Category: Training


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Obedience training is very important. It takes a lot of time, effort, and dedication. Unfortunately, not many people understand that and if they do, they may not have time for obedience training. To really get control over your dog, you need to spend dedicated time with them to establish good behaviors and break bad habits.

As I mentioned before, one of my goals is to get Roxie more trained before we get our gentle giants. She has a couple of bad habits that I don’t want her passing down to her little siblings.

Unfortunately, I’ve been a little busy with other areas of my life and have neglected to begin a obedience training regimen with Roxie. By “obedience training regimen”, I mean regularly spending a dedicated amount of time to focus on her training. But until I have more time to dedicate to her training, I’ve come up with an idea.
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Let’s be real: barking is obnoxious regardless of the reason why the dog is barking. And Roxie is a mild barker. She barks at cats when she sees them out the window and she barks when the doorbell rings. She is slowly learning to cool it when we ask her to, which is fantastic.

But the more we think about it, the more we are okay with our dogs barking when they hear someone coming into the house. Why? (click to read more)

Credit: Jon Hurd

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Credit: Jon Hurd

Credit: Jon Hurd

No laying on ‘our’ couch or our bed

Drool is a huge issue with giants. Like, huge. One shake of the head and it’ll be dripping from the ceiling. We’re mostly okay with it, but I really, really don’t want drool spots on our bed or the couch. They will have their own beds to drool on. Couches: giants are sleepers. It’s not only a necessity for them; it’s also a hobby. And couches are comfortable. But I don’t want drool on the couch. So my solution? Have two couches! One for the dogs and one for us. That way, they get to laze around the house just like we do. We just have the option of either sitting with them in their drool puddles or sitting on a nice, clean couch. This will also be good for our guests. Who wants to sit on a couch with drool stains?

Then again, here are 10 reasons why you should let them on the furniture. (click to read more)