Dog Training; Know The Different Types

>> 2/8/09

This article is written so that you might know and understand all about the different ways to train your dog.

Every dog owner must take up dog training to know and handle a dog better. Appreciating a well-mannered dog is something that all can do, training is what makes things difficult. Now, there are many kinds of dog training available but not all will suit your dog.

Most dog owners and also people in general are unaware of the various kinds of dog trainings provided. The types of dog training change with the varying stages of development in the dog.

Perhaps your dog has already had some training, then again maybe they have not had any at all. This must be taken into account when you look into your dogs training needs.

The basic level of training, the first level, is for beginners - puppies, and those older dogs who are being introduced into training for the first time. As the name implies, your dog will learn the basic things such as when to sit, or when to stay, and when to come when called. Its quite elementary, but vital.

The next level is the intermediate level. This level of dog training is not for puppies, but for those adult dogs that have undertaken the basics either formally or at home by their own owners. This intermediate type of training trains a dog to heel, walk properly on a leash, fetch something and return. It also revises the basics of sitting, staying and coming etc.

The third and final type of dog training is the advanced course. This level is only meant for those dogs which have been through a minimum of one training course before and have passed it too. Here, in the advanced level, the different elements of the basic and intermediate courses are revised in detail right at the start of the course. Then it goes on to train the dog to act according to various commands and hand signals like come, stay, sit, heel, fetch, lie down, etc.

When the dog gets accustomed to hand signals, the advanced course takes care of teaching the dog how to walk and stay beside the master at all times even without a leash. It also teaches the dog to have focus in its master, that is, to pay attention and stop getting distracted. The advanced level of dog training is usually suited to very obedient and well-mannered dogs.

A lot has been written about using incentives when training your dog, and I have to say that I am all in favour of it. A small reward can pay you big dividends. I am most certainly against shouting or even hitting your dog when they don’t get it right. We all have to learn, and the reward system works best, and will bring you the positive results that you want.

You must also be careful about choosing the right course for your dog, the course best-suited to it. That way, you may soon be able to boast of owning a dog that is obedient, well-mannered, well adjusted and the perfect pet one can have!

Dog Training; Know The Different Types by John Charles.

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