Tag Archives: Puppy Socialising & Basic Obedience

You know you’ve made it when there are articles in newspapers about you!

What can I say… I am no Ceasar Millan… but its nice to be asked one’s opinion based on one’s expertise:-)

Thank you Len from the Qatar Tribune for contacting me to do this article – bet you didn’t think you’d be meeting one of your newspaper’s original staff members, who’d gone from working in journalism to working with animals.

Secrets of a dog-training pro
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Llewellyn Flores

Doha

There is something about seeing a dog fetch a ball, roll over, or give you its paw to shake that doesn’t fail to make a person smile…no matter how many times the act is repeated. Every dog owner dreams of engaging in such activities with his pet. Unfortunately, dogs are not born with, nor will naturally grow up, equipped with those skills.

Not having these skills, however, does not diminish the joy a dog-owner gets from taking care of it. But there are skills that if not learned, can be a source of frustration.

According to petsofqatar.com founder and dog trainer of 15 years, Lucielle Burger, the three most important things that pets should be trained in are toilet habits, feeding routine and not jumping up on people.

To read the full article please click here to see the PDF on page 2 of the Chillout Section. (Thank you for your patience while it loads)

New Dog Training classes beginning Saturday 28th March 2015. Please mail dogtraining@petsofqatar.com for more information.

 

Attending puppy classes and it’s benefits

I’ve have been called in to assist a number of clients whose dogs won’t go outside, are scared of loud noises, people and other dogs. The reasons for this are simple – lack of socializing and not introducing your dog to new experiences as a puppy.

This is why Puppy Socialising & Basic Obedience classes are so important.

When I get an enquiry from a new client for a puppy between the ages of 8 – 12 weeks, the first information I send them is my Puppy Socialising document. It details ways to get your puppy used to new things.

While I wouldn’t suggest taking your puppy out into any environment that isn’t safe due to diseases (for unvaccinated puppies), it is important to expose it to new sights, smells and sounds on a regular basis while giving your puppy positive feedback by talking in an upbeat happy voice, praising and rewarding him for being interested in all these new experiences.

Our Puppy course incorporates the below list as well as giving ideas on things you can do to ensure your puppy becomes a well rounded adult.

Please be advised that puppies must be 3-months or older and vaccinated to attend the course.

Introducing your puppy to visitors: Making introductions; How to stop jumping; Stopping protective aggression before it starts.Dog training in Qatar

How the “pack” system works: Making sure your puppy knows whose in charge.

Basic games and Fun items to keep your puppy amused and stimulated: Easy toys you can make at home and how to use them.

Puppy Care : Teaching your puppy to stand still while doing basic checks; Bathing; Nail Clipping; Ear Checks; Feeding.

Puppy Discipline: How to say No!

Basic Obedience: Focus; Sit; Down; Stay; Come

Socialising will be a very important aspect of puppy classes.

Please note the terms and conditions on the Client Form 

Our next course starts on Saturday 14th February. To register please mail me on dogtraining@petsofqatar.com