How to Train Your Sheltie
Training a Sheltie is relatively easy because they're intelligent and easy-to-please dogs. Problems do arise, however, when you miscommunicate how you want your Sheltie to behave. Let's take a look at expert approaches to dog psychology and basic obedience training.
The Essentials of Sheltie Puppy Training - The number one rule of puppy training is to build a relationship with your dog based on mutual trust and respect. Here are expert tips on creating that rapport and learning how to communicate with your puppy.
How to Housetrain Your Puppy - Here are the basics of house training a puppy (teaching him to pee and poop outsoors). We apply traditional housebreaking rules, using puppy training pads and lots of praise.
How to Stop Your Sheltie Chewing - 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.
How to Stop Your Sheltie Whining - 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.
Dealing with Nipping and Play Biting - 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.
The Dog Whisperer Review - 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.
How to Stop Your Sheltie Barking - 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.
How to Stop Your Sheltie Jumping - 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.
How to Overcome Fear of Leash Walking - 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.
Dealing with Separation Anxiety - 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.
Dealing with Dog Aggression - 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.
Cool Dog Games - 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 - 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.
Sheltie Puppy Training Reviews - 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.
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.