Basic Manners

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Greet & Repeat - Training the Companion Dog 3 – Walking & Heeling

No matter how difficult an exercise, it’s certain to be easier the second time around.  Repeat an activity, like greeting a visitor, several time in succession until your dog gets it right.

 
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Proper Greetings - Training the Companion Dog 3 – Walking & Heeling

Practice makes perfect.  Practice putting your dog in confinement and letting them out again.  The first few times they will be very excited and hard to control.  Each repetition will make them more manageable, giving you the chance to praise them.

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When to Praise, How to Punish - Training Dogs with Dunbar

Punishment is an important part of training, but don’t overdo it.  An instructive reprimand will let your dog know that they’re getting it wrong, and  also let’s them know how they can fix it.

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Introduction - Dog Training for Children

Children have the potential to be wonderful dog trainers.  Their energy and enthusiasm makes them very engaging so all they need are a few tricks of the trade and some supervision.

 
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Rules for Running Around - Training the Companion Dog 3 – Walking & Heeling

Big dogs can be scary.  It’s important to train your dog to be careful around people so they don’t get in trouble trampling a stranger’s child in the park

 
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Basic Manners

Even if you only teach your dog to sit reliably on command, they will have learned some very valuable manners.  Every dog owner has a responsibility to teach their companion some basic obedience commands so they can be courteous canines.

 
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Train Your Dog to Recognize Their Name

Kelly Dunbar shows how you can train your dog to respond to their name, the first step in any obedience dog training.

 
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Sit For Massage

You can use all sorts of different things as rewards in training. If your dog enjoys being massaged, have him sit beforehand, and use the massage as a reward.

 
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Sit For Lettuce

You should use the rewards that your dog enjoys most. If your dog loves Romaine lettuce, then by all means, use it in training.

 
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Come-Sit-Down-Stay

Leashless-training methods are essential for pet dogs, because they are usually off-leash indoors. Lure-reward and reward-training techniques make training quick, easy, effective, and enjoyable for dogs and their owners. Reward training is as owner-friendly as it is dog-friendly. Since rewardtraining depend on brain rather than brawn, the techniques are easily mastered by all dog owners, including children.

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