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June 06, 2014 by Leslie in News, Temperament Articles, Training Articles

Tips on Preventing Dogs Bites for Children

Often people are seeking advice on how to incorporate their family with their dogs.  In response to this request, we have attached the following Dr. Yin charts that show pictures as well as a small write up on each picture.  These are all great suggestions for all families and children

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March 31, 2012 by Leslie in Obedience Training Articles, Temperament Articles

Are You the Right Person for a Rottweiler?

A dog is a commitment that shouldn’t be taken lightly. Before buying, you need to evaluate your daily lifestyle and how a dog will affect it. A Rottweiler needs plenty of attention, exercise and care over the course of its life. It needs to be well trained, well fed and

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March 30, 2012 by Leslie in Obedience Training Articles, Puppy Training, Temperament Articles, Training Articles

The Settle Exercise

The Settle Exercise will teach your dog to accept you and your family as leaders. Each dog in your “pack” must understand that being handled for grooming, vet exams and in general is not optional. The dog/s must accept and tolerate handling without biting, struggling or otherwise trying to take

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March 30, 2012 by Leslie in Obedience Training Articles, Temperament Articles, Training Articles, Uncategorized

When is a Growl Not a Grumble

Interpreting Your Rottweiler’s Vocal Tendencies In training and observing Rottweilers, a common problem I have noticed is with the dog who “grumbles”. I have had people call me in hysterics because their precious little five month old Rottweiler is growling at them. They immediately assume he’s gone over the edge

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March 30, 2012 by Leslie in Schutzhund Articles, Schutzhund Rottweilers, Sieger Show Articles, Temperament Articles

What is the Ztp and the BST?

The Zuchttauglichkeitsprufung (Ztp) and Breed Suitability Test (BST) are basically the same breeding suitability test. The test evaluates the dog’s conformation and character to determine if the dog is a suitable candidate in a breeding program in both type and temperament. In Germany, a litter may not be registered unless

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March 30, 2012 by Leslie in Obedience Training Articles, Puppy Training, Temperament Articles, Training Articles

Who’s in Charge Here? A lesson in becoming Alpha

My dog just tried to bite me! All I did was tell him to move over so I could sit on the couch next to him.” “My dog got into the trash can and when I scolded her, she growled at me. What’s wrong with her? I thought she loved

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April 09, 2010 by Leslie in Obedience Training Articles, Puppy Training, Temperament Articles, Training Articles

Leadership

Leadership – An Attitude for Behavioral Success Leadership is important in many ways, but to your dog, leadership means only one thing and that is, “who leads the pack”. Because dogs are pack animals, having a leader for the pack is paramount. When there is no leader in a pack,

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