Dog training: the process of teaching a dog (Canis lupus familiaris) to perform certain behaviors under various circumstances and in certain roles on command. It is a general term not describing by itself either what or how the dog is taught.

There are as many areas in which to train as there are methods. Most often certain methods, or combinations of methods are applied to any area of training. Obedience, herding, agility, tracking, retrieving, hunting, guard, and schutzhund are common areas of dog training.

As pack animals, wild dogs have natural instincts that favor cooperation with their fellow dogs. These instincts have been refined and exaggerated through years of selective breeding by humans, and are manifested in the domestic dog’s adeptness at correctly interpreting and responding to signals given by a human handler. The handler is simply whoever is working with a dog at the time.

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How to puppy-proof your home
Pamela NoblePamela Noble   3045   0   0   0   0   0
Congratulations on the new addition to your family! It is usually an exciting time for a household bringing home a new puppy dog. But it may also mean the start of a stressful, sleepless time for the family. This stress can be lessened by taking the time to properly...
Controlling aggressive behavior in German Shepherds
Marsha BransonMarsha Branson   3741   0   0   0   0   0
There are numerous possible causes of aggressive behavior in dogs. It may be as a result of dominance related issue between your dog, or it may be a trigger which was never properly handled from puppyhood - for example a panic attack with a different dog. Whatever causes your...
Discover if it is time to hire a dog agility trainer
AdministratorAdministrator   2297   0   0   0   0   0
Dog agility training and tournaments are spectacles and activities exactly where actual dogs highlight their expertise and speed. Dogs will mug as much as pay attention nicely to their masters, even deprived of the presence of owner clinging on the tether. They'll study approaches such as going via tunnels, down...
Nipping and play biting
Dr M D EdwardsDr M D Edwards   3026   0   0   0   0   0
Nipping - the playful biting and mouthing of your hands and clothes by your dog - is particularly common among puppies, but can also occur in older dogs that haven't been taught proper bite inhibition. It's natural for dogs to mouth and nip. They explore the world using their mouths...
Training your puppy to follow your instructions
Steve MarySteve Mary   3219   0   0   0   0   0
Dog training can be a learning experience for your dog, but you can also learn other important things, as well. This article can help you make the most of training your dog. You will find that your time spent training your dog will have benefits for both of you,...
Does your dog have separation anxiety?
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Does your dog miss you too much when you're away at work, shopping, visiting or whatever? It's normal for them to miss you some, and it's not uncommon for them to have some serious problems with being left alone. This can cause you both some distress. ...
What you need to know about dog collars
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One of the most common questions that many people have about the training process is the best type of equipment to be used. This is certainly understandable as a major component in successful training is the equipment that you use. There are many types of dog...
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