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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.

CIA fires dog who wasn't "˜enjoying' explosive detection training

Lulu couldn't just hack her training. The one-and-a-half-year-old female black labrador was dropped from the CIA's explosive detection program because she was "not enjoying herself." "Our trainers' top concern is physical & mental well-being of ...

Published:  Wed, 18 Oct 2017 19:24:00 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 04:18:00 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

The Hurricane Dog Training Challenge

Hurricane season ends November 30th, and not a moment too soon. This season was particularly brutal, with three major hurricanes hitting U.S. shores in less than a month. The most impactful for us in Houston, of course, was Hurricane Harvey. The storms ...

Published:  Mon, 16 Oct 2017 10:20:00 GMT

CIA sacks puppy as she "˜wasn't interested in' her explosive detection training

Lulu, a one-and-half-year-old pup, was apparently "˜acting lazy, guessing where odours were and showing a general disregard' in her training with the Fairfax County Police Department in Virginia, US, this week. No, this photo of a dog in high heels wasn ...

Published:  Thu, 19 Oct 2017 02:00:00 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:  Sat, 14 Oct 2017 23:30:00 GMT

Dog training advice

I'm researching trainers for Buster and Sophie, and it's stressing me the hell out. I need someone who does in-home training and can help me deal with Buster's dog-aggression issues and Sophie's anxiety and hyperactivity issues, as well just basic ...

Published:  Wed, 18 Oct 2017 21:20:00 GMT

Valley woman raising assistance dog in-training

SELINSGROVE - Canine Companions for Independence, a national non-profit organization providing assistance dogs for children, adults and veterans with disabilities, announces that Selinsgrove resident Janice Clark recently began raising an assistance dog ...

Published:  Wed, 18 Oct 2017 23:09:00 GMT

300m Rechargeable and Waterproof Dog Training Collar (US Plug)

The Dog Training Collar PET619-1 is a dog remote training collar that combines many of the features and elements commonly found in dog shock collars but with a reduced receiver design to accommodate a larger variety of dog sizes from up 10 pounds and up.

Published:  Thu, 19 Oct 2017 03:50:00 GMT

FOTAS/USCA dog training class's top students available for adoption

They've worked hard, learned a lot and are ready to find new homes. The first participants in the FOTAS and USC Aiken joint dog training program are now available for adoption at the Aiken County Animal Shelter. These graduates, many of them bully mixes ...

Published:  Sat, 07 Oct 2017 12:57:00 GMT

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