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Training Your Dog – Ready-to-use Strategies
By Melissa Wayan
Training your dog; what fun this can be. Have you ever watch a person try to train their dog? It is quite comical I assure. When I was a young child and my mom and dad were training my dog, I always Read more...

 

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House Training Tips For Puppy Or Dog
By MichaelTeoh
Taking a puppy to your home is a big responsibility since you have to meet all the animal’s health needs and provide a loving environment. In the first month of accommodation, that may also be the Read more...

Housebreaking Your Pup, A Critical Part Of Dog Training.
Although it might not comprise the most likable chore in Earth, housebreaking your puppy will constitute a crucial function in bonding with the youngest member of your household. It will test your Read more...

 
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5 Puppy Training Tips For A Better Dog
By Nick Luvera
Who doesn't love a puppy? They are cute, fluffy, and playful. However, don't let those innocent puppy eyes fool you - all puppies grow up to be dogs, and puppies growing up without the benefit of Read more...
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Dog Training - Dog Bites
By John M Williams
So you're either in the unfortunate situation where you, some one you know, or a family member has received a dog bite or maybe you're just curious of what steps to take in the case of this kind of Read more...
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Dog Obedience Training - Methods That Work With Your Dogs Natural Instincts
By Dexter Leonard
A common misunderstanding about dogs is that they are dirty animals. But contrary to popular belief dogs are very clean animals. Dogs have a natural tendency to never do their "business" in the area 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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Quick Advice On Better Portuguese Water Dog Puppy Training
By Richard Cussons
Are you in the know at what age does a dog need to be in order to start being housebroken? You will read plenty of consensus regarding three weeks old being ideal, but results may be unsurprisingly Read more...

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