Training

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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Venice MarriottVenice Marriott   October 14, 2011   3933   0   0   0   0   0
Hyperactive dogs can cause chaos in a home, racing around, knocking things over, and launching themselves at people, and can be harmful if they begin to bite, or scratching. When they are in this manic state it can be hard to calm a dog down, which...
Alex GreenwoodAlex Greenwood   October 14, 2011   2574   0   0   0   0   0
No matter what kind of a dog you have, one of the most difficult tasks you will be faced with is potty training your dog. As with kids, it takes time to potty train your dog and help them learn where the appropriate place to go...
Alex GreenwoodAlex Greenwood   October 03, 2011   2499   0   0   0   0   0
Just to state the obvious, the first thing you need to do when you bring home your new puppy or dog, is make them feel comfortable in their new home. Introduce them to the whole house and household members, the backyard and the neighborhood. It is...
Alex GreenwoodAlex Greenwood   October 03, 2011   1871   0   0   0   0   0
Now that you are the brand new mother or father of a new pup, you need to ensure that it grows in to a well adjusted, obedient and healthy dog. The very first stage of your journey will be to make certain your pup gets socialized....
Christine JacksonChristine Jackson   August 22, 2011   2347   0   0   0   0   0
Prior to starting dog training, it is best that you know your options well. Nowadays you can find numerous kinds of dog training, in many different places. These trainings vary in price and each one them has something different to offer. ...
Bev LangfordBev Langford   August 22, 2011   3954   0   0   0   0   0
All puppies nip and chew on things to find out about their world. This is often called play biting. It's important to teach your dog what they are permitted to bite and chew, such as their toys, and there are things they are not allowed to bite, like people....
Adriana NotonAdriana Noton   July 04, 2011   2070   0   0   0   0   0
People are naturally excited when they bring home a bouncy young puppy dog for the first time. The have evolved over thousands of years to look cute and to pull on our heartstrings. It's hard not to fall for those big eyes and clumsy seemingly over...
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