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Dog Training – Dealing With Separation Anxiety
By Waylon Harvey
Separation anxiety, also known in the dog training world as owner absent misbehavior, is one of the most frequently encountered problems in the world of dog training. Separation anxiety can manifest Read more...

 

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Catahoula Leopard Dog Size Hernando Desoto And General Character
By Steve Evans
The Catahoula Leopard Dog/'s size ranges from 20-26/" and weighs between 50-90 lbs, with a few individuals larger. Most males average 60-70 lbs in lean working condition and are about 24/" tall. As a Read more...

Successful Dog Training Methods
By Wade Robins
A very good relationship between you and your pet consists of mutual understanding, but how can you achieve that? By means of dog training methods, of course, though you should not be alarmed if you Read more...

 
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Successful Dog Training Methods
By Wade Robins
A very good relationship between you and your pet consists of mutual understanding, but how can you achieve that? By means of dog training methods, of course, though you should not be alarmed if you Read more...
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How To Use Dog Training Treats To Make Him Learn
By Sam Nichols
There are a number of methods that you can use to do dog training. Some ways need for the dog's owner to be able to use harmful treatments, while other methods ask for their patience and commitment. Read more...
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Finding a good dog training professionalWith so many people advertising in the field of professional dog training today, trying to determine who's truly qualified to look after your dog can be Read more...


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Therapy Dog Training - Working With Your Dog
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Therapy dog training, while important, is something with which many people are not familiar. A therapy dog is one that is used to do animal assisted therapy and activities. Organizations train the dog to help people in hospitals, schools, nursing homes, and virtually anywhere people need some sort of therapy. So, then, how do dogs become therapy dogs? It is a fairly simple process.


A Good Citizen

Though the requirements for therapy vary from state to state, it is almost universal that the dog must be certified as a canine good citizen. In order to receive that, you have to train your dog to be focused and well behaved around distractions. Generally your local animal shelter or even a therapy center will have classes available for you to learn how to turn your dog into a canine good citizen.

Classes for Therapy

Therapy can start as soon as your dog has been certified as a canine good citizen. The training consists mainly of teaching your dog how to ignore things like hospital equipment and school noises that he or she may not be used to being around. They also train the dog to help with simple activities and therapy with those who need it. However, in many cases, the therapy is really just the presence of the dog. Those using the services of dogs trained in how to perform the therapy can be anything from walking them, to reading to them, to simply being around them.

Where to Go

If you are interested in therapy for your four legged pal, then you should check out the internet or your local yellow pages. Whether you live in Virginia, California, or anywhere else, there is an organization in your area that will help you not only teach your dog how to become a therapy dog, but also get him out in the community and doing his part. Additionally, you can volunteer to help with everything from training to the therapy itself. Just get in contact with your local organization.

Therapy can be incredibly rewarding. When you teach your dog how to react to the situations with which he will be presented, you are putting him in a situation to be more than just a pet. You and your dog together can be real additions to the community and help your fellow man.
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Home Dog Obedience Training Using The Positive Reinforcement Method
By Andrew Bicknell
Most dog trainers believe that the best way to train any dog is using a method called positive reinforcement training. For those who are doing home dog obedience training this process simply entails Read more...

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