinds of obedience tasks, including recall and eliminating fear (of children in Piper's case). The best thing about the clicker method is once your dog gets to know it, you'll find it very easy to entrain all kinds of new behaviors using a simple click.
This clicker training ebook is written by two expert Nordic dog trainers. In simple steps, they teach you the four big secrets of clicker training and how to apply the clicker to all kinds of situations including advanced tricks for your Sheltie.
Cons: They are dismissive of other training methods. I find clicker training is a powerful tool but it can of course be used in combination with other methods.
For More Info: The complete guide can be downloaded at the Canis website.
How To Photograph Your Dog
One of the reasons I made Sheltie Planet is because I have an abundance of Sheltie photos I wanted to share. I love taking pictures of Howard and Piper and being able to capture them in a way that frames that moment forever. Today I'd like to share some general pet photography tips based on what I've learnt using my digital point-and-shoot camera. I hope this helps you get the most out of your pet photography and creates some great images that you will treasure forever.
The Top 10 Most Intelligent Dog Breeds
Dogs can be smart in different ways: a breed with an acute and wellhoned ability to work will be quick to learn how to do its job. Other breeds may be so eager to please their people that they're attentive and highly trainable. But intelligence alone doesn't make a good pet. Owners need to be willing to put in the work to channel a dog's inherent intelligence - and a good owner will understand a dog's natural traits to bring out his natural smarts.
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