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 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.
Here are the basics of housetraining a puppy (teaching him to pee and poop outdoors). We apply positive conditioning to housebreaking rules, using puppy training pads and lots of praise.
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 smart little Sheltie.
As a submissive breed, Shelties can shy dogs if they aren't well socialized as puppies. Missing this window is a huge loss for a Sheltie, but there are ways to help boost his confidence in adulthood.
While many owners say their Shelties hate water, it turns out that with training and encouragement, Shelties can take to it like ducks. If you want your furball to become a true water Sheltie, you need to gently encourage lots of positive swimming experiences early on.
Puppies find chewing a very satisfying activity, particularly while their teeth are coming through. The trick is to teach them what is and isn't acceptable for chewing.
Is your puppy whining too much? Does she constantly whimper to get your attention? Here's why your puppy whines and what you can do about 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 deal with your Sheltie puppy biting or nipping at unsuspecting visitors and other dogs.
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.
Beneath the surface, dogs are instinctively aggressive creatures. In the wild, aggression comes in very handy. As domesticated dogs, many Shelties are naturally submissive and placid. However, trauma and temperament can recreate this wild state of aggression.
If we throw a ball for our Shelties, they'll never retrieve it. That's Shelties for you! So how does your Sheltie like to play? Here are 3 cool dog games to stimulate your little herding dog.