Training

Everyone is obsessed with and trying to train and raise the perfect dog. The big thing we should ask is does a perfect dog actually exist?

The answer might be like how long is a piece of string? Or is there a perfect person? And we all know the answer to that question – we wish but NO!

So how do you try and achieve this “perfect dog”

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Ah – could this be a perfect dog?

Well this is my best advice……

You could sign up to doggy school and have your dog or puppy learning to give the paw, roll over, do the commando crawl or spend hours googling and researching the best child friendly breeds but first stop and ask yourself this one question…….

Is that what my dream dog is or should do?

Do I want my dream or perfect dog to be a circus dog or my party piece to have perform and show off when friends call over? “Ah so cute” ; “what a clever dog!”

The reality of it all is that we end up locking the dog out or up once visitors call around or we spend most of the time apologising for his/her behavior and end up with dry cleaning bills after they have jumped all over the guests nice clean clothes with muddy paws!

Its crazy isn’t it?

We focus most of our time and effort into dog tricks that we forget about the key stuff, especially when they are a puppy, and when we realise this it is often too late.

And why is that? Because most dog trainers or dog training course or schools are fixed on doing what everyone else is doing or what they think they should be doing. It is not as easy as picking a dog breed that you think might be easy to train or is renowned for being gentle and good around children, at the end of the day YOU still have to train them.

Sit, roll over, give the paw, like I said earlier, performing monkeys everyone trying to outdo the next no one stops to ask Why? Or can I do X, Y or Z?

Pause and think about this for a second …

Do you know of any dogs that have been put down or sent to the “doggy farm” for performing badly in front of guest or not sitting on command or for giving the paw incorrectly? No, I didn’t think so – no one really pays a huge amount of attention to that.

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A cute puppy – perfect time to train – try Doggy Dan?!

Yet that’s what we all learn at puppy school or at dog training classes! WHY why-why?!

But… Aggression? Oh man.

A large amount of dogs are put to sleep for aggression, barking, growling and biting than any other reason. Aggressive to children, owners, strangers – it’s all bad news and now a days just not acceptable. It all starts with simple dog socialization.

An out of control dog can be extremely dangerous, pulling and dragging on a leash, not responding when called not to mention the danger they can cause around children or cars and traffic.

That said very few dog trainers will run through how to prevent this, simply understanding leash training and the basics perhaps they do not understand themselves? Read here for a good guide on the basic to leash training

 If you were to carry out a quick survey of what most people’s real idea of a perfect dog would be, in no particular order, would include all of the following 5 important behaviours:

  1. Calm around other animals including dogs
  2. Calm and Friendly to all people including children – not jumpy.
  3. Relaxed and obedient around the home
  4. Responds instantly when called in the park or off the lead.
  5. A pleasure to walk on the lead

Ha….. I have you saying – he has a point!

Maybe your next question is or what you are thinking is …How can I get my perfect dog to tick these boxes?

The good news is that it is not overly complicated. I am usually not one to promote someone else, however thanks to Doggy Dan’s online Dog Trainer video website even offers a 3 Day $1 trial of the site that YOU can take advantage of, so I suggest that the next thing you do today is take a look inside the site!

On the website,you will find and I found a collection of videos showing you how to achieve your kind of “perfect dog”. Dog socialisation, coaching your dog on a dog training lead or if you wanted k9 training. They will guide you through all the things I have touched on above.

Remember: You can do what you’ve always done and get the same result or do something different and get the results you’ve always dreamed of.

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Training

Why would you train a canine or your dog to become a K9 dog?

There are certainly many reasons that justify the answer to this question. A dog that has undergone proper K9 training will identify a suspect by smell, find objects of interest in an area, locate drugs or explosives, and know how to react in dangerous situations.

However, before the handler of the dog can work with it, the dog must pass the normative police test from a police dog training facility. This training is possible due to dogs’ natural social behaviour towards man.

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A Proud dog after completing K9 training

Also, when handling a trained dog, it is always advisable that the dog handler should maintain the police dog normative at least once a week. When this routine is followed, the dog will be able to respond well to the dog command in whatever situation it’s presented with, whether that relates to detecting bombs, tracking people/objects, or basically having a good understanding of K9 tactics.

How to train your dog: K9 training basics and routine:

The trainer basically uses leash training to help the dog understand the basics of acting on command. In addition to this, he simulates different types of situations that a police or anyone working with the dog may encounter out there.

This can be done at shopping centres, sporting facilities, in automobile garages and so on. The idea is to simulate the exact thing that happens when the dog’s service is needed.

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Also, experts emphasize on the dog handler dedicating sufficient time towards training with their dogs. If the handler doesn’t have enough knowledge on handling the dog in question, it might ruin the training that the dog already has.

The obvious consequences manifest in situations where the dog is not able to work well with the police/handler when need arises. However, even if a dog handler finds himself in such a situation with their dog, he must take note of the problem and report it to its trainer so the problem can be fixed.

In other words, the dog and its handler should work harmoniously one beside the other. The handler must be able to take full control of his dog with or without a leash even when an attack command has been given. The dog in question must abort its action immediately and do what it understands from the final command.

Benefits of a K9 dog and why it must only stay with its handler most of the time:

Dogs are animals that develop relationships with human beings. For this reason, dogs have been known to co-operate well when trained properly. Even dogs that haven’t undergone K9 training instinctively know that they should follow orders from human beings. But even when they show disobedience, it means they haven’t been trained to know how to respond in particular situations.

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Also, a K9 dog recognizes the character that is handling it. It’s only familiar with the person who interacts with it and also gives commands. Because this is a relationship that is often built with time, it eventually makes it possible for the dog and its handler to harmoniously interact.

Conclusion

It’s good to service-train your dog with a leash. But it also makes sense to have them undergo service dog training in the hands of a professional. A highly trained K9 dog will not stop at anything to defy commands. What is more, they will do things that human beings sometimes can’t do, which is why investing in K9 training is a good thing.