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K9 DOG TRAINING CLUB

Award-winning dog trainer Dana Gallagher shares her many years of experience in her K9 Dog Training Club. Whether you choose just the Perfect Pooch Train-at-Home online course or the full package that includes information on food and nutrition, personal access to Dana herself for any questions you may have, and more, her videos will show you how to interact better with your pet. K9 Dog Training is our top choice for pet owners.

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SECRETS TO DOG TRAINING

This dog training program is worthy of its high 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.

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DOG OWNERS BOOT CAMP

With one of lowest prices in the dog training market and a generous 90-day money back guarantee, Dog Owners Boot Camp may be the most risk-free program currently available. Just be aware that creator Marilyn Burnham is addressing dog training from the perspective of her decades of experience as a groomer, not as a professional trainer.

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DOG TRAINING TUTOR

Dog trainer Kobie Lawson's debut guide to dog behavior aims to help you understand your pet's language and use it to interact more effectively with your furry friend. Unlike most dog training programs, Dog Training Tutor does not have a free trial: you'll have to pay $5 for a week of access. There's also not much information about Lawson's actual expertise, to know if it's even worth the non-refundable five dollars, but customer comments seem to have good things to say about his program.

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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.

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NO NONSENSE DOG TRAINING

No Nonsense Dog Training wants to help you establish yourself as the dominant member of your dog's "pack", though effective techniques that help your pet feel safe and secure while learning appropriate behaviors. We were confused by differences between the information about the program itself and the advice given in the articles on the site, leaving us questioning the effectiveness of the dog training offered.

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PUPPY COURSE

Puppy Course is an all-online dog training program focused on working with younger pets, and the course is broken down into modules accessed through the site's dashboard. However, multiple typos and other inconsistencies with the site left us questioning the reliability of the information provided in the program. We recommend that you choose one of the more highly-ranked dog training programs in our review.

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Dog Training

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.

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

TopConsumerReviews.com has reviewed and ranked the best dog training programs available today. We hope this information helps you train your dog right away!



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.

 



Dog Training In The News

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



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:  Wed, 13 Dec 2017 14:54:00 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



Cat Named D.O.G. Helps With Canine Training

He might be a cat, but don't call him kitty, call him D.O.G. The feline with an ironic name serves an important role at a training center for service dogs.

Published:  Thu, 14 Dec 2017 09:41:43 GMT



From rescue to research: training detection dogs for conservation

Conservation and research teams have used detection dogs to locate illegal wildlife products, weapons, invasive species, and, particularly, wildlife scat-a non-invasive way to collect dietary, hormonal, and genetic information contained in fecal material.

Published:  Fri, 01 Dec 2017 16:18:00 GMT



Service Dogs Graduate Training, Placed with Clients

A nonprofit with the goal of providing service dogs to those in need honored trainers and trainees on Saturday, December 2. Service Dogs of Virginia celebrated the graduation of nine dogs on Saturday with a special moment for trainers, dogs, and their clients.

Published:  Sat, 02 Dec 2017 13:56:00 GMT




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