Tucson Dog Training Videos
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Click on the video title to watch our clips on how we train basic obedience and the tools we use!
This video is all about the prong collar! It will show you how it works and how to properly fit it.
Dog training demonstrated: This is the step after you've properly fitted your prong collar. This video will teach you how to teach your dog what this new collar means.
This is how to begin teaching the place command. This command is one of my favorite dog training secrets! It will allow you to fix a lot of bad manners and keep your dogs out from under your feet while at home!
The following video shows five dogs that I am in different stages of training with. It will give you a small sneak peak on how I train :)
Duration work is the meat and potatoes of dog training! Having your dog perform a lot of duration work will help with impulse control and ensuring that your pup really has the command down
This video will show you how to give your dog a quick and easy bath! This is a good option if you don't want to have to bath them inside, if your dog doesn't like baths, or if you don't want to take them to a dog groomer!
Thunder is a sweet dog who had a habit of running into people, full force, when playing! While boarding at Kennel Comfort we thought it would help him to do some training to fix this issue and help with his state of mind! This boy's sweet side really started coming out once the training began and he was so eager to please! Good luck to Thunder and his owner!
This video just goes over some thoughts on why it's important to advocate for your dogs when you're out in public.
This adorable duo came to Kennel Comfort Dog Training and learned how to relax and behave more like a gentleman and a lady on leash and in their home!
Tex is a seven month old puppy who was very hyper, jumped a lot, and nipped people. While with us, he learned basic obedience, structure, and how to be calm! This dog training was important for him so that as he continues to grow and get stronger he would already have a solid foundation in the basic commands.
Logan has been training with us for a week and was doing so well we added in some distractions while he was working. The distractions worked like a charm and we were able to start helping Logan realize that he still has to follow commands and do what is asked of him even when other people, dogs, and cats are around!
This video will show you how you can teach Place to your pup! This is a useful command in dog training because it will allow you to get things done without your dog underfoot!
I had a one on one session with these three lovely ladies on Monday. Stephanie has been working really hard TRAINING Bella and Pogo on their basic obedience, to give people space and be calm when they come into the home, and on their walks. Stephanie asked for some help in making both dogs' recalls more reliable. It didn't take much time before all of them were performing fantastically! I am so excited to see their progress! Keep up the great work Stephanie! ❤️🐶❤️
Dex is showing us how to do down stays! He has been working on this for a few days and is really getting the hang of it so I began adding in distractions. For him, it's hard to stay still when someone touches him and when there is another dog in the room so we will be working more on both of those. If you find something that makes your dog want to break a command use that to practice, practice, practice!
Also, I don't teach the word "stay" because in the training I teach the dog to stay in the command until I give them another command, like "let's go" when I want him to follow me.
Dex gets nervous when larger dogs get active near him or get too close so Bear is helping him learn that not all dogs are scary. We are working on him doing obedience training with other larger dogs around so that he learns he still has to listen to his handler no matter what distractions are around and to get him used to big dogs. He will grow up to be a big dog himself and we want him to be well rounded!
This is Dex working with my Boxer, Roo. They have been getting long really well all day and Roo is very respectful with new dogs so I wanted to see how they would do on the field together. I have an Ecollar on Dex so that I can correct any unwanted behaviors, as they happen. We have been working hard on not picking things up off the floor. Dex is a typical puppy who thinks everything belongs in his mouth so he learned an important lesson today. He assumed that because I wasn't near he could eat a weed.
This was a pretty low level correction, which is why he ignored me at first then started to go back to the weed. After that I gave a slightly higher level correction and he came trotting right back to me. People spend thousands of dollars on surgery when their dogs swallow things they
We're continuing with Socialization with Dex. It's important that he learn how to appropriately meet, greet, and play with dogs of all sizes. He primarily lives with smaller dogs though so larger dogs are the ones who make him nervous. I spent the day slowly introducing him to Roo, the Boxer. We worked on obedience drills around her and then let them greet each other in a calm environment.
Next I took them out for a walk. Dex hasn't done a lot of walking with another dog so he started out cutting her off and moving in front of her but near the middle of the walk he started to figure it out! From there I put them out on the field together to play. It took him a few minutes to engage with Roo but once he did they were happy to run around together. You should always introduce your dogs in a calm and controlled environment and let them get used to each other before you let them out to play in an area like this, especially when you a dog who is shy or nervous.
This lets them get to know the dog and you get to observe how they are behaving before you put them in a larger area. You want to do all you can to make sure the dogs are comfortable together so a fight doesn't break out once they begin playing or getting more excited. Also if you have two dogs with prong collars on you should always take one off before they engage in any kind of play. Roo only had a flat buckle collar on in this video. It's easy for prongs to get tangled when two dogs are playing.
Dex came to us to learn basic obedience, confidence building, and socialization and he rocked all of his training! He is such a smart pup it made it a lot of fun to work with him. He left a six month old gentleman ❤️ good luck at home and in your continued training sweet boy!
We had some great training this morning with Tia, Aspen, and Bella! Their owners signed them up for Rattlesnake Avoidance Training while they stay with us so Anthony from Anthony's K9 Services brought his snake, Nacho Libre, out for their training! Nacho is devenomized for the safety of the dogs but a real snake is used so that the dogs can see, smell, and hear the snake so that if they come across a wild one they know to leave those things alone! We are offering this training at our facility now! It can save your pets' lives!!
By using a back tie, tying your leash around an object, you can easily train multiple dogs at once within your home. The back tie makes it so dog A can't move far from "place" which means you can put dog B, the one you are working with into a down stay and go correct dog A for breaking command and put them back on place. This gets your dogs used to staying in command while you're working with other dogs or just around your home until they are able to stay on place, reliably for long amounts of time.
Is your small dog afraid of getting up onto taller objects, like an off the ground cot? This video will show you how to teach your dog to get up onto a bed and eventually enjoy being up there.
Here is a quick video on how I get a dog ready to go on a walk or begin training for the day. I got this question from Margararet yesterday, wanting to know the best way to get them ready. There are a lot of different ways you can use but I like to use place because the dogs I have trained learn very quickly that place is a calm area so they usually settle down a lot faster when I have them on it, which makes it easier for the collar to go on! I wanted to do this video with Kora, because she just got here today and I haven't been working with her for very long so she will be able to show the type of excitement that most owners' dogs will be displaying. Most of the other dogs I have here have already had a week or two with me so they already know to be calm while the collar goes on 😊 Hopefully this is helpful and thank you so much for your question Margararet!
It hasn't taken Kora long to figure out what the place command is all about! What is it all about, you might ask? Having a relaxed dog, no matter what is happening around them! Despite having a human walking around the room she has already learned that nothing I do is of concern to her so she stays relaxed, and most dogs will sleep, while on place because she knows she is going to be there for an undetermined amount of time. This is how you create a calmer mind in your dog. This is how you create an "off" switch so you can have a peaceful, relaxed home who doesn't want that??
Patches was working on a lot of her basic obedience with some high level distractions today. We have a few dogs who are all too happy to bark and be those distractions I needed 😊 They we're pretty big dogs so you can see on the walk she was a little intimidated when we went near them, they were all behind closed off areas for safety. It didn't take her long to start ignoring them and focus on the obedience work. Being on grass, with all its scents, and around a lot of noise can be an almost impossible environment to get your dog to listen in but it's also a great test to see where they are in their obedience and it's important to train them in that environment later on so that they learn to listen to commands even in the toughest areas!
I had Bruno, Bella, Samson and then Bruno, Bella, and Boo all out working together today. Two dogs were back tied at all times while the third one worked. I do this for safety reasons as only Bruno and Bella come from the same home. It's important with all of these dogs to proof their obedience around other dogs. They all had a harder time with basic obedience than when it's just them and I because another dog, even a calm one, can be a huge distraction for even the highest trained dog. Now they will all be used to working around other and Bruno and Bella will be able to hold their place if their owner wants to work with them one at a time!
Bouncing your dog from place to place will help them get a firmer grasp on the idea that anything with a boundary can be "place". The beautiful Bella is helping demonstrate this training today. Sorry for the static sound, it's from the rain that is pouring down here 😊
Proofing your commands is important because it teaches the dog that just because you've stood up, squatted down, picked up the leash, picked up their toy, etc., it doesn't mean that they have been released from the original command. Practicing all of this while your dog is in place, a sit stay, or a down stay is how you end up having a dog that you can put into a down stay and they will remain in that spot even when you walk away from them.
Dog Training is all about two things, consistency and repetition! Here is a video of Boo working on the place, sit, and down commands with the Ecollar. She has already been taught all these commands with the prong and now we've been transitioning to an Ecollar. A dog will go through these commands hundreds to thousands of times while they complete their board and train. This ensures that the dog learns the action you've associated to the particular word. Once they fully understand what you want, first teach it in a quiet place, then later you can head out into the world to practice in heavy distraction areas.
It doesn't have to take months or weeks to teach your dog to heel and walk politely on leash. All you need are the right tools, I am using a prong collar, that allow you to communicate effectively and quickly with your dog. Bruno was just dropped off this morning for his board and train. The second half of the video shows him beginning to learn to heel and ignore his surroundings. We only worked for 45 minutes so he isn't completely solid on the idea yet but he is making huge strides very quickly!
Boo was out working on her obedience on leash in a high distraction area. Our big grass field has a lot of dogs pass through so it has a ton of smells and the noises of all the dogs in their runs, plus all the safety features from the fencing and gates make it the perfect place to practice. She has been doing so well with all of her basic commands so it was time to put it to the rest. You can see from this short clip that she was a little distracted, which is ok because this was her first time doing this! That is why it is so important to practice your dog's obedience outside, with a lot of distractions, once they are ready of course, so that you can be sure to expose them to as much as possible. That way, later on, no matter what is going on they will be more likely to listen and follow your commands!