PRIMAL CANINE

Dog Training, Behavior Specialist & Dog Psychology

45 Animals That Are Pumped For The 4th Of July

pit bull 4th of july primal canine dog training

We found these great pictures on buzz feed.com and wanted to share them with you.

1. This dog that’s draped in the American flag.

This dog that's draped in the American flag.

Source: i.imgur.com

2. This bulldog with giant American flag pants.

This bulldog with giant American flag pants.

Source: i.imgur.com

3. This guinea pig that’s trying to be all that he can be.

This guinea pig that's trying to be all that he can be.

Source: i.imgur.com

4. This patriotic dachshund.

This patriotic dachshund.

Source: i.imgur.com

5. This hedgehog that’s showing his true patriotic colors.

This hedgehog that's showing his true patriotic colors.

6. This adorable horse with an American flag bow.

This adorable horse with an American flag bow.

Source: i.imgur.com

7. This cat complete with red, white and blue bandanna.

This cat complete with red, white and blue bandanna.

Source: i.imgur.com

8. This patriotic pair of dogs.

This patriotic pair of dogs.

Source: i.imgur.com

9. This puppy that’s doing his best to wave Old Glory.

This puppy that's doing his best to wave Old Glory.

Source: i.imgur.com

10. These two bloodhounds.

These two bloodhounds.

Source: vh1.com

11. This parrot.

This parrot.

12. This red, white, and blue dog.

This red, white, and blue dog.

Although he kind of looks like the French tricolor in reverse, its heart is in the right place.

Source: vh1.com

13. This chihuahua with an epic ‘murica hat.

This chihuahua with an epic 'murica hat.

Source: omtimes.com

14. This cat that covers itself with patriotism.

This cat that covers itself with patriotism.

15. This yellow lab.

This yellow lab.

16. Even this dolphin is getting in on all the 4th of July America feels.

Even this dolphin is getting in on all the 4th of July America feels.

17. This musical patriot cat.

This musical patriot cat.

18. This llama.

This llama.

19. THIS HORSE!

THIS HORSE!

20. This cat that just can’t get enough America paraphernalia

This cat that just can't get enough America paraphernalia

21. This Uncle Sam cat.

This Uncle Sam cat.

22. This kitten that’s just screaming about how much it loves America.

This kitten that's just screaming about how much it loves America.

23. This dog that’s resting in a sea of American flags.

This dog that's resting in a sea of American flags.

Source: aldf.org

24. This dog who got its nails done for the 4th.

This dog who got its nails done for the 4th.

Source: mike2.com

25. Pigs, too, can show their patriotism.

Pigs, too, can show their patriotism.

Source: teen.com

26. This cat who, by the look on its face, is ready to defend the USA from all who would threaten it.

This cat who, by the look on its face, is ready to defend the USA from all who would threaten it.

27. This bulldog who’s readying itself for a transatlantic flight to prove America’s dominance.

This bulldog who's readying itself for a transatlantic flight to prove America's dominance.

28. This dog with America shades.

This dog with America shades.

29. Another dachshund, this one is ready to fight for our freedoms.

Another dachshund, this one is ready to fight for our freedoms.

30. This America-cat.

This America-cat.

31. This bulldog that’s just elated to be holding an American flag.

This bulldog that's just elated to be holding an American flag.

32. This happy trio of dogs.

This happy trio of dogs.

Source: sdhumane.org

33. This adorable little guy who won’t let his disability stop him from joining in on the 4th of July fun.

This adorable little guy who won't let his disability stop him from joining in on the 4th of July fun.

34. This dude (or dudette).

This dude (or dudette).

35. This puppy that’s just challenging you to slight America in his presence.

This puppy that's just challenging you to slight America in his presence.

36. This America-star dog.

This America-star dog.

37. This ferret.

This ferret.

Source: vh1.com

38. And his buddy.

And his buddy.

Source: vh1.com

39. This lizard.

This lizard.

Source: vh1.com

40. This ever-vigilant cat.

This ever-vigilant cat.

41. This sheep.

This sheep.

42. This squirrel that just can’t get enough of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

This squirrel that just can't get enough of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

43. That squirrel’s friend who’s posing with the flag.

That squirrel's friend who's posing with the flag.

44. And their mutual friend who’s cheering them on while wearing an America hat.

And their mutual friend who's cheering them on while wearing an America hat.

45. And last but not least, this poodle.

And last but not least, this poodle.

TDIF!

PRIMAL CANINE BAY AREA DOG TRAINING TDIF

PRIMAL CANINE BAY AREA DOG TRAINING TDIF

DIY Designer Rope Leash

designer rope leash primal canine dog training

from - www.ammothedachshund.com So mom noticed lately that I’ve been ooh and ahhing over this trendy rope leash from Mungo & Maud. And while I’ll always think it’s super stylin’ – $110 for a new leash for me just wasn’t in the budget.

Instead, on a recent trip to a tack shop in Delaware – mom came up with a plan to make me my very own Rope Leash. For $5!

D.I.Y. $5 Rope Dog Leash

Supplies: cotton horse lead rope, hammer, rope clamp

Step One: You will need to obtain a cotton horse leadrope. I got mine at a horse tack shop in Delaware for $3. You can also get one online at most tack supply places like here. Or check your local horse supply store.

Step Two: You will need to buy a clamp to make the end of your rope into a handle. I bought a package of two (you know, incase I need a rope leash for my best pal Trooper) for $4.39 (about $2 for each one) at the local hardware store. Most hardware stores should carry them in the rope section, and you can find some online here.

Step 3: Figure out how big of a handle you want at the other end and adjust your rope into the clamp accordingly. It also helps to have a cute little dachshund around for supervision.

Step 4: You will need the help of your dad to hammer the clamp shut around the rope.

Then Tada! You are ready for your next walk in your stylish dog leash!

If you don’t have access to a horse lead rope, you can also use any cotton rope. You will just need too metal rope clamps and a snap for the end – all supplies can be found at the local hardware store.

Yeah, you know you want to beg your mom or dad to make you one of these bad boys!

I think I need one of these in every color! Almost as good as the real thing…..

Rope Leash from Mungo & Maud

20 Most Adorable Pit Bull Puppy Pictures Ever

adorable pit bulls primal canine dog training
20.

Source: dzinelvrslc
17.

Source: pawnation.com
16.

Source: delina
15.

11.

Source: onpuppies.com
10.

Source: imgur.com
9.

Source: julieanna
8.

Source: flickr.com
5.

4.

Source: celebbest.com
2.

Source: stephareno
1.

Source: mwampler

TDIF

TDIF primal canine bay area dog training

TDIF primal canine bay area dog training

38 Brilliant Dog-Care Ideas To Make Your Life Easier

puppy tooth brush primal canine dog training

We found this great post from www.Buzzfeed.com on Dog-Care ideas that you can easily do yourself, enjoy!!

1. If you have a hard time brushing your dog’s teeth, squeeze some enzymatic doggie toothpaste onto a Nylabone or rope toy and let your pooch go to town on it.

 

If you have a hard time brushing your dog's teeth, squeeze some enzymatic doggie toothpaste onto a Nylabone or rope toy and let your pooch go to town on it.

Source: reddit.com

2. Make your own pill pockets when you need to feed your dog some medicine.

 

Make your own pill pockets when you need to feed your dog some medicine.

This is a copycat version of the kind made by Greenies.

3. Learn how to make your own chicken jerky.

 

Learn how to make your own chicken jerky.

It’s a healthier alternative to the store-bought kind. Get the directions here.

Source: imgur.com

4. A carabiner is a quick and easy way to leash your dog.

 

A carabiner is a quick and easy way to leash your dog.

Source: imgur.com
 

Source: imgur.com

5. Got a lot of studying to do? Here’s how to read and play with your dog at the same time:

 

Got a lot of studying to do? Here's how to read and play with your dog at the same time:

Put a rope toy around your foot.

Source: i.imgur.com

6. Use baking soda to get dog urine out of carpet.

 

Use baking soda to get dog urine out of carpet.

If you don’t happen to have a product like Nature’s Miracle on hand (maybe you’re traveling or at a friend’s house), pour some baking soda over the spot, let it sit, and then sweep or vacuum it up.

Source: care2.com

7. Put a ball in your dog’s food bowl if he or she eats too fast.

 

Put a ball in your dog's food bowl if he or she eats too fast.

They’ll be forced to move the ball around to get to all the food.

8. For a dog who loves to tear apart stuffed animals, make a durable activity ball with a Hol-ee rubber ball, scraps of fabric, and treats.

 

For a dog who loves to tear apart stuffed animals, make a durable activity ball with a Hol-ee rubber ball, scraps of fabric, and treats.

Once your dog has removed all of the fabric from the ball, you can stuff the scraps right back in!

9. If your dog isn’t feeling well, add some low-sodium chicken broth to the drinking water.

 

If your dog isn't feeling well, add some low-sodium chicken broth to the drinking water.

10. To remove pet hair from upholstery, dampen a rubber glove and run your gloved hand over it.

 

To remove pet hair from upholstery, dampen a rubber glove and run your gloved hand over it.

The latex/rubber will attract the hair.

11. Use a teapot to rinse dogs off in the bathtub without getting water and soap in their eyes.

 

Use a teapot to rinse dogs off in the bathtub without getting water and soap in their eyes.

Source: geekfill.com

12. A shower caddy makes a great storage solution for all your doggie stuff.

 

A shower caddy makes a great storage solution for all your doggie stuff.

13. Use a plastic pitcher to store and dispense dog food.

 

Use a plastic pitcher to store and dispense dog food.

It takes less time and keeps the food fresher. I use the MUJI rice storage dispenser, which comes with a handy measuring cup.

14. If you’ve got a teething pup who loves destroying cords, spritz bitter apple spray onto a paper towel and wipe the cord with it.

 

If you've got a teething pup who loves destroying cords, spritz bitter apple spray onto a paper towel and wipe the cord with it.

This covers more surface area and wastes less product than simply spraying the entire thing.

15. Make an ice lick by freezing toys, bones, and chicken broth into a cake mold.

 

Make an ice lick by freezing toys, bones, and chicken broth into a cake mold.

Source: pinterest.com

16. Invest in an escape-prevention harness if you have a small dog and a fenced-in yard.

 

Invest in an escape-prevention harness if you have a small dog and a fenced-in yard.

A little silly looking, but it’s safer than risking a runaway dog. Buy it here.

Source: hammacher.com

17. Run a dryer sheet over your dog’s fur when there’s a storm — chances are, they aren’t freaked out about the storm but the static electricity built up in their fur.

 

Run a dryer sheet over your dog's fur when there's a storm — chances are, they aren't freaked out about the storm but the static electricity built up in their fur.

According to Martha, this should work at least 50% of the time.

18. On a hot summer day, fill up an inflatable pool with water and ice.

 

On a hot summer day, fill up an inflatable pool with water and ice.

Source: i1.kwejk.pl

19. Make a dog-walking station for the entryway if you have more than one dog.

 

Make a dog-walking station for the entryway if you have more than one dog.

See how this is done here.

20. Dilute your dog shampoo to make it last longer and easier to apply.

 
 

Fill the bottom of an empty shampoo bottle about ¼ inch. Fill up the rest slowly with warm water.

21. If you have a small dog, cutting up a lamb roll into tiny pieces is a cost-effective way to make healthy, bite-sized training treats.

 

If you have a small dog, cutting up a lamb roll into tiny pieces is a cost-effective way to make healthy, bite-sized training treats.

A 1 lb. roll costs $6.98. Cut it up into the desired size, store most of it in a ziplock bag in the freezer, and leave the rest on the counter for immediate use.

22. Make your own hammock-style car seat cover.

 

Make your own hammock-style car seat cover.

The hammock style keeps the dog from getting hurt if he or she falls during any sudden stops or starts. Get the pattern here.

Source: ex-scapes.com

23. Print out and keep this handy chart of what foods your dog should NOT be given.

 

Print out and keep this handy chart of what foods your dog should NOT be given.

24. Make your own flea shampoo.

 

Make your own flea shampoo.

1 cup Dawn, 1 cup vinegar, and 1 quart of warm water. Massage in and let it sit for five minutes. According to one testimonial, “The fleas just floated in the water and died and best of all little Libby did not have any reactions at all to the process.”

Source: food.com

25. For easy tick removal, apply a glob of liquid soap to a cotton ball and swab the tick with the cotton ball for a few seconds.

 

For easy tick removal, apply a glob of liquid soap to a cotton ball and swab the tick with the cotton ball for a few seconds.

The tick should come out on its own and be stuck to the cotton ball when you remove it.

26. Remove pet hair from carpet with a squeegee.

 

Remove pet hair from carpet with a squeegee.

27. An inexpensive and easy summer treat for dogs: Cut up apples in chicken broth and freeze in an ice cube tray.

 

An inexpensive and easy summer treat for dogs: Cut up apples in chicken broth and freeze in an ice cube tray.

28. If you have an older dog with tooth troubles, add a little water or chicken broth to his or her kibble and microwave for 20-30 seconds.

 

If you have an older dog with tooth troubles, add a little water or chicken broth to his or her kibble and microwave for 20-30 seconds.

This softens the kibble and makes the food much easier to chew.

Source: instagram.com

29. Teach your dog to file his or her own nails by attaching sandpaper to a piece of wood.

 

Teach your dog to file his or her own nails by attaching sandpaper to a piece of wood.

Apparently, dogs can be trained to use a scratching posts just like cats! Get the directions for how to build a giant dog nail file here.

30. Read your dog’s body language.

 

Read your dog's body language.

31. Sprinkle parsley on your dog’s food for fresher breath.

 

Sprinkle parsley on your dog's food for fresher breath.

32. Here’s an ingenious leash that has a built-in waste-bag dispenser and a compartment for keys, cards, phone, and treats.

 

Here's an ingenious leash that has a built-in waste-bag dispenser and a compartment for keys, cards, phone, and treats.

$39.99 from Fozzy Dog.

33. Instead of buying special Kong stuffing, stuff a Kong with cheese cubes and place in the microwave for five seconds.

 

Instead of buying special Kong stuffing, stuff a Kong with cheese cubes and place in the microwave for five seconds.

The cheese will melt just enough to stick to the inside of the Kong.

34. Turn an empty pancake-syrup bottle into a portable squirtable water bottle.

 

Turn an empty pancake-syrup bottle into a portable squirtable water bottle.

Use a carabiner to attach it to a belt loop for a long hike.

35. It’s certainly unpleasant to take your dog outside when it’s snowing or raining, but don’t forget that dogs’ paws are just as sensitive to heat as human skin.

 

It's certainly unpleasant to take your dog outside when it's snowing or raining, but don't forget that dogs' paws are just as sensitive to heat as human skin.

On hot summer days, walk your dogs before 9 a.m. or after 8 p.m. — or walk them only in shady or grassy/dirt areas.

Source: pinterest.com

36. Have an extra kitchen drawer? Use it as a dog food holder.

 

Have an extra kitchen drawer? Use it as a dog food holder.

Source: bhg.com

37. Print out this guide and bring it with you when dog food/treat shopping.

 

Print out this guide and bring it with you when dog food/treat shopping.

38. Possibly the best use of old jeans ever: a lap pillow.

 

Possibly the best use of old jeans ever: a lap pillow.

Stuff an old pair of jeans with stuffing to simulate a human lap that smells just like you!

TDIF!

primal canine dog training TDIF

primal canine dog training TDIF

A Little Off Leash Fun w/Bear & Marilyn - Video

primal canine off leash fun dog training

Its really important to maintain the sense of fun when working obedience with your dogs, here is a quick video of a short fun training session i did with my my dogs at our local park after a little workout. Head Trainer - Mike Jones

Have questions? feel free to leave a comment below and we will do our best to answer.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iE-8q2XS6o0?rel=0&w=853&h=480]

Save a Pet Save Your Life! [INFOGRAPHIC]

adopt a dog primal canine san jose dog training

We found this infographic on the health benefits of adopting a pet and thought we'd share it with you. Not only do you save a life by adopting but owning a pet has great health benefits mentally and physically. Like this post? share it and leave a comment below.

save-pets primal canine bay area dog training

Daily Training: Stop Your Dog From Pulling On Leash - VIDEO

primal canine dog training tips

Here's a quick video on how we get our dogs to not pull on leash and always be aware of how they're Heeling. Please keep in mind that our dogs are trained service dogs that have and are still in our training process (your dogs unless trained by us will most likely not catch on as quick so have patience). Want your dog to walk next to you with ease? give us a call today to set up your FREE evaluation 408.915.6173 .

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frAzhbaN8ec?rel=0&w=853&h=480]

 

Beginner Obedience & Agility Training Tips - VIDEO

primal canine youtube video

Incorporating basic obedience into agility can be a bit tricky and complicated without the right training. Here is a quick video of the most basic way to do recalls while incorporating agility. Need to get your dog trained? Give us a call today to set up your FREE evaluation 408.915.6173.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tay7XXG_lu4&w=853&h=480]

Facing Fears

hazel primal canine thumb

Every dog and every owner out there has some type of fear, it could be an object, noise, etc. The way we as people get over these fears is by confronting them head on and after seeing that you are fine after confronting it, the fear becomes weaker and weaker until it is no longer a fear at all. Well the same goes for our dogs, their fears may be a bit different from ours but the solution is the same. (using a fear of the dark as an example)

I don't suggest leaving your dog in a dark room by them self and closing the door i (this would in fact make the problem worst), like we may do as humans. What i do suggest is helping them conquer their fears by taking them for walks in the dark (like i did with my rescue Marilyn who was terrified of the dark) and reassuring them they are ok and you are there to help them and you will not let anything happen. That not only helps them see that there is no harm of walking in the dark but it strengthens the primal bond we as dog owners have with our dogs. They now know you the pack leader will lead them and guide them through any obstacle.

A goal of ours is to make your dog's life fulfilled and make the bond between owner and dog stronger than ever, this is why we incorporate noise distractions and agility equipment in all of our training sessions.

Please consult with a trainer before trying to resolve your dogs fears, it is a crucial part of dog training and without knowing the untrained owner could make the problem worst - If you have any questions please email us at info@primalcanine.com and give us a call to set up your FREE evaluation.

Here are some pics of some of our pups conquering their fears with agility.

[gallery type="slideshow" ids="94,93,92,91"]

Recall Training w/Bear & Marilyn - Video

primal canine dog training

Here's a quick video from yesterdays training session with my dogs Bear & Marilyn. Both my dogs are rescue dogs and have now been training for about 9 months and are both service and working dogs. I did happen to mess up on my description though i meant to say "we are separating the command with their names" (forgive me I am not used to being in front of a camera lol) Give us a call today to set up your free evaluation.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-5wbMQ3dX8&w=960&h=720]

Like this post? let us know what you think and comment below.

Chihuahua Working K9

chihuahua primal canine dog training

Good job to the team at PicardDK for turning this little guys into a full-blown working dog, just goes to show all dogs are capable of being first class working dogs when placed with the right owner and trainer. Give us a call today to set up your FREE evaluation 408.915.6173 or email us at Info@primalcanine.com

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpvngUUXemQ?rel=0&w=853&h=480]

Like this post? let us know what you think and comment below.