Tag Archives: Dog Behavior

Ask the Trainer

QUESTION 1: Submitted by Abby

My dog is a horrible street scavenger and eats garbage and plant matter whenever he gets a chance. How can I train him to stop? HELP!

ANSWER: If your dog is a scavenger, it would help to get him into some nose work classes or give him some “find it” activities around the house to satisfy his instinctual need to “scavenge”.  As for training, I would recommend impulse control training consisting of solid loose leash walking and “leave it.”


 

QUESTION 2: Submitted by Bellinda

 Where can I train my lab to be a therapy dog for kids in hospitals?

ANSWER: Most hospitals require at least a Canine Good Citizen Certification, which requires your dog to go through a series of behaviors successfully.  Check: http://www.akc.org/dog-owners/training/canine-good-citizen/about/ for more information.

Miami Dog Bite Prevention with Animal Planet’s Victoria Stilwell

Leby of Rocco’s Pack Pet Services attends The Miami Dog Bite Prevention Conference and meets Animal Planet’s very own Victoria Stilwell.