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Choosing an Obedience Class

If you have decided to enroll your four-legged friend in an obedience training class, there are a few tips to keep in mind to make sure that your choice is the right one. Choosing a dog trainer requires much more than simply selecting a name at random from the phone book and, when it comes to your pet, nothing but the best will do.

Obedience training classes are held in most communities and are not typically difficult to find. If you need information on finding puppy or dog training classes in your area, you can check with a local veterinarian, fellow pet owners or a pet shop. Before you decide to enroll your puppy or dog, take the time to attend a class and see how the trainer interacts with current students. In addition to being able to effectively communicate with animals, a dog trainer should be open to answering questions that you may have regarding their training methods, experience and results.

When it comes to dog training, whether it be a puppy or adult dog, trainers should always use methods that involve positive reinforcement, such as rewarding dogs with a treat and praise when they respond to commands. When a pet refuses to obey a command, most trainers will employ a method of ignoring the animal until it responds appropriately. Trainers should never use harmful methods of dog training and should, in fact, be very gentle with pets. The best way to confirm this is to attend a class and ask the trainer for references.

Currently, there is no organization that licenses dog trainers. This means that basically anyone can open a business, call themselves a trainer and begin accepting students. If you want to make sure that your four-legged friend is in good hands, speak with the trainer directly and inquire about his/her background with animals and special training or education that they have undergone prior to becoming a trainer. Ask for references and don't hesitate to consult with each of them. If a trainer cannot provide references or fails to answer your questions satisfactorily, consider the possibility that you may be able to train your own pet just as effectively in the comfort of your own backyard.

If you are going to enroll your pet in a dog training class, make sure that it is safe, effective and worth the money. There are a number of programs, videos and books that are available to help in teaching pet owners how to instill obedience training, housebreaking and basic techniques that will result in a well-behaved animal. With so much information available, some dog owners may wonder which provide quality information and which are just nonsense. The truth is that dogs cannot be trained overnight but, with patience and the proper approach, they can begin to learn your commands with time. If you want to know which programs or books are worth your time and money, take a moment to read product reviews that are geared toward dog training products and how to differentiate between the good and the bad.

Rescue dog in training to find trapped people

All arson-sniffing dogs can detect the presence of gasoline, kerosene, diesel fuel, lighter fluid and 10 other accelerants. Hoke, the Salina Fire Department's new arson dog, also can detect a 15th smell: carbon dioxide. That enables him to find live ...

Published:  Sat, 16 Dec 2017 19:58:00 GMT



Punishment-Based Dog Training a Risk Factor for Euthanasia

A new study examines reasons why are dogs are relinquished or killed. Because one of my main areas of research interest is animal euthanasia, I am always on the lookout for articles in the scholarly literature with "euthanasia" in the title. The ...

Published:  Sun, 17 Dec 2017 00:06:00 GMT



I'm Inspired By This Dog-Training Cat Named D-O-G Who Makes a Difference Just By Being Himself

D-O-G (pronounced dee-oh-jee) the Cat is helping a St. Louis dog training group get their canines in order by offering a little lesson on what it's like to be around a feline. The Associated Press reports that Support Dogs, Inc. took in D-O-G over the ...

Published:  Thu, 14 Dec 2017 10:40:00 GMT



Summit County training and certifying avalanche dogs for search and rescue

Summit County's resorts employ a number of ski patrollers who work to keep people on the slopes safe. Helping out their two-legged companions are the avalanche rescue dogs, ready to sniff out trouble at a moment's notice. The Colorado Rapid Avalanche ...

Published:  Fri, 15 Dec 2017 15:06:00 GMT



It Is Mom's Fault If Your Dog Eats Poop! -- Training Canines, LLC

(MENAFN Editorial) Training Canines LLC Founder and Canine Scientist, Kim Paciotti's research has determined another reason your dog may eat poop: their mom! Paciotti's company, Training Canines LLC., specializes in training puppies from as early as 10 ...

Published:  Sun, 17 Dec 2017 02:14:00 GMT



Vet Believes Virginia Mauling Incident Needs Further Investigation, Says "˜Dogs Don't Typically Just Out of the Blue Attack Their Owners'

A man who used to work with Stephens at a dog training facility told CBS 6 that Stephens was very experienced working with animals, and loved her dogs. He said she had one of them named "Tonk" for a while, and he could not imagine him doing this to her.

Published:  Sat, 16 Dec 2017 21:32:00 GMT



Dog Boarding, Grooming, Training Business Coming To Lemont

LEMONT, IL - Dog owners will be happy to hear about the new business coming to Lemont. Beach For Dogs, a dog grooming, boarding and training business will open its doors at 1256 State St., in Lemont. The new business is in the Jewel plaza, close to the ...

Published:  Wed, 13 Dec 2017 14:12:00 GMT



Local Nonprofit Funds Emotional Support Dog Training for Those with Invisible Disabilities

You might be familiar with dogs that help people who are blind or have other physical disabilities. But dogs also help people with invisible disabilities. Emotional support animals have been successful in treating people with mental illness. The training ...

Published:  Sun, 03 Dec 2017 18:37:00 GMT



America needs more bomb-sniffing dogs raised in our own country to keep us safe

How did we get here Over the years, various government agencies have established specialized working dog-breeding and training facilities. Following the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, the government established a top-notch detection dog breeding ...

Published:  Fri, 08 Dec 2017 19:44:00 GMT



TAILS: Training center in Jacksonville saves lives of at-risk shelter dogs

The 3-year-old mixed-breed dog named Pippi was on her way home. And everyone she left behind was on the verge of tears. "Look at her, she's smiling," said Lindsay Hargett, as she and other volunteers at Doc Tony's TAILS Training and Adoption Center ...

Published:  Sun, 03 Dec 2017 16:04:00 GMT



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