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How To Use A Dog Training Program That Really Work - Part 1
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How To Use A Dog Training Program That Really Work  -  Part 1

Are you frustrated trying to use a dog training program that haven't worked for you in the past?

As a proud and loving dog owner, you want to be able to have your dog be on their best behavior around you, family members, friends and others who come along.

You also want to be confident that you can handle your dogs safe well fair by keeping them from harms way.

That would include cars and traffic, mean dogs and mean people, and other incidents that they are not able to avoid by themselves.

Let's also not forget the dog catcher if their out there in the streets cutting up..

Your dog wants to follow their instinctive behavior by living in a pack.

When they become part of your family, they are now part of your pack and they expect you to be the pack leader especially since you bring home the puppy chow.

As a pack leader, you must be able to set up rules for your dog to follow.

Your goal of having a well behaved dog can be achieved with way less frustration by starting out with these dog training steps that's detailed below.

Using This Dog Training Program:

What goal are you trying to achieve with this training?

Your goal should be to have your four legged family member who is well behaved, loving, and wants to be a low stress companion to you.

Providing training for your dog reinforces your role as the pack leader and head honcho of your castle and that allows them to accept you correcting them when their manners go out the window at times.

Trust me that this will happen if it hasn't already.

Good training for your dog should build up his confidence level and make them feel more a part of the family.

They will still want to play and be a dog most times so make this corrective training program fun and not grueling like they are your prisoner in solitary confinement.

So you will not need your billy club in this process.

What age should you begin with this Training Program?

Beginning ASAP would be the best move, and if your getting a new puppy which could be around three months old would be the perfect time to start.

At this age they can start to develop the abilities to comprehend what your trying to teach them.This age could and will normally be a challenge just teaching them the basic commands like Stay, come, and even sit.

But these should be the ones that will stick the most for them and help build the foundation they need to advance further.

If the dog is older when you get them, you can bust that myth " You can't teach an old dog new tricks".

They may be stubborn at first because of when and where they receive their prior training or if any at all, but they will become more receptive quickly with your consistency.

Start the process of looking a Good Trainer for your dog attending hands on training with a professional trainer will normally pay off big time.

That's not to say that videos, books, and other dog training items that's available online will not work, but a live session could open up your eyes to some better methods watching your dog in action. This will help socialize him, give you an idea of how he reacts to new situations. Participating in a hands on training session with a professional will allow you to create more confidence in yourself as a pack leader being able to give commands.

Trust me, dogs pick up on everything and they can tell when you don't know what your doing and that could very well make them want to try you.

A professional trainer will also have techniques to help your dog become sociable with other dogs and people and this is very important in the long run.

Start by asking friends or family members with dogs who they have used in the past as a dog trainer.

I would really ask the ones who's dog seem well behaved, loving and being good with other people.

Not all dog trainers are created equal.

You could also check online and ask your Vet as they can give you a list of trainers in your area that are certified and on record with them.

What will be your role as the dog owner in the dog training program:

Being a pack leader who has a relaxed demeanor when in the process of training your dog will really help your dog quickly learn and obey your commands. Listen to your trainer and ask questions to make sure that you understand what is required of you to help your dog build his confidence and ability to become well behaved.

Ask for help and you will get it.

Being able to create consistency for your dog and yourself will really help take away unwanted frustration and add enjoyable time to your loving relationship with your four legged family member.

Keeping sessions to 10 to 15 minutes or less.Remember that dogs are very much like us and they have an attention span that can be even shorter.

So keep the training sessions down to around 10 to 15 minutes to keep your dog paying attention to what your trying to teach them.

It could also help if you put in a little play time in the middle of those sessions to keep it fun for the dog and you.

So Part 2 will allow me to describe more of the dog training program to use that really works.


Street Talk

Great Article William, most of the time the issue is the owner and not the pet.

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  about 6 years ago
Joan S  

I enjoyed the article. My problem is that my dog trained me. He got me out of bed at 4:00 AM every morning to go to work and earn the dog chow. And I didn't mind.

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  about 6 years ago

Thank you, Mine gets me up around 5:45 so I get to sleep in a bit lol. I love it also.

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  about 6 years ago
Al4256  

Good information. The human-dog bond begins with training.

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  about 6 years ago

Thank you Al, Yes, we need that training to have the dog become more of our loyal companion

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  about 6 years ago

Great article, William. Training needs to start as a puppy and continue so they don't forget.

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  about 6 years ago

Thank you Daniel, Yes I agree that like us humans, we need to continue to learn.

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  about 6 years ago

Hello, William! I like dog but not the very small puppy...but you have a very good article...lots of information. can you give me your e-mail address...because a lot of time people asked me if I know anyone a writer. Okay...thanks!

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  about 6 years ago

Thank you Divine for the kind words and encouragement.. Thanks again

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  about 6 years ago

A great informative article William, the "leader of the pack" an analogy widely used, is so correct with dogs. The training of puppies by good pros gives your pet a good grounding. I am still amazed at what some of these trainers can get a dog to do after just one session.

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  about 6 years ago

Thank you Rob, I agree that trainers have amazed me also with their ability to have the dogs walking a straight line in no time. Thanks again

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  about 6 years ago
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