Dog training - Leash/collar training

Carl J Johnson By Carl J Johnson, 23rd May 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/1_oifxnx/
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In this page You learn about a very popular method of training, the leash/collar method. Both leash/collar training and reward training have been around for a exceedingly long time, and they have proven their effectiveness In leash and collar training, varying degrees of energy can be used, ranging from slight prompts with the lead to extremely harsh corrections.over time.

Many Different Styles Of Dog Training

There are many different styles of dog training, and finding the one that works best is important for creating a dog that is a brilliant, loyal and faithful member of the family. All successful methods of dog training work to improve the relationship between dog and handler, and the principles of any successful training program is getting the respect of the dog. Dogs like to seek out leaders. They also understand those leaders.

The Leash/Collar Method

This article focuses on one of the most popular methods of dog training – the so called leash/collar method of training. Other articles will focus on the other common type of training dogs, often called reward training or positive reinforcement.

Both leash/collar training and reward training have been around for a exceedingly long time, and they have proven their effectiveness over time. The exercise style will vary from dog to dog. It is necessary to remember that each breed of dog has its own unique qualities, reinforced by hundreds of years of selective breeding.

Rescue Dogs, Police Dogs And Guard Dogs

The personalities of individual dogs vary quite a bit, even within established breeds. As the owner of the dog, one knows better than anyone which type of dog training will work best, so it is important to work with the instructor one want to achieve your goal of a willing, respectful and friendly dog.

Leash and collar training are the best way to accomplish many types of dog training, especially in situations where the dog must have a high level of reliability. Dogs with an important job to do, such as rescue dogs, police dogs and guard dogs, benefit from leash and collar training.

In leash and collar training, varying degrees of energy can be used, ranging from slight prompts with the lead to extremely harsh corrections. The amount of correction used should be relevant to the situation, since using too much correction, or too small, will be useless.

The Dog Must Be Trained To Trust The Handler

After the dog has demonstrated that it understands the command, one can use the leash to correct the dog if it disobeys, or when it makes a mistake. The leash is the main form of controlling and communicating with the dog in leash and collar training.

When using leash and collar training, the dog must be trained to trust the handler and follow his or her directions without question. In order for the dog to be fully trained, the handler must demonstrate the ability to put the dog into a posture or position he or she does not want to do. This does not suggest using force. It does sometimes require some level of physical manipulation. This manipulation is most clearly and safely done using the main tool of the leash and collar training – the leash.

A Properly Trained Dog Can Perform Without A Leash

It is necessary for every would be dog trainer to understand that the leash is simply a tool. While the leash is a powerful tool in this form of training, it is essential for the dog trainer to be able to achieve the same results using whatever tools are at hand.

Even when the only tools at hand are the owner’s body and ability, the dog should be prepared to execute. Creating a leader/follower relationship between handler and the dog is still tremendously useful, and it is necessary to use the leash as a tool and not a crutch. A properly trained dog should be prepared to perform whether the leash is present or not.

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Collar, Dog Training, Leash, Reward Training

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author avatar Carl J Johnson
Born in Turku, Finland. Now living Sweden. A criminal defence lawyer for almost 40 years. Now retired. Fond of writing and reading. Spears. Swedish, Finnish, German and English.

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
23rd May 2013 (#)

Good tips for dog owners to help them to train their dogs better for walking.

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