Dog Clicker Training

Dog Clicker Training

Clicker training has been used in animal behaviour management since the 40s/50s initially in bird but also dolphin control. It was only transferred to dog training principles later in about the 80s and has proved to be a very effective training tool regardless of the kind of dog you have.

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Dog Obedience Training

Dog Obedience Training

Most people are intuitively aware that they need to train their dog or puppy. This usually entails going to Obedience Training classes which will teach both owner and dog how to behave in common situations that they will certainly encounter in everyday life. Now not all dog owners can afford obedience training and many may decide they would rather do it themselves. So, here is a brief summary of what is usually covered in the obedience training so you can include all those aspects in your own training. The Benefits of Dog Obedience Training The whole point of dog obedience training is to ensure your dog learns how to respond to specific, well delivered commands. What that also means is that you actually have to learn how to give those commands in a consistent way – this is an area that many people often neglect in their end of the bargain of dog ownership. They think that the training burden lies with their dog, not themselves. It is better that you think of dog training as a two way street and if so you will be far more effective. One of the advantages of going to a formal class rather than doing it yourself is that you will get clear guidance from your instructor on how to deliver your commands in a calm and consistent manner. Now whether you go to classes or do it yourself here are the key areas that are usually address during dog obedience training: Top Dog Leadership In obedience training classes, you will learn how to assert your will over your dog – to show him / her that you are in charge at all times and that they must look and listen to you. This doesn’t mean that you bully your dog into submission but rather it means that you behave in such a way that your dog knows it can trust you to show them what you want… and dogs inherently want to please their owners. If your “top dog” behaviour is replicated at home as well, your dog will have a much easier time following your lead. Top Dog leadership is the cornerstone of all good training. Basic Commands Dog obedience training will provide you with basic commands like: sit, stay, heel, come, and quiet. These are basics that will make your dog responsive to you when it really matters. These five behaviours will form the foundation of most other things you may want to teach them later. No Biting or Barking Two of the biggest problems that an owner can have with a dog are biting and barking. Different levels of dog obedience training can deal with these specific behavioural...

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