Dog Training Leash and Collar Training

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Dog Training Leash and Collar Training

by Emma Everson

There are many different ways of dog training, and finding the one that works best for you is important for producing a dog that is a talented, loyal and a faithful member of the family. All successful dog training methods reinforce the relationship between dog and handler, the aim of any good dog training method is to get respect of the dog.

Leash and collar training is the best way to accomplish many types of dog training, particularly in situations where the dog must have a high level of reliability. For instance, dogs that have an important job to do, such as rescue dogs, police dogs and guard dogs, generally benefit from leash and collar training.

In a collar and leash based dog training program, first the dog is taught a particular behavior, generally with the leash. After the dog has demonstrated that it understands the command, the leash is then used to correct the dog if it disobeys, or when it makes a mistake. The leash is the main form of controlling and communicating with the dog in leash and collar training.

When using the leash and collar training, the dog must be trained to trust the handler and accept his or her directions without question. In order for the dog to be fully trained, the handler must demonstrate the ability to place the dog into a posture or position he or she does not want to take. This does not mean using force, but it does generally require some level of physical manipulation. This manipulation is most easily and safely done using the main tool of leash and collar training ? the leash.

It is important that every dog trainer to understand that the leash is simply a tool, while it is an important tool it is also imperative that the dog trainer be able to eventually use any tool that is to hand, even when the only tool is the owner's body and skill the dog should be willing to obey. Creating a leader/follower relationship between dog and handler is very important, this is why it is important to use the leash as a tool and not a crutch. A well trained dog should obey whether the leash is present or not.

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My name is Emma Everson, I specialize in providing dog training solutions. I have been training dogs for 20 years and have researched in all areas of dog behavior. How To Train Your Dog In One Evening is an outstanding collection of dog training secrets for training your dog quickly, it has entries from experts including Police dog handlers, show dog trainers and veterinary technicians.

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