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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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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

Police dogs practice fights, bites and flights at training conference

When K-9 officers train their dogs to apprehend a suspect, one person in the exercise has to wear the bite suit. On Wednesday, that person was Phillip Mills. Wearing a thick protective sleeve on one a...

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

Sometimes, re-introducing another animal during training can re-trigger deeply ingrained patterns of conduct. Sometimes, at-home protective measures against food aggression in dogs may simply involve ...

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



LI's Moloney Funeral Homes offer new service: a grief support dog

"It's just proven that having the dog there relieves anxiety and stress." Funeral director Jennifer Gagliano, for instance, is in the process of obedience-training her three puggles, named Skye, Hunte...

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



Tanner the dog bit a woman. Shelter pepper-sprayed him as "˜training,' then killed him

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




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