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Dog Training for Your New Addition

Benefits of training your dog
Dog training methods
Positive reinforcement
Clicker training
Lure Reward training

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Dog Training for Your New Addition

  1. 1. 06/16/13 1Dog Training for Your NewAdditionBy Michael S Ashton
  2. 2. 06/16/13 Congratulations on your newest familymember - your puppy! You want your dog tobe healthy, happy and enjoy a long, lastingrelationship with you and the rest of thefamily. Training is an essential part of thatrelationship. The time spent training yourpuppy will reap uncountable rewards forboth of you for years to come. In addition tothe confidence to control your little beast,here are some of the benefits of training:
  3. 3. 06/16/13 Dog Training Will – Overcome many behavioral issues Provide more freedom for walking andexercise Allow less or no stress interactions Lead to better overall health for thedog and you the owner
  4. 4. 06/16/13 Many BehavioralIssues It is so important that behavioralproblems are corrected as early as theyare detected. Excessive barking,aggressive attitudes towards otherdogs, people or family members willcertainly keep you from having afulfilling relationship with your dog.
  5. 5. 06/16/13 More Freedom forWalking and Exercise Once the behavior issues are resolved,your dog can enjoy the daily walksand exercise it needs and will spendmore quality time bonding with you.
  6. 6. 06/16/13 Less or No StressInteractions A properly trained pet that obeys andunderstands your expectations willnaturally have better interactions withother animals and other people.
  7. 7. 06/16/13 to Better OverallHealth for the Dogand You the Owner Daily exercise and an obedient petmeans great fun and interestingrelationship with your new friend.
  8. 8. 06/16/13 to Better OverallHealth for the Dogand You the Owner Training will provide boundaries andresult in acceptable behavior for yourdog.
  9. 9. 06/16/13 to Better OverallHealth for the Dogand You the Owner All dogs should be trained. Theyshould be taught to respond to voicecommands well as hand signals. Thisis important whether the dog is aworking dog or a family pet. Familymembers will interact and spend moretime with a well- trained dog than onethat has not been trained.
  10. 10. 06/16/13 Methods There are as many dog trainingmethods as there are dog trainers.Which ones that can be employeddepend upon individual situations andcircumstances.
  11. 11. 06/16/13 ReinforcementTraining Relies on praise and reward when yourdog does something correctly. Rewardscan be food, a special toy or a pat on theback along with words of praise.
  12. 12. 06/16/13 Training This is the second most positivereinforcement method in use today.Trainers use a clicker and "click" certainbehaviors that they wish the dog toperform followed by a reward. In themind of the dog, the "click" becomesassociated with reward. Food is oftenused to reward the clicked behavior
  13. 13. 06/16/13 RewardTraining This positive reinforcement techniqueuses a toy or food or anything that thedog is attracted to (his favorite oldslipper) to teach the dog to understandcommands. As this training progressesand the dog learns, the lure is removedfrom the process.
  14. 14. 06/16/13 All breeds respond favorably to propertraining. None of the above methodsuse cruel or inhumane tools orequipment (choke collars, etc).
  15. 15. 06/16/13 What Kind ofDog You Want Is this going to be a family pet,security guard dog or perhaps a birddog for hunting? Understand the nature of the breedsyou are considering. Rescue dogs also need a reason forbeing with you, even if it is just goingto be a lap dog or companion.
  16. 16. 06/16/13 Your Research onDifferent Breeds If you are considering a particularbreed of dog do your research. Some breeds are more adaptable toapartment living, for example. Some working breeds need a goodamount of exercise and space. Somebreeds are better with small children. With so much to consider, research isvery important.
  17. 17. 06/16/13 Should You StartTraining a Dog? Ideally, training should start when thedog is a puppy. However, sometimesdogs may be older rescue animals orgift pets. It really doesnt matter. Dogscan be trained at any age. A bondneeds to exist between pet and owner. Be the best you can be for you andyour dog. Dog training is the best wayto achieve this.
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