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Dog Training | Lesson 7 - Dog Training With A Training Collar Or Choke Collar

The basic dog training collar goes by many names, including choke collar, choke chain, training collar, correction collar and slip collar. These training collars are among the most popular and most commonly used tools with both amateur and professional dog trainers. While a training collar is an effective tool, like any tool it must be used properly in order to be effective for you and safe for the dog. Among the most important considerations when using a training collar are: - How the collar fits the dog. It is essential that the training collar be properly fitted to the dog. A properly fitted training collar is easier to use and safer for the dog. - Putting the training collar on...

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Dog Training | Lesson 6 - Dog Training With A Head Collar

The head collar has become an increasingly popular dog training tool in the past couple of years. Two of the most well known brands of head collar on the market are the Gentle Leader and the Halti but there are many other brands that incorporate the basic head collar concept. Many people find the Gentle Leader easier to fit that the Halti and in addition the Gentle Leader is designed to fasten around the dog’s neck. The advantage of this design is that even if the dog is somehow able to wriggle out of the muzzle it is still wearing a collar. This safety feature is very important, especially during training outside or in novel situations. On the other hand,...

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Dog Training | Lesson 4 - Training For Proper Dog Behavior

There are many reasons for teaching proper dog behavior and teaching such behavior has many benefits for both the human and canine partners. Dog behavior training is vital to such life and death issues as preventing aggression, controlling dog on dog aggression problems and teaching dogs to interact properly with both their handlers and with other members of the family. Understanding how dogs evolved and how dogs interact with each other is very important to understanding how to properly train your dog to be a devoted, loyal companion. The original dogs were probably orphaned wolf pups adopted by early humans. These wild dogs probably learned to perform behaviors that their human protectors valued such as guarding the cave or scaring...

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Dog Training | Lesson 3 - The Reward Training Way

Reward training is often seen as the most modern method of training a dog but reward training is probably much older than other methods of dog training. It is possible that reward training for dogs has been around as long as there have been dogs to train. Early humans probably used some informal kind of reward training when taming the wolf pups that eventually evolved into modern dogs. Many principles of modern reward training date back many decades. However what is called reward training today has only enjoyed a remarkable popularity for the past 10 or 15 years. Many reward training enthusiasts are less enthusiastic about other methods of dog training such as the traditional leash and collar method. However...

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