In this article we are going to take a closer look at dog training and the techniques used. Dog training is the application of behavior analysis which uses the environmental events of antecedents and consequences to modify the behavior of a dog, either for it to assist in specific activities or undertake particular tasks, or for it to participate effectively in contemporary domestic life. Dog training is teaching a response to cues or commands, or the performance of actions not necessarily natural to the dog, and also raising a dog accommodated to his environment by modifying natural digging, barking and eliminating behaviors.
Dog training is an essential part of dog ownership; it helps your dog to understand the rules and boundaries as well as developing a good relationship between you and dog. It is based on a sound understanding of learning theory. Dog training is essential for all dogs and their owners and helps everybody learn about the importance of responsible dog ownership.
Dog training is a great way to socialise your dog and meet other dog owners. Dog Training is an evolving science (with a little bit of art), dogs are no longer yanked about on the end of choke chains and shouted at, and it’s important to keep up to date with the latest research and changes in the Law. Punishment in dog training is actually on the decline. Dog training is based on common sense, repetition, consistancy and enjoyment for the dog and handler. Dog Training is a magical experience, but it takes time (and, most importantly, patience, skills and devotion) so please do not expect an instant fix! Like most things, doing it the right way will be rewarding, enjoyable and will yield great long term results.
Watch this video on the basis of good dog training.