Sheltie Puppy Training Reviews
What are the best Sheltie puppy training books? Here are my top picks.
There are tons of dog training philosophies out there, and I certainly haven't evaluated them all. But as a dog blogger I've had a good few sent my way and these are my favorite so far:
The #1 Clicker Training Book on Amazon
Clicker training is a powerful yet gentle dog training method based on the scientifically proven method of operant conditioning, using positive reinforcement. I used it to train my Shelties for all kinds of obedience tasks, including recall and reducing 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.
The Comprehensive Dog Training eCourse
Secrets to Dog Training is the most popular online dog training program. 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.
How to Care for a Shetland Sheepdog Puppy
All puppies are adorable. That's a scientific fact! But the Shetland Sheepdog puppy - with his big floppy ears, beautiful almond eyes, and silky soft fur - knows how to be deliberately cute on demand. Interestingly, sable Sheltie puppies usually have lighter fur when they're young, which deepens and intensifies as they age. In fact, it can take up to two years for the full adult double coat to grow, which is what gives this breed their distinctive look.
How to Clicker Train Your Dog
Clicker training is a gentle training method that uses only positive reinforcement to teach your dog new behaviors. All you need is a good clicker and an understanding about what makes this dog training method work so well, especially with intelligent dogs like Shelties. I'm going to help you get an overview of clicker training here, plus everything you need to get started.
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.