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Although recalling your dog might seem to be the simplest thing in the world, in practice getting your dog to come back can be harder than it seems to be. So, what exactly is a reliable recall? When you call your dog once and it immediately starts running straight back toward you and stops within touching distance, your and your dog's life become easier. Reliable recall can also literally save your or your dogs life.
HOW TO STOP A DOG FROM BITING OFF VICTIM'S...
Despite a lot of legends telling the stories about some dogs having a locking mechanism in their jaws, these legends are only myths. This legendary Pitbull simply have the determination of a terrier. Sometimes extreme situations will require from you more risky methods to break the dog's bite.
As a dog trainer I can assure you that most accidents are caused due to irresponsible owners and bad training. But genetics and prey drive play a big role in dogs behaviour too and should never be underestimated. According to The Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association and their study, these are 10 most dangerous puppies based on the number of fatalities in the last 20 years.
What is worth your sit and down command without your dog being able to maintain them ? When you think about it these basic commands don't have much value if your dog bounces back up straight and runs away after merely getting into one of those positions. Although it might not sound too complicated to you, learning this simple act of holding still can be a huge challenge for many dogs, especially those wriggly young pups. But once you have trained your dog to hold a reliable stay command in any situation, you will find it handy on many occasions. It's a great behaviour to request when you have visitors at your door step or when you need to pop inside a shop. Here are a few tips on how to teach your dog stay command.