training-fundamentals-square Training fundamentals. A foundation for successful learning.
When choosing training tools and techniques, let your dog’s personality be your guide. Develop meaningful reinforcements that support her particular temperament. If you follow these principles, training your dog can be simple, fun and rewarding.
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Three dogs looking up at their owner. Benefits of training. An investment that pays off.
WIN-WIN-WIN opportunities don’t come around every day. Or do they? A winning opportunity could be snoozing next to you on the couch right now. If you have a dog, investing your time, energy and patience into obedience training can lead to huge payoffs. Proper training makes for happier owners, happier pets and even happier communities. Everyone wins.
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how-dogs-learn-square How dogs learn. Think like a dog when training.
Training our dogs is easier when we understand how they learn. To dogs, fetching our slippers and getting in the garbage are not “good” or “bad” behaviors. They are just ways to get what they want. Fetching slippers earns them praise and the garbage has tempting smells. Our dogs do what works to get what they like.
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A professional trainer leads a class. When to consult a pro. Reaching out for help.
Information about training dogs is readily available. It is easy for pet owners to find videos, books, websites, blogs and podcasts. But what if “do it yourself” training is not enough? How do you know when to seek professional assistance from a dog trainer or an animal behaviorist? Follow these guidelines to determine when to consult a pro.
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