can be a lot of fun and we like to bring our English Bulldog Clara Hughes with us as often as possible.
Since we live in the country - there is a certain amount of adaptation that she has to make each time we venture to an urban environment.For instance -the only green space near our hotel on this recent trip was several blocks away. So I taught Clara to go on the road near the sewer for our mutual convenience.
The crowds are intense and a dog needs to feel comfortable walking through them - especially when low to the ground like a bulldog. Feet and bags are constantly in her face.Clara enjoys socializing with new people and makes friends wherever she goes.
Every dog likes a treat. We’d go for a walk - I would grab a coffee and a hotdog for Clara.
Clara doesn't use a cage at home - but when travelling we bring it with us.It allows her to feel at home wherever we are and she hops in on command as in the video - when loading out from the hotel into the van.
They absorb information quickly and tend to retain well - given the right instruction.Take Amber as an example - here she is after one week of training and she is fully trained on and off leash. A couple of clips here demonstrate some of what she has learned.
Going for a stroll with your dog is much easier when these commands are firmly in place.
Amber is trained to respond both with and without a leash - this makes living with her much easier and much safer for everyone.
Especially at dinner time or when you just need your dog to settle down in one spot for a while.Amber is happy to demonstrate this one since she is always tired at the end of of a training session.
Here is Cooper fully trained in on and off leash obedience. he is a great puppy and is now trained for life - he can heel, come when called, sit and stay, go to and stay on his place as well as leave it, not jump up and not nip.Read More...