Hi, I’m Mia Montagliani. Welcome to the next big thing when it comes to being the most comprehensive online dog training and health resource for dog owners worldwide.
I am dedicated to assisting dog owners experience an amazing, hassle-free and fun relationship with their dogs. I know if dog owners can show their dogs strong love, leadership and are informed about their dog’s health, then they can spend more quality time with their dogs. This means dog owners can do away with the frustration and stress that comes with unruly behaviour and unchecked health issues because they can train and take care of their dogs effectively.
My philosophy is that dog owners should be able to have a loving, healthy and well-trained pet which means dog and owner can live together peacefully, without frustration and chaos.
My proven dog training techniques has dog owners enjoyably communicating what they want from their dogs. In this way, the bond between owner and dog is strengthened and the dog enjoys a healthy and happy life.
I am the founder of Your Dog Needs You. As an experienced dog trainer and qualified life coach, I have successfully trained many dogs of different breeds and ages professionally. My dog training philosophy is based on loving, firm leadership and assisting owners train their dogs humanely. If you want to see what dog owners have said about my training, click here.
I believe all owners have what it takes to effectively lead and train their dogs – even if the owners themselves doubt they can do it! My dog training techniques are based on ensuring owners train their dogs to obey commands and help their puppies and dogs get over their problems. I am often complimented by owners for giving them the insight and skill that was previously only available to professional dog trainers.
I am the owner of two Manchester Terriers, Frodo and Ziggy. I am passionate about the welfare of dogs and making sure dogs and their owners share a special, hassle-free relationship.
Yes, as long as the dogs are physically and mentally sound.
If your dog is older or has obedience issues, then training is still possible, but time, patience and consistency is required.
The best age to start training a dog is around 8 weeks, and up to any age (as long as the dog is in relatively good health). Dogs learn best up to 16 weeks of age.
There are three main types of training:
Behaviour Training allows the dog to interact with its owner, environment and others in an appropriate way. Behaviour training typically includes housebreaking, manners around other dogs and people and leash etiquette. Behaviour training is also good for correcting dogs who are engaging in undesirable behaviour, such as nuisance barking, play biting, ignoring commands, soiling in the house, chewing, jumping up and refusing to come.
Obedience Training allows the dog to perform particular activities on command. This can include sit, come, stay and heel, just to name a few.
Activity Training results in the dog being able to perform specific activities, such as hunting, herding, search and rescue and sports activities such as sports such as frisbee, flyball, soccer, agility and dancing.
We offer tips, articles, blogs and products on all types of training as well as health related topics for dogs.
There are many different training methods used by different dog trainers. I believe there is no right or wrong method as long as it does not include fear, intimidation or cruelty. When choosing a training method, owners should take into account cost, time, you and your dog’s personality, your training goals and your relationship with your dog.
My methods are based on reward and disapproval. The dog is shown new tasks and is given time to learn the new tasks properly. Once the dog is familiar with a new task, the dog is then given an opportunity to obey. If she does not obey, the dog is shown disapproval in a humane way. If the dog obeys, the dog is rewarded. I have found this method suits most dogs, including dogs that are either the strong, take charge type or the very sensitive souls.
My dog training techniques are designed to boost the dog’s confidence and ensure owners are able to train and bond with their dogs. My clear instructions to the owner mean they can train their dogs easily that is fun for both dog and owner.
My website is brimming with dog training advice – if you wish to subscribe to my updates and receive your free guide on dog and puppy training, click here. Additionally, I am constantly developing dog training and health products for dog owners – you are invited to view these resources in our online store.
If you have a question about your dog’s training or health needs, please click here. Your questions are important to me, as this assists me to develop relevant and informative content for the website and products. Your feedback is most appreciated and due the high volume of emails, I regret I cannot answer questions personally.
I also write product reviews, so if you have a question about a particular product, let me know and I’ll review it.
Absolutely! You should feel confident with your decision to purchase my quality products. You are welcome to watch Mia training dogs by visiting my Youtube channel (remember to subscribe).
Apart from regular training and health tips on dogs and puppies on this website, my Puppy Obedience Training Package is a comprehensive training and health system for your puppy from your first day together and beyond. I wish you the best of luck with your new puppy!
I am the owner of two Manchester Terriers and understand the challenges that come with training more than one dog. My dog training tips and techniques allows you to train each of your dogs effectively and handle any distractions your other dogs may pose when training each of them.
For safety reasons children under sixteen years of age should not be the primary handler when training dogs, however my dog training tips and techniques allows you and your children to have fun training your dog together.
I use healthy and tantalising treats in our dog training system to reward dogs’ good behaviour performed on cue. Once the behaviour is learned I show you how to reward the dog in other ways such as praise, affection, toys and fun. You will still occasionally reward your dog with treats, as this will keep your dog motivated to keep performing since your dog will never know when a treat is coming.
All dogs are motivated by something, whether it be food, affection, praise or fun activities. Our tips and products are designed to help you find the key to your dog’s obedience.
If you are unable to keep your dog, I encourage you to speak with shelters and rescue centres in your area.
If you would like to adopt a rescued dog, I encourage you to speak with the shelters and rescue centres in your area. I wish you the best of luck in choosing your new canine companion!
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