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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.

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Published:  Wed, 19 Sep 2018 21:13:00 GMT



Dog training service helps veterans suffering from combat disorders

John Galambos has owned numerous dogs, but none was trained to have the specialized skills of his current Shih Tzu, Beau. "I am a combat disabled veteran with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder from my se...

Published:  Fri, 14 Sep 2018 13:12:00 GMT



Dealing with Food Aggression in Dogs

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Published:  Mon, 17 Sep 2018 16:53:00 GMT



Review: "˜Pick of the Litter' will charm you with its guide dogs in training

After watching "Pick of the Litter," you may need to go lie down, or at least sit in a quiet room for a few minutes to collect yourself. Dana Nachman and Don Hardy's documentary, a hit at the Seattle ...

Published:  Wed, 19 Sep 2018 15:15:00 GMT



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Published:  Wed, 19 Sep 2018 07:28:00 GMT



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After an 8-month-old pit bull named Tanner bit one of his employees, the president of a Wyoming animal shelter had the dog pepper-sprayed as a "training exercise." Now, Cheyenne Animal Shelter preside...

Published:  Wed, 19 Sep 2018 13:15:00 GMT



Sit Means Sit Dog Training

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Published:  Wed, 19 Sep 2018 13:01:00 GMT



Columbia dog mauling case highlights lack of standards for animals up for adoption, some experts say

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Published:  Fri, 07 Sep 2018 18:20:00 GMT



SPCA Florida to offer dog training Sept. 25-29

LAKELAND - SPCA Florida is offering dog training sessions at its Lakeland campus Sept. 25 through Sept. 29. Sherry Woodard and Kathy Overfield of Best Friends Animal Society will conduct the sessions ...

Published:  Tue, 18 Sep 2018 16:32:00 GMT



Calming down excitable dogs free training Sept. 22

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Published:  Sun, 16 Sep 2018 09:26:00 GMT



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