PRIMAL CANINE

Dog Training, Behavior Specialist & Dog Psychology

Daily Training Tips: Beginner Obedience Heel-to-Sit

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Here's a quick video on how we introduce the sit command to new dogs during a heel. Count comes from an amazing bloodline (Homie Blood) but was kept in a backyard most of his life, so he had no idea of the real world and when he was introduced to it he froze. We took a couple weeks to re-imprint and socialize him with the pack now he is in first steps of our training program and has come ALLLLLONG way!..

Like i tell all of my clients there is no bad dogs, there is just bad or miseducated owners. In my pack i have no clean slates or working line bred dogs, we take pound puppies and turn them into full fledged service dogs or in some cases protection dogs. This is where the Primal Canine Philosophy comes in, we re-work the nerves and train these dogs with compassion and communicate with them the way you should.

For more information on Primal Canine or to get a FREE evaluation five us a call at 408.250.0026.

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Introducing a New Dog to Your Pack - Video

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The introduction of a new dog to a home with existing dogs can be a bit tricky and should be taken very seriously. When introducing a new dog to your current pack there are a few things to take into consideration.. 1. Are you your current dog(s) pack leader? - A dog without a strong stable pack leader will feel the need to go out of their way to protect the pack and may lash out on the new addition. Also a dog that is not sure in their leader will under go a huge amount of stress which is not good for your dog health.

2. Do you use a crate?- A crate is the safest way to introduce a dog into a household with a current dog or dogs, this way your newest member will feel safe and secure in their crate while your dogs can see and smell them without any threat of a fight.

3. Does your current dog(s) display dog aggression?- This maybe one of the most crucial parts to take into consideration and is best to be dealt with before you add a new dog into your house. The best way to deal with this is to contact your local dog trainer for some advice and training classes, remember not all dogs have to like each other but ALL dogs must display manners when around other dogs.

There is much more to add to this short post, so if you're interested in adding a new dog to your pack please contact us at info@primalcanine.com or to set up your FREE evaluation please contact us at 408.915.6173

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The 1st Step In Loose Leash Walking w/GoGo The Gundog - Video

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GoGo is our latest board & Train, he's been with us for about a week now and is a total fun-loving energetic dog. Learning how to harness his energy without shutting him down is the main key since he is a working Gun Dog. Here is GoGo's first attempt at loose leash walking, enjoy.

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

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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.

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Daily Training: First Steps in Teaching Your Dog Focus -Video

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Focus is a great command to teach your dog. It shows them to keep their full attention on you no matter the situation. This is the very first step we teach our clients when focus training. Stay tuned for more videos on focus training as well as many other dog training tips. Learn this and more, join the pack!

For more information please email info@primalcanine.com

Have a dog that needs training? Give us a call today to set up your free evaluation 408.915.6173

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

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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 .

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Daily Training: Mixing up the SIT command - VIDEO

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Here's a quick video of how you can mix in some basic obedience into your daily walks. These drills show your dog that no matter the time or place, they must pay attention. Want to learn how to properly communicate with your pup and become the leader of your pack? give us a call today and set up your FREE evaluation 408.915.6173.

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The Importance of Agility

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Here at Primal Canine we like to incorporate health & fitness into our training method, one way we do this is through agility. Not only is agility a workout for your pup but it provides healthy mental stimulation and helps their problem solving. Amongst those obvious benefits mentioned agility helps the bond between owner and dog, the dog will come to realize that you are there to guide them through their fears and will have a greater appreciation and trust for you.  

No matter your dogs size we suggest adding agility to your dogs training regiment, all dogs including the small ones need mental & physical exercise some more than others but still a much-needed part of a healthy dogs life. 

Interested in getting your trained & healthy? give us a call today to set up your free evaluation 408.915.6173

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Intermediate Off-Leash Heeling Techniques w/Mike Jones & Bear - Video

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Here's a quick video on some of the off-leash heeling techniques we teach at Primal Canine, This heeling exercise shows your dog that even without collar, leash, etc. Heel is heel and all other obedience commands are still in effect. This is owner to dog communication at its finest! Want to learn how to properly communicate with your pup and become the leader of your pack? give us a call today and set up your FREE evaluation 408.915.6173.

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RAW DIET W/PRIMAL CANINE - VIDEO

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Here's a quick view into our packs diet, our dogs live a really active lifestyle so we do our best to keep them healthy with the best nutrition possible. Before switching your dog's diet please do your research, a completely raw diet may not be suitable for your pup.

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Intermediate Obedience & Agility - VIDEO

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Incorporating obedience into your agility training is key when showing your dogs that no matter what situation they always have to listen. Here is a quick clip of the first thing we teach our clients when incorporating obedience into agility. For more information please email info@primalcanine.com

Have a dog that needs training? Give us a call today to set up your free evaluation - 408.915.6173

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Beginner Obedience & Agility Training Tips - VIDEO

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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.

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NEW CLASS ALERT!!

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Starting April 25th we will be adding another class at 6:15pm, This class will feature basic - intermediate obedience and agility. As usual new clients must complete at least 1 private and 1 basic group class (Saturday @1:30.) before joining this class.

Interested in joining the Primal Canine Pack? Give us a call today to set up your FREE evaluation 408.915.6173

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DIY Nutty Bacon Treats - Recipe

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What your dog eats is an extremely overlooked part of your dogs health, in fact more than half of the dog food & treats found in pet stores has mass amounts of preservatives and meat by-products (animal hair, bones, waste, etc). Imagine the effect on our body if we ate fast food everyday? Well that is basically what we're feeding our dogs on the daily basis. Now that we as people are looking into better ways of taking care of our bodies with organic non-proccessed foods its time we do the same for our furry loved ones.

Here's a great recipe we found on Dog Hill Kitchens blog -

Nutty Bacon Dog Treats

Makes ~6 dozen 1" diameter treats

Visual ingredient list  3 slices of bacon, diced 1 egg 1/3 cup creamy natural peanut butter (or Sunbutter) 1 tablespoon maple syrup (bacon + maple seemed like a good idea) 3 tablespoons water 1/2 cup soy flour 1/2 whole wheat pastry flour 1/2 cup wheat germ -Preheat oven to 300 degrees and line two baking sheets with parchment paper. -Fry the diced bacon until crispy. With a slotted spoon, remove the crispy bacon but save the fat. Allow the fat to cool slightly (2-5 minutes) -Add the egg, peanut butter, maple syrup and water to the bacon fat and mix thoroughly. -Add in the flours and wheat germ and mix until combined. Stir in the crispy bacon pieces. -Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface to about 1/4" thick. Cut into desired shapes. I used three different 1" cookie cutters. -Bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes (for 1" diameter shapes) until lightly browned. -Cool and make them beg for it.

Introducing Agility To Your Dog - VIDEO

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Agility is a great way to increase your dogs confidence as well keep them in shape and improve your bond. We use obstacles that dogs of all size and fitness levels can use. Take a look at this video on the proper way to stabilize your dog while introducing agility obstacles to them. Interested in getting your dog trained? give us a call today to set up your FREE evaluation – 408.915.6173.

Head Trainer

Mike Jones.

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Heel Training Tips - Video

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Here's a quick video of one of the exercises I practice with my dogs as well as teach my clients. It's a great way to incorporate obedience training with your daily walks and not only keeps training fresh but it also helps your dogs understand that they need to listen in any condition. Interested in getting your dog trained? give us a call today to set up your FREE evaluation - 408.915.6173.

Head Trainer

Mike Jones.

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Importance of Training While Walking

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A question that I get a lot is "Should I still keep my dog in heel during our daily walks?" the answer is YES! not only do you want to keep them in the heel position but you should change your walking speeds from slow to jog to walk (in no order) so your dog can learn that no matter what pace you're in he has to stay with you in heel. As well as working your heel you should incorporate your basic obedience training sit, focus,down, recalls, etc. while walking so your dog becomes comfortable performing the moves in foreign places, If your dog becomes nervous (not aggressive, if they show signs of aggression correct them) while walking and training due to cars, loud noises and people remember to praise them and reassure them that they are ok. Dogs will perform best in places they feel comfortable, the trick is to make everywhere comfortable to them. This is just one of the things we work on in our real life obedience classes for more information and to schedule your FREE evaluation - 408.915.6173

Note: Please consult with a trainer before performing this exercise, an untrained owner can do more harm than good.

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