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What is effective dog training?

posted Jun 25, 2010, 7:41 AM by Marlenia Richardson   [ updated Jun 25, 2010, 7:49 AM ]
Effective dog training can be boiled down to the dog is learning all the time. We are training our dog each time we interact with our dog (whether we mean to be training or not).  This is especially true with puppies.  As dog owners and (therefore a para professional dog trainers) our canines are learning everything from “I can beat you out the door” to “I have to sit and wait from my food”.  This means I can train my dog to be even higher strung by always squealing and racing around the house with the dog or I can teach it to be calm on command.  You dog needs time where the two of you are calm together so the puppy learns how to be around you.  You can train your dog to do this -to be calm on command. We forget this because it is so much fun to chase and play with a puppy. We must teach the puppy to be calm when the game is over.  One of the best things you can teach your dog is how to be calm in its crate.  Effective dog training means you carefully shape the dog behavior you want and get the dog of your dreams.