Know The Different Types of Dog Training

>> 4/11/09

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.

You may or may not be aware that as your dog goes through his various stages of development, so his training needs will change. It is not true that one size fits all!

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 first level of dog training is the basic dog training. The basic training is meant for beginners " either a puppy or a grown-up dog that is being trained for the first time. This level includes only the rudiments " how to make a dog sit, stay and come when called. Some part of it also aims at teaching the dog to socialize with other dogs and people in a proper way. This is particularly given to puppies. And if your dog had never taken training before, this basic level is where to start with.

Next up is the intermediate level. Obviously this is a bit more advanced than basic training, and it really is not too suited to puppies. It is ideal for those older dogs who have had a bit of training, either formally in a class, or by their owner at home. The training will be aimed at teaching your dog how to walk to heel, how to fetch something when asked, and how to walk on a leash without pulling, or dragging behind.

I am sure that you have already guessed that the next level of training is the advanced level. Although you might think your dog is ready to go straight into advanced training, can I urge you to take at least the beginners or intermediate level training first. The advanced level is, as you would expect, more advanced than the other levels concentrating on verbal and hand commands for sitting, staying, walking to heel, fetching etc. etc.

Teaching your dog to respond to hand signals is indeed a great move forward, and once you have got to this stage you can then teach them how to walk beside you, off the leash, and without being disturbed or distracted by other dogs and people. You really do need to have a well behaved and obedient dog when you get to this level.

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!

Know The Different Types of Dog Training by John Charles

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