Update March 2022

Our website will be undergoing some changes and maintenance. Some pages or links may be inaccessible. If you have any questions or would like to sign up for dog or cat training services, we can still be contacted at: raymerfamilydogtraining@gmail.com Or for online classes: dogtrainingplus.info@gmail.com We also have close to daily posts on our DogContinue reading “Update March 2022”

Raymer Family Dog Training: Fall News 2021

CLASSES Online dog training classes for pet owners are now available through Dog Training + dogtraining-plus.com TREATS We have created a new page that has treat recipes and some of our recommended treats that work well for training. link to page here (or you can find it in the header above). October 31 Happy Halloween!Continue reading “Raymer Family Dog Training: Fall News 2021”

Notes for Pierce’s Article About Ultrasonic Devices

This is a very good article by Jessica Pierce: “Are Ultrasonic Dog Training Devices Really Safe and Humane?“ One point of correction at the end of it: their following statement is incorrect. “Food treats are good to start with but as training progresses your dog should recognise verbal praise and a pat as a treat.”Continue reading “Notes for Pierce’s Article About Ultrasonic Devices”

Foods to Avoid Giving Dogs

When choosing treats for your dog, avoid the following foods as they are toxic to dogs’ health: Onions Grapes Macadamia nuts Avocado Chocolate Raisins Mushrooms Candy or anything with xylitol (type of sugar) Check to make sure peanut butter does not have xylitol, since some kinds do contain it Alcohol Coffee/caffeine Garlic Salt and sugarContinue reading “Foods to Avoid Giving Dogs”

Puppy Socialization for Halloween

Pre-Halloween In the days leading up to Halloween complete your normal, daily puppy socialization activities. Expose your puppy to positive experiences with other puppies, friendly adult dogs, things/objects in the environment, veterinary procedures and gentle body handling, etc. Two main socialization strategies to apply: Habituation – allowing your puppy to view and experience things passively,Continue reading “Puppy Socialization for Halloween”