Most people in Staunton need to know that training dogs is a fundamental concept when having dog. Simply put, the main purpose is to instill dog obedience and to establish yourself as the pack leader. This is also a good time to bond with the dog as training will be fun.
When can dogs be trained? Puppies have short attention spans and hence most training centers have a minimum of 3 to 6 months for formal training. While dogs can still learn new tricks when they become older it gets more challenging to send them for obedience training when they are a few years old and set in their ways.
You can send your dogs for training at dog training centers in Staunton or you could train them yourself. Those who have prior training experience with dogs will be able to train dogs on their own.
Dogs do not need to know many commands and very few are generally sufficient. It is important in the process to always have a training leash handy.
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From the movie directed by Robert Redford, "The Horse Whisperer:" A horse whisperer is a horse trainer who adopts a sympathetic view of the motives, needs and desires of the horse, based on modern equine psychology.
The term goes back to the early 19th century when an Irish horseman, Daniel Sullivan, made a name for himself in England by rehabilitating horses that had become vicious and intractable due to abuse or accidental trauma.
Since the movie "The Horse Whisperer," the term Dog Whisperer has been developed and used by some dog trainers. The most popular trainer that calls himself the Dog Whisperer is Cesar Milan, but he is not the only trainer who uses that term. Paul Owen, who wrote the book "The Dog Whisperer," calls himself the Original Dog Whisperer and uses a much different approach to dog training than Cesar Milan.
In this article I am going to discuss becoming a dog whisperer by using the explanation described above: A horse whisperer is a horse trainer who adopts a sympathetic view of the motives, needs, and desires of the horse, based on modern equine psychology. A dog whisperer is a dog trainer who adopts a sympathetic view of the motives, needs and desires of the dog, based on modern canine psychology.
Your dog needs to understand that you are in charge of sleeping areas. Your dog should understand that you are in charge of the furniture and beds. It is okay to allow your dog up on the furniture--as long as they understand that it is your space and not theirs. Many dogs become very defensive of their sleeping areas.
If you allow your dog on the furniture make sure he understands that it is your. When your dog is young, keep a leash on your dog in the house. When your dog jumps up on the couch, walk over to him and say "Good dog, off." Then pick up the leash and gently pull your dog off the couch. In time your dog will learn the command and get off when you say so.
Those are the basic steps to becoming a dog whisperer. Learning about dog behavior is a lifelong study. After 18 years of training dogs I still attend seminars, workshops, read, view DVDs and work with other trainers.
If you are really serious about becoming a dog trainer a great place to start is the Association of Pet Dog Trainers. It is a great resource for dog trainers and anyone interested in becoming a dog trainer.
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So you're trying to train your dog or puppy then. Having any success?
Still barking incessantly? Chewing up your shoes? Soiling your carpets? Pretending they're not with you when you're out?
So what exactly do you do? You can spend a lot of money asking a professional dog trainer to do the dirty work for you, but mostly this will be a waste of time and money. Why? Well your dog may well end up with the utmost respect for their new found trainer and act like a saint for them. But their trainer wasn't you! And therein lies the problem. Dogs by their nature are pack animals and follow
their natural leader, the 'top dog' if you like. If you aren't seen as the natural 'leader of the pack' then your dog will quite happily assume that role and then you really are up against it.
These days there are many options available for meeting your dog training requirements that enable you to achieve great results without paying out a fortune to professional trainers. There are of course videos and DVDs, but in more recent times the advent of multimedia eBooks on the internet are a fantastic way to learn about just about anything. Not only are they instantly accessible and generally very cheap, they achieve all of the aims described above. And unlike videos and DVDs, often the authors of these products are available to contact should you have further questions or require additional advice.
Whichever method you choose, good luck and enjoy being 'top dog'!