Some people think that the best home security system is to simply have one or two dogs that might be a bit reactive when hearing noises by unwanted persons and intruders. This might be true, but it’s nice to know that you’ve got a little technology backing you up just in case your pups aren’t up for the challenge that day.
So in addition to having your dogs watch over things while you’re away, consider having a wireless alarm system for your home.
Technology has made having an alarm quite affordable these days. Probably not much more than you’re having to spend on dog food, dog treats, and other expenses for your pooch.
You can subscribe to a service for monitoring and response if the alarm is triggered. Or you can tap into your iPhone, Android, or other device to notify you if something is triggered at home.
You can even stream video remotely so that you can see what’s happening. This might even be an extra benefit to be able to see what’s going on with your dog while your away from home. An excellent training tool.
It’s amazing when you can combine two passions into one. Especially when that one can be a fulfilling and rewarding career.
Many of our readers are avid lovers of dogs. Often it’s their number one passion. But how can they turn that passion into something profitable.
Sure, you can be a dog trainer. That’s the most obvious answer. But how about being a police k9 handler.
It all begins with taking the police written test. If you pass this test than you can go further in the process of becoming a police officer, and ultimately a canine handler.
There are many requirements to be a police officer. And you have to meet all of those requirements before you can have a chance to work with a dog. You can find out more about these requirements by going to Cop University. You’ll find lots of great information there to help get you started in your career as a police canine handler.
Life can’t always be about our dogs. Right?
Well . . . maybe.
But we need a little break from our furry best friend every now and then. I don’t know about you, but I love watching movies. I was looking at Movie Route the other day and see that there are a couple of fantastic movies coming out in 2013 that even us dog lovers are going to go crazy for.
The fist is Fast Six – the much anticipated sequel to the Fast and Furious action franchise starring Vin Diesel. We absolutely loved the first film, and the second, but then things started going a little south. Fortunately, this installment looks like it’s going back to its roots in terms of incredible car chases and lots of excitement. We can’t wait for this one to be released later this year.
The other movie that we’re really excited about is Kick Ass 2. Although we do think that Kick Ass needs a gorgeous dog as his canine partner. Can’t you just see Kick Ass, Hit Girl, and Dog Boy working together as a superhero team. No villain could stand a chance to that group.
So if you get a few minutes for yourself, and you’re dog needs a break from training, check out these great films.
While we intend on sharing lots of good information on dog training on this site, we also want to point you in the right direction to get lots of great tips and advice from around the Internet.
One of our favorite sites has great information on dog obedience training. While not professional trainers themselves, they’ve done an excellent job of finding the best products on the Internet suitable for beginning to intermediate dog owners. So if you’re looking to get a highly obedient dog, we suggest you go and check out www.playwithyourdog.com. We don’t think you’ll be disappointed. There is a ton of awesome information there on various forms of obedience training.
Another topic that you’ll find lots of information on the site is on puppy training. Yes, there are differences between how you should be training your puppy and how you would train a full grown dog. While old dogs can certainly learn new tricks, it’s best if you build the right habits as soon as a puppy comes into your life. You’ll get past the tough puppy phase and have a fun, energized, yet obedient dog in no time.
It’s not hard to have a trained dog. And it helps establish a really good relationship. But you do have to work for it. It takes a bit of time and you have to be consistent with your training.
For over 200 years, there has been formal dog training. But it’s evolved an incredible amount. It used to be all about the yank and crank, discipline types of methods. Show your dog who is boss and force them to do what you say or face severe consequences.
Fortunately, things have evolved. While there are still times where negative reinforcement might be suitable, the standard in training dogs today is all about positive reinforcement. How can we build a healthy relationship with our dog and show them what behaviors we want by praising them and showing them what good behavior looks like.
We’ll be taking a look into these topics in more detail here on our site.