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Dog Training 101

by Amy Howells

There are many different kinds of dog training available. There are also many different places to go for your dog training. All of these types of dog training courses can vary in price and they also teach different things. If you are interested in starting dog training, you should know what your options are.

The first type of dog training course is for puppies. This type of dog training is usually called puppy preschool. The puppy preschool course is for puppies between 6 weeks and 5 months old. The classes usually go for 6 to 8 weeks. In this dog training course, your puppy will mostly learn socialization with other puppies and people. You will also begin to teach it to sit, stay, and come.

The next type of dog training is called basic dog training. This is for any dog that is at least 5 months old. The class is usually 8 to 10 weeks long. In the basic course you teach your dog how to walk on a leash, sit, stay, come, and heel.

The next type of dog training is intermediate dog training. The intermediate course goes over the basic dog training again, but in more detail. It will also teach your dog to follow instruction from other people, as well as learn to stay for longer periods of time.

This dog training course usually lasts 8 to 10 weeks and is available to dogs that are at least 5 months old that have either completed the basic dog training course, or know the basic commands taught by there owner.

The next dog training course is advanced dog training. Here the intermediate course is gone over again as well, but in more detail. Your dog will learn to sit and stay even if you are not within its view.

They also begin to learn how to walk beside you without a leash. The dog training also prepares a dog to take the Canine Good citizen dog training course. The course is 8 to 10 weeks long and only available to dogs that have completed intermediated training.

The last type of dog training is the Canine Good Citizen dog training. Canine Good Citizen teaches the 10 aspects necessary to pass the canine good citizen test and get certified in it.

This dog training is only available to the dog that has completed several of the other courses. The dog must also be extremely well behaved as the test is very difficult. The course can last several weeks, depending on if your dog can pass.

This is all of the necessary information you need to help you figure out what dog training course to put your dog in. If you are unsure, you can call local dog trainers to get better advised at what your dog is ready for.

Many dog trainers offer free consultation. With all of this in mind, you should be 1 step closer to starting your dog in a dog training course!

Amy Howells is owner of the Dog Owner Blog, where she gives free dog behavior training information.She has recently started giving away her expert dog training book (valued $27) for free! So be sure to visit her site right now for free dog training lessons.

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