Going through dog training is something every dog owner should do. Anyone can appreciate a well behaved dog. But did you know that there are several different kinds of training and not all right for your dog?
Most people are not even aware of the different types of training. The different types of training are based for dogs at different stages.
Some dogs have had training before, while others have had none. Because of this, it is best that you know which kind of training to put your dog in.
The first type of training is "basic dog training". This type of training can be for puppies or for adult dogs that have never received any type of instruction. This course teachers dogs to sit, stay, and come.
Basic training also emphasizes socialization skills (especially for puppies). Good socialization skills teach your dog to get along with other dogs and people.
If your dog has never had any form of lessons, then it needs to start with the basics.
The next type is intermediate lessons. This is not for puppies. Intermediate courses are for any adult dogs who have either been through basic dog training or for dogs that have been trained the basics well enough by their owner.
Intermediate courses teach dogs to heel, walk proper on a leash, fetch and return, and it also goes over the basics of training in more detail (sit, stay, come, etc.).
Advanced dog training is the last kind available. Advanced lessons areonly allowed for adult dogs who have taken at least 1 course before and they must have passed it as well.
All of the basic and intermediate aspects are gone over in great detail in the beginning. Then the course goes to teaching your dog to follow these commands with hand signals (come, stay, sit, heel, lie down, etc.)
Once the dog learns hand signals, the advance course then moves to teaching your dog to walk around you without a leash and for the dog to stay around you at all times. It also teaches your dog to pay attention to you and to avoid distractions.
This course is only for very well behaved dogs.
All of these courses should utilize positive reinforcement (praise and rewards). They should not use any negative training techniques (hitting or yelling). Be sure that you pick a dog training course that only uses positive reinforcement.
Also be sure that you select the course that is right for your dog. With the right course, your dog can be well behaved, well adjusted, and truly a joy to have!