Lesson Archive

Exercise : Finding A Lost Article

This is an extremely useful and enjoyable extension of the retrieve exercise which allows the dog a degree of mental as well as physical exercise. Assuming that we have a good, enthusiastic retrieve on the article we want the dog to find; ball, slipper, car keys, purse, etc., we can start teaching him to use […]

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Reward Based Training

Like many other people involved in training, my own career in dogs has spanned both eras and it goes without saying that no one would ever want to return to the old days of correction and reward.  What is of concern is that there are a growing number of  instructors and behaviour consultants who are […]

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Introduction

The dog world is an ever growing and evolving one. The following unit will provide you a brief overview of the dog industry, organisations and associated services. This is information is predominantly UK centred but should be useful to students worldwide, by serving as a reference point to what may be available in other countries. […]

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Dog Training – Introduction

In this unit we shall examine dog training from several viewpoints, take a look at typical training exercises and concepts and discuss the differences (if there are any) between training and behaviour.  Dog training really began with initially breeding dogs to carry out specific tasks and then putting them through a minimal training programme in […]

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Pet Dog Training

Pet dog training as we recognise it (in the UK) really started with the Kennel club recognising the need for training and, as a result, licensing clubs to run training classes.  Most of these training clubs used training instructors appointed by the club’s committee, who had a background in Kennel Club obedience competitions – hence […]

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