Shaping Follows Basic Training

Dog lovers have different ideas about the behaviors that constitute appropriate canine actions in various settings. Obedience classes are designed to teach the dog owner how to interact with the dog to achieve standard results. The “sit” command has a singular meaning that tells the dog to place his backside on the floor. Owners are wise to continue the training sessions in everyday life to achieve the tailored version of the command. In family life, “sit” might become the shaped command that implies, “sit and stay until I speak to you.”
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Train an Old Dog in the Ways of the Household

Older canines can be a wonderful addition to the family when adopted from the local pound or another family. Most dogs can learn to adapt to the lifestyle of the family and participate in daily life with some dog behaviour training. Stubborn dogs will require consistent training sessions that are full of praise and rewards. Teaching the old dog new tricks will convey his status in the family in the initial weeks.
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Training Results Depend on the Dog’s Attention

A great dog listens for his name to be spoken by his owner. Canines are not born to respond when called. A dog’s primary goal in life is to please the owner. The human must be trained to draw on this innate need for constant approval. Gaining the dog’s attention will allow the owner to reach new heights in the quest to master dog obedience training in the midst of chaos.
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Good Trainers Are Good at Reinforcing

Dogs have an innate desire to please the most important people in life. This trait allows the trainer to use positive reinforcement when training the dog in basic behavior or advanced obedience. Verbal praise, treats, physical affection or toys will work together to communicate the trainer’s satisfaction with the dog. Rewards motivate the dog to repeat the response to a command that has been given.
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Working Dogs Need Body Armor

For many years, Jim Slater and his German shepherd partner, Olaf, had worked together on the Winnipeg Police Department. Throughout their career, they had made 285 arrests as police partners. During a prison riot confrontation, Jim looked down and realized that he had many different types of armor covering his vital organs, but Olaf had none. Jim’s initial thought was to look for a place to purchase the type of body armor that would fit a working dog. Many police departments, the military and other agencies were using working dogs each day. He believed someone had thought about the dogs’ protection, but he learned quickly that no one had taken the time to design appropriate gear for the canines.
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Expand the Dog Training Toolbox with Metal Dog Collars

Shaping the behaviour of a beloved canine requires consistent methods that retain the dog’s attention throughout each training session. Dog owners know that the owner will receive as much, if not more, training than the dog will in each class. Every dog requires help with mastering the fine art of paying attention and responding according to the human’s expectations. Commands are designed to sound different and cause the dog to take the right action in response. There are times when the owner needs tools that will correct abhorrent behaviour before the dog starts to believe he is in charge. Correcting dog behaviour in Toronto begins with an extensive selection of training tools.
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Proper Behavior Around Dogs

Dog owners know that obedience training is an important part of a young dog’s life. Most pet lovers fail to realize that the human is the one who is receiving most of the training. Dogs respond well when the owner is confident in the situation and guides the dog’s behavior. The canine has certain natural character traits that must be accommodated throughout the training effort to achieve the best results.
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The Alpha Dog Meets Reality

Puppies are cute and adorable until the natural instincts develop and a dog emerges. Savvy dog owners know that the dog training process is similar to that of raising great kids. From the earliest days in the household, the pup will assess the boundaries and rules. Owners who are unaware of these subtle tendencies will allow the young dog to dominate family time through unwelcome behaviors. Without intervention in the form of obedience training, the dog will become unruly and might present a danger to the family. This is not the dog’s fault. The result is that local dog shelters are full of dogs living like dogs.
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It’s Competition Season!

It’s getting warmer and everyone is getting their dogs out to train for competitions!

If you are interested, please contact us for our Competition Obedience class. It’s a great way to bond with your dog and win some prizes!
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10 Reasons to get a dog trainer

1. Clarity into Potential Behavioral Issues – Professional trainers can see things that owners are blind to, meaning the expression “love is blind” is just as true for dog owners as it is for people in new relationships. A professional dog trainer has the wisdom and experience to see a potential problem when it is a little weed to help an owner nip it before it turns into a mighty oak. Dog trainers will point out that this cute issue will not be so cute in 6 months if it is not trained out, they can also give insight into what is a molehill or just part of puppyhood that will be outgrown so a dog is not abused.
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