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It's estimated that there are over 60 million dog owners in the U.S. Most of them have come to realize that dogs don't come already programmed, without the need for dog training. Just like children, pets need to be taught right from wrong, and how to behave in certain situations.

Train Your Dog With Secrets To Dog Training Today! This can be especially challenging since animals don't speak the same language as humans. There are dozens of dog training resource materials available to you for purchase over the internet. Some are built on a history of success, while others offer a single person's viewpoint. All have one thing in common - they try to give you an effective way to communicate with your dog.

When looking at all the different dog training programs available today, there are certain factors you need to consider. Some of these include:

  • Effectiveness.  Does the dog training program carry through on its claims? Is there a history of success in using the training?
  • Methods.  Are you comfortable with the dog training methods used? Does it cover the specific dog training needs you require?
  • Cost.  Is the cost of the dog training reasonable for the value it provides? Is there a refund available if you're not satisfied? has reviewed and ranked the best dog training programs available today. We hope this information helps you train your dog right away!

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Dog Training Reviews

5 stars
Secrets to Dog Training

SECRETS TO DOG Best-In-Class Blue Ribbon Award

This excellent dog training program is worthy of its top 5 star rating and is a bargain at the price. It covers everything that a responsible dog owner should know about their dog. The bonus training books are icing on the cake. Read More... Visit

4.5 stars
Dog Training Online


There are several benefits to this program, primarily the downloadable video format that allows you to hear the proper way to say a command and plenty of pictures showing proper posture. For an example the last lesson is available free from the website and is great for showing the basic set up of the videos before you buy them. Read More... Visit

4 stars
Dog Training Secrets


This product includes a free 7-part email course of useful information. This is a good program, but primarily for a dog that does not have major aggressive issues or other unusual problems. Read More... Visit

3.5 stars
Dog Training Mastery


This is a very good product, and covers a lot of areas. Including the bonuses it satisfactorily covers basic obedience training and dog care. It only lacks some of the more advanced training of other programs and some of the polished expertise of the top picks. Read More... Visit

2.5 stars
Puppy N Dog Training Secrets


Though effective, this program is not as extensive as the first two programs and is definitely more expensive. A nice feature is Kevin Lynch's free email newsletter that covers some specific problems, but may not answer the question you need at the moment you need it. Read More... Visit

2 stars
DIY Dog Training


Good program and fairly comprehensive for potty and obedience training. The price is a little steep considering the other programs in our review. We also wish the author based her program on more hands-on training of dogs. Read More... Visit

Puppy Training Basics

When it comes to training your puppy, there are a few tips to keep in mind to help guide you through the process. By following a few key points, you can maintain consistent training and avoid letting things get ruff.

If you are using the crate method for housebreaking your puppy, never leave him/her inside of the crate for more than two hours at a time. Puppies cannot control their bathroom habits yet, so make sure to let them out frequently. Your pet will soon grow to understand that he/she should go outside of the home to relieve itself and your housebreaking approach will be a success.

Never use physical punishment as a form of puppy training. This will only result in your pet being afraid or nervous when you are near. Instead, reward good behavior and ignore them if they fail to respond on command. For instance, if you instruct your puppy to "sit", gently push down on his/her backside and repeat the command. When your puppy is seated, reward him/her with a treat and praise. If your pet refuses to sit, walk away and try again in a few minutes. Training takes time and patience, but should never involve your pet being afraid of you.

You can begin training your puppy as early as 8 weeks old. He/she may not respond immediately, but you will be building a foundation for your pet's learning at an early age. Continue working with him/her for short intervals every day and instill positive reinforcement as you train.

Whenever you plan to attempt obedience training with your puppy, make sure that you have his/her favorite treats on hand to serve as a reward. In addition, puppy training should be approached at a time that is calm for both you and your pet. If he/she is anxious about something, it is not likely that the training attempt will be successful. Instead, your puppy should be relaxed and able to focus on the training task at hand.

If you are housebreaking your puppy, be sure to watch him/her closely during the earliest days of training. If you allow your pet to roam freely throughout the house, it is especially important to be mindful of their whereabouts. If your puppy has an "accident" on the carpet, which is possible if he/she is unattended, catching them in the act is the only way to deter future behavior of the same. If you later find the problem spot and you verbally scold your pet, he/she will not understand or associate the "accident" with bad behavior. If you catch them in the act, however, a firm "NO!" will let them know that you are displeased with their actions.

When training your puppy, always be consistent in your commands. For instance, if you are attempting to teach your pet to sit, always use "sit" as your command. Avoid using alternate terms that may confuse your pet and never yell or shout your instructions as this will make your puppy feel as though he/she is being scolded. A normal, instructive tone will be much more effective in your approach to puppy training.

It's important to realize that the amount of obedience training, housebreaking and instruction needed will largely depend on your pet. Some breeds are highly intelligent and may learn quickly according to your puppy training techniques. If your pet does not respond as quickly as you think it should, simply spend additional time working with him/her and you will have a perfectly-trained pup in no time.




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