New PDF release: ABC Practical Guide to Dog Training

By Steven Appelbaum

ISBN-10: 0764567225

ISBN-13: 9780764567223

With the proliferation of titles out there this present day, why one other e-book on puppy puppy training?Because such a lot of them sound amazing, yet do not paintings! And the canines being knowledgeable usually strengthen difficulties therefore. annoyed puppy proprietors are trying to find useful, humane solutions - that supply results.The skilled technique inside the ABC useful education advisor has confirmed itself with over 40,000 puppy proprietors around the usa and Canada who've came upon their solutions "as easy as ABC."

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They focus on information they get through their sense of smell and they communicate with body language. We focus on information we take in through our ears, and we communicate verbally. This difference in perception makes it difficult for us to teach dogs what we want them to learn. We sometimes inadvertently teach our dogs things we didn’t want them to learn. For example, how many people unknowingly teach their dogs to engage in some unwanted behavior, such as jumping, barking, nudging or nipping, by giving the dog attention at the very moment she engages in that behavior?

Your hand is usually no more than three to four inches from the dog. Most dogs will lift their heads up to follow your hand and sit as your hand moves backwards over their head and out of their sight. Once the dog is in the sitting position, you say “sit” once. Then you immediately mark or signal to the dog that this sit behavior was good by saying “good” and popping a treat into the dog’s mouth for completing the sit. If you do this correctly, your dog will learn to associate the command “sit” with 37 ABC Practical Guide to Dog Training the behavior of sitting.

This will increase the effectiveness of your training. Remember, whether you are using food, a toy, a walk, petting or anything else, the unconditioned reinforcer must be something the dog considers rewarding. You can’t use a tennis ball if the dog isn’t crazy for tennis balls, and you can’t use freeze-dried liver if the dog likes cheese better. How to Train a Conditioned Reinforcer First you must decide what your conditioned reinforcer signal will be. Some suggestions include: ◆ “Good” ◆ “Yes” ◆ “Excellent” ◆ A whistle ◆ A clicker Then, you must teach the dog what your selected conditioned reinforcer is.

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