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Puggle Rocco

Rocco is a 2 year old Puggle

A while ago a lady stopped by with her dog Rocco to ask for information about training.

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Puggle Rocco

Rocco is a  2 year old Pug – Beagle mix.  His Mum explained that Rocco showed some aggression towards people and dogs when he is walking on his leash – which is also a problem. Rocco knows the Sit command but he doesn’t stay when and he doesn’t like to go down. She also explained that Rocco is a defiantly dominant dog and she blame herself that because he wasn’t proper socialized with other dogs and people when he was younger and also she didn’t continue obedience training after puppy classes.

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Rocco training

Two weeks ago we started training with Rocco.  First visit when his Mum left he wasn’t very confident – just nervous and growling at our staff with no desire to play with any other dogs, Instead he was just moving around play room. The seconds visit when we started obedience training he began showing interest in other dogs…

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Rocco playing

Now after 5 visits Rocco is doing great with obedience training, with dogs and people. He is also learning to play with other dogs – click here to watch him on our Student’s videos

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Obedient Rocco

Roccos family made a big effort to practice with him regularly very soon they want their lovely Rocco to become a Canine Good Citizen.

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Hand signals are very important tools you can use to train your dog.

 Obedience Dog Training   Hand Signals – The Sit Signal

Hand signal - Sit command

Dogs aren’t verbal creatures – even though they can learn how respond to your words. For them it’s easy to see movement – so they can readily perceive the movement involved in a hand signal. Give the hand signal immediately followed by the verbal command.
Training showing the completed Sit Signal command

 Obedience Dog Training   Hand Signals – The Sit Signal

Sit Signal 1 - Draw your hand from outside …

How to start the Sit Signal hand movement

 Obedience Dog Training   Hand Signals – The Sit Signal

Sit Signal part 2 – Draw your hand…. To inside and up

Completing the Sit Signal hand movement

When you teach hand signals to a dog try to keep them large and precise.

Poodle Shih Tzu mix Grace

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Grace is a 14 week old Poodle Shih Tzu mix

 Poodle Shih Tzu mix Grace


Grace is a very cute young puppy. On her first day she was a little bit unsure in her new environment – a new place, new people, and different dogs. Now, after a few visits she is doing very well.

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Grace with friends

Grace is playing with other dogs, and has learnt the sit-stay, down-stay and come commands.

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Grace learning the Down command

We are now practicing walking on a leash with Grace.

Follow the following steps to teach your dog to walk on a leash:

  1. Begin by using a happy voice to say “lets go” or some other phrase you like.
  2. Start walking. Pat your leg and show a treat to encourage puppy to follow you.
  3. If your puppy starts to wander away and tightens the leash, say “easy”.  Then turn and walk in a direction away from the puppy. Don’t jerk on the leash. That will happen automatically if the puppy doesn’t pay attention. Don’t slow down and wait for the puppy.  It’s the puppy’s responsibility to keep that leash slack.