The Different Types of Dog Training

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The Different Types of Dog Training

by Amy Howells


Going through dog training is something every dog owner should do. Anyone can appreciate a well behaved dog. But did you know that there a several different kinds of dog training and not all are right for your dog?

Most people aren't even aware of the different types of dog training. The different types of dog training are based for dogs at different stages.

Some dogs have had dog training before, while others have had none. Because of this, it is best that you know which kind of dog training to put your dog in.

The first type of dog training is basic dog training. This type of dog training can be for puppies or for adult dogs that have never received any type of dog training. This course teaches dogs to sit, stay, and come.

Basic dog training also emphasizes socialization skills(especially for puppies). Good socialization skills teach your dog to get along with other dogs and people.

If your dog has never had any dog training, it needs to start with basic dog training.

The next type of dog training is intermediate dog training. This is not for puppies. Intermediate courses are for any adult dogs who have either been through basic dog training or for dogs that have been trained the basics well enough by their owner.

Intermediate courses teach dogs to heel, walk proper on a leash, fetch and return, and it also goes over the basics of dog training in more detail (sit, stay, come, etc.).

Advanced dog training is the last kind available. Advanced dog training is only allowed for adult dogs who have taken at least 1 dog training course before and they must have passed it as well.

All of the basic and intermediate aspects are gone over in great detail in the beginning. Then the course goes to teaching your dog to follow these commands with hand signals (come, stay, sit, heel, lie down, etc.)

Once the dog learns hand signals, the advance dog training course then moves to teaching your dog to walk beside you without a leash and for the dog to stay beside you at all times. It also teaches your dog to pay attention to you and to avoid distractions.

This course is only for very well behaved dogs.

All of these dog training courses should utilize positive reinforcement (praise and rewards). They should not use any negative training techniques (hitting or yelling). Be sure that you pick a dog training course that only uses positive reinforcement.

Also be sure that you select the dog training course that is right for your dog. With the right dog training course, your dog can be well behaved, well adjusted, and truly a joy to have!

Amy Howells is owner of the Dog Owner Blog, where she gives free information on all aspects of dog behavior training.For more information on dog training, including advice on dog training equipment, be sure to visit her blog right now.



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