Why Dog Training Should Be Positive

Training your dog should be a fun experience for both you and your pooch, which is why we prefer using the kind, positive methods during our dog training in Surrey here at CK9 Training.

It is a common misconception that training has to be forceful; this can often backfire and cause the training sessions with your animal to take even longer than necessary.

We’ve already mentioned the use of positive training in our “How to Train a Dog: The Essentials” blog, but thought it might be a good idea to describe these methods in more detail to explain why we prefer to use them.

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Why Does Your Dog Lick You?

As every dog owner knows, your pooch loves to lick everything, including your face, hands, legs, arms… Let’s face it, dogs like to lick everything they can get their paws – and tongue – on. You’ve probably wondered why they do this, since you might not be able to discern a pattern or be completely confident of the reasons behind it.

As specialists in dog training in Surrey, we understand pet parents might not want to reinforce this behaviour, but we also know how much you want to learn more about your four-legged companion – since understanding canine behaviour is vital to train him. For this reason, you can find here some ideas as to why they’re licking you. [Read more…]

How to Train a Dog: Good Behaviour

As any responsible dog owner knows, training is vital if you want to have a well-behaved pup. In part one of this series, we looked at the essentials of training a dog; the basics of training techniques and strategies, and the commands you need to keep your dog safe.

However, training is not just about teaching your dog to obey commands – it’s also about teaching your dog sustained good behaviour, and many dog owners find this a little more difficult. [Read more…]