It is important for handlers to come to class prepared with all the necessary equipment. Having the correct equipment will allow everyone to get the most out of their class and will help to alleviate discouragement. Training with improper equipment can cause boredom, loss of patience, irritation and discomfort for the dog. When a dog is comfortable they are much more likely to learn quickly.
Many Cato Board purchasers are just starting to use place boards, often because they have a new puppy and want to get off on the right foot. As a result, I often get asked how to introduce a puppy or adult dog to the Cato Board. Getting the introduction right is of the utmost importance, so I thought it warranted a blog post.
Positive training is rewarding your dog for what she or he is doing correctly versus punishing him for what they are doing wrong. Focus on correcting the dog for the negative behavior by redirecting and showing them what you are actually expecting from them.
THE CATO BOARD METHOD OF TRAINING IS INCREDIBLY EFFECTIVE BECAUSE IT PROVIDES AN OBJECTIVE FOR NOT ONLY YOUR DOG, BUT ALSO FOR YOU AS THE TRAINER. ...
We frequently get asked which color of Cato Board makes the most sense to purchase. While color choice is largely a matter of preference, there are some factors that you should consider when making your purchase. Here are our thoughts on Cato Board colors:
Cato Boards can be used in a variety of ways, so the quantity you'll need depends on a few factors. While we obviously can't tell you how many Cato Boards to order, we can give you some things to consider.
Wondering if you should get the rubber surface or the turf surface? Here are our thoughts on the topic.
A properly fitting harness could be the difference between your dog walking happily alongside you on a loose leash or pulling a Houdini and disappearing down the street.
Whether you have a senior dog or a new puppy, their lives get temporarily shaken up when you have house guests over during the holiday season. Having people over for the holidays and cooking for everyone is stressful enough—and you don’t want to also have to apologize for your dog’s behavior.
Deciding When to Train Routine is key, but equally important is to take your mood into account when making a dog training schedule. Try to trai...
If you Google "How to train a dog." there is a lot of information out there . Using various methods you, can teach your pet just about anything, but there are plenty of mistakes owners make when training their canine companions. These mistakes are very common and can have a large impact on whether or not you and your canines efforts are successful. To avoid frustration on both ends of the leash, we’ve listed below a few universal dog training mistakes you should do your best to correct.
Hydrating your dog is something so simple but it's actually so overlooked and most people don't think about hydrating when it comes to meal times.