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Top 5 Characteristics of Dog Training Techniques

When it comes to dog training, there are several factors that will affect whether or not your approach is successful. In addition to being comfortable with the environment and the person handling the training, your puppy or dog must become familiar with a schedule. As the trainer, you must consider a number of factors that will help you to provide the proper training that your dog needs to get him/her started on the road to discipline and good behavior.

Convenience. Although some dogs can be professionally trained as rescue or medical respondents, the majority of pet owners simply want their animals to respond to common commands. Therefore, a convenient and easy to understand approach at dog training will be the most effective. Most pets respond to positive reinforcement, which involves rewarding them with a treat, praise and strokes when they have done something right. If a training program is too complicated, it may require the help of a professional trainer. For standard training, a convenient approach is more likely to produce results.

Cost. When you add up the cost of food, supplies and veterinarian expenses, the cost of a pet is anything but cheap. Unless it involves specialized rescue or medical purposes, training your pet shouldn't be something that costs a fortune. Enrolling your four-legged friend in dog training classes can be pricey, which is why many pet owner opt for training their puppies and dogs at home with a little help from books, videos and/or training programs. These methods often provide valuable insight and allow pet owners to receive the same results as a trainer could furnish, but at a fraction of the cost.

Training methods. When it comes to dog training, the approach that you use will ultimately determine whether or not your attempt is a success or failure. Dog or puppy training should always involve gentle training and never include physically or verbally harming your animal. Pets respond to the tone of your voice and positive reinforcement but, during no time, will instilling fear in an animal ever improve your training results. The best and most effective method will include rewards when your pet obeys and ignoring them when they refuse.

Persistence. As with most things in life, results take time. Successful dog training will not occur overnight but, given time, will prove to be a valuable asset to both you and your dog. In order to achieve the best results, you must be willing to spend time working with your pet on a daily basis and continually train your pet even if the task takes more time than you originally thought. In the beginning, responses may be slow or even non-existent. With persistence, you will start to notice a change in your pet that will last a lifetime.

Patience. When it comes to dog training, patience is truly a virtue. Because your puppy or dog doesn't have the ability to communicate in a verbal way, it will take time to teach him/her how to respond to your voiced commands and tone. When you initially start to train your dog, he/she may not respond at all or may even become anxious if they sense that you have treats in your hand or pocket. The key is to have patience with your pet as he/she tries to learn what you desire of them and how best to achieve it.

CIA dog loses interest in CIA explosives training, gets dropped from program

Finding your place in this dog-eat-dog world can be a challenge, just ask Lulu, who was recently relieved of her duties as one of the Central Intelligence Agency's explosives-sniffing K9s. In a series of tweets on Wednesday, the holder of the government ...

Published:  Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:37:00 GMT



CIA bomb-sniffing dog flunks out of training in Twitter saga

pic.twitter.com/puvhDk1tRX - CIA (@CIA) October 18, 2017 Lulu's story gives us some fascinating insight into the CIA's dog-training program. The CIA says its K9 Corps is "the first line of defense against explosive threats to Agency personnel and ...

Published:  Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:43:00 GMT



CIA fires dog from K9 training program after refusing to detect explosives

Being a Central Intelligence Agency K9 can be ruff. The spy agency booted Lulu, a black Labrador, from its K9 training program after refusing to smell explosives. "We are sad to announce that Lulu has been dropped from the program," the CI A said in a ...

Published:  Thu, 19 Oct 2017 14:23:00 GMT



Your Dog Making A 'Sad Puppy Face' May Be Trying To Tell You Something

The dogs were all "family dogs" with "typical" training backgrounds for pets, and went back to their homes when their part in the study was over. The researchers aimed to figure out how the dogs' expressions changed during different situations.

Published:  Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:41:00 GMT



Lure the zen out of your dog with these easy training steps

I don't think my dog is ever relaxed unless he is sleeping. Is that normal It is a strange concept to most humans that some dogs actually need to be trained to relax. It is just not something that comes naturally to all dogs, and like people who need to ...

Published:  Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:02:00 GMT



Dogs graduate from SCI-Greene inmate service dog training program

Inmates are making meaningful contributions to society from behind bars by training puppies for work as service dogs through a program at the State Correctional Institution at Greene. "A lot of people are in bad shape in the world, and we can help ...

Published:  Thu, 19 Oct 2017 23:42:00 GMT



Senior Dogs Might Benefit From Indoor Potty Training

Has your senior dog developed health problems that make a trip outside to the toilet area challenging Perhaps stairs are too difficult for his arthritic joints or he can no longer hold it through the night. There are many health conditions that can ...

Published:  Thu, 19 Oct 2017 08:46:00 GMT



Meet Lulu, the good dog fired by the CIA because she didn't want to sniff bombs

Such as a dog named Lulu, who was recently dropped from the CIA's explosive detection canine (a.k.a. bomb dogs) training program. SEE ALSO: This poop pad will clean up your dog's mess for you A few weeks into training, Lulu was showing signs that she ...

Published:  Wed, 18 Oct 2017 22:54:00 GMT



A dog story: What happens to CIA pups that don't get through training

Washington - Some puppies just don't want to find bombs. For the dogs that don't make it through the Central Intelligence Agency's explosive detection training program, there's still a full life to be lived-just not serving the public. The CIA tweeted ...

Published:  Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:55:00 GMT



Local Briefing: Atlas Dog House + a Gymnastics Strength Training Gym for H St. & T.J.Maxx Opens in Ivy City

The Washington Business Journal has details on Atlas Dog House a canine day care and boarding facility coming to 1375 H Street NE, and mentions the PhysicalityGST (gymnastics centered gym) set to open at 1371 H Street NE. The new Ivy City T.J.Maxx (1417 ...

Published:  Fri, 20 Oct 2017 04:20:00 GMT



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