12 Reasons to Use Positive Dog Training Methods

12 Reasons to Use Positive Dog Training Methods

Having second thoughts on training your dog? Here are 12 Reasons to Use Positive Dog Training Methods for training your dog.

1. Punishment (corrections) can have the side-effect of causing distrust, fear, possible injury and/or aggression. For example, rubbing a dogs nose in “it” can cause him to avoid going to the bathroom in front of you, electric fences can cause a fear of going outside, and choke collars can cause throat injury and back and neck misalignment if “jerked”. ”

 

2. Punishments (corrections) tend to escalate. If you were to resort to physical punishment, you would find that a light tap would get your dogs attention at first, but then the contact would tend to get more and more force behind it.

12 Reasons to Use Positive Dog Training Methods

 

3. Punishment (correction) inhibits creativity. If your dog is corrected for lying down when asked to sit, he will be confused and fearful when asked “down”.

 

4. Using corrections to teach places you and your dog in an adversarial relationship.

 

5. We know better now. In the past, we punished children more harshly and have since learned better ways to motivate them. It is the same with our dogs.

 

6. Punishment (correction) can “break an animal’s spirit”. This is not what you want for the friend you have adopted.

12 Reasons to Use Positive Dog Training Methods

7. Training with corrections takes a lot of skill. Most people don’t have this amount of skill. If you have poor timing or use to much force you can really harm your pet physically and psychologically. With reward training, the worst you can do is to be set back a bit or move more slowly until you become more skilled.

 

8. Many dogs simply cannot handle being trained using correction-based techniques. Breeds such as Beagles, Terriers and Huskies are labeled difficult to train using traditional correction based techniques. If a dog were to become aggressive after receiving a correction the dog may well be “put to sleep” for having a poor temperament or being “dominant”. Some dog training collars may come in handy when it comes to discussions about service dog training, dog obedience training and dog agility training. You may check out Wellturn’s service dog training collar with remote, dog obedience training collar and dog agility training collar. They may be more useful than you think.

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9. Puppies cannot be trained using correction-based techniques until the age of 6 months.

 

10. Children are not generally able to participate in correction-based training. It is too difficult for them, as it requires so much skill.

 

11. “Positive”, Reward-Based Training is In!

12 Reasons to Use Positive Dog Training Methods

12. Training using rewards relies on teaching the dog to behave as we would like using treats, toys, play, petting and whatever else the dog likes. If your dog is doing something you don’t like, instead of punishing, teach him to do something different for a reward. Then prevent, prevent, prevent, reward, reward, reward!

How To Train A Senior Dog

How To Train A Senior Dog?

Most older dogs have mastered basic obedience. But that doesn’t mean training is no longer important. Old age doesn’t stop a dog from learning new tricks, and continued training is a big part of maintaining mental and physical health. There’s also the fact that senior dogs aren’t perfect, and training can help them get rid of problematic behaviors.

Whether you’ve loved your dog since they were a pup or recently adopted them from a shelter, here’s what to know about training a senior dog.

Evaluate Their Training History
Spend your first few days evaluating what level of training they’re on. Test them by saying things like “sit” and “lay down” and observing how they react. Some older rescues go to new homes already knowing a lot, but for others, simple things like wearing a leash are brand new. Once you have an idea of what your dog already knows, you can move forward based on their previous experiences.

How To Train A Senior Dog

Consider Physical Limitations
As dogs age, they start to slow down. Their joints become stiff and their hearts have to work a little harder to keep blood pumping. Many suffer from arthritis, obesity, and other health conditions related to old age. Physically demanding activities, like agility and dock jumping, are no longer safe for some seniors. Before you start a new training regimen, think about your dog’s physical limitations.

Every dog is different, and it’s a good idea to talk to your vet before moving forward with training. You never want to ask your dog to do something that puts their health at risk.

Take Frequent Breaks

Old dogs don’t have the stamina they used to. They get tired easily, and long training sessions can be too much for them. Depending on what you’re doing, repeated actions—like rolling over 10 times in a row—can end up hurting them. If this happens, your dog will be reluctant to continue, and you’ll both end up frustrated.

It’s best to keep your training sessions short and sweet. Only go for a few minutes at a time and give your pooch plenty of down time in between. If you notice signs of them becoming physically or mentally tired, don’t push them to keep going. You can pick up where you left off in a few hours or the next day.

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Use safe gadgets to train

You may consider purchasing Wellturn remote dog training collars to train your old friend as they are safe and useful when it comes to training. Especially Model E COLLAR / CITRONELLA COLLAR | T400, unlike most training collars,  E COLLAR / CITRONELLA COLLAR | T400 doesn’t come with shock. You could train your dog with spray or sound which are less harmful and could be of a stimulation for your old fellow. You may check out this link to purchase  E COLLAR / CITRONELLA COLLAR | T400 :https://dog-ecollar.com/product-item/ecollar-citronella-collar-t400/

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Practice Patience
The belief that old dogs can’t learn new tricks has long-since been proven false. They are, however, at a slight disadvantage compared to puppies. Puppies go through developmental stages where their brains are specifically wired to take in new information. They’re primed with a blank slate and have plenty of energy and enthusiasm. Older dogs are past that stage in their lives, and decreased cognitive function is a common side effect of old age. As long as they’re generally healthy, however, they shouldn’t have a problem learning new skills. They’ll need your patience and commitment, but with the right strategy, they’ll be happy to work with you on continued training.

It doesn’t matter whether your dog is 12 weeks or 12 years old, training is an important part of their life. It keeps their mind working and their body moving, and it also offers an opportunity for man and man’s best friend to spend quality time together. Training your senior dog isn’t much different than training a puppy, but it’s still important to consider their specific needs. Don’t push them too hard and be patient while they learn new skills. If you do it right, it will be a positive experience for the both of you.

How To Train A Senior Dog

How to make neighbor's dog to stop barking?

How To Make Neighbor’s Dog Stop Barking?

No matter how much we love almost everything about dogs, excessive barking isn’t one of them. If you have ever wonder – ‘How Do I Stop My Neighbor’s Dog from Barking’ and have lost sleep or can’t concentrate, then take a look at these below instructions.
Check out these 3 steps to stop your neighbor’s dog from barking.

1. How to make neighbor’s dog to stop barking? By Talking to Your Neighbor First.
Talk to your neighbor about the barking dog. Keep it polite – keep it simple – be specific about why it’s a problem and when the barking is an issue. Make some suggestions.
I have found that 95% of the time, your neighbour may not know that their dog is causing you this concern with excessive barking – your neighbours may often be at work all day, or just don’t hear the barking in the same way that you do.

The best thing that you can do is let your neighbors know about it. Politely ask if they can do something about their dog to eliminate the barking. You can recommend an outdoor “anti-bark collar” if they don’t like using the anti-bark collar. Apart from the anti-bark collar, dog toys and chews can also effectively stimulate their dog and help entertain them in order to reduce the barking.

How to make neighbor's dog to stop barking?

2. How to make neighbor’s dog to stop barking? Use the Wellturn Stop Dog Barking Ultrasonic Device.
Stop your neighbor’s dog from barking with Wellturn  Stop Dog Barking Ultrasonic Device.
Using the best Stop Dog Barking Ultrasonic Device is the next peaceful step if talking to your neighbor won’t work for you and sending a letter did not work either.
I highly recommend the Wellturn  Stop Dog Barking Ultrasonic Device to stop that barking dog next door from causing noise complaints in the neighborhood.

Stop Dog Barking Ultrasonic Device | B450

3. How to make neighbor’s dog to stop barking? File a Formal Noise Complaint About Your Neighbor’s Dog Barking
File a formal noise complaint for the barking dog next door
If all else fails – you don’t want to talk face-to-face, your neighbor ignored the letter and there’s no way the Wellturn  Stop Dog Barking Ultrasonic Device can be used.
You can file a formal noise complaint with your local council or to animal control, or to your homeowners association or with your landlord.
Now, filing a noise complaint about your neighbor’s dog follows a certain process which depends on your specific local council – they may require evidence of the nuisance barking.

How to make neighbor's dog to stop barking?

a dog licks his tongue, looking to be fed

10 Tips For Feeding Dogs

For most dogs, mealtime is the best part of their day.

Not all dogs like mealtime, for some dog owners, getting their dogs to eat can be a very big chore. Others may take it a little too seriously and protect their meal from other dogs and/or humans. There are 10 tips for feeding dogs below that you’ll find helpful at mealtime no matter what type of dog you own.

1 – Your dog is a beggar? Feed multiple times a day
While some dogs will always act as if they are starving no matter what, you can help by splitting their meal up into two or three meals. Or better yet, you can make a habit of feeding them at the same time as you, so they aren’t as likely to beg. (This has nothing to do with dominance, it just means they will be out of your “hair” eating their own food.) They’ll be getting the same amount, but they will feel like they are getting more food.

dog is begging for food

2 – Slow them down
Regardless of their size, it’s not good for a dog to eat fast, and it can be especially dangerous for larger dogs. Slow them down by using “slow feeder” bowls and/or food toys. If your dog chews on things, make sure you pick one that is hard plastic – some of the feeders have rubber bottoms that, if left alone, dogs will chew off and ingest.

3 – Feed separately
Even if your dogs don’t guard, it’s best to feed them apart for many reasons: you can tell if one of your dogs is not eating; you won’t have to worry if one of your dogs eats another’s medications; your dogs won’t feel like they need to gulp their food so the other’s won’t get it; the list goes on and on. And, feeding your dog around other dogs, can foster guarding behavior!

a dog is eating from his bowl

4 – Raise them up
Along with eating too fast, position of the neck for large dogs can cause problems like bloat. So use a raised feeder for larger dogs.

5 – Time limit
Do you leave your dog’s food out all day and they don’t go near it? This is a big problem, especially with smaller breed dogs. Instead, give your dog 10 minutes. If she doesn’t eat, pick it up and wait until the next meal. Chances are, your dog will start eating sooner, because she knows the food isn’t going to be there for her to pick at all day.

6 – Entice them
If you have one of those dogs that is not excited about mealtime, you can help by adding broth, wet food, or a sprinkle of flavor.

a dog licks his tongue, looking to be fed

7 – Dog Behavior Training
Don’t just give your dog’s food away for free! Work out some dog behavior training. All that food is an excellent opportunity to instill a work ethic in your dog. You don’t have to train them for the entire meal, just grab a handful and ask them to do a few behaviors. Then have them sit and stay while you put the dish down, then release them to eat the rest. You will find your dog works better for you when he learns “nothing in life is free.” Plus, it helps you remember to train the dog!

In addition, you may also include some dog training tools in the dog behavior training, such as remote dog training collar. (Wellturn aims to provide the best dog training tools for every dog owner. We manufacture and sell dog training tools such as remote dog training collar, dog bark collar and electric fence system. Our remote dog training collar is very well-known around the world.)

p320 dog training collar

8 – Clean those dishes
You probably don’t think about it, but those dishes get gross quick. If you feed dry kibble, pick a day of the week and make that “dog dish day.” If you feed wet, raw, frozen, or fresh foods, you should be washing that bowl after every meal – even if it looks like your dog licked it “clean” – he didn’t.

9 – Avoid plastic dog bowls
To go along with #8, avoiding feeding your dog in plastic dog bowls, they absorb too many odors and bacteria. Stainless steel or ceramic is best. (Do you use a metal bowl and your dog is missing hair and have red skin around his muzzle? It could be a metal allergy! Have your vet test him, I have a dog that’s allergic to several types of metal.)

10 – Don’t tease them
Unless you are a trained dog behaviorist (or working with one), DO NOT DO THIS. Work on the sit/stay/release mentioned above, and then leave your dog alone until he walks away from the bowl, then immediately pick it up as some dogs will guard the empty dish. Part of working with a resource guarding dog is building trust and your dog realizing you are not taking away his “resources.” Teasing him will not help you build that trust and the respect you need to safely live with your dog.

a dog is licking the rest of the food from the dog bowl happily

wellturn family company picnic in shenzhen bay park

Company Picnic in Shenzhen Bay Park

Staff in Wellturn organized a company picnic on the beautiful afternoon of October 27th. The picnic took place in Shenzhen Bay Park, which is known for its glorious coastal view. Shenzhen Bay Park is located along the southwest coast of Shenzhen City. It starts from the Futian Mangroves Bird Nature Reserve in the east, west of the Shenzhen-Hong Kong Sea Bridge in the west, borders on the Binhai Avenue in the north, faces Shenzhen Bay in the south, and overlooks Hong Kong across the sea. The park is about 11 kilometers along the coastline, and the total area is about 267.0518 acres. We arrived in the park at 2 p.m., and it was already filled with tons of people there. Some of them were also having a picnic, some were walking their dogs and we even saw people training their dogs with remote dog training collars.

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More about the picnic, each one of us brought some of our favorite food / snacks to share with the entire group. The food included: homemade sushi, bread, desert puffs, cakes, potato chips, fruits, and distinctive Chinese local delicacies such as: flavored duck, spicy crayfish and braised dishes, etc.

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After devouring the delicious food, we started to play some card games. It was Black Jack that we played, and we set up rules that whenever your cards exceed 21, you had to do either 10 push-ups or jump rope 10 times as a punishment. The rules made the game a lot more interesting than the original casino version because it was a lot more physical exercise involved. Not only did we have to do the math of Black Jack, but we also needed to maintain our energy to complete the punishment. All in all, we had a wonderful time.

wellturn staff jumping ropes due to playing black jack

Last but not least, here’s poem to sum up our picnic:

” Under the October sunshine,

we ate, we drank, and we played. 

It is here in Wellturn that we met and laughed! “

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A woman got off work and relieve her pressure by seeing her dog.

Is Owning A Dog Good For Your Health?

Owning a dog offers companionship, gives you an excuse to exercise, brings you happiness and provides entertainment. But did you know that having a dog can also have potential health benefits, both mentally and physically, for you and your family? There is scientific evidence that touts some of the health perks of owning a dog.
Take a look at how these 6 ways having a dog could be good for your health.

1. Stay active
Dogs need to be exercised. They can’t be cooped up all day without having the chance to get up and run around (also go number 1 or 2). Having a dog encourages owners to take them for walks, play fetch, and get moving. And we all know how good exercise is for our mental and physical health. You may even take it to another level by training your dog. (you could consider purchasing e collar for dogs, anti barking device to make the dog agility training or other form of training possible.)

a beautiful female jogger runs with her dog

2. Lighten your mood
Of course your dog is a good companion, maybe even your best friend. Having a dog can actually help improve mood and prevent depression in men or women. Pet owners only need to spend 15 to 30 minutes with their pet in order to feel more relaxed and calm. Spending time with your dog can also raise the chemical levels in your brain associated with pleasure and tranquility.

a woman and her beloved dog share a wonderful moment

3. Relieve stress
Dogs have a calming effect on humans and can be good at helping us relieve stress. Studies have shown that people who have a dog actually experience less cardiovascular reactivity during times of stress. During stressful situations, dog owners’ heart rates and blood pressure tend to rise less and they return to normal levels faster than their non-dog owner counterparts.

A woman got off work and relieve her pressure by seeing her dog.

4. Protect from heart disease
Dogs can do more than get you exercise and boost your mood. They could extend your life and protect you from deadly diseases. Owning pets is associated with a reduced risk of heart disease, Dog owners have been found to have lower cholesterol, lower blood pressure, and experience fewer heart attacks than those who do not have pets.

5. Detect cancer
Some dogs can sniff out and detect skin, bladder, breast, colon, lung, and ovarian cancer. Specially trained dogs have been reported to sniff out skin moles and even bite them off.

6. Make your kids healthier
Not only are dogs good for their owner’s well being, but also a family who owns a dog can have healthier children. Kids who grow up with dogs in their homes tend to have fewer allergies and are less likely to have eczema. These same kids also tend to have fewer sick days than those kids who don’t have dogs, according to Science Daily.
So the next time your furry friend digs in your garden or causes you to have a hefty veterinarian bill, remember all the health benefits he/she is bringing to your family’s life. On the other hand, if your children have been begging you to get a dog as a family pet, remember while it may need potty training, it could also help reduce the number of sick days for you and your kids’ experience.

a little kid and his dog bumping head to head and play together

Petdiary Halloween Giveaway

Petdiary Halloween Giveaway!

Halloween is one of the most important holidays of the year with a celebration on the night of October 31. Celebrating this spooky holiday with your friends and families can be a lot of fun, but don’t forget about your most loyal little buddy, your dog! Petdiary Dog Training Device is here to help you celebrate Halloween with your beloved dog, and you’ll even have a chance to win a free LED Flash Dog Collar FOR FREE! Please check the instructions below:

Win a Cool LED Flash Dog Collar FOR FREE:

Step 1: Go To “Petdiary Dog Training Device” Facebook page, and click “Like” on the page.

Step 2: Post a Photo of you and your dog both in Halloween Costumes on Your Facebook page, and tag(@) “Petdiary Dog Training Device”, please choose “Public” in audience selector for your post, so that we can see it.

There are only 50 gifts, and the faster you complete the above 2 steps the more chances you’ll win, so act fast! The giveaway ends at Nov. 1st, 2018.

(Step 2 will be something like the below reference photo, so make sure you’re doing it right.)

put on Halloween costumes with your dog

This activity is Sponsored by Petdiary Halloween Giveaway

 

LED Flash Dog Collar Revealed!

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two salesmen taking a photo with a tall client in a black shirt at the pet show

THE 22th CHINA INTERNATIONAL PET SHOW (CIPS 2018)

Pet Shows have always been one the most crucial events in our industry. Filled with all the latest tech and products, we were very excited to have attended the 22th China International Pet Show in Guangzhou as exhibitors this September.

Being a professional supplier of pet training products, a trade show is a fantastic venue for us to reach new customers, and it is a great opportunity to show our strength. During the show, we enthusiastically served those who visited our booth, and answered all of their questions. We were thrilled to learn that they were very intrigued by our products, such as our star products: dog training collar, dog bark collar, pet training products, pet electronic fence, etc. We have learned so much from this wonderful event, and had a better understanding regarding the advantages of ourselves and that of other participants at the show, we will never stop seeking for new marketing methods as well as technical breakthrough, and more importantly, new partners to work with. We look forward to seeing you all again at the next event!

pregnant Spring's 5th year work anniversary in Wellturn technology company

Spring’s 5th Year Anniversary in Wellturn!

This afternoon we set aside our work and throw a surprise party for one of our colleagues, Spring, in order to celebrate her birthday, which also happens to be her 5th year anniversary in this company. During Spring’s 5 years of service here, she has shown her tremendous initiative and dedication. In fact, she has always been one of the most hardworking and diligent workers here. As a saleswoman, she has closed as many deals as she possibly could. We are truly thankful for her contribution to this company in the past 5 years, and we are thankful for her outgoing personality and the positive energy she brings to this office every single day.

pregnant Spring's 5th year work anniversary in Wellturn technology company

spring’s 5th year anniversary

On top of all that, she will soon go to the next chapter in life: being a mother! As you can see from the photo, she has been pregnant for a while now, and the baby’s due day is around the corner. We are all very happy and excited for her.

Here in Wellturn we witness not only the growth of our company, but also the growth in individuals. We witness Spring, from a loving wife to a caring mother. Here in Wellturn, we are more than just coworkers, we are family.

a vet examines a dog with a hoodie

How Often Should Your Pet See a Veterinarian?

A vet examines a dog with a hoodie
You know your cat or dog needs regular checkups to stay healthy. But how often should he get them? The answer depends on your pet’s life stage, says Susan Barrett, DVM, head of community practice at Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine.

Kitten or Puppy: Birth to 1 Year

You’ll need to bring your little one in for vaccines every 3 to 4 weeks until he’s 16 weeks old.

Dogs will get shots for rabies, distemper-parvo, and other diseases. They may also need shots to protect against health woes such as kennel cough, influenza, and Lyme disease.

Cats will get tests for feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency virus. They also get vaccinations that cover several diseases.

At this stage, your pet will also start heartworm and flea- and tick-prevention medications, if they’re recommended for your area.

The vet will examine your pup or kitten to make sure he’s growing well and shows no signs of an illness. She’ll check again at around 6 months, when you bring your pet in to be spayed or neutered.

Adult: 1 to 7-10 Years (Depending on Type of Pet and Breed)

During this stage, vets recommend yearly checkups. The doc will give your pet a head-to-tail physical. She’ll also take a blood sample from your dog to check for heartworms. (Cats normally don’t get tested because the results are hard to interpret.) The vet may recommend other tests based on any problems your pet has or anything unusual she sees during the exam.

Distemper-parvo and rabies booster shots happen during the first yearly checkup, then usually every 3 years after that. How often animals get rabies boosters depends on state law.

Your dog may get other vaccines to prevent illnesses like kennel cough, and outdoor cats should get feline leukemia vaccines.

It’s helpful to bring in a stool sample from your pet, which your vet will check for intestinal parasites.

Senior: 7 to 10 Years and Older

Vets suggest twice-yearly checkups for older pets. Your cat or dog will get vaccinations when needed and will get a thorough physical exam, along with tests to follow up on any problems. Blood and urine tests can give your vet the scoop on your pet’s kidney and liver health, thyroid hormone levels, and more.

Mention any changes you’ve seen in your pet — if, for example, your cat is drinking more water or your dog is no longer excited by his daily walks. These can be signs of a new problem such as kidney disease or arthritis.

Expert Tip

“To get your pet used to going in a carrier to travel to the vet, keep the carrier out and put your cat’s or dog’s food and toys in it,” Barrett says.