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Training

What are your looking for?

What are you looking to get out of your dog training experience? Have you ever considered taking a dog training class without your dog? Have you consulted a trainer prior to chosing a new dog/puppy? 1. obedience 2. control 3. friendship 4. respect 5. manners 6. handling skills 7. partnership …

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Therapy Dog Dream Teams

Volunteering is a wonderful way to give back to your local community. There are many ways to volunteer but one in particular that seems to be very popular today is volunteering as a Therapy Team with your dog. At Alaska Dog Works, we get countless calls and inquiries monthly regarding …

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Nine to Five Schedule

If you are trying to housebreak a dog, it is essential to make special arrangements in order to allow the dog to relieve himself in the middle of the day. Until the dog is at least seven months, he will not be able to contain himself inside the crate for …

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Verbal Commands In Housebreaking

During the housebreaking/paper training stages, reward your dog with praise when he relieves himself in the area you have chosen. To help him understand what is expected of him at that moment, begin to associate a command with the act of relieving himself. This will also help speed up the …

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Dog Schedule–Four Months and Older

Feed two times a day unless your veterinarian specifies otherwise. A crate is not a cruel way to confine a dog. Those who think so need to get over it! It is simply a portable doghouse where your dog can find privacy. 7:00 am–Take the dog immediately to the designated …

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Puppy Schedule: Eight Weeks to Four Months

Feed three times a day unless your vet specifies otherwise–and remember; NO TREATS OR TABLE SCRAPS. 7:00 am–Take the puppy immediately to the area designated for elimination. Be sure to cover the entire area with paper. Leave a portion of soiled paper under your new paper so your puppy will pick …

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Outdoor Housebreaking

Housebreaking teaches the dog to relieve himself outside only. During the housebreaking period, you will need to take the dog outside on a leash to the same area each time. The purpose of having him on a leash is to train him to get right down to business and not …

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Keeping Your Dog on a Schedule

All dogs find it comforting to follow a daily routine.  Maintaining a consistent schedule eliminates a lot of the guesswork and frustration involved in housebreaking or paper training. Dogs, much like their human cohorts, are creatures of habit.  They find comfort in following a daily routine.  Since they rely on …

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First Impressions of the Crate

Slowly introduce your dog to his crate. Begin by placing the crate in the area in which you want to keep your dog. Make the crate comfortable with his favorite blanket or pillow. Do not put newspaper inside the crate if you are paper training, this would encourage him to …

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