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7 of the Most Effective Dog Training Techniques

On today’s post we’re bringing you some of the most effective techniques to train your dog faster and better. We have readers every week reach out to us and ask us for help on this topic exactly, and so we decided to write this short post so you can start training your dog more effectively.

#1 Listen to Your Dog

You must learn how to listen to your dog. Don’t force your dog to say hello to another dog if he/she doesn’t want to. Forcing can lead to larger problems.

#2 Give lots of attention and be generous

You must give lots of attention to your dog, especially when he’s doing things right. Express your gratitude when he does well. Praise him and be generous to him.

#3 Carefully notice what your dog likes

Just because all dogs like something doesn’t mean that your dog will like it too. Some dogs are very choosy about what they eat. They may like something soft and chewy instead of hard and crunchy treats.

#4 Tell him what you expect from him

Don’t just say ‘no’ to your dog. Instead, tell him what you want him to do. For example, if your dog jumps on someone to say ‘hello’, instead of saying ‘no’, tell him to ‘sit’.

#5 Be consistent

Get as many family members involved when you are training your dog. It is important to provide consistent instruction. For example, if the dog jumps on your couch, you say ‘off’ and someone in your family says ‘down’, the dog will get confused.

#6 Have Realistic Expectations

It takes time to change behavior. You need to have a realistic expectation about the time your dog will take to change his behavior. For, example, if previously you didn’t mind your dog jumping and say hello to someone, but now you don’t want your dog to jump, then you should give some time to your dog to change his behavior. It will not happen overnight.

#7 Feed good food

You should feed your dog well. Give sufficient amounts of protein. If necessary, consult a veterinarian for the perfect diet for your dog.

Did you find these tips useful? Let us know below what kind of results you get with these training techniques! If you’re looking for more strategies like these, here’s a great infographic that can help you even further.

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8 Facts About Chihuahuas You Didn’t Know About

Chihuhuas are one of the most adorable, playful, loyal, moody and the smallest dog in the world. Here are some of the funny facts about Chihuahuas which you may find very interesting.

1) It is the Smallest Breed of Dog in the World: These dogs are very sturdy. They are about 4 to 9 inches tall and weigh about 4 to 7 pounds. Their head is round. They have protruding eyes and a compact body.

2) The Chihuahuas are named after the state of Chihuahua in Mexico. In the mid 19th century, the remains of Aztec Techichi dogs were discovered here. These dogs became popular when American tourists brought them home.

3) They have the largest color combinations of any breed. They come in any color. Their hair also comes in many sizes and qualities.

4) They have a very large lifespan. Their average lifespan is bout 10- 18 years, though many live for more than 20 years.

5) They shake and shiver when they are cold. They also shake when they are excited, frustrated or frightened.

6) Chihuahuas form a very strong bond with the owner. They can easily blend into the family. They are very protective and loyal of their owners. their family members, they will bond very closely to one particular person. They are a loyal dog and very protective of their owners. They have been known to jump out of their owners arms onto a larger dog to protect you.

7) According to many years of research, it has been found that Chihuahua breeds mostly die of cardiovascular disease, infection and trauma.

8) The Chihuahuas are very active. They love to play. They need one to two walks every day.

Though Chihuahuas are the smallest breed of dogs on earth, the enthusiasm of people surrounding it is not small. They have a very interesting history and it is one of the reasons why people are so fond of this dog.

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Top 5 Online Dog Training Products

Over the past few years hundreds of online dog training products have been launched, but in all honesty, most of them aren’t really high quality. Because it’s so easy to launch a product online, we end up with a market full of low quality products…

So today, we decided to review some of the best training courses on the market so you can choose from our pre-selected list.

#1 Master Dog Trainer Courses

5stars

There are different programs to meet your budget and schedule. Learning from text book is not an effective way to educate yourself of dog training. This training program consists of both theory and practice on fundamentals of dog training.  Our topics include obedience, agility, tracking, house and family protection, bomb detection, etc.

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#2 Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training & Behavior

5stars

This is a positive-reinforcement animal training program. It uses innovative techniques for both beginners and experienced trainers. Our courses include sports training, sports training, etc.

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#3 Penn Foster Career School’s Dog Obedience Trainer Career Diploma Program

45stars

This is a flexible online course that you can do from home easily at your own pace and schedule. It can be completed in just seven months! In this course, you will learn how to train dogs and how to better handle them. After completing the course, you can easily start your own business on dog obedience training.

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#4 Animal Behavior College Dog Obedience Instructor Training Program

45stars

This program is broken down into 11 stages. Topics cover basic dog study to business formation tips. This course will teach you many dog training skills.

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#5 Dog training courses from Dr. Ian Dunbar’s SIRIUS Dog Trainer Academy

4stars

If you are thinking of being a dog training professional, then this course is a must for you. This course is about how to conduct successful dog training business. This course consists of 4 days of lecture, behavior problem solving matrix, etc. Two e-books and 16 behavior blueprints will be given for further learning.

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If you want to become a dog trainer then you must enroll in one of these courses. These are online and have flexible options, so you can do these courses any time.

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