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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.

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



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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



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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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