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Quickly Teach your Dog Basic Obedience

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You did it. You searched for months, online and in person, to find the dog that perfectly reflects the personality you want in a new best friend. She’s affable, fun loving and attentive. Once you get home, however, you realize she didn’t come with built-in obedience.

 

Now the work begins.

 

Before you get to the really impressive tricks speaking! dancing! jumping through hula-hoops! it’s important to teach your dog basic commands so she understands who’s boss and stays safe. Those commands are: sit, stay, come and walking on a leash. Let’s talk about your role in obedience.

 

Check your attitude

Begin when you have the time and aren’t distracted. Being fully concentrated on your dog’s training helps with her engagement in the process, too. Remember that the words you’re saying are another language to her. That bears repeating: She doesn’t know what these words mean because she’s never heard them. Remain patient with her; obedience training is a process.

 

Start easy

Teaching your dog to sit can be one of the easiest tricks for her to learn, so it’s a good place to start. Remain close while teaching it to her and gradually increase your distance from her as she catches on. The better she becomes at sitting, the more distractions you might introduce, like having her sit while you hold a toy or another person enters the room. If she makes a mistake, don’t get frustrated; simply backtrack a bit to catch her up again.

 

Stay consistent

Whichever words you use for your commands, it’s easiest for dogs if they’re one word and they’re always the same. “Stay,” “stay there” and “I said stay” aren’t the same to your dog, and she’s likely to become confused by what you want from her. In addition, only say the command once. When you repeat it “stay, stay, stay” it teaches her that she doesn’t have to obey as soon as the command is issued.

 

Keep training sessions short

So that she doesn’t become bored or frustrated, five to 10 minutes is a good place to start for obedience training sessions particularly for puppies, who have shorter attention spans. Keep yourself in check, too, and stop the session if you’re feeling angry. It’s all new to her, and your calm encouragement goes a long way.

 

Phase out treats

Most manuals teach that using treats to train your pet will get you the best results, and it’s true. But what she ultimately wants is your attention and approval, so a belly rub and a “good, girl!” go a long way. After she’s caught on and has learned to obey the trick, she’ll obey you even when her performance isn’t contingent on earning a treat.

 

Remind your dog what she knows

Even after she’s learned basic obedience, it doesn’t mean she’s learned it for life. Keep her mind working by frequently asking her to perform these tricks in order to go for a walk or earn a treat.


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Truly Industructible

Due to their high quality and great customer service, I own all Monster K9 toys they have. We have a 2 year old Belgian Malinois that requires daily activities due to his breed. Thus, high-quality, low price toys are an absolute must.

We use this as our back up toy when his Frisbee is out of commission. If you throw this overhanded with your palm facing towards you and flick your wrist, it rolls AMAZINGLY on the ground. While our Malinois loves playing with it the most, all of our dogs love chasing it as speeds across the ground.

To top it off, once you're done with playtime, if you want to your dog have it for the rest of the afternoon, there's almost no chance they're going to destroy it. It's a very high-quality rubber that is very similar to the rubber used in reusable rubber firearm targets. When punctures or cuts are introduced, the rubber material instantly and naturally 'self-fills' the gaps so you can barely notice it's even there. This dramatically reduces the chance of open gashes, spaces, or weak points for your dog to grab a hold of to rip it apart.

We've owned ours for 5 months now and haven't had to replace it. For $13 plus free shipping, this puts other "tough" dog toys to shame.

The best there is!

While it may not be entirely 'indestructible', which is stated in the guarantee information, for $14 this is by far the best and most durable Frisbee on the market. Other companies will charge $20-$30 for "tough" Frisbees or cloth Frisbees and they'll last a week or two tops. This Frisbee lasts 1-2 months with our 70lb Belgian Malinois and is made with thick high-quality rubber.

I'll take that ANY day over spending $20-$30/wk on Frisbees, in which some are hard plastics that produces very sharp edges that are dangerous if ingested.

If you let your dog chew on it daily, you might see a slightly reduced life on this Frisbee. But if you keep it put up and only take it out only during play time, you'll easily get a few months or more out of it. Because of it's high durability, we let our Malinois have WAY longer than any other Frisbee we've bought in the past; and it still lasts longer than a multitude of other brands we've bought. Plus, he absolutely loves it!

Loved and Destroyed Frisbee

Rebel loved the frisbee. It last about 2 weeks. Can we get a ball as a replacement? We’very had much better results with the ball.

Ultra Durable ChewRing

Has been a GREAT CHEW, FETCH, OR TUG OF WAR TOY. The ring makes it difficult for my 85lb aggressive chewer to destroy unlike the stick whereas he can do damage to the end. Would like a ring in a large diameter. This inside hole size makes it harder to play tag of war with lager size dogs.

1 x Ultra Durable ChewStick Tug of war Toy

My two dogs enjoy playing with this stick together but playing time is limited because my aggressive chewer wants it to himself. The straight shape makes it easier for him to chew on the end and has put some sizable pits at the end. My fear is that with continued chewing he'll do enough damage to bite through and swallow a large chunk. It has to be taken away and put up when playing time "together" is over. No chew time alone.