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  1. Dog Training and Possessiveness with Food
    Though sometimes would like to believe otherwise, food is a dog's first priority, so the first step to successful training is to establish yourself as the leader, this can be acheived by showing him that he can only have his food at your discretion and command. ...

  2. Can You Really Teach An Old Dog New Tricks... Also, Dog Owner Invents Training Techniques
    Adam, ...

  3. The History And Benefits Of K9 Training
    Humans have been training dogs to carry out tasks for them since prehistoric times, when the main use for a dog was to help humans in their hunt for food. As now, dogs would be trained to hunt and catch small animals such as rabbits and hares, and also to track larger prey which the dog would either bring to bay to be finally killed by its master, or would chase towards a party of men who would then dispatch the larger animal. ...

  4. Training A Dog
    Training a dog can be enjoyable and rewarding. Whether conducted in a private setting or a classroom setting, it requires consistency, direction and firmness. In general, dogs are eager to please, but teaching them new skills takes time and energy. ...

  5. Being Your Dog's Boss is Crucial to Training
    Dogs, in their native state, are pack animals. We often think of them merely as independent pups and don't often mull over their unchallengeable core nature as pack animals, however. This failure to take into account the true personality of dogs can make training more complex. Similarly, understanding what it means to be a pack animal can unlock one of training's utmost secrets. ...

  6. Crate Training: Top Three Reasons Why You Should Bother
    Imagine walking in the house from a long day at work, ready to kick your feet up, relax, and enjoy the rest of your quiet evening at home. Then picture sticking your key in the lock and turning it, just to open your front door to a disaster; the trash from the kitchen strewn about the house, the stuffing torn out of pillows and worst of all?a stinky wet mess just waiting for you at the foot of your bed. Sounds like a nightmare, right? Even better?this is the life of a brand new dog owner. ...

  7. The Art Of Dog Training & Obedience School
    One of the best things about dog ownership is that they can be trained to obey commands and are able to make a connection with their owner. Dog training requires a certain amount of patience and determination, but will result in a well-behaved pet that your friends and family will adore. ...

  8. Raising A Puppy And Starting Training
    Dear Adam: ...

  9. Puppy Training For The First Week
    Puppy training is only as hard as you want it to be. Learning how to properly train you puppy is almost a necessity when you first get one. Puppy training during the first week of getting your pet is critical. You definetly need to have certain items such as dog beds, collars, toys, and food and water bowls in place before bringing that new puppy home. Getting your family members involved with certain rules, routines, and responsibilities is just as important. ...

  10. Yorkie Training: How Yorkie Training Has Evolved
    When you look down at your Yorkie puppy peacefully sleeping in its little bed, it's hard to think that in just two to three months it may grow up. And although its behaviors may be cute at the moment, stuff like jumping up and putting his front paws you, this will be far less enjoyable when your dog is all grown up. Don't think that just because a Yorkshire Terrier is so little in size, it can't be annoying if untrained! Far from it! ...

  11. Dog Training Tips You Can Use To Teach Your Dog
    Dog Training Tips You Can Use To Teach Your Dog Regardless of the age of your dog it is never to late to train them. However, when possible, you should begin training a puppy at 6 to 8 weeks old. In this article we will look at dog training tips that you can use to train your dog or puppy. First of all positive reinforcement is the best way to train your dog. Positive training leads to your dog wanting to please you and it will learn a lot faster. Dogs are like children in that they want to please you, but they need to be taught how. As soon as they know how to do this they will feel a part of your family. ...

  12. Professional's Secret To Training Your Dog
    I'm a professional dog trainer. I've had formal education, studied with other accomplished trainers and worked with dogs for nearly thirty years. It's no secret why I can do things with dogs that seem amazing to the average person. ...

  13. Dog Training Tips And Tricks: Recall Training Your Dog
    Recall training has two basic concepts. The first is to treat your dog well each time he comes to you. Be it a kind word, a pat on the head, or a scratch behind the ears, Buddy will relish the affection you show him. ...

  14. Dog Training Accessories, Making Dog Training A Lot Easier
    Having the proper dog training accessories can make training your dog a whole lot easier. Of course your dog needs a house, a crate or a bed. Your pet needs his/her very own plate. Your dog needs attention, guidance, tender-loving care and utmost concern. And, aside from the usual needs of any canine, your lovable pup needs dog-training accessories. ...

  15. Guide For Training A Dog - 5 Quick Tips For Teaching Obedience
    If you have found that your dog is starting to show aggressive tendencies, is destructive to your property, or is otherwise misbehaving, you need to take action right away to nip the problem in the bud. Reason: if you let these problems go, your dog will only get the message that this kind of behavior is somehow acceptable, which of course is something you want to avoid at all costs. ...

  16. Training Your Dog
    Training your dog can be time consuming and frustrating at times, but it's well worth it. Here are several tips that should help things go much smoother and faster... plus reduce the frustration both you and your dog feel! ...

  17. Dog Behavior Training
    At some point in time all of us dog owners need to administer some dog behavior training (or dog behavior modification). ...

  18. Dog Obedience Training - The Down Command
    The down command is the next lesson to teach in your dog obedience training schedule. It should be taught as soon as you and your dog have mastered the sit command. ...

  19. Dog Training As A Reflection Of Our Own Insecurities
    Janice writes: ...

  20. 6 Basic Dog Training Tips
    How you go about basic dog training depends on several things. You want to take into consideration what kind of dog it is, what dog behavior training you are trying to accomplish, and how old the dog is. But it is important to note that it is never too late to teach a dog a new trick. Here are 6 basic dog training tips to keep in mind. ...

  21. Dog Agility Training Is Fun For Fido
    Hurling over jumps, running through tunnels, dodging weave poles, negotiating see-saws - do these sound like things your dog might enjoy? Then your pet might love dog agility training. ...

  22. Dog Training. A Lesson You Must Learn Before It's Too Late
    Dog and Puppy Training for A Happy and Safe Life. ...

  23. Dog Training: How To Perfectly Potty Train Your New Puppy
    If you have ever been the proud owner of a new puppy, chances are that you know what it feels like to step in a warm puddle in the middle of the night?on your new carpet?in your best socks. It can be a very frustrating thing when your new puppy just refuses to use the bathroom outside, and it is easy to feel like there is no end in sight. Luckily, there are some ways to perfectly potty train your new puppy, and although it won't happen overnight persistence and some good carpet cleaner should get you through the rough spots in your potty training experience. ...

  24. Dog Training For Baby Boomers
    A lot of people have pets and most have either a cat or a dog. Pets are more common in the households of older people and as the large baby boomer generation grows older, it will lead to a substantial increase in the pet population. For many baby boomers, getting a pet later in life will present some unexpected challenges. Especially if the pet of choice is a dog. A cat is in general much easier to have than a dog. However, many people prefer a dog because it is loyal and, as we all know, man's best friend. ...

  25. The Evolution Of Dog Training
    Playing and cuddling with your brand new little puppy may cause you to forget just how big your dog might be in just a few short months. Brand new puppies can grow to be forty and fifty pounds or even up to one hundred pounds or more, depending on the breed, of course. Keep in mind, while the behavior of a dog at a young and small age, may seem sweet and cute at this time in its life. There some actions like jumping up and placing their front paws on your body as well as others that will not even be funny when the dog is full grown and large enough to knock someone over. ...

  26. 4 Training Collar Options: How to Decide
    4 Training Collar Options: How to Decide Many dog owners find that their efforts toward training their pet are greatly aided by the use of a training collar. There are many types of collars available and each employs a different way to guide your pet, restrain him or discourage bad or disobedient behavior. ...

  27. Choosing A Dog Training Course
    You've got a dog with behavior problems, or you just plain want your dog to listen to you, but you don't know where to begin. You need help and answers badly, but you don't want to spend hundreds or even thousands of dollars on a professional dog trainer to come to your house. ...

  28. Using An Electronic Dog Collar For Training Your Dog
    A dog is a man?s best friend; dogs protect him and his home. A dog owner has responsibilities as well, like food, shelter, training, and even making sure to provide a dog with the proper collar. Electronic dog collars are one of the most commonly used tools for training. ...

  29. Benefits Of Having Your Dog Training For Law Enforcement
    In recent years, dogs have become an intricate part of law enforcement. Dog training for law enforcement purposes is critical in preparing them for their role in law enforcement. This type of training will have your canine performing more then basic guard duties, security, protection or agility exercises. In law enforcement your k9 duties are very clear, and the training program is designed to assist them in performing their duties to their best ability. All k-9 breeds have a unique sense of smell; dog training can hone those skills to find anyone whether it is a hundred yards away or in a place that no one would think to look. ...

  30. Dog Training Harness
    One of the many things you may want to get for your dog when starting to train them is a good, sturdy dog training harness, as part of your dog supplies to have. A good harness should fit comfortably on your dog and have enough padding to prevent any escaping or injuries that could occur while wearing the harness. Having your dog wear a harness is a way to keep better control when walking your dog. Pulling a dog by the neck using a choke chain is really uncomfortable. Also a tugging dog will prevent itself from getting enough oxygen when it's pulling on the lead, and we certainly do not want that! You do not want the dog to get scared of wearing a collar or harness because of something like that happening. Do not get frustrated or tug on the harness. Heel is pretty easy to teach with the correct method. Tugging on the harness will hurt the dog and get him confused. This is the same with yelling. In taking your dog for walk and in training your dog, there is much more considered necessary than just a good dog trainer and an obedient and intelligent dog. You will need a lot of dog training accessories, but generally the most popular of all of them will be the dog training harness. ...

  31. Reward Your Dog When Obedience Training
    Rewarding your dog is the best motivator when training. It is well known that using rewards and other positive reinforcement when obedience training a dog is the most effective method and achieves the best results. ...

  32. Training Your Dog Not To Chase People, Bicycles, Joggers, Etc.
    Dogs by nature are predatory animals, and all predatory animals share the motivation to chase fleeing objects. While this may be a natural instinct, it is not appropriate when those fleeing objects are joggers, bicyclists or the mailman. ...

  33. Training Collar Selection And Behavior
    Hi Adam: ...

  34. Puppy Obedience Training - What Method Of Puppy Training Should I Choose?
    In this article, I will show you the different methods of puppy training. ...

  35. Useful Ideas On Potty Training A Dog
    Useful Ideas On Potty Training A Dog Potty training a dog is one of the first things every dog owner faces. Many times it is harder than it sounds and owners get frustrated when they really should not be. Here are a few ideas that will help you with potty training that you can start right away with. ...

  36. Build A Strong Friendship Training Your Dog
    CRUCIAL TIPS TO TRAIN YOUR DOG ...

  37. The Invisible Command: How You May Be Sabotaging Your Dog Training Efforts
    I was sitting in the waiting room of my local HMO with a sinus infection and happened to pick up the recent issue of Outdoor Life magazine. Actually, it was the only thing to read, but that didn't bother me as most hunting publications usually include at least one article on dog training. ...

  38. You Dog Training Attitude is Everything
    There is nothing more critical to the victory of dog training than the owner's attitude. The mindset of the trainer is more significant than the equipment purchased, the correct scheme used, or the breed of dog involved. Nothing can obliterate the chances of effective training more rapidly than an owner with the wrong attitude on the training process. ...

  39. Attack Dog Training
    Dogs are known to be the guardians of their keepers. They are usually very protective and they can be very aggressive towards strangers and those who threaten their keepers or trainers. That is why many people acquire dogs for the purpose of just having someone to trust and rely on for protection. Many people purchase dogs due to a goal of having an unhesitant attacker against possible threats. However, there are times when dogs may attack people not just because of a possible threat. There are moments when dogs attack just out of fear or anger. This is when attack dog training should be done. ...

  40. Dog Training Tips
    Everyone with a dog can offer you dog training tips. Often, people in the street or at the puppy park believe they already know everything there is to know about training a dog, after all, look at their little precious. Well behaved or not, this is the apple of their eye, and because they love them and think they understand them, they believe their behavior to be just normal, everyday dog behavior that is acceptable. Of course, after you get through wiping the muddy paw prints off your shirt that their large lab just mottled you with, you might be polite and agree for argument's sake. ...

  41. Dog Training Tips - The Pros and Cons of Using Electronic Fences
    Dog Training Tips - The Pros and Cons of Using Electronic Fences There are benefits and disadvantages to electronic fences (or `e-fences'), and these need to be considered carefully when evaluating your need for one. E-fences utilize wire (normally underground) and transmitters that will deliver a noise, shock or unpleasant spray via a special collar, in order to deter a dog approaching the set boundary. A signal is sent to the collar when the dog nears the buried wire and the deterrent is triggered. ...

  42. When To Start Obedience Training
    Dear Adam: ...

  43. Why Effective Dog Training is Necessary
    Effective dog training is necessary for both a pet's safety and the quality of life for both dog and master. ...

  44. Dog Training For Proper Behavior
    Training a dog to act properly has many benefits, for the dogs and their human companions alike. Dog behavior training is critical in order to prevent such negative behaviors as aggression. It is important to deal with dog aggression issues by training dogs to interrelate appropriately with other dogs and especially people. ...

  45. Dog Training - Start Training Your Puppy by Winning His Respect
    The basis of training your puppy is winning his trust, respect, and confidence. Real training can't begin until your puppy has accepted you as his leader, respects you, and has confidence in you. ...

  46. Boundary And Perimeter Training For A Wandering
    Dear Adam: ...

  47. Top Reasons For Dog Crate Training
    Often, many pet owners misunderstand the concept and the importance of crate training. Believing that crating an animal for any length of time is a cruel thing to do. Infact, dog crate training is actually one of the best things you can do for your pet. It gives him his own personal place that no one else invades. If you think about it, you probably like having your own space, so why wouldn't your dog? ...

  48. Dog Grooming And Dog Training Made Simple
    We may have made our pets dependent of a comfortable life, in which the master takes them out for casual walks and feeds them on command, after having cuddled them behind their giddy ears, but a natural instinct for self-grooming will never be gone, and the proud owner should sustain this instinct. This process is a daily and a weekly one, so dog grooming training is necessary in order to make it easier for the pet and for you too. As funny as a bubble bath may seem to our kids, your furry friend may find it strangely irritating, unless you follow some simple training guidelines to make him go through the ordeal of grooming: from clipping his toenails, brushing his fangs, to smoothing that cute rich fur of his, or sleek glossy hide with a welcomed bath. That is the reason why dog grooming training sessions are required, and the good news is you don't have to have a PhD or a BD for this; you do need some special tools, rewards to motivate the pet and the persistence of your school teacher when telling you about logarithms. The result will be a satisfying one, though, and your dog will be fit to walk on a cat walk! ...

  49. Training Your Dog To Sit
    Training your dog to sit on command is a good place for you and your dog to start your obedience training. It's a nice easy command which your puppy or dog will master very quickly. This will increase your dogs confidence and provide a foundation on which to build more advanced skills and commands. ...

  50. Some Secrets You Must Know About Dog Training
    Definition: This is the process of teaching a dog to perform certain behaviors under various conditions and in certain behaviors on command. ...

  51. Training Your Dog To Use His Dog Carrier Comfortably
    The time for travel has come. Have you packed your toothbrush, your swimsuit, your wallet? Have you taken out the kitchen trash, watered the plants today, fed the dog?wait?the dog. The dog is going with you. That means you have to put Peanut in his dog carrier. Have you prepared yourself for this task? Peanut hates to be locked up and there is no knowing how ballistic he will go in his dog carrier. He will bark, cry and probably bite any unsuspecting fingers that come his way. Is this Peanuts fault or your own? ...

  52. Dog Training Tips And Advice
    Here are some rules for letting your dog know who the boss is (or should be). ...

  53. Where Does The Clicker Fit In Dog Training
    I really don't have a problem with the clicker, itself. It has it's place in more advanced training exercises and for tricks. But not for basic obedience and behavior modification that is the result of a fundamental lack of respect from the dog to the owner. And not for behaviors that can be fixed immediately with a firm, well timed correction. ...

  54. What Type Of Training Collar To Use On Toy
    Hi, ...

  55. Common Beginner Questions About Dog Training
    Dear Adam: ...

  56. Training Your Dog Not To Fear Loud Noises
    Loud noises, such as fireworks, thunder and traffic, are one of the most frequently cited fears given by dog owners. It is natural for some dogs to be fearful of loud noises, but some dogs are so traumatized by thunder, fireworks and other loud noises that they are completely unable to function. ...

  57. Try Crate Training For Your Pets
    There are many pleasures in life, but few are as great as owning and caring for one or many pets. I have been a pet lover ever since I was a kid, and I have never owned less than three dogs at a time for as longas I can remember. My parents were dog lovers as well, and they raised us right. I remember being fascinated with methods for training our dogs from the time I was young. I loved learning about new ways to get your new puppies to stay in control. Crate training was one method that I constantly saw my parents using. ...

  58. Dealing With House Training Your Dog
    House training is one of those issues that every dog owner must grapple with. In most cases house training is the first major milestone in the relationship between owner and dog, and it can sometimes be difficult and confusing for owner and dog alike. ...

  59. Advanced Dog Training Points For Conditioning Your Dog
    Akeisha wrote to me with some very good questions. I've included her letter (and my responses) below: ...

  60. The Key To Successful Dog Obedience Training
    Dogs are very sociable creatures. Some of them can get to the point of being too sociable and may get aggressive. Thus, it is very important to train and control the behavior of your dog. ...

  61. Agility Training ? Some Basic Steps
    As an athlete, you should always be looking for ways to (legally) enhance your performance. Runners will work out their legs, baseball players will work out their core muscles and upper body, but all athletes should work on their speed and agility. ...

  62. Training Your Dog To Heel
    One of the first commands your dog learns ought to be the 'HEEL' command. This command will be useful in insuring the security of your dog while out in public and will make you look like the proprietor of a well-mannered and lovable dog. To add to the magnificence of all this, the command itself is rather easy and almost any dog can be taught the meaning of the command with 30 minutes or so of effort. ...

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