different dog training methods

different dog training methods

While many dog training methods exist, they all center around a few basic concepts. You can use positive reinforcement, negative reinforcement, or a combination of the two. But which training method is best? Nearly all trainers will use some sort of combination of the two. The difference between various dog trainers is how much of each method they use and to what degree. Here’s a rundown on how positive reinforcement, negative reinforcement, and some [...]

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American Kennel Club training

American Kennel Club training

Basic obedience training will help your precious puppy or adorable adult dog to live in harmony with your household. Need help housetraining your Hound? Did your Puli pull you down the street? Is your Terrier terrorizing you? Is your Weimaraner awake all night? Is your Foxhound feasting on furniture? AKC Clubs that offer training classes - Find a club that offers training classes in your area. There are many classes to choose from. Clubs may offer [...]

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Training dogs to stay

Training dogs to stay

In an earlier article, I described how to teach your dog to wait for permission before going out an open door. It’s handy to teach a general “Stay” cue, too, so you can park your dog and keep him out of your hair while you check that leak under the sink, or sit on the floor to wrap large birthday presents. This week, how to teach your dog to stay, and how not to wind up backing away from your dog with your hand out and chanting “Stay, stay, stay [...]

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Different ways to train a dog

Different ways to train a dog

Getting Started To start off on the right foot (and paw!) with your pup, he’ll need to know what you expect from him. This will make him feel secure in his ability to meet the goals laid out for him going forward. The foundation of training is based on correction and reward. Correction should never be harsh or angry, and should never involve physical punishment such as spanking or hurting your dog. All you need is your voice: A firm “No!” is enough [...]

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Dog behavior training tips

Dog behavior training tips

“You can’t teach an old dog new tricks”; I detest that old adage. You can teach any dog, at any age, anytime if you make the time and are consistent! And, training is essential to avoid and control aggressive behaviors. Avoiding Dog Aggression From The Beginning The best case scenario in any dog training program is to avoid dog aggression all together. Set up rules and boundaries Start obedience training right away Socialize your puppy or dog with [...]

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Labrador dog training books PDF

Labrador dog training books PDF

CHOOSING THE RIGHT PUPPY FOR THE RIGHT HOME! Getting a dog or puppy on impulse is rarely a good idea. Remember that dogs, like cars, were designed for a particular function. You need to decide what you want, a Corvette or a Suburban, a Fox Terrier or a Newfoundland. When the various breeds were originally developed, there was a greater emphasis on the ability to do a job, such as herding, guarding, hunting, drafting, etc., than appearance. If a particular [...]

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Dog whisperer training

Dog whisperer training

The Welcome Home! Ultimate Guide is the ultimate dog training DVD for all newly-adopted puppies and dogs! “What I wanted to create was an ultimate guide for anyone who has rescued a new puppy or dog from the shelter and is wondering ‘Now what do I do?’ And more importantly, ‘How do I do it!?’ “This Ultimate Guide consists of an hour long program, plus a 12-page Quick Start Guide packed with all the basic information you need to keep your new arrival [...]

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Dog training in San Jose

Dog training in San Jose

Bay Area dog trainer Jas Leverette and his experienced dog training team will take our proven, competition level K9 training techniques and simplify them for you. That way, we can train YOU to train your dog. Cali K9® Modern Dog Training Method ™ designed for modern dogs, is highly effective, fair, balanced and consistent. And, we customize our dog training packages for each client and how their dog or puppy learns. California K9 Solutions® dog training [...]

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how to start training your dog

how to start training your dog

>WebMD Feature Archive Come here. Sit. Lie down. Stay. How many of those cues can your recognize? Even more important, how many of those actions will your dog perform on command? Or what about not jumping up on everyone who comes through the front door? It may have been cute when your dog was a puppy, but now she s 50 pounds of canine energy that can knock Aunt Margaret clean off her feet. What can you do to stop unwanted behaviors? Is it [...]

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Best way to train dogs

Best way to train dogs

Understand the value of the command. The “come” is used whenever you want your dog to come to you. This command is potentially life-saving, as it can prevent your dog from running off if he gets loose. Prepare your dog for “come” training. You always want to start training indoors (or in your fenced yard) with low distraction. Attach a 6-foot leash to your dog’s collar so that you have a way to keep his attention and prevent him from running away [...]

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Trainers for dogs

Trainers for dogs

Every time I hear someone talk about balanced dog training, I can t help but shake my head. This term has quickly become a euphemism for training that uses both positive reinforcement along with physical punishment and/or physical corrections. The term itself is indicative of the key phrase those of us in the so-called purely positive camp hear so often: There isn t just one right way to train a dog. True . Some dogs respond well to clicker [...]

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Your dog trainer

Your dog trainer

Dogs are wonderful animals, in fact they are often our best friends and become part of the family and our everyday life very easily. But there is one thing that most of us don’t get taught as dog owners, and it is the most important thing of all: how to become the Pack Leader in the eyes of your dog . This one fundamental point forms the basis of my whole training technique, and is the key cause of nearly all the dog behavioral problems I see. All [...]

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Easy trained dogs

Easy trained dogs

Dogs that Make Training as Easy as 1, 2, 3 Adding a dog to your household brings joy and happiness into your life; however, it also brings a whole new set of responsibilities. You must be willing to devote the time and have the patience needed to train your four-legged family member. We asked dog trainer, Laurie C. Williams, owner of Pup ‘N’ Iron, for feedback on categorizing dogs as “easier to train.” Her experience is that “dogs that have been bred [...]

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Dog training roanoke va

Dog training roanoke va

Puppy Life Skills(10 Wks – 5 Months) Wednesday @ 7:00 PM Thursday @ 6:00 PM Saturday @ 11:00 AM Teenager Life Skills(5 Months – 1 Yr) Monday @ 7:00 PM Thursday @ 7:00 PM Classes in Roanoke, Virginia Want a smarter, happier, better-behaved dog? Field of Dreams can help your dog be all that and more. We offer training classes for every dog, from puppies to adults, absolute beginners to advanced students – and everyone in-between. Our training methods [...]

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Anxious dog training

Anxious dog training

The Behavior Adjustment Training (BAT) method by Grisha Stewart of Ahimsa Dog Training, is a great way to help your dog to be more comfortable with what she is fearful or upset about. BAT uses desensitization together with a functional reward for calm behavior. Simply put, you begin at a distance where your dog can see what she is afraid of without reacting to it and when your dog shows calm body language, you move away from what she is afraid of [...]

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Where can I train my dog?

Where can I train my dog?

Thinkstock By increasing the value and frequency of rewards, you may get a better response from your stubborn dog. Training a stubborn dog can be frustrating — I’ve worked with dozens of pet owners who feel like they’re on the losing end of a battle of wills with their canines, and I’ve had several difficult-to-train dogs of my own over the years. When bad habits refuse to budge, pet owners can wind up feeling frustrated, exhausted and defeated. If [...]

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