Dog Training

Preparing for new leash on life

When glaucoma robbed Fu Tai-fun of her sight six years ago it took away her mobility, as she no longer dared to go to unfamiliar places because she was afraid of getting lost.

Saturday, 7 July, 2012, 12:00am

Fear of the unknown can make dogs aggressive

Dogs are known as friendly, tail-wagging creatures that will do almost anything to please their owner. However, every animal can act out when it's scared or placed in an unfamiliar environment.

Foster Wong, a certified professional dog trainer from the American Karen Pryor Academy, provides insights on how to handle a canine that suddenly turns aggressive.

8 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Positive reinforcement key to dogs and domestic bliss

Many people are starting the year with a new addition to the family: a dog or puppy. And, as these furry four-legged companions bring joy to the household, they require effort and training to be your perfect pet.

8 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

When a dog attacks

It's a lovely day outside, perfect weather for your weekly hike with friends.

You're familiar with hiking's basic do's and don'ts. But, as with everything else, surprises are bound to occur.

3 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Alternative therapies and techniques can help relax anxious dogs

As a dog trainer, Rose Tang has to regularly cut the nails on a dog's paw. However, for some nervous pooches that would rather skip their pedicure, Tang uses a technique called TTouch (pronounced t-touch) to help them relax.

18 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Restrict the use of dog treats - the canine equivalent of junk food

Chances are if you give your dog a tasty treat, it will come back for more. But what is good for their health and dental hygiene? And which ones can be dangerous for their stomachs, prompting a visit to the veterinarian?

10 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

First Person

Hong Kong people need to learn how to train their dogs with kindness, not cruelty, and the government needs to take more seriously the issue of strays, says visiting TV dog trainer Victoria Stilwell, star of the Animal Planet show It's Me or the Dog

25 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

A master at work

Name: Cheung Chung-chiu Age: 62 Occupation: Dog trainer

Young Post: How did you become a dog trainer?

Cheung: After completing secondary school, I learned dog-training skills from an expert coach, Master Lau.

In 2002, I set up Cheung Chun Chui Dog Training College in Yuen Long. Now, I have more than 20 students who directly come under my guidance.

8 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Resume

1960s: Learned dog-training skills under Master Lau

2002: Set up Cheung Chun Chui Dog Training College

2003: Invited by the People's Liberation Army to train patrol dogs in Beijing

2006: Set up the Hong Kong Canine Training Association

Course: Dog Training Course for Rookies

School: Cheung Chun Chui Dog Training College

8 Aug 2007 - 12:00am