What are the best dog training websites?
Hello I am wondering what the best (simply explained, well organized, and efficiant)
dog training websites to learn from?
I have a pit/collie mix I adopted. He is very active, smart and ready to learn more than what he knows (sit, shake, fetch). I live on a farm so I would like to work toward training him to be a loyal, well trained ranch dog.
Question answered by Marianne, Competition trainer
For someone that has to train at home I recommend both of these training sites. You can find most anything you need on one or the other of them.
This is another good one;
How to start your own dog training business?
I've owned dogs before and am familiar with the positive reinforcement training philosophy. I've read books and trained my own dog before. I'd probably need to refresh myself first. So, I was wondering how do I go about starting a dog training business?
I have a current job, so I was wondering if at first I could either list it on craigslist or something similar that I am going to be starting a dog training business, need practice so I will come to their house work with their dog, and they can pay me some type of small amount for my time, nothing large. If they don't see the results they want they don't have to pay? Just to get myself started. Then after I get established I could start charging more for home visits.
I'd prefer to do home visits instead of a class with multiple people and multiple dogs because I feel most of the time the problems occur in the home, and you need to train the people how to train their dog. A dog can act very different at home and in an unfamiliar place.
Ideas or comments?
ps. I currently do not have any certifications
Question answered by Helen Rempel
Are you serious? You can't train a dog and consider yourself an expert who can teach others. It takes YEARS of training hundreds of dogs....
Find some local dog training classes and enter your own dog. See if you can apprentice under the trainer.
And I'm betting that that first time a dog attacks you, you'll be out of the dog-training business....
What is the best age to take a puppy to dog training courses?
I have a wire haired daschund and we will be taking it to dog training courses. What age is best for us to start taking it to courses?
Question answered by Jq ©
Well, for me daschunds are the best choice of breed, so well done on that. I also think - judging by everyones answers - that you should start as early as possible. Daschunds really deserve a nice name like Koko. Whatever the name is, make sure it's not something like Dahpne. I would also recommend a dog training service such as "Lead The Dog". Just look at www.LeadtheDog.co.uk for more information. Have a nice day!
What is the most expensive dog training ever?
i need to know what is most expensive dog training a dog has been trained.
quick 10 points!!!
and ceser millan is coming to perth, shall i go to his session.
Question answered by Jack Schmitt
The $120,000 TITAN Protector Ultra - A dog that has had the "ultimate" training.
You do not send your dog there for training. They sell you a dog that has been trianed by them.
Are there any sites with tips for dog training?
I have a dog that I'm trying to train. Instead of buying a book, are there any dog training sites I can go on and look at instructions and tips for free?
Question answered by Amy
You need a full and proven training program.
"SitStayFetch" is one of the most popular dog training products on the market written by Daniel Stevens, an experienced dog trainer, for every dog owners who know that the experience of training their dog has or will continue to establish a better relationship with their four legs friend.
First when I read SitStayFetch ebook, I was surprised at lots of information has been covered. The 186 page book is broken down into different sections step-by-step, each one dealing with a different aspect of dog ownership. SitStayFetch starts from a basic that dog owner should know. For instance, things to consider before adopting a dog, choosing the right breed, dealing with breeders, the secrets of dog training; and then moves on at common dog problems including biting and nipping, aggression, jealousy, digging holes, disobedience, separation anxiety, fights with other dogs, destructive behavior and even understanding how your dog thinks.
The core of SitStayFetch system is the communication between dog and owner. Daniel Stevens understands that most of common dog problems are from the lack of communication. Your dog simply doesn't understand what you want. SitStayFetch demonstrates how dogs communicate, what are they thinking, how you can communicate with them effectively.
This simple technique helps in improving the relationship between you and your dog. And it also doesn't just focus on one or two aspects of dog ownership. SitStayFetch deals with all common problem behaviors, step-by-step approach tells you exactly what to do and when to do it.
SitStayFetch works because of the tips and advice come directly from the author's real-life experience. You also can sign up for free 6 days mini course which covers selected training methods and behavior fixing methods that are used in SitStayFetch ebook.
So if you want to have a good relationship with your dog and get rid of dog problems, I think SitStayFetch will definitely help you reach your goals.
Check my source, hope it helps. Good luck!
Where can I find a business partner for dog training business?
I want to start a dog training business with a facility and everything that specializes in aggression rehabilitation. The problem is I don't have enough experience in aggression. This is why I need a business partner who does. Anyone know where to find one? or is interested? I have a lot of experience with dogs and all animals for that matter and I am very professional. Someone please help. I am in Northern VA if anyone is interested.
Question answered by NS
First - you need to find someone to take you on as a dog training apprentice.
Then once you have spent 5-7 years learning about aggression and dog behaviour, then you are going to want to take a few business courses, so that you can run a facility like that.
The best trainers in the world are not going to partner with someone who doesn't know much. They don't want to be stuck doing all the work.
Make yourself more valuable to them by educatingg yourself to the hilt. Go to seminars, trials, train dogs at the shelter. Make a name for yourself first.
Word travels by mouth in the dog world - so you build your rep first - then people will be searching you out and not the other way around.
What are some of the most effective dog training books to used? Which ones are the best?
I'm trying to buy a good dog training book so I can train my dog at home. There are so many I don't know which ones would be the best to get. So if you've ever used a dog training book, let me know what you thought about it.
Question answered by Sol
Two MUST read books for you are Dog Problem: Gentle and modern solutions by David Weston and The Other End of the Leash by Patricia McConnell. I once asked this question on a forum and got some good answers here is the link if you want to check it out: http://www.dogforums.com/2-general-dog-forum/35912-need-your-guy-s.html
ETA: I would stay away from the Koehler Training book, I just read it and its appauling. In general stay away from books that focus on negative training.
How effective are electric remote dog training collars?
How effective are these electric remote dog training collars. Also I’m finding that there is a very large price difference between the UK available products and the products available direct from Chine. Where would be the best place to purchase it from. I have an 8 month old very lovable but naughty Weimaraner. “Casper”. The kids and I have sought of given him to much of a good thing and now he is getting out of hand Eg when asked to get off the sofa, he likes to show his pearly white teeth.
Question answered by mama woof
They are very effective. You just remotely deliver the static deterrent when he starts to get onto the sofa. Usually they are used for more serious issues than a dog being on a sofa though.
I love the range collar invisible fence product. It works better than any other fencing product. I have never used a shock collar as a training device because my only big dogs are goldens which train so easily.
I don't think I would ever order a product directly from China though. I would pay extra to get it locally.
What website should I visit to find a therapy dog training program for my pekingese-poodle when he gets older?
So far, I am not finding a straightforward website that will allow me to find local therapy dog training programs.
I know I need to first determine if he has aptitude for this line of work.
If he has aptitude for it, I would like him to be able to visit nursing homes for example but he has to obtain credentials from a program first.
Question answered by Kirsten
The top three therapy dog programs in the US are:
Each of those sites tell you about their specific program, including information on what is required for testing and registration with them, when and where tests and courses are offered, and how to find affiliate clubs. If you don't find what you want on the website, use the contact information to ask your questions. I've had the best luck with Delta, especially with them responding to questions, so that's the one I recommend personally.
If you have a specific hospital or nursing home you'd like to visit, ask them what there requirements are. Some only accept therapy teams registered with a specific organization, while others just want the team registered and insured with someone. It would be a shame to test and register with organization "A" only to discover the facility you wish to visit only accepts registrations from organization "B." Again, if you have a specific facility in mind, they probably already have visiting therapy pet teams and can put you in touch with that group. You can then learn from those teams what it is like visiting that facility, where to get tested, where to get registered, and how to prepare.
As far as aptitude goes, first and foremost he has to be friendly and well behaved. He shouldn't pester people who don't want to interact with him nor shy away from those who do. He should enjoy all kinds of people and all kinds of petting, even by clumsy hands. Some people may look, sound, or smell "funny." He needs to be the sort of dog who would be just as happy cuddling with a school mascot or a kid in a wheelchair as the average person on the street. He needs basic obedience (walking politely on a leash, sit/down/stay, coming when called, leaving things alone (such as food trays or medication), etc. He needs to be good around other dogs as well. If he has the right personality, the rest can be added with socialization (introduction to lots and lots of different kinds of people) and basic training.
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Therapy dog training doesn't have to start at an early age. If the dog is well adjusted and well mannered as a pet something as little as an 8 week training course can be sufficient to prepare him for testing. Yes, it is important to socialize puppies, ALL puppies (pet, therapy, etc.) at a young age, but it is not necessary to begin training to become a therapy dog at any particular age. I've seen 8 year old dogs prepare and take the test for the first time in their lives and pass and go on to be lovely therapy dogs.
Socialization = introducing them to lots and lots of different kinds of people and other pets
I heard about this dog training called super dog training is it any good?
I heard about this dog training called super dog training is it any good?
I want to teach my dog basic commands and no leash training?
I am in California.
Question answered by Divapom
I checked out their site. No substance. Just a bunch of dogs (the same ones mostly) on group stay commands. Nothing super, nothing special. A bunch of old tired sayings that have nothing to do with dog training.
I am sure you can find a good local trainer to teach you to train your dog to do the same exact things for a fraction of the price.