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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.

How much should dog training cost

When trying to determine the quality of a product, price is often an indication of its value. This philosophy doesn't always apply to dog training. Since the industry is unregulated nearly anyone can ...

Published:  Fri, 13 Jul 2018 13:50:00 GMT



Forest City Dog Training Club Celebrates 50 years

LOVES PARK, Ill. (WIFR) -- A local dog training club is celebrating its 50th anniversary with an open house to show the public its work and to show off its furry four legged members. The Forest City d...

Published:  Sat, 14 Jul 2018 20:55:00 GMT



MSNBC star Chris Matthews slams Trump supporters: "He's dog-training these people'

MSNBC star Chris Matthews compared supporters of President Trump to dogs who are being trained to align with Russian President Vladimir Putin instead of NATO. On Tuesday, Matthews aired footage of Tru...

Published:  Wed, 11 Jul 2018 07:04:00 GMT



Does Your Dog Only Listen When a Treat Is Involved Top Tips for Lure-and-Reward Training

The lure-and-reward method uses a treat to lure your dog into different behaviors. Simply hold a delicious and motivating treat to your dog's nose, then slowly move it around to get him to move the wa...

Published:  Fri, 13 Jul 2018 17:57:00 GMT



Benefits cheat who claimed he could hardly walk was found to be running a dog training business

A BENEFITS cheat who claimed he could hardly walk was exposed as a dog trainer. Paul Johnson, 53, insisted he could manage just 20 metres and raked in £20,000 in disability handouts. But sleuths from ...

Published:  Mon, 09 Jul 2018 18:43:00 GMT



Help Your Dog Learn to Love the Water

It's fear inducing and cruel to throw a dog into a body of water to "teach it to swim." My mantra when it comes to training animals is: If you would not do it to a human toddler, don't do it to a dog. ...

Published:  Tue, 10 Jul 2018 15:39:00 GMT



Hearing to focus on ATF dog training facility

FRONT ROYAL - The U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee turns its attention Monday to the possibility of relocating a federal facility in Front Royal that trains dogs to find bombs and exp...

Published:  Fri, 13 Jul 2018 19:29:00 GMT



Inside the world of dog fighting: Rigorous training, vicious fights and big payoffs

Rope Hangs - ropes that dangle animal hides or lures used to strengthen and condition a dog's jaw and neck muscles to achieve a better bite Break Sticks - sticks made of wood, plastic, fiberglass, res...

Published:  Sat, 07 Jul 2018 21:19:00 GMT



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