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Curious about Dog Agility Training?

Here's What to Know! When you take your dog out to the park, do his antics and physical talents make him stand out among the crowd? If so, you might want to consider some dog agility training to hone those skills. When a dog has the energy, drive and interest in physical activity to impress people and other dogs, it naturally follows that he'd enjoy honing those agility skills, and might even enjoy competin ...

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Dog Training: “Come” Command

How to Train Your Dog to Come To You Sometimes you'll be around the house, and you'll want your dog to come play with you. Other times, you'll be at a dog park, and you need your dog to come to you because it's time to go home. Mastering this command will be a daily reason to thank yourself for spending time with dog training. "Come" along and see how it's done... A dog who's been tr ...

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Guard Dog Training and Selection

The Best Guard Dog Training and Selection: How to Get It Right! There are many reasons to want a guard dog, from business protection, to a simple household watch dog for scaring off or subduing intruders. There are a lot of added responsibilities in training a guard dog correctly, and keeping your guard dog "sane" and personable when there's no need for aggression. Breeding, training, and careful select ...

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Leash Training a Dog or Puppy

Leash training a dog is a definite priority. Anyone who has walked a dog that wanted to pull you as if you were riding a sled, understands why it's important to train a dog to walk nicely on a leash. Letting a dog pull on the leash can cause tracheal collapse, especially in toy breeds, and aside from the health problem there are also behavior problemsthat can arise. But here's the good news: Leash training ...

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Teaching Dog Tricks: The “Beg” Dog Trick

"Beg" is probably the cutest dog trick you could ever teach. The result of the "beg" dog trick is for your dog to stand upright on his back legs, with his front legs tucked at the chest. To teach this dog trick, you'll start by luring your dog into the position and encouraging that behavior, then gradually you will work on mastering the complete "beg" dog trick on verbal command. Preparing to Teach the "Beg ...

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Teaching Your Dog the “Down” Command

The "down" command is essential to dog obedience training. Once you finish training the "sit" command, the usual next step is the "down" command. It's good to continue the whole obedience training process without interruptions, so as soon as the dog will sit despite distractions, get started with the "down" command. As you train your dog for the "down" command, you're doing a few different things at once. L ...

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What To Consider When Choosing A Dog Training School

How to Choose a Dog Training School & Why Professional Training Helps Your Dog Dog training schools are the ideal way to help your new friend learn to fit into your family and home. A dog starts out as a wild animal, regardless of the circumstances of the puppy's birth. Training a dog right, keeps your dog a close, trusted member of the family. It also helps your dog's health when you can communicate wh ...

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Teaching Dog Tricks: Take A Bow

This dog trick isn't just cool, it's also useful. Your friends will be impressed if you get your dog to take a bow after a spree of other tricks, but even more impressive is the trick's ability to defuse tension between dogs. The "take a bow" pose is the same pose dogs use to show submission and playfulness between each other. Dogs and people who've never met your dog before, will feel calmer once they see ...

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Teaching Dog Tricks: The Spin Dog Trick

Before you start teaching the "spin" dog trick, you should already have charged the clicker and introduced your dog to the target stick. After that, it's an easy trick for any dog to learn. The spin dog trick, involves teaching your dog to spin in one spot (instead of running in circles) on your verbal command, in either direction. Preparing for the "Spin" Dog Trick Like any dog trick, you'll teach your dog ...

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Teaching Dog Tricks: Shake-a-Paw

Shake-a-Paw is one of my favorite tricks. It's a pretty easy dog trick to teach, too. Shake-a-Paw looks like a doggie handshake. Your dog puts his paw in your hand and lets you shake it. It's fun for showing off to visitors, and it's a good, easy place to start before teaching other cool dog tricks. I'm going to explain how to train the shake-a-paw trick with a clicker. If you haven't started clicker dog tr ...

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Teaching Dog Tricks

How to Prepare, Teach, and Perform Dog Tricks: It's a Lot of Fun! When you teach dog tricks to your canine friends, you're doing more than getting ready for some fun performances later. The challenge of teaching these dog tricks will help you and your dog bond more closely, and will build your dog's confidence in himself. Click here to go straight to the instructions for teaching specific dog tricks. Dog Tr ...

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Secrets Of The Dog Whisperer Training Methods

How to Be a Dog Whisperer If you haven't ever seen the television show "The Dog Whisperer," you really should check it out. It's an outstanding example of the perfect methods of dog training and behavior control. But, whether you have or haven't ever watched The Dog Whisperer, this article will give you a lot of insight about what dog whispering is, how it's done, and how it benefits you and your dog. Since ...

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Clicker Training For Dogs

Why's Everyone Talking about Clicker Training for Dogs? Humans are learning new tricks all the time. One new trick, is how to train dogs in ways that work fasterĀ  thanks to tapping-in to a dog's mind. The latest big breakthrough in this trend is the clicker. We now know that dogs and puppies, just like humans, can get distracted while learning. That distraction can cut-in to your dog training sessions every ...

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Charging the Clicker

Preparing Your Dog to Respond to the Clicker Ever since I started using clicker dog training, I've been hooked, and so have my dogs. Training is faster and simpler with the clicker, than with treats. But at first, the clicker, and its clicking sound, are meaningless to your dog. It's called "charging the clicker," and it means getting the clicker to be understood as a reward by your dog. That means relating ...

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