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March 16th, 2010 by admin in Training Aids

We really like Eric Letendre “The Amazing Dog Trainer!!”  He is a recognized positive reinforcement dog expert and a class act.  His materials are top notch!! His free newsletters alone will get you on your way quick!!  His solutions are for all dogs but his approach is excellent for Presa Canario Training.

He brings multiple training solutions to you and your dog  His approach and methods will help you enjoy a lifetime of happiness and fulfillment with your Presa De Canario.  Get his training collections today!!

A MEGA Course!!:

The Ultimate Online Dog Training Course
The Ultimate Online Dog Training Course. Six complete lessons with written instructions, video demonstrations, and homework assignments. To find out how to get this course FREE - Click on the MORE COMMENTS link below. more…

 

 

Another on DVD!!:

Secrets Of a Professional Dog Trainer
Train your dog from the comfort of your own home with this dog training DVD. Teach your dog basic obedience commands and solve common behavior problems. more… \

 

A Rock-Star Dog Training Book!!:

Amazing Dog Training Man, The Book
This is no ordinary run-of-the-mill, boring dog training book. It is packed full of fun stories and training exercises so that you too can have a well-behaved obedient dog. To learn how to get this book FREE - click on the MORE COMMENTS link below. more…


Crate Training!!

March 16th, 2010 by admin in Training Aids

The Presa de Canario and other power breeds can be crate trained…just use a BIG crate!!  The crate is a wonderful training tool for all dogs!!  Use a crate for your Presa Canario training.

Check out what Eric L. has to say about crates in this video:

VIDEO-Crate Training Help
Crates are very effective management tools. Learn how to teach your dog or puppy to actually love his crate. It’s easier than you think. more…


More on Training!!

March 16th, 2010 by admin in Training Aids

Here is another Presa de Canario training solution for you…The Folks at Dog Problems:

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Here are some heavy duty books on overall dog training! They are just as effective in your Presa Canario Training as training all his other four-legged friends from puppy to adult!!


Protection Training for the Presa de Canario

March 16th, 2010 by admin in Training Aids

Protecting a family is great!! I am all for it!! Your Presa de Canario will do just that with proper threat protection training.

However, I am reluctant to post about protection training because training your power breed to protect is quite difficult and possibly dangerous.  This type of training is not to be taken lightly.  You or someone else could be seriously hurt, maimed, or dead.

A professional should be consulted before attempting this type of Presa Canario training.

Books on Protection Training:


Overly Aggressive or Scared?!?

March 16th, 2010 by admin in Books

The Presa de Canario is very dominant breed!!  Some may become over-aggressive!!  This is not a good thing!!  Someone may get hurt. 

Unfortunately, some adopted Presas may be scared (typically due to abuse)…this is terrible also!!

Take a look at these books for further guidance with your Presa Canario training:


Bad Behavior!?!

March 16th, 2010 by admin in Articles

The Presa de Canario is very aggressive and can be a handful!!  As a responsible owner it is necessary to manage your Presa’s behavior.  Here is helpful article from Eric L.

How To Influence Your Dog To Stop Behavior Problems
Eric R. Letendre

When she walked into my office I tried to keep the surprised look off my face. Her eyes were black and blue and her nose was swollen beyond belief. As she sat down she started to cry and had a difficult time talking. I got her a glass of water and let her know to take her time. Once she gained control, she informed me that her dog was responsible for her broken nose and black eyes.

She went on to tell me that her dog had injured her arm and wrist and her leg. She said that she loved her dog. She also added that her dog was a large black lab and in no way aggressive. Her dog had injured her by jumping, pulling, and in general not listening to her commands. She said that the latest incident had happened a few days before. She told me that she was getting ready to walk her dog. She had put her dog on leash and was about to go out the door. Just as she was about to exit the house through the front door, her dog saw a cat across the street and took off at full speed.

She hung on to the leash and tripped trying to go out the door. She went face first into the door and broke her nose. At this point she teared up again and said that she loved her dog but didn’t know if she could keep him. She had no control. I told her not to worry, and that we would get her dog under control.

I taught her my system for dealing with behavior problems, what I call my M.U.T.T. Method. The M stands for Manage, U for Underlying, T for Training, and the last T is for Time.

M=Management – A big part of dog ownership is effectively managing your dog’s behavior. Crates, kennels, baby gates, and leashes are some tools to help you manage your dog’s behavior. In this case, we put a gentle leader head collar on her dog to help manage her dog’s pulling problem.

A gentle leader works by controlling the dog’s head. In principle, it works a lot like a horse bridle. It makes it much more difficult for the dog to pull, and it gives you much better control over the dog on leash.

U=Underlying – Whenever you are dealing with a behavior problem you have to understand that there is an underlying problem. For instance, if a dog is digging there could be many different underlying reasons for the digging. It could be that the dog is bored, frustrated, hot, or it could be breed specific. Terriers love to dig.

In this situation, we figured that one of the big underlying reasons was lack of exercise. Her dog was loaded with energy. We came up with a plan to have her son bring the dog to the park three times a week on a long leash. He would spend about 45 minutes throwing a ball for her dog. In addition to the ball playing, she brought her dog to a dog daycare three times a week. By giving her dog some intensive, aerobic exercise her dog started to calm down.

T=Train – We put her dog on a training program that consisted of the basics (sit, down, stay, walk, and come). She or her son had to spend at least ten minutes each day doing a training session. We focused on teaching her dog to greet politely at the door and stop pulling. By using the gentle leader she was able to walk her dog past very distracting situations. She even expressed her amazement when she crossed other dogs and animals during their walks and was able to control him.

In addition to the obedience training she also learned how to teach her dog that she was the leader. She had her dog work for attention, food, and playing. By establishing some leadership she gained much better control.

T=Time – Any behavior program is going to require time. By following the steps that we outlined she started to see changes within a short period of time. By following the program for 21 days, those changes would become stronger and stronger.

Any time you’re faced with a behavior problem, remember the acronym M.U.T.T. and apply each step. You’ll be happy with the results.

Check out Eric’s Course on K-9 behavior…great for Presa Canario training:

Good K9 Manners Program
Good K9 Manners Program - Stop your dog from jumping, stealing, begging, barking, digging, and more with this six lesson online course. To learn how to get this program FREE - click on the MORE COMMENTS link below more…

 


Are You Alpha?!?

March 16th, 2010 by admin in Training Aids, Videos

This is a big question…you have to be the boss if you own a Presa de Canario!!  They are a very dominant breed that will run all over you if you are not careful. Being alpha is important to Presa Canario Training.  Eric Comes to the Rescue Again!!

VIDEO-Establishing Yourself As The Alpha
VIDEO-Learn how to use non-physical techniques to establish yourself as the leader in your dog’s eyes. more…


Get a Strong Leash and Collar!!

March 16th, 2010 by admin in Articles, Training Aids

Your Presa de Canario needs plenty of exercise!!  Make sure you have a strong leash and collar to walk and run your Presa….Check out this article from Eric.  I love his work!  Click the link below the article for more cool articles!!   Great stuff to help with your Presa Canario training.

Leash Walking Tips
Eric R. Letendre

Did you know that one of the biggest problems for dog owners is leash walking?  Every week I get a call from someone complaining about the way their dog pulls.

It can actually be dangerous for you to walk your dog if he is a really bad puller.  I’ve seen people dragged down and hurt by how hard their dog pulls.

I’m going to share with you here some valuable tips on leash walking.  Here they are:

Tip #1: Never try to walk a dog that has been cooped up all day.

If your dog has been lying around waiting for you, let him burn off some of his energy before you take him for a walk.  Throw a ball, play tug-o-war, or do something to calm him down before the walk.

Tip #2: Use a gentle leader.

One of the best collars on the market is the gentle leader head collar.  It works by controlling your dog’s head. When you control the head you can control the body, much the same as a horse bridle is used.  They really are great collars.

Tip #3: Teach him where you want him to be.

Your dog does not know that he is supposed to be walking on your side.  Spend some time using a lure.  Put a little piece of food in your left hand and hold it close to your dog’s nose.  Have him follow the lure, reward him every five or six feet.  As he gets better, go for longer and longer periods.

Tip #4: Don’t let your dog’s opposition reflex kick in.

When you apply pressure, your dog will resist with counter-pressure.  If you pull back on the leash, he will resist and pull harder…opposition reflex.

The secret to leash walking is always keeping the leash loose. Don’t allow the leash to become tight.

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Keep Your Presa Busy!!

March 15th, 2010 by admin in Toys, Videos

Ever come home to a canine destroyed home, fence, or backyard?  Your Presa de Canario was likely bored to death!!  Mentally tire out your Presa!!

Check out these videos by Eric Letendre the Amazing Dog Training Man!!

VIDEO-How To Use A Kong Toy
VIDEO-Learn how I use a Kong toy to exercise my dog mentally and provide a fun activity for my dogs when I’m not home. more…

 

VIDEO-How To Use A Buster Cube
VIDEO-Learn how I use a Buster Cube to keep my dogs busy for hours when I can’t be home with them. more…

 

 

 

Use these tools in your Presa Canario Training.  Order a Kong or a Buster Cube for your Presa Canario!!