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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.

All About Dogs: Leash training protocols for older dogs, too

Question: I adopted an older dog who appears to sort of understand walking on the leash. Somebody already taught him to stay on my left hand side for example, but what do I need to be teaching him about the leash Answer: We've been talking about the ...

Published:  Thu, 22 Mar 2018 16:47:00 GMT

Dog training to become K-9 after being stabbed 13 times

A Mid-Michigan dog who endured a life of abuse is getting a second shot at a happy life. Remi was discovered last summer with severe injuries given to him at the hands of his former owner. Now, he has a new place to call home. He has even found his true ...

Published:  Thu, 22 Mar 2018 18:26:00 GMT

Dog Gone Problems: I need help potty training my Yorkie

Two weeks ago we adopted an 8-month-old Yorkie from a family who was getting rid of her because she could not be potty trained. Now that this has become my challenge, what can I do We take her outside and she just sits for up to 30. Then when she comes in ...

Published:  Wed, 21 Mar 2018 00:00:00 GMT

He trained his girlfriend's dog to do a Nazi salute. He'll likely go to prison for it

Mark Meechan stared at the camera and described the training he had given to his girlfriend's pug, Buddha. "My girlfriend is always ranting and raving about how cute and adorable her wee dog is," he said in his Scottish brogue. "And so I thought I ...

Published:  Thu, 22 Mar 2018 11:14:00 GMT

Need for foster dog parents grows for prison dog training program

The Can Do Canine Prison Dog Training program kicked off it's second year at the Jackson Correctional Facility. Now they're reaching out to the public for this support to keep the program going. While Lori Roy works at the facility, she has a four legged ...

Published:  Wed, 21 Mar 2018 13:16:00 GMT

Rescue dog looking for home after two years in Canton shelter

There is an adoption fee for Cesara, but the rescue said in this case, someone is sponsoring her, and that $450 will actually go toward additional training for this special dog and her new family. "Cesara has been through a lot and she's been in a shelter ...

Published:  Thu, 22 Mar 2018 18:56:00 GMT

10-year-old boy with diabetes got a dog who monitors his blood-sugar levels

The organization works with a prison system that uses the dog training as a work program for the prisoners. And then, the dogs are sent to families to get used to being in a home and school setting. A dog's expert nose is what allows Einstein to be ...

Published:  Mon, 19 Mar 2018 17:55:00 GMT

United CEO on dog's death in overhead bin: 'We got it wrong'

The airline says that the unidentified employee did not understand that there was actually a dog inside the carrier, a story the family and other passengers say is not true. He added that United will be putting thousands of workers through a new training ...

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

Help find missing search and rescue dog, 'Trick'

The search is on for a dog trained to do just A West Mobile family is looking for their dog"Trick," who is training to be a search and rescue dog. He ran away Friday night from the Alpine Hills neighborhood. Trick's owner, Winona Leard ...

Published:  Tue, 20 Mar 2018 20:24:00 GMT

Therapy dog brings furry dimension to NMMC Rehab Institute

"They don't think of it as therapy," Kendrick said. "They just think of it as loving on a dog." Charlie started training as a therapy dog as a puppy and recertifies every year, Goldman said. They both are registered with Love on a Leash, the ...

Published:  Wed, 21 Mar 2018 23:12:00 GMT

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