January is National Train Your Dog Month and, although it’s nearly February, it’s not too late to step up your training game. In fact, it’s something we should all be working on every day! To help make things easier, Maggie Martin together with dog training veteran Denise Herman, recently launched an interactive book for iPad and iPhone: Positively Dog Training: The Better Path to a Well-Behaved Pup.
Apparently these are French ads from Canada for dog training by Anne-Marie Monahan, but all I’m seeing is cute dogs and laser beams. LASER BEAMS!
Jason Fort sent over this gate he created for intelligent medium to large dogs. It made me laugh out loud.
Mystique makes dog training toys, but unfortunately I could only find them on the Japanese website Hau Dog, which is not in English. The toys are designed to train your dogs to hunt, locate, and retrieve.
My dogs are fairly laid back with a few exceptions. One is when someone they love comes over to the house. They get very over-excited. Second, is when someone rings the doorbell or knocks at the door. They begin to bark like crazy hopping around for absolutely no reason. It drives us crazy. So, I was really excited when this product arrived at my doorstep (and, ironically, the dogs barked when they heard the FedEx guy drop it off at the door).
The Pet Corrector is from the UK-based dog training company The Company of Animals. The device is basically a can of compressed air that makes a loud, hissing sound when you press the nozzle. This sound is designed to stop unwanted behavior such as barking, jumping or stealing food. While it may not cure the problem right away, it interrupts the behavior enough for the dog to stop.
This adorable little pouch by Cody’s Creations on Etsy is a treat and training pouch that you attached to your belt loop while working on your pup’s behavior.