C. Hughes (Street Articles Author)
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I'm an Electrical Engineer by trade and a Dog Trainer by preference.

I've been training dogs for the better part of 25 years in one manner or another. For 9 of those I ran a Labrador Retriever in Field Trials with NAHRA. Since then I have trained dogs for Upstate Guide dogs where I raised a puppy and eventually became puppy boot camp for the ones that needed a bit more focus in their training or were more than their raiser could handle.

I currently have 2 Yellow Labs that are certified Therapy Dogs and one more Yellow Lab that is training for Search and Rescue.

I've been a member of Wealthy Affiliate University since 2010 and am trying to establish a presence online that will help people to find the products and information that they are searching for.

Thanks for listening.

How to Train a Dog for Search and Rescue Work
A wonderful group of people that volunteer for some difficult work are the Search and Rescue teams throughout the US. These volunteers spend countless hours drilling and training for the eventuality that they may be called to help someone that is missing. The most recent example of this was the…
By:  in  Pets  >  Dogs   Jun 04, 2011  
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How to Train a Dog for Rally Competition
There are many different types of competitions that you can enter with your dog. Some dogs excel at their breed standard and are entered in Dog Shows, others have very high drive and do well at the agility trials. Some dogs like to jump or retrieve, Air Dog competition works…
By:  in  Pets  >  Dogs   Jun 02, 2011  
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How to Train a Dog to Down
One quite important behavior for your dog to learn is the down command. Combined with a hand signal, the down command can be a life saver for your dog. When you can stop you dog before it races across the street in front of a car, this can be a…
By:  in  Pets  >  Dogs   May 31, 2011  
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How to Train a Dog to Come
Training the recall command is an important step in any training protocol. You can have a dog that is obedient on leash and greets strangers well but if you skip training a dog to come, you will never be able to feel confident with your dog off leash. This is…
By:  in  Pets  >  Dogs   May 30, 2011  
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How to Train a Dog to Sit
One important task that your dog should be able to do is to sit on command. How to train a dog to sit is a fundamental behavior. Most other behaviors will chain off of the sit command. Need to get your dog to stay, well put them in a sit…
By:  in  Pets  >  Dogs   May 30, 2011  
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Training Your Labrador Retriever- How to Train a Dog
There are many schools of thought on how best to train a dog. Training your Labrador Retriever should follow most of the standard methods. In the past, trainers used a lot of negative reinforcement techniques to force the dog to do their bidding. These methods can work if tempered with…
By:  in  Pets  >  Dogs   May 30, 2011  
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Labrador Retriever Training-Leash Training
When starting out with your Labrador Retriever training one of the necessary skills that you need to get across to your pup is leash manners. I'm sure we have all seen those dogs that drag their owners down the street, racing from mailbox to mailbox with their leash straining. The…
By:  in  Pets  >  Dogs   May 29, 2011  
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Labrador Retriever Training- Potty Training a puppy
Once your new puppy is settled into your home, all of the oohing and aahing is over, reality sets in. This little bundle of love has physical needs that must be attended to. Yup, you guessed it, you have the need for potty training a puppy. If you have read…
By:  in  Pets  >  Dogs   May 29, 2011  
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Raising a Labrador Retriever- Yellow Lab Puppies
Labrador Retriever puppies come in Three basic colors. You might have Yellow Lab puppies, Black Lab puppies or Chocolate Lab puppies. Of these three colors, the Yellow Lab puppies are the most popular. Many people will call these Golden Lab puppies, this is an incorrect term. Golden Lab puppies are…
By:  in  Pets  >  Dogs   May 29, 2011  
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Raising Your Labrador Retriever- Lab Colors
Labrador Retrievers have been the most popular breed in the United States for the last 10 years. There are few cuter pups than Labrador puppies.There are three basic colors for Labs, Black, Yellow and Chocolate. Variations of these colors have a big range. Chocolate Labs can have a dark coat…
By:  in  Pets  >  Dogs   May 27, 2011  
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