4 Dog Training Tips For Handling Overly Aggressive Dogs
If you do own an overly aggressive dog that is rather shy, it is important you begin working with them as soon as possible. The last thing you want to happen is have your dog harm another dog, a Read more...
Puppy Training – How Early Separation Can Lead To Puppy Learning Disorders
By David Starikov
Training a puppy can be a difficult, yet rewarding task. If done properly, you will be rewarded with a loyal friend for life. If done improperly, it can lead to frustration on both the part of the Read more...
The Three Basics Of Basic Dog Training
By Roland Parris Jefferson III
First of all, believing that your dog can be trained is one of the biggest hurdles a dog owner will face. Once you have accepted this challenge then the basics of dog training can begin. Your new Read more...
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Companion is really no different than more advanced training in its principles. All types of training should involve structure and boundaries with clearly defined rules but should be done in a consistent and fun manner. The main difference between companion and more advanced types of training is really the depth of the training.
For example, all dogs should know a stay command. A stay for companion may be short, only a minute or two, and not very far away from the handler; whereas, more advanced training might require a stay of more than 10 minutes in duration and be out of sight from the handler. Companion should include commands such as: sit, down, come, wait/stay, loose leash walking, off (of furniture and people), give or drop it, and leave it. These are the foundation for a well rounded program of companion dog training.
All of these skills can easily be taught (and should be) in a positive and motivational manner. When we train our dogs using motivation instead of force or compulsion, we tap into what our dogs most desire. Just like with people, when a dog wants something, it will work hard to figure out how to get it. Motivation allows us to use these desires to train in more reliably the commands we would like for our dogs to know.
There are different kinds of motivation that can be used effectively in both companion and more advanced types of training. Motivation is anything your dog wants: toys, high value food items like hot dogs, cheese, or jerky, attention and petting, playtime outside, a walk, etc. Motivation also can be used effectively to teach dogs about impulse control and patience. When a dog has to wait to receive its dinner or sit before going outside, it learns that it has to control its impulses and limit its frustration to receive what it wants. Teaching a dog patience should be a cornerstone of companion dog training. The best way to begin a companion program is to invest the time and money in a knowledgeable and patient professional. The Association of Pet
Dog Trainers has a large membership of qualified professionals to select from as do many local Kennel Clubs. A school, club, or professional should always care about what is in the best interest of your dog, have the experience and knowledge, and have the communications skills to convey it. They should be flexible with you and allow you to ask questions as well. Companion should be fun and interesting for both you and your dog. Companion is fun and easy when you set boundaries for your dog using the different commands, teach him patience by asking him to do commands to get what he wants, work with motivations that matter to him, and have the knowledge to train gained from working with a professional.
Nancy Richards has been involved with dog training for several years. Learn all about aggressive dog training , companion dog training, dog grooming, diet, care for all dog breeds.
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Dog Training And Obedience Commands
By Robin Larson
Training a dog in obedience is very important to the bond between owner and dog. It's for the reason that it makes it easy to communicate with your dog, therefore allowing you to instantly get rid of Read more...