DOG TRAINING

Three important steps to consider when training and managing your dog!

 

1) Prevent bad habits 

The only reason why dogs have bad habits is because their owners have allowed them to form. Bad habits are created by  the same bad behavior being repeated over and over again. Once a bad habit is formed and reinforced it is much harder to stop the bad behavior associated with it. This is why its extremely important to start your pups training early.  By doing so, you can focus on creating good habits instead of having to break the bad ones. For those of you who own an older dog with bad habits-  don’t worry. You can teach an old dog new tricks it just takes dedication, time, love and patience.

How the Umbii bed can help prevent bad habits: 

In order to prevent bad behavior you have to watch your dog like a hawk. This can prove challenging especially because DOGS AT TIMES, ARE VERY MISCHIEVOUS , especially when you are busy.

The Umbii Bed was created to help you prevent your dogs bad behavior especially during the times when you cant keep a close eye on her/him. THE UMBII BED ALLOWS YOU TO KEEP YOUR DOG WITH-IN A LIMITED AREA SO YOU CAN:

  • Prevent chewing
  • Prevent accidents
  • Prevent begging
  • Prevent jumping on people
  • Prevent Nipping
  • Prevent Rowdiness
  • Prevent Clingyness/ separation anxiety

2) Ignore or redirect bad behavior 

Dogs love good and bad attention When you find yourself getting frustrated its a very good idea to just ignore your dogs bad behavior. But what happens when your dog does something you can’t ignore- like chew on your shoe or pee in the house. In these instances, it is very important to redirect the bad behavior. It is easier for a dog to avoid a bad behavior if you find an alternative good behavior to replace it with. 

 

How the Umbii bed can help: 

Ignoring bad behavior can be extremely difficult. For example, its hard me to ignore my 73 pound 10 month old puppy from jumping on me or my guest.  Dogs are very persistent and in order to train your dog you have to be more persistent than they are.

 Redirection is also tricky, in order for it to work you have to redirect the dog as he is doing or right before he/she does a bad action. 

The Umbii Bed was created to help you PREVENT, IGNORE and REDIRECT bad behavior especially during the times when you cant keep a close eye on her/him. UMBII ALLOWS YOU TO:

  •  Prevent your dog from chewing on your valuables by REDIRECTING  the behavior and only giving your dog access to his favorite chew toy
 
  • Prevent accidents in your home by restraining your dogs access to your entire house. Because your dog is kept in a limited area, you can keep a better eye on your dog. When he/she starts to sniff around or do his/her potty dance you know its time to REDIRECT him/her outside.
 
  • Prevent begging by keeping your dog in a limited area away from you, not allowing him/her to get close enough to beg. IGNORE the dog when he/she whines. 
 
  • Prevent jumping on/ charging at people by keeping you pooch in a limited area so he/she cant get close enough to jump on and force you or your guest to give him/her attention. IGNORE the dog if she/he wines or complains.  
 
  • Prevent Nipping by walking away from your dog when he/she uses teeth. Because the dog is in a limited area he/she cant follow and nip at you. Step back and IGNORE the dog for 20 seconds  then try again. Keep doing this over and over again to let the dog learns he/she wont get pet if he/she bites. 
  • Prevent Clingy-ness/ separation anxiety. If your dog clings to you as you move from room to room this can be the start of separation anxiety. Teach your dog that is okay for him to be by himself once in a while by hooking him/her on the bed not allowing him/her to cling to you. If your dog complains, IGNORE it. 

3) Reward your dog

The best way to reward your dog is with affection, a treat (my dogs love it when I put a little peanut butter inside their bones), praise, play or a favorite toy you don’t always allow them to have access to. THIS IS THE STEP WHERE ALL OF THE MAGIC HAPPENS!  Many people get stuck in the dangerous trap of consistently disciplining their dog. Discipline can be useful in effectively communication with your dog what you don”t want him to do, but if its constant the words loose value. Since dogs find pleasure in pleasing their human, letting your dog know what pleases you is much more effective!  Once your focus shifts from disciplining your dog to rewarding him/her, life becomes more enjoyable and less stressful for both the dog and the human. 

How the Umbii bed can help: 

The Umbii Bed is a tool that allows you to better manage and train your dog. The bed helps you do this by removing the stress associated with having to keep a constant eye on your dog in order to prevent bad behavior and preventing the frustration associated with having to constantly redirect/ignore bad behavior.  

The Umbii Bed was created to help you PREVENT, IGNORE and REDIRECT bad behavior so you spend less time disciplining your dog and more time rewarding your dog.  THE UMBII BED ALLOWS YOU TO:

  •  PREVENT your dog from chewing on your valuables by REDIRECTING  the behavior and only giving your dog access to his favorite chew toy. Then REWARD him/her with praise, affection or play!
 
  • Prevent accidents in your home by restraining your dogs access to your entire house. Because your dog is kept in a limited area, you can keep a better eye on your dog. When he/she starts to sniff around or do his/her potty dance you know its time to REDIRECT him/her outside. REWARD the dog when he/she goes potty in the desired area.
 
  • Prevent begging by keeping your dog in a limited area away from you, not allowing him/her to get close enough to beg. IGNORE the dog when he/she whines. Once your finished eating and the dog is quite and sitting/laying down REWARD him/her.
 
  • Prevent jumping on/ charging at people by keeping in a limited area so he cant get close enough to jump on and force you or your guest to give him/her attention. IGNORE the dog if she/he wines or complains.  Once the dog is quite and sitting/laying down REWARD him/her. If the dog jumps as you or your guest walk towards her step back until he/she sits again. Repeat until the dog stays in a sitting position. 
 
  • Prevent Nipping by walking away from your dog when he/she uses teeth. Because the dog is in a limited area he/she cant follow and nip at you. Step back and IGNORE the dog for 20 seconds  then try again. Keep doing this over and over again to let the dog learns he/she wont get pet if he/she bites.Reward the dog with affection and praise when he/she isn’t nipping.
  • Prevent Clingy-ness/ separation anxiety. If your dog clings to you as you move from room to room this can be the start of separation anxiety. Teach your dog that is okay for him to be by himself once in a while by hooking him/her on the bed not allowing him/her to follow you around. If he/she complains,IGNORE it. Once the dog is quite and sitting/laying down REWARD him/her.

How the Umbii bed can help: 

Ignoring bad behavior can be extremely difficult. For example, its hard me to ignore my 73 pound 10 month old puppy from jumping on me or my guest.  Dogs are very persistent and in order to train your dog you have to be more persistent than they are.

 Redirection is also tricky, in order for it to work you have to redirect the dog as he is doing or right before he/she does a bad action. 

The Umbii Bed was created to help you PREVENT, IGNORE and REDIRECT bad behavior especially during the times when you cant keep a close eye on her/him. UMBII ALLOWS YOU TO:

  •  Prevent your dog from chewing on your valuables by REDIRECTING  the behavior and only giving your dog access to his favorite chew toy
 
  • Prevent accidents in your home by restraining your dogs access to your entire house. Because your dog is kept in a limited area, you can keep a better eye on your dog. When he/she starts to sniff around or do his/her potty dance you know its time to REDIRECT him/her outside.
 
  • Prevent begging by keeping your dog in a limited area away from you, not allowing him/her to get close enough to beg. IGNORE the dog when he/she whines. 
 
  • Prevent jumping on/ charging at people by keeping you pooch in a limited area so he/she cant get close enough to jump on and force you or your guest to give him/her attention. IGNORE the dog if she/he wines or complains.  
 
  • Prevent Nipping by walking away from your dog when he/she uses teeth. Because the dog is in a limited area he/she cant follow and nip at you. Step back and IGNORE the dog for 20 seconds  then try again. Keep doing this over and over again to let the dog learns he/she wont get pet if he/she bites. 
  • Prevent Clingy-ness/ separation anxiety. If your dog clings to you as you move from room to room this can be the start of separation anxiety. Teach your dog that is okay for him to be by himself once in a while by hooking him/her on the bed not allowing him/her to cling to you. If your dog complains, IGNORE it.