Is your Sheltie's behavior confusing to you? Do you wish he'd stop barking, whining and jumping? Are you worried about his aggression towards other dogs? Discover how to train your Sheltie with dog psychology.
Training Shelties is relatively easy because the Shetland Sheepdog is the world's sixth most intelligent dog. And he has a burning desire to please his owner!
The problems arise when you're not communicating how you want your Sheltie to behave - and they take it upon themselves to decide the right way. Find out the best Sheltie training tips to set the ground rules early, so there are no misunderstandings between you and your dog.
Sheltie Puppy Training
Most of the dog training issues described here relate to Sheltie puppies, and will probably come up at some point when they're young.
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. Find the best Sheltie puppy training resources for your sensitive little pooch.
It's essential for Shetland Sheepdog owners to know what factors affect your relationship with your Sheltie puppy very early on. Learn how to build mutual trust by bonding with your Shetland Sheepdog before you start training him.
House training a puppy means teaching her to pee and poop outdoors - and not inside the house on your lovely cream carpets. Discover the most popular ways to toilet train your puppy with as few accidents as possible.
Not all dogs feel the inclination to chew. Some find it a very satisfying activity, while others do a little chewing as puppies and then grow out of it. Teach your Sheltie puppy the difference between chew toys... and electric cables.
Is your Sheltie whining whenever you leave her alone in the house? Do you have a new puppy who constantly whimpers when you put her in her crate? Find expert advice on why your Sheltie whines and how to deal with it.
Nipping and play biting is when your puppy mouths at your hands and clothes. It's very common in puppies, but can also occur in older dogs that haven't been taught proper bite inhibition. Learn how to stop your Sheltie puppy biting or nipping at unsuspecting visitors.
Sheltie Training for Adult Dogs
As your Sheltie matures, he may present new challenges for you, like constant barking or ignoring you when you call his name.
Cesar Millan deals with a range of problems in this TV show, from excessive barking to dog aggression. Each episode features two misbehaving dogs who undergo massive personality changes. Here's what I've learned about Shelties from Cesar's techniques.
Do you have a problem with your Sheltie barking incessantly? Here are two simple solutions that can immediately help curb this unwanted behavior. Learn to stop your Sheltie barking on command, even when the neighbors cat is dancing on the lawn.
Is your Sheltie jumping up to greet you when you come home? Does he try to get in the face of house guests? Does he pester young children? Not everyone appreciates your Sheltie jumping up at them. Here's how to curb this behavior.
There are many dogs out there who are afraid of the leash - resulting in neurotic, fearful and submissive behavior whenever it's time for walkies. Find out how to deal with fear and nervousness of the leash, something often seen in mistreated Shelties.
Separation anxiety is one of the most common problems that dogs develop. It's an anxiety disorder, defined as a state of intense panic brought on by the dog's separation from her owner. Nervous Shelties can go particularly crazy. Find out what you can do to help them.
All dogs are instinctively aggressive creatures. In the wild, aggression came in very handy. As domesticated dogs, many Shelties are naturally submissive and placid. However, some can suffer trauma and regress to this wilder state of aggression.
If we throw a ball for our Shetland Sheepdogs, they'll rarely retrieve it. That's Shelties for you! So how does your Sheltie like to play? Here are some super fun games to stimulate your dog's mind and body, and strengthen the bond between you.
Clicker training is a gentle, conditional training method that uses only positive reinforcement to teach your dog new behaviors. Find out how clicker training works and how to use this simple method of obedience training with your Sheltie.
Astonishingly, it has been proven that dogs can pick up on the scent of cancer in humans. Now, certain breeds with the best sense of smell are being trained to detect cancer in patient samples with up to 95% success.
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.