Dog Training

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Dogs are very intelligent, but this can only be utilized with respect to the training they receive. Dogs do make great companions, and a well trained dog is truly great company.

Have ever heard the saying – ‘’you don’t teach an old dog new tricks’’. the lesson here is that you should start all training exercise when your dog is still a puppy. Once you get your puppy, the first thing you do is to take him to veterinary clinic. Get him registered and take note of his routine check ups and vaccination protocol/schedule. It is important you have him vaccinated  as when due so that there will be no fear in getting him socialize with people.

On getting home, introduce your puppy to your kids and friends. Let them hold and cuddle him.  This is an important initiation process into the family.

Note ;- you may want your puppy to avoid other dogs until he has had his second set of vaccination.

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The Basics of Leadership

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Leadership Basics

There are three basic aspects to leadership:
– Control of or undisputed access to resources
– Proactive intervention
– Ability to control, direct or inhibit the behavior of others

Behaving like a leader means that you must demonstrate – to the dog’s satisfaction! – that your behavior is that of a higher status animal. Each dog will have different criteria for what constitutes adequate leadership skills on your part. And his expectations may change considerably as he grows & matures, requiring that you also make shifts in your approach.
Directing, Controlling & Inhibiting Behavior

From the dog’s perspective, only someone they respect has the right to control, direct or inhibit another dog’s behavior. Turned around the other way, this means that if you can’t control, direct or inhibit your dog’s behavior (especially at critical or highly exciting times), your dog is making it quite clear that he does not consider you higher status – in other words, he doesn’t respect you, a clear sign that your leadership is inadequate for that dog (though it may be quite adequate for another dog with a different personality.)

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Dog Aggression Training

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Aggression Training – Guard Dogs

The aggression training of guard dogs and attack dogs that are used for the protection of people and property is a complex type of training that needs to be performed by a professional trainer. It is not something an amateur pet owner should undertake. A great deal of special personal protective equipment is needed in order to do it safely and avoid injury during the training process.

When one thinks of aggression training for dogs, it is usually training the dogs to cease the behavior. Aggressive behavior includes biting, excessive barking, and lunging. Attacks on people and children by dogs occurs far too often, and most local laws are fairly strict it. The concept of the family pet as a crazed attack dog will not go over very well in a law court.

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Dog Collar Training

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Collar Training

The term collar training does not mean training the dog to wear a collar. What it does mean is the use of a collar to aid in the training of a dog. New dog owners usually have the experience of purchasing a leather or fabric buckle collar, snapping on a short leash, and then proceed to let the dog pull them around where ever dog wants to go. Corrections, if they are even attempted, consist of sharp pulls on the leash to physically yank the dog back into control.

The experienced trainer uses one of several different types of collars to both control and train a dog. One of the most popular is a trademark brand collar called the Gentle Leader. This collar buckles around the dog’s neck with nylon cords that fit across his nose. The basic idea of the collar is that it uses the nose as a control and correction focus. Where the dog’s nose goes, the rest of him is sure to follow. A similar training collar is called the Halti collar. It works much like the Gentle Leader, except it pulls the dogs head to one side. Animals, as a general rule do not like to go forward with their heads to one side or the other, so the tug of the head controls the dog.

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