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    • Labrador TrainingPamela Blackwood Duncan
    • Labrador Training
    • Labrador Training
      Labradors - one of the most popular breeds
      Often the breed of choice as working dogs
      Do they really require special training?
      Let's take a closer look.
    • What Makes Labradors Different
      Labrador training is relatively easy
      Remember – that cute little puppy
      Will one day be a big, strong dog
      If that's not already the case
      So make an early start.
    • What Makes Labradors Different (2)
      Labradors have their own behavioural traits
      Inherent in their blood line
      Understanding these inbuilt traits
      The key to making Labrador Training
      More simple
      More successful
      For both you and your pet
    • What Makes Labradors Different (2)
      Remember your Labrador
      Is still a dog
      No matter how intelligent
      If you treat your dog like a person
      You lose the upper hand in training.
    • If you neglect toTrain your Labrador
      You are actually putting him at risk.
      Strength and size, can be trouble.
      Biting and chewing can be a problem
      But both are trainable behaviours.
    • The Fundamentals of Labrador Training
      Starting Young
      The right routine
      Times to avoid
      Treats and rewards
      Commands and hand signals
    • Starting Young
    • The Right Routine
      Establish a proper training routine
      So your dog understands what is expected
      Five minutes or so
      At any one time - to get the hang of it
      Without getting bored or distracted.
    • The Right Routine (2)
      Leave a reasonable time between sessions
      Four or five sessions a week
      Enough to start with.
      Don't go too quickly
      Find a pace that suits
      The dog's age and
      Standard of behaviour
    • The Right Routine (3)
      Build dog's training schedule from
      Your dog's progress
      Your own desires to have a show winner
    • The Right Routine (4)
      Find the right place is important
      A quiet place free from distractions
      Makes training much easier.
    • Times to avoid
      Know the times that are difficult
      Times that you won't get attention include -
      Too soon after feeding time
      Too soon after previous lesson.
      Too soon fter being in crate
    • Times to avoid (2)
      When particularly
      When other people around
      Particularly strangers
    • Labrador Training
    • Treats and Rewards
      Important part of training regime
      But only while they are treats
      If given too often
      Treats will no longer be a treat
      Treats will completely lose effectiveness
    • Treats and Rewards (2)
      A treat must be a little bit different
      e.g. Never give part of normal diet
      A little bit of some 'human' food
      e.g. A small piece of cheese
      but check it's Pet Friendly first
    • Treats and Rewards(3)
      Unlike treats where not given too often
      ALWAYS reward your dog with praise
      Whenever does training task well.
    • Treats and Rewards(4)
      Only give when task done correctly
      Give more often when a new task
      the first few times
      Once he's got the hang of it
      only give randomly
      doesn't directly link the task
      with getting a treat
    • Treats and Rewards(5)
      ALWAYS encouragement and praise
    • Labrador Training
    • Verbal Commands and Hand Signals
      For any given task
      Always the same instruction
      One or two words
      Use a particular hand signal
      Always at the same time
      Always in the same way
    • Verbal commands and Hand Signals (2)
      Lab associates simultaneous use of
      The command
      The hand signal
      As a clear indication of what to do
      And associates the instructions with task
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