An Introduction to Dog Agility!

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  1. raghubansh mani Pandey

    Apr 01. 2017

    Zak can you tell which brand is good for dog

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    • King Doge

      Apr 01. 2017

      raghubansh mani Pandey it’s based on the dogs preference

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    • kathys3kids

      Apr 01. 2017

      Dogfoodadvisor.com rates most brands. The best food depends on your breed and your dog’s health and preferences. I have a dog with a sensitive stomach so I avoid anything with wheat and corn, for instance, as those tend to bother him.

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    • Susan DeFelice

      Apr 01. 2017

      If money isn’t an issue, I’d recommend Acana or Orijens. They’re from Canada and don’t seem to have the contamination issues that plague American-made dog foods. They also have a very high protein count and none of the fillers typically found in our dog foods. Very clean and high quality dog foods.

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    • inscribed

      Apr 01. 2017

      Almost all dog foods will be nutritionally complete. What varies between brands are the price of ingredients, protein type, palatability, and amounts of protein, fiber, and fat. Dogs are more likely to have allergies to certain types of meat. Grain allergies are actually more uncommon.
      Choose one that has appropriate levels of protein for your dog’s activity level, doesn’t have food coloring, tastes good to your dog, and gives them good poops.

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  2. Markus Pro

    Apr 01. 2017

    What is April fools

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    • LostInABook

      Apr 01. 2017

      Markus Pro it’s a day where you play tricks, but they can’t be harmful

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    • This is BAXTER

      Apr 01. 2017

      Markus Pro it’s a day were you basically say everything backwards like I hate you is I love you

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    • LostInABook

      Apr 01. 2017

      This is BAXTER your thinking of Opposite Day

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  3. MagDump28

    Apr 01. 2017

    Recently did a lot of research regarding dogs and color, I am wondering why the majority of dog agility gear available for purchase is in the color of yellow, this is known as a color that dogs can see but blends in with grass trees etc. Do you have any other tips and tricks for making our own dog agility equipment or a link to where we can get quality equipment online? The color topic is of interest to me specifically. Thank you

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    • Sougirly girl Souricett1

      Apr 01. 2017

      MagDump28 GO see THE dog log SHE made diy agility stuff

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    • Kate Reiff

      Apr 02. 2017

      It is because of the colors they see. They see blue and yellow better then red for example

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    • Homeskooling 4 Dogs

      Apr 02. 2017

      I’m not certain but I would guess it goes back to the days when it was believed that dogs could only see in black and white with varying shades of grey so the humans choose colors without that being a consideration. Dogs are basically blind to Christmas since they cannot see reds and green. I have purchased my equipment from http://www.affordableagility.com They seem to have frequent sales on products so it pays to be on there email list.

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    • MagDump28

      Apr 02. 2017

      Thank you, I remember thinking that myself. Will check out that site and email list for deals. Great vids

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  4. This is BAXTER

    Apr 01. 2017

    Do skateboarding​ I wanna see if you can teach one to push off and on😂

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  5. Bella Reinhold

    Apr 01. 2017

    Ok i need help i am somtimes active and i travel Four Times a Year my Mom and dad are chill and we have 2 cats no Fence but Huge Yard What dog do u think is right for me???????

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    • Zak George's Dog Training rEvolution

      Apr 01. 2017

      I’d suggest you read my book on that one. I go into a lot more depth on that question than I can here. It’s very affordable and if you don’t have a dog yet, now is the time to read it. Great question.

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    • Bella Reinhold

      Apr 01. 2017

      Zak George’s Dog Training rEvolution thanks i will check out your books Also i admire you!! 👍

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  6. Layla The Shih Tzu

    Apr 01. 2017

    Great video!!

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  7. Gigi Rose

    Apr 01. 2017

    Wow! I will definitely have to try this!

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  8. ASMRyouVEGANyet?

    Apr 01. 2017

    I was just thinking yesterday that I want to do agility with my dog. I have a giant backyard and could set up an awesome course for him. please make more of these videos!

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    • Captain Usopp

      Apr 01. 2017

      ASMRyouVEGANyet? I’d like to see videos of you doing that

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    • ASMRyouVEGANyet?

      Apr 01. 2017

      Captain Usopp maybe one day…. I’m techphobic…lol.

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  9. Jonathan Read

    Apr 01. 2017

    3:35 – SQUIRREL!

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  10. Almighty Shippo

    Apr 02. 2017

    When I was thinking of getting a border collie, I was planning on doing some of this. She’s still a tiny little 5 month old, but I’m about to buy a kit which has all the same equipment he shows here. I think it’s a good time to start, just for the mental and physical exercise aspects. Not planning on taking her into competitions or anything.

    Thanks a bunch, I’m gonna go sub to Doggie Dojo too. ^_^

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  11. Harry Parks

    Apr 02. 2017

    finally agility

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  12. DaniiTea

    Apr 02. 2017

    immediately distracted by the squirrel on the wire at 3:37

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    • Crisel Gendron

      Apr 05. 2017

      this was an amazing video thank you , i would love to buy equipment where would I buy.?

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    • Will 'n Co

      May 08. 2017

      comment on the actual video?

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  13. Joseph Smith

    Apr 02. 2017

    how do I teach my dog to roll over if he just turns his head and gets up if I go around his head with his treat like the method that was shown

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    • lyncant

      Apr 02. 2017

      I had the same problem with my dog and eventually what worked was to reward smaller steps. So when he bends his neck in the right direction *treat* moves his legs correctly *treat*.. and I gave him a little push on his butt to make his hips fall to the floor and gave him a treat. He will slowly go bend/turn further and further. Took us about 30 minutes training to get it first and a few days to get it consistent. I also noticed he stood up less if I kept the treat closer to his body (almost touching his back/shoulders) instead of having it further away from his mouth and body. I hope this helps you 🙂

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  14. Jessop

    Apr 02. 2017

    My dog (profile picture) is very reactive to other dogs. I don’t know if she wants to attacks them or play with them.

    When she sees a dog her ears pluck up, and her fur is standing up (making her look bigger). If the dog is in a certain range she starts to growl, bark and then lunge towards them.

    I now tend to hide behind cars, but in some situations that is nearly impossible, and she just makes an embarrassing scene. I just want her to be less stressed and have a fun life, but this is making it near impossible.

    (She was brought up with a fantastic Labrador who loved everyone/thing, and now lives with my chihuahua mix who she plays with frequently)

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    • Mr. Mojo

      Apr 02. 2017

      Just cause your dog is a golden retriever, I’d say she’s just trying to be playful. They aren’t really known for being aggressive towards strangers. The ears going up could just be due to the fact that she’s now alert of another dog, but if the fur stands up this is usually due to being anxious. I wouldn’t be too worried about the growling, barking, and lunging though because that doesn’t mean anything bad, the only thing you can take from it is that they’re excited about the new dog in their sight.

      I don’t think she is too stressed, just that she wants to play with everyone she can, since you did raise her with playful dogs. If you want to stop or lessen the excited reaction this, Zak did make a video with a German Shepherd going through walking your dog without them getting distracted, can’t remember what it was though. I’d just bring treats on walks, and whenever this happens, just call for her name and reward her whenever her attentions stays on you vs the new dog.

      Hope this helps you with your dog! (she looks very cute)

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    • Celine Yang

      Apr 03. 2017

      I would recommend consulting with a positive animal behaviorist. A private consult can help you relax a little (no new dogs in the room with you) and when you first contact them, make sure you provide details of the behaviors you see from your dog and any patterns. For example, try to describe the vocalizations as much as you can (high pitched, low pitched, long tones, short staccato sounds, whiny, growly), is she baring teeth, is she air snapping. Also try to make note of whether she seems to be triggered by the sight of the other dog, the sound of the other dog (like barks or even just the jingle of dog tags from a distance). A good behaviorist will help you come up with a plan that prioritizes safety and your dog’s well-being and gradually help your dog cope with the stress of her triggers. Or she might refer you to a colleague or a specialist, just someone who might be even more effective for your case.

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    • Karla Gonzalez

      Apr 17. 2017

      I have a lab that does the same sweetest thing but she does try to attack and unfortunately has gotten in some scruffles so embarrassing I try my best

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  15. Emely Marie Fernandez Mejia

    Apr 06. 2017

    can you do a video of how to control your feelings when your dog dies

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    • Everything dogs with Chloe

      Apr 22. 2017

      When a pet dies you have to let yourself grieve and dont control your emotions it is not bad thing to be crying over the death of your dog. Hope this helps. Also Grieving takes time.

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  16. Preston Garvey

    Apr 07. 2017

    I use the method you use for training my dog with treats. but now he won’t do anything unless he sees that I have a treat in my hand

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    • Maria Griffin

      Apr 14. 2017

      You’ve probably been ‘baiting’ him in your training, by luring with a treat instead of simply rewarding with it. Rub a hot dog slice on your hands until they smell like the treat, but leave your treats on a counter nearby. Then, let your dog smell your hands and ask him to sit. Immediately give him the treat from the counter. Eventually, he should start to trust that even if a treat isn’t in your hands, he’ll be rewarded. Also, try putting a treat in your pocket without your dog seeing. At a random time during the day, ask him to sit. If he complies, praise him and treat him immediately with the treat you’ve stashed in your pocket. He’ll learn that a treat can come from anywhere at any time, so he’d better obey. I hope that this helps. 🙂

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  17. Brisa Lopez14

    Apr 17. 2017

    hi umm i just wanted to know if you could make a video on why dogs are agrresive twards your friends and how to get your dog to stop?please abd thank you

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    • CuriousCritters 18

      Jun 14. 2017

      Brianna cabello97 well it could be their scent or they are trying to protect you.👍🏼

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  18. Mouse House

    May 23. 2017

    cool, thanks for this vid!

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  19. Sab Riah Jessy Babul

    May 24. 2017

    My dog distracted by cats

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  20. Jean Zamora

    Jun 29. 2017

    3:36-3:41 SQUIRREL!

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