Loose Leash - Always walk your dog on a loose leash. Tension on a leash can cause frustration which may be taken out on other dogs or moving objects.
Supervise - Supervise your dog at all times. You must witness a problem in order to correct it and prevent it from reoccurring
A Tired Dog is a Good Dog - Fulfill your dog’s needs both mentally and physically. A 15 - 20 minute run, twice a day will serve your dogs’ physical needs. 30 minutes of obedience training will have a therapeutically profound effect on your dog and will serve your dogs’ mental needs.
Attention - You can’t teach a dog if you do not have his attention. Get his attention first before you give a command.
Jobs - If you don’t give your dog a job to perform at, he will eventually find one himself and you won’t like what he chooses!
Calm and Assertive - Do not yell and scream at your dog when he is behaving badly.
Attachment - Don’t let your dog follow you around like a laser guided missile. This behavior can lead to separation anxiety.
Love and Discipline - Always balance love with discipline and structure. If love was all that was needed, my business would not be thriving!
Tonality - Tone of voice is extremely important. A high pitch tone is a sign of approval and a low tone is a sign of disapproval. Your dog will clearly understand this.
Praise - Praise your dog for doing something right. Praise does not always mean you have to shower your dog with affection. It simply means you need to say “Good boy / girl” in a high pitch tone of voice.
Ignoring Problems - Ignoring problem behavior will not make it go away. Ignoring is condoning and condoning is approval in your dogs’ mind.
Behaving Badly - Dogs behave badly because they know they can and they don’t understand it is wrong.
About the author
Vladae Roytapel, known as “The Russian Dog Wizard,” is the owner of SoCal Dog Training - one of the most successful dog training companies in the world. He has worked for various organizations including leader dogs for the blind, the Red Army, and Soviet KGB. Vladae has been seen on CNN, CBS’s Late Show, and countless morning shows on ABC, NBC, & FOX stations across America.
To learn more tips and secrets from the Russian Dog Wizard, please contact him at http://russiandogwizard.org